Iowa 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

Iowa County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Iowa County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Iowa County is $11,768 per acre which is up $809 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Iowa County is $148.96 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Iowa County is ranked 58 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Iowa County in 2023 was $17,500 per acre.
Location East Central Iowa
County Size 586 sq. miles
Total Acres 331,922
Cropland Acres 271,861
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $11,768
Average Price Per Acre for East Central, IA $12,678
CSR2 Weighted Average 62.5
CSR2 Cropland Average 79
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $148.96
Average County Rent $258
Rent Range $213 - $318
Average rent for East Central Iowa $283
Rent per CSR2 Point $3.27
Improved Permanent Pasture $110
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $92
Stalk Grazing per Acre $13
Hunting Rights per Acre $15
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Towns: Ladora, North English, Victor, Marengo, Paell, Williamsburg, Millersburg

Unincorporated Areas: Conroy, Homestead, Genoa Bluff, South Amana

Townships: Honey Creek, Marengo, Washington, Lexox, Hartford, Sumner, Conroy, Iowa, Lincoln, Pilot, Troy, York, Dayton, English, Fillmore, Greene

History: Iowa County was formed on February 17, 1843. It was named for the Iowa River, which flows through the county. The first courthouse was a log cabin built in 1847. This was rented by the county until 1850 when a second courthouse was completed. In 1861 construction of a third courthouse was begun. The current courthouse was built in 1892 after the county had outgrown the previous one. Iowa County is home to the Amana Colonies, a group of settlements of radical German Pietists, comprising seven villages. Calling themselves the Ebenezer Society or the Community of True Inspiration (German: die Gemeinde der wahren Inspiration), they first settled in New York state near Buffalo in what is now the Town of West Seneca. However, in order to live out their beliefs in more isolated surroundings they moved west, to Iowa County in 1855, living a communal life until the mid-1930s. Today, Amana is a major tourist attraction known mainly for its restaurants and craft shops, and the colonies as a whole have been listed as a National Historic Landmark since 1965.

Iowa County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

11/17/23 40 Acres; $15,750/acre; 81.5 CSR2; 81.6% tillable

10/30/23 81.35 Acres; $17,500/acre; 90.4 CSR2; 99% tillable

10/27/23 68.5 Acres; $15,050/acre; 75.4 CSR2; 95% tillable

10/27/23 80 Acres; $15,200/acre; 75.4 CSR2; 96.5% tillable

12/30/22 79.58 acres 78 tillable acres 15100/acre 87.2 CSR2 $173.17/CSR2 $1,201,658 98.01% tillable

12/30/22 89 acres 86.55 tillable acres $13,200/acre 80.20 CSR2 $164.59/CSR2 $1,174,800 97.25% tillable

12/30/22 25.66 acres 25.41 tillable acres $10,900/acre 77.70 CSR2 $140.28/CSR2 $279,694 99.03% tllable

10/20/22 62.66 Acres; $10,000/acre; 68.1 CSR2; 90% tillable

4/7/22 80 acre; 65.52 tillable acres; $11,000/acre; 83.3 CSR2; $132.05/CSR2; $720,720; 81.9% tillable

9/28/21 77 Acres; 59.9 CSR2; $9,900/acre

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Iowa County Iowa Farmland Sales

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Iowa County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Iowa 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, or use our Iowa Farmland Value Calculator.  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.

Learn More About Selling Iowa Land

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