1999 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 1999 Land Values distributed on Dec. 15, 1999 [text format]. Includes tables comparing 1999 and 1998 values by crop reporting district and by county.

Brochure summarizing 1999 survey, in Adobe Acrobat format for printing.


Gif format (for onscreen viewing only):

Map of 1999 Land Values, by County.
Map of 1999 County Land Values, by Percentage of Increase
Map of 1999 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 1999 news conference. View a complete slide show or select individual slides from the list below.

1. 1999 Statewide Average, All Grades of Land

2. 1999 Statewide Average, High Grade Land

3. 1999 Statewide Average, Medium Grade Land

4. 1999 Statewide Average, Low Grade Land

5. 1999 Average, Northwest Crop Reporting District

6. 1999 Average, North Central Crop Reporting District

7. 1999 Average, Northeast Crop Reporting District

8. 1999 Average, West Central Crop Reporting District

9. 1999 Average, Central Crop Reporting District

10. 1999 Average, East Central Crop Reporting District

11. 1999 Average, Southwest Crop Reporting District

12. 1999 Average, South Central Crop Reporting District

13. 1999 Average, Southeast Crop Reporting District

14. 1999 Average Dollar Values, by County

15. 1999 Percentage Change, by County

16. Statewide Average Land Values by Land Classification, 1979-1999

17. 1999 Land Sales Activity, Compared to 1998

18. 1999 Land Sales Activity, Compared to 1998, by Crop Reporting District

19. 1999 Land Buyers, by type of buyer

20. 1999 Positive Factors Influencing Land Values

21. 1999 Negative Factors Influencing Land Values

1998 Land Value Survey

2000 Land Value Survey

Historical Data

For Iowa Land Value Survey information, including county and crop district data for 1950 - 1998, visit


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Please send comments and questions to Del Marks: delmarks@iastate.edu
Last update: Dec. 22, 2004