Cedar County, Iowa Farmland Values and Land Auction Information

The following information is from Iowa State University’s Land Survey that’s released each December. It is only a guide and won’t apply exactly to your farmland.  Last update 12/2023. Data on this page can be up to 12 months old. To see current Iowa land prices and most recent farmland sales results click here

Cedar County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Cedar County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Cedar County is $12,732 per acre which is down $47 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Cedar County is $148.05 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Cedar County is ranked 38 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Cedar County in 2023 was $13,400 per acre.
Location East Central Iowa
County Size 580 sq. miles
Total Acres 325,744
Cropland Acres 292,201
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $12,732
Average Price Per Acre for East Central, IA $12,678
CSR2 Weighted Average 76.9
CSR2 Cropland Average 86
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $148.05
Average County Rent $285
Rent Range $239 - $333
Average rent for East Central Iowa $283
Rent per CSR2 Point $3.31
Improved Permanent Pasture $110
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $92
Stalk Grazing per Acre $13
Hunting Rights per Acre $15
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Towns: Bennett, Lowden, Tipton, Clarence, Mechanicsville, West Branch, Durant, Stanwood

Unincorporated Areas: Cedar Bluff, Lime City, Springdale, Cedar Valley, Plato, Sunbury, Centerdale, Rochester, Wald, Downey, Massillion

Townships: Cass, Fremont, Massillion, Springfield, Center, Gower, Pioneer, Sugar Creek, Dayton, Inland, Red Oak, Fairfield, Iowa, Rochester, Farmington, Linn, Springdale

History: Cedar County was formed on December 21, 1837, from sections of Dubuque County. It was named for the Cedar River. In 1840, the City of Tipton, the current county seat, was established. Before the American Civil War, the area around West Branch was an active focal point of the Underground Railroad, a network for the freeing of slaves from the southe states. The former US President Herbert Hoover (1874-1964) was bo in West Branch in Cedar County.

Cedar County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

1/26/23 115.71 Acres; $13,400/acre; 89.3 CSR2; 100% tillable

12/1/22 111.36 Acres; $14,700/acre; 84.5 CSR2; 98% tillable

March 2022 77.62 acres; 22.91 tillable acres; $14,600/tillable acre; 80.5 CSR2; $181.37/CSR2; $1,137,486; 100.37% tillable

2/12/22 73 Acres; $12,700/acre; 68.3 CSR2; 98% tillable

Jason J. Smith, CAI

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Cedar County Iowa Farmland Sales

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Cedar County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Cedar 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.

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