2015 Iowa Land Value Survey Results
Since 1941, Iowa State University has conducted an annual land value survey to collect and analyze information on land values in each of Iowa’s 99 counties. This year, Wendong Zhang, an assistant professor of economics, has taken over responsibility as lead researcher on the project.
The results of the 2015 survey show that the statewide average value of farmland fell by 3.9 percent ($310 per acre) from November 2014, which marks the first time that Iowa land values drop two years in a row since 2000. The average estimated value of Iowa farmland is now about $7,633 per acre.
2015 Land Value Survey News Conference
The results of the 2015 land value survey were announced by Dr. Zhang at a news conference on Monday, December 14. The full hour-long news conference video is at the bottom of this page. Additional materials from the news conference are available below.
Three minute highlights of the 2015 survey results
2015 Land Value Survey Resources
- Iowa Land Value Survey Overview (pdf)
This briefing paper includes background information on the Iowa land value survey, including historic information, an analysis of highest/lowest land values and changes from last year’s survey.
- Iowa Land Value Survey News Release (pdf)
The full news release made available on December 18. Includes an analysis of survey information by Dr. Zhang.
- Iowa Land Value Survey Brochure
- Comparative Iowa Land Values table with maps (pdf)
- Iowa Land Values table by District and Land Quality (pdf)
- Slide show (pdf)
The complete slide show presented by Dr. Zhang at the 2015 conference.