Humboldt 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

Humboldt County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Humboldt County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Humboldt County is $14,014 per acre which is up $323 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Humboldt County is $162.95 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Humboldt County is ranked 16 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Humboldt County in 2023 was $18,400 per acre.
Location North Central Iowa
County Size 434 sq. miles
Total Acres 257,411
Cropland Acres 245,417
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $14,014
Average Price Per Acre for North Central, IA $12,818
CSR2 Weighted Average 80.3
CSR2 Cropland Average 86
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $162.95
Average County Rent $302
Rent Range $260 - $349
Average rent for North Central Iowa $285
Rent per CSR2 Point $3.73
Improved Permanent Pasture $82
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $46
Stalk Grazing per Acre $11
Hunting Rights per Acre $15

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Towns: Bode, Bradgate, Dakota City, Gilmore City, Hardy, Humboldt, Livermore, LuVee, Ottosen, Pioneer, Renwick, Rutland, Thor

Unincorporated Areas: Unique

Townships: Wacousta, Delana, Humboldt, Veon, Avery, Rutland, Grove, Lake, Weaver, Corinth, Beaver, Norway

History: Located in the north-central part of Iowa, Humboldt County has a rich history that dates back to its establishment in 1857. The county was named after Alexander von Humboldt, a German naturalist and explorer. In its early years, Humboldt County witnessed the arrival of pioneers and settlers attracted by the fertile land and opportunities for agriculture.

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

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

Humboldt County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

2/2/24 75.44 Acres; $8,400/acre; 84.1 CSR2; 73.18% tillable

11/16/23 78 Acres; $14,800/acre; 78.8 CSR2; 96% tillable

11/16/23 80 Acres; $18,400/acre; 86 CSR2; 97% tillable

11/16/23 79 Acres; $12,600/acre; 78.8 CSR2; 97% tillable

9/15/23 118 Acres; $13,200/acre; 63.4 CSR2; 98.3% tillable

8/30/23 85.09 Acres; $14,750/acre; 86.1 CSR2; 100% tillable

3/28/23 137.67 Acres; $14,500/acre; 79.7 CSR2; 98% tillable

11/21/22 154 Acres; $9,000/acre; 79.9 CSR2; 99% tillable

11/21/22 168 Acres; $11,904/acre; 84.1 CSR2; 100% tillable

11/18/22 230.9 Acres; $15,250/acre; 83.5 CSR2; 98% tillable

11/18/22 80 Acres; $14,500/acre; 81.4 CSR2; 96% tillable

11/18/22 80 Acres; $7,900/acre; 59.2 CSR2; 96% tillable

11/15/22 80 Acres; $13,250/acre; 86 CSR2; 80% tillable

11/15/22 160 Acres; $16,750/acre; 86 CSR2; 99% tillable

10/18/22 76.79 Acres; $14,500/acre; 84 CSR2; 97% tillable

10/18/22 219.66 Acres; $10,300/acre; 79.5 CSR2; 97% tillable

9/30/21 66.31 Acres; 60 CSR2; $9,750/acre

8/11/22 31 Acres; $13,000/acre; 86.1 CSR2; 100% tillable

7/21/22 90 Acres; $11,800/acre; 82.9 CSR2; 90% tillable

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Humboldt County Iowa Farmland Sales

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Humboldt County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Humboldt 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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