Hancock 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

Hancock County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Hancock County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Hancock County is $12,603 per acre which is up $312 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Hancock  County is $153.70 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Hancock  County is ranked 43 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Hancock County in 2023 was $15,600 per acre.
Location North Central, Iowa
County Size 571 sq. miles
Total Acres 334,050
Cropland Acres 315,295
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $12,603
Average Price Per Acre for North Central, IA $12,818
CSR2 Weighted Average 74.6
CSR2 Cropland Average 82
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $153.70
Average County Rent $269
Rent Range $221 - $318
Average rent for North Central, Iowa $285
Rent per CSR2 Point $3.54
Improved Permanent Pasture $82
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $46
Stalk Grazing per Acre $11
Hunting Rights per Acre $15

Towns: Britt, Forest City, Kanawha, Corwith, Gaer, Klemme, Crystal Lake, Goodell, Woden

Unincorporated Areas:

Townships: Amsterdam, Avery, Crystal, Magor, Ell, Madison, Liberty, Concord, Britt, Garfield, Bingham, Ellington, Boone, Erin, Orthel, Twin Lake

History: Hancock County has a storied history that dates back to its establishment in 1851. The county was named in honor of John Hancock, a prominent figure in American history. Like many areas in Iowa, Hancock County saw an influx of pioneers and settlers in its early years, attracted by the fertile land and opportunities for agriculture.

Agriculture quickly became a cornerstone of Hancock County’s economy, with farmers tilling the soil and contributing to the county’s growth. The late 19th century brought transformative changes with the expansion of railroads, enhancing transportation and connectivity in the region. The county seat, Garner, emerged as a central hub for administrative and community activities.

Hancock County’s landscape is characterized by rolling hills and productive farmland, making it well-suited for agricultural pursuits. The county has been recognized for its cultivation of crops such as corn and soybeans, playing a vital role in the state’s agricultural heritage. Over the years, Hancock County has adapted to modern developments while preserving its cultural identity through local events, festivals, and a strong sense of community.

Hancock County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

11/14/23 137 Acres; $12,900/acre; 87.3 CSR2; 93% tillable

11/14/23 250 Acres; $13,500/acre; 84.5 CSR2; 97% tillable

9/8/23 45 Acres; $12,800/acre; 63.8 CSR2; 98.6% tillable

7/5/23 80.59 Acres; $13,325/acre; 84.8 CSR2; 100% tillable

6/23/23 77 Acres; $5,900/acres; 57.3 CSR2; 63% tillable

6/23/23 80 Acres; $11,200/acre; 82 CSR2; 83.5% tillable

6/23/23 28 Acres; $11,100/acre; 84.5 CSR2; 88% tillable

6/23/23 70 Acres; $15,600/acre; 80 CSR2; 99% tillable

6/23/23 60 Acres; $12,700/acre; 68.7 CSR2; 100% tillable

6/15/23 96 Acres; $12,750/acre; 87.6 CSR2; 91% tillable

3/24/23 150.62 Acres; $12,023/acre; 75.4 CSR2; 94% tillable

3/24/23 194.22 Acres; $14,200/acre; 72 CSR2; 98% tillable

12/2/22 120 Acres; $6,000/acre; 68.2 CSR2; 96% tillable

12/2/22 120 Acres; $9,900/acre; 82 CSR2; 96% tillable

12/1/22 39.08 Acres; $16,000/acre; 84.2 CSR2; 98% tillable

11/15/22 80 Acres; $14,400/acre; 79.9 CSR2; 96% tillable

10/14/22 57 Acres; $11,800/acre; 78.8 CSR2; 98% tillable

11/15/22 80 Acres; $14,600/acre; 79.9 CSR2; 96% tillable

11/15/22 137 Acres; $12,900/acre; 87.3 CSR2; 93% tillable

11/15/22 250 Acres; $13,500/acre; 84.5 CSR2; 97% tillable

11/17/22 80 Acres; $9,000/acre; 47.8 CSR2; 92% tillable

11/17/22 134.31 Acres; $8,500/acre; 62.5 CSR2; 98% tillable

10/14/22 56 Acres; $14,200/acre; 86.9 CSR2; 95% tillable

9/8/22 384 Acres; $15,800/acre; 86 CSR2; 97% tillable

8/27/22 79 acres; $8,600/acre; 58.4 CSR2; $147.26/CSR2; 98.82% tillable

8/27/22 156 acres; $13,600/acre; 73.5 CSR2; $185.03/CSR2; 98.81% tillable

8/13/22 117.15 Acres; $8,350/acre; 64 CSR2; 99.87% tillable

7/19/22 74.5 Acres; $15,750/acre; 79.6 CSR2; 99.25% tillable

6/16/22 275 acres; $11,000/acre; 75 CSR2; $148.00/CSR2; 96.36% tillable

March 2022 76 acre; 69.03 tillable acres; $12,200/tillable acre; 86.6 CSR2; $140.88/CSR2; $842,166; 90.83% tillable

March 2022 156 acres; 152.53 tillable acres; $18,500/tillable acre; 86 CSR2; $215.12/CSR2; $2,821,805; 97.78% tillable

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Hancock County Iowa Farmland Sales

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Hancock County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Hancock 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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