Iowa State University Extension

2002 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.

2002 News Conference Coverage

View the Archived Slide Presentation from the event held Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002, at 10 a.m.

General Information

News Release on 2002 Land Values distributed on Dec. 18, 2002. Includes tables comparing 2002 and 2001 values by county and by crop reporting district.

Brochure on 2002 Iowa Land Values, FM 1825, available as .pdf file, or order a paper copy.


Gif format (for onscreen viewing only):

Map 1: 2002 and 2001 Iowa Land Values
Map 2: Percentage Change in Iowa Land Values, 2001 to 2002
Map 3: 2002 Iowa Land Values by Crop Reporting District
Map 4: Percentage Change in Iowa Land Values, 2001 to 2002 (ranking)
Map 5: 2002 Iowa Land Values (dollar ranking)

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

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


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

PowerPoint Transparencies

Prepared for the Dec. 18, 2002, news conference. View a complete slide show or select individual slides from the list below.

1. Iowa Land Value Survey 2002

2. Statewide Average

3. High Grade Land

4. Medium Grade Land

5. Low Grade Land

6. Northwest

7. North Central

8. Northeast

9. West Central

10. Central

11. East Central

12. Southwest

13. South Central

14. Southeast

15. 2002 Average Values

16. Percentage Changes

17. Average Value - All Grades

18. Average Value - High Grade

19. Average Value - Medium Grade

20. Average Value - Low Grade

21.Difference Between High and Low Changes by County

22. Variation In County Values

23. 2002 Sales Activity

24. Sales Activity - 1987-2002

25. 2002 Land Buyers

26. Land Buyers - 1989-2002

27. Positive Factors

28. Negative Factors

29. For More Information

2001 Land Value Survey

Historical Data

For Iowa Land Value Survey information, including county and crop district data for 1950 - 2000, visit the Office of Social and Economic Trend Analysis data site at


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Last update: Nov. 25, 2003