Benton County, Iowa

 The following information is from Iowa State University’s Land Survey that’s released each December. Data on this page can be up to 12 months old. To see current averages and most recent results click here

Location: East Central Iowa
County Average CSR2:
CSR2 Weighted Average: 78.9

CSR2 Cropland Average: 85

State Average CSR2: 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 Point: $128.36
County Size: 716 sq miles
Farmland Acres: 418,483 total acres, 375,729 Cropland acres, 13,396 Woodland acres, 29,358 Other acres

Average Farmland Value (Price Per Acre):
Average Farmland Value for East Central Iowa:
Highest Known Farmland Sale in County:

Average County Rent: $266
Rent Range: $226-$301
Average rent for East Central Iowa:
Rent per CSR Point:

Improved Permanent Pasture:
$77.00/a Regional Average
Unimproved Permanent Pasture: $50.00/a Regional Average
Stalk Grazing per Acre:
$11.00/a Regional Average
Hunting Rights per Acre:

Towns: Atkins, Keystone, Norway, Van Hoe, Belle Plaine Luzee, Shellsburg, Vinton, Blairstown, Mount Aubu, Urbana, Walford, Garrison, Newhall

Unincorporated Areas: Watkins

Townships: Benton, Eden, Homer, Monroe, Big Grove, Eldorado, Iowa, Polk, Bruce, Florence, Jackson, St. Clair, Canton, Fremont, Kane, Taylor, Cedar, Harrison, Leroy, Union

History: Benton County was formed on December 21, 1837 from sections of Dubuque County. It was named after US Senator Thomas Hart Benton.

Additional Information: Please visit the Benton County Iowa website.


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Recent Sales in this County

4/7/22 36.98 acres; 35.66 tillable acres; $14,621/tillable acre; 81.8 CSR2; $178.74/CSR2; $521,384.86; 96.43% tillable

1/27/22 144.58 Acres; 142.89 Tillable Acres; 91.3 CSR2; $15,750/acre

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Benton County Iowa Farmland Sales

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Benton County Iowa Farmland Sales



All farmland values for Benton County are stated as averages and are not a guarantee of value in any given situation.  If you need a written farmland appraisal you should call us at 855-376-3478 to discuss how we can help you.  Farmland prices can change quickly and some information on this website can be up to 12 months old depending on when you view it.  All sale results are dated so you can see the date of the sale however averages are calculated in December of each year and are based on a September to September study.


You can find Farmland For Sale in Benton County Iowa at  Need the advice of a qualified farmland professional?  Our professional staff of Iowa auctioneers and land brokers at DreamDirt would be happy to visit with you about your situation and help guide you through the process of making an informed decision about selling farmland.  Want to continue your research?  You can find a wealth of information on our Farmland Sales and Auction Blog.


If you are searching for an estate attorney to help you with legal work of an estate in Iowa you can search for Estate Attorneys in Benton County on the Find an Iowa Estate Lawyer website by the Iowa Bar Association.

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