Hamilton 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

Hamilton County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Hamilton County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Hamilton County is $14,403 per acre which is up $454 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Hamilton County is $167.48 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Hamilton County is ranked 9 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Hamilton County in 2023 was $12,700 per acre.
Location Central, Iowa
County Size 577 sq. miles
Total Acres 348,675
Cropland Acres 329,567
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $14,403
Average Price Per Acre for Central, IA $13,014
CSR2 Weighted Average 79.1
CSR2 Cropland Average 86
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $167.48
Average County Rent $275
Rent Range $229 - $320
Average rent for North Central, Iowa $292
Rent per CSR2 Point $3.44
Improved Permanent Pasture $87
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $64
Stalk Grazing per Acre $18
Hunting Rights per Acre $21

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Towns: Blairsburg, Kamrar, Stanhope, Webster City, Ellsworth, Randall, Stratford, Williams, Jewell Junction

Unincorporated Areas:

Townships: Fremont, Cass, Blairsburg, Williams, Freedom, Independence, Liberty, Rose Grove, Webster, Hamilton, Lyon, Lincoln, Marion, Clear Lake, Ellseworth, Scott

History: Nestled in the central part of Iowa, Hamilton County has a rich history that dates back to its establishment in 1857. The county was named after Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. In its early years, Hamilton County attracted pioneers and settlers who were drawn to the area by its fertile land and opportunities for agriculture.

Agriculture quickly became a fundamental aspect of Hamilton County’s economy, with farmers cultivating the land and contributing to the county’s growth. The late 19th century brought significant developments with the expansion of railroads, providing essential transportation and trade connections. The county seat, Webster City, emerged as a central hub for administrative and community activities.

Hamilton County’s landscape, characterized by rolling hills and productive farmland, played a pivotal role in its agricultural success. The county has been known for its cultivation of crops such as corn and soybeans, making substantial contributions to Iowa’s agricultural heritage. Over the years, Hamilton County has adapted to modern changes while preserving its cultural identity through local events, festivals, and a strong sense of community.

Hamilton County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

11/3/23 120 Acres; $12,000/acre; 80.4 CSR2; 96% tillable

11/10/23 71.35 Acres; $12,700/acre; 78.4 CSR2; 92% tillable

9/5/23 134.35 Acres; $8,188/acre; 81.9 CSR2; 84.45% tillable

12/13/22 200 acres 190.37 tillable acres $13,600/acre 78.3 CSR2 $173.69/CSR2 $2,720,000 95.19% tillable

12/1/22 152 Acres; $12,600/acre; 71.7 CSR2; 96% tillable

9/23/22 217.91 Acres; $12,800/acre; 79.1 CSR2; 99% tillable

9/23/22 86.15 Acres; $10,200/acre; 68.2 CSR2; 98% tillable

9/22/22 90 Acres; $11,700/acre; 70 CSR2; 99% tillable

8/9/22 62.27 Acres; $9,550/acre; 80.7 CSR2; 69.66% tillable

6/28/22 157 acres; $16,700/acre; 83.6 CSR2; $199.76/CSR2; 97.77% tillable

6/15/22 79.5 acres; $11,800/acre; 79.3 CSR2; $148.80/CSR2; 97.75% tillable

5/31/22 75.09 acres; $15,600/acre; 86.6 CSR2; $180.14/CSR2; $1,171,404; 100% tillable

March 2022 120 acres; 107.31 tillable acres; $11,000/tillable acre; 79 CSR2; $139.24/CSR2; $1,180,410; 89.43% tillable

2/17/22 79 Acres; $11,900/acre; 77.77 CSR2; 99% tillable

2/17/22 153 Acres; $10,900/acre; 75.5 CSR2; 99% tillable

Tom Bradley

Hamilton County Iowa Farmland Sales

(515) 202-7687, [email protected]

Licensed to sell real estate in the state of Iowa

Hamilton County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Hamilton 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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