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Iowa Land Value Survey Results 2010

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.

2010 News Conference Coverage

Results of the 2010 Iowa Land Value Survey were announced at a news conference at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15. A video archive of the news conference is available online at

General Information

News Release on 2010 Land Values distributed on Dec. 15, 2010. Includes tables comparing 2010 and 2009 values by county and by crop reporting district.

Video of Mike Duffy as he talks about the survey findings and what they mean.


.jpg format (for onscreen viewing only):

Map 1: 2010 and 2009 Iowa Land Values, by County
Map 2: Percentage Change in Iowa Land Values, 2009 to 2010
Map 3: 2009 Iowa Land Values, by Crop Reporting District
Map 4: Percentage Change in Iowa Land Values, 2009 to 2010 (ranking)
Map 5: 2010 Iowa Land Values (dollar ranking

PDF format for printing camera-ready copies:
This file includes 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 Slides

Prepared for the Dec. 15, 2010, news conference. View a complete slide show or select individual slides (ppt file).

Historical Data

Results from previous surveys are available at the links below:

2009 Survey
2008 Survey
2007 Survey
2006 Survey
2005 Survey
2004 Survey
2003 Survey
2002 Survey
2001 Survey
2000 Survey

For Iowa Land Value Survey information, including county and crop district data for 1950 - 2000, visit the Regional Capacity Analysis Program data site at