Dubuque 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 12/2022. 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

Dubuque County Iowa Farmland Profile

Dubuque County Farmland Profile
Location Northeast Iowa
County Size 608 sq. miles
Total Acres 336,497
Cropland Acres 257,739
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $12,351
Average Price Per Acre for Northeast, IA $11,627
CSR2 Weighted Average 49.2
CSR2 Cropland Average 69
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $179
Average County Rent $324
Rent Range $266 - $368
Average rent for Northeast, Iowa $278
Rent per CSR2 Point $4.70
Improved Permanent Pasture $80
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $53
Stalk Grazing per Acre $14
Hunting Rights per Acre $19
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Towns: Zwingle, Beard, Cascade, Worthington, Dyersville, Farley, Epworth, Peosta, Centralia, Dubuque, Graf, Bankston, New Vienna, Holy Cross, Rickardsville, Balltown, Sherrill, Durango, Sageville, Asbury

Unincorporated Areas:

Townships: Cascade, Jefferson, Table Mound, Center, Liberty, Taylor, Concord, Mosalem, Veon, Dodge, New Wine, Washington, Dubuque, Peru, Whitewater, Iowa, Prairie Creek

History: Dubuque County is named for Julien Dubuque, the first European settler of Iowa, and an early lead mining pioneer in what is now Dubuque County. Dubuque was French Canadian, and had (by most accounts) a friendly relationship with the local Fox tribe of Native Americans. He and other early pioneers established a lucrative mining and trading industry in the area. When lead deposits began becoming exhausted, the pioneers developed boat building, lumber yards, millworking, brewing, and machinery manufacturing to take its place. The establishment of the City of Dubuque in 1833 led to large-scale settlement of the surrounding area. This was greatly encouraged by the Roman Catholic Church, which sent priests, bishops, and nuns to establish churches in the unpopulated countryside. Primarily, Irish and German (many of whom were Catholic) immigrants came to the region. In 1858, Saint Francis Catholic Church was established in Dubuque County.

Dubuque County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

11/15/22 95.64 Acres; $16,600/acre; 59 CSR2; 95% tillable

8/30/22 33.83 acres; $23,200/acre; 66.2 CSR2; $350.45/CSR2; 96.96% tillable

8/25/22 15.26 Acres; $16,100/acre; 73 CSR2; 100% tillable

8/25/22 113.57 Acres; $14,600/acre; 62.4 CSR2; 100% tillable

6/14/22 152.72 acres; $16,300/acres; 76.5 CSR2; $213.07/CSR2; 99.72% tillable

6/14/22 38.11 acres; $18,700/acre; 69.8 CSR2; $267.91/CSR2; 100% tillable

6/1/22 48.32 acres; $21,420/acres; 57.1 CSR2; $375.13/CSR2; $1,035,014.40; 96.77% tillable

6/1/22 59.32 acres; $30,600/acre; 50.4 CSR2; $607.14/csr2; $1,815,192; 91.13% tillable

4/7/22 180.74 acres; 166.36 tillable acres; $18,600/acre; 73.7 CSR2; $252.37; $3,094,296; 92.04% tillable

4/7/22 38.39 acres; 38 tillable acres; $21,000; 77.8 CSR2; $269.92/CSR2; $798,000; 98.98% tillable

March 2022 66.36 acres; $16,900/acres; 58.1 CSR2; $290.88/CSR2; $1,121,484; 100% tillable

March 2022 70.53 acres; 65.7 tillable acres; $18,350/tillable acre; 74.9 CSR2; $244.99/CSR2; $1,205,595; 93.15% tillable

2/25/22 39.2 Acres; $13,500/acre; 43.2 CSR2; 77% tillable

2/25/22 183.8 Acres; $9,800/acre; 51.4 CSR2; 78% tillable

Jason J. Smith, CAI

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Dubuque County Iowa Farmland Sales

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Dubuque County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Dubuque 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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