Jackson 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

Jackson County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Jackson County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Jackson County is $11,158 per acre which is up $58 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Jackson County is $164.09 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Jackson County is ranked 69 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
Location East Central Iowa
County Size 636 sq. miles
Total Acres 334,824
Cropland Acres 233,629
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $11,158
Average Price Per Acre for East Central, IA $12,678
CSR2 Weighted Average 47.3
CSR2 Cropland Average 68
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $164.09
Average County Rent $287
Rent Range $209 - $368
Average rent for East Central Iowa $283
Rent per CSR2 Point $4.28
Improved Permanent Pasture $110
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $92
Stalk Grazing per Acre $13
Hunting Rights per Acre $15
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Towns: Andrew, LaMotte, Monmouth, St. Donatus, Baldwin, Maquoketa, Preston, Spragueville, Bellevue, Miles, Sabula, Springbrook

Unincorporated Areas: Canton, Green Island

Townships: Bellevue, Jackson, Richland, Brandon, Maquoketa, South Fork, Butler, Monmouth, Tete Des Morts, Fairfield, Otter Creek, Union, Farmers Creek, Perry, Van Buren, Iowa, Prairie Springs


Jackson County, located in eastern Iowa, has a diverse history shaped by Native American presence, European-American settlement, and economic development. Initially inhabited by Native American tribes, including the Meskwaki (Fox) and Sauk, the region witnessed the arrival of European-American settlers in the early to mid-19th century. Jackson County was officially established on December 21, 1837, and it was named after Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States.

The county’s landscape attracted pioneers, and agriculture became a foundational element of its economy. The fertile soil supported the cultivation of crops like corn and soybeans, contributing to the region’s prosperity. The development of transportation, including railroads and highways, further facilitated economic growth and connectivity.

Maquoketa, the county seat, serves as a hub for community activities and commerce. Jackson County’s history is preserved in local museums, historical sites, and events that showcase its pioneer heritage and cultural traditions.

Jackson County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

2/14/24 109 Acres; $8,100/acre; 43.4 CSR2; 87.7% tillable

11/30/22 78 Acres; $14,600/acre; 72.7 CSR2; 100% tillable

5/25/22 143.81 Acres; 96% tillable; 67.9 CSR2; $16,750/acre

March 2022 289.11 acres; 208.04 tillable acres; $11,050/tillable acre; 51.9 CSR2; $212.91; $2,298,842; 71.96% tillable

Jason J. Smith, CAI

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Jackson County Iowa Farmland Sales

(515) 537-6633, [email protected]

Licensed to sell real estate in the state of Iowa

Jackson County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Jackson 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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