1998 Iowa Land Value Survey

Welcome! This page contains information about the Iowa Land Value Survey, directed by Michael Duffy, Iowa State University extension farm management specialist and professor of economics. The survey has been conducted annually since 1941, and is the only statewide survey that collects information on land values in each of Iowa's 99 counties.

General Information

News Release on 1998 Land Values distributed on Dec. 15, 1998 [text format]. Includes tables comparing 1998 and 1997 values by crop reporting district and by county.


Gif format (for onscreen viewing only):

Map of 1998 Land Values, by County.
Map of 1998 County Land Values, by Percentage of Increase
Map of 1998 Land Values, by Crop Reporting District

PDF format (requires Acrobat reader), for printing camera-ready copies:

Files include the three maps listed above, and a camera-ready version of the table.


For additional details, see this briefing paper prepared by Michael Duffy.


Prepared for 1998 news conference. View a complete slide show or select individual slides from the list below.

  1. 1998 Statewide Average, All Grades of Land
  2. 1998 Statewide Average, High Grade Land
  3. 1998 Statewide Average, Medium Grade Land
  4. 1998 Statewide Average, Low Grade Land
  5. 1998 Average, Northwest Crop Reporting District
  6. 1998 Average, North Central Crop Reporting District
  7. 1998 Average, Northeast Crop Reporting District
  8. 1998 Average, West Central Crop Reporting District
  9. 1998 Average, Central Crop Reporting District
  10. 1998 Average, East Central Crop Reporting District
  11. 1998 Average, Southwest Crop Reporting District
  12. 1998 Average, South Central Crop Reporting District
  13. 1998 Average, Southeast Crop Reporting District
  14. 1998 Average Dollar Values, by County
  15. 1998 Percentage Change, by County
  16. Statewide Average Land Values by Land Classification, 1978-1998
  17. 1998 Land Sales Activity, Compared to 1997
  18. 1998 Land Sales Activity, Compared to 1997, by Crop Reporting District
  19. 1998 Land Buyers, by type of buyer
  20. 1998 Positive Factors Influencing Land Values
  21. 1998 Negative Factors Influencing Land Values

1997 Land Value Survey


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Please send comments and questions to Del Marks: (x1marks@exnet.iastate.edu)
Last update: Jan. 27, 1999