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 12/2023. 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

Dubuque County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Dubuque County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Dubuque County is $12,659 per acre which is up $308 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Dubuque County is $183.46 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Dubuque County is ranked 40 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Dubuque County in 2023 was $22,391 per acre.
Location Northeast Iowa
County Size 608 sq. miles
Total Acres 336,497
Cropland Acres 257,739
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $12,659
Average Price Per Acre for Northeast, IA $12,060
CSR2 Weighted Average 49.2
CSR2 Cropland Average 69
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $183.46
Average County Rent $338
Rent Range $240 - $438
Average rent for Northeast, Iowa $307
Rent per CSR2 Point $4.9
Improved Permanent Pasture $87
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $60
Stalk Grazing per Acre $13
Hunting Rights per Acre $15
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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

12/15/23 200 acres; $17,100/acre; 70.6 CSR2; $242.21/CSR2; 73% tillable

11/8/23 58.39 Acres; $16,500/acre; 50 CSR2; 85.6% tillable

11/8/23 92.05 Acres; $20,200/acre; 64.8 CSR2; 96% tillable

11/29/23 45.16 Acres; $16,218/acre; 60.9 CSR2; 98% tillable

11/29/23 47.35 Acres; $8,670/acre; 30.4 CSR2; 86% tillable

8/9/23 73.43 Acres; $10,500/acre; 38.7 CSR2; 69.45% tillable

6/20/23 37.048 Acres; $12,810/acre; 36.4 CSR2; 48.37% tillable

4/11/23 36.81 Acres; $22,391/acre; 70.2 CSR2; 87% tillable

2/21/23 42.54 Acres; $15,750.00; 62.3 CSR2; 73% tillable

2/21/23 119.03 Acres; $17,850/acre; 73.1 CSR2; 95% tillable

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

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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