Johnson 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

Johnson County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Johnson County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Johnson County is $13,141 per acre which is up $606 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Johnson County is $158.33 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Johnson County is ranked 34 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Johnson County in 2023 was $16,600 per acre.
Location East Central Iowa
County Size 614 sq. miles
Total Acres 235,441
Cropland Acres 288,139
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $13,141
Average Price Per Acre for East Central, IA $12,678
CSR2 Weighted Average 65
CSR2 Cropland Average 83
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $158.33
Average County Rent $277
Rent Range $228-$328
Average rent for East Central, Iowa $283
Rent per CSR2 Point $3.26
Improved Permanent Pasture $110
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $92
Stalk Grazing per Acre $13
Hunting Rights per Acre $15
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Towns: Coralville, North Liberty, Swisher, Hills, Oxford, Tiffin, Iowa City, Shueyville, University Heights, Lone Tree, Solon

Unincorporated Areas: Amish, Oasis, Windham, Frytown, River Juction, Elmira, Sharon Center, Morse, Cosgrove

Townships: Madison, Washington, Cedar, Scott, Cedar, Clear Creek, Newport, Oxford, Penn, Pleasant Valley, Union, Lincoln, Liberty, Jefferson, Hardin, Graham, Fremont, East Lucas

History: Johnson County was created on December 21, 1837 by the legislature of the Wisconsin Territory. The county was carved out of territory formerly in Dubuque County, and was not initially provided with a civil government, instead being governed by Cedar County officials. It was named for the US Vice President Richard M. Johnson. The first courthouse in the county was a two story log cabin structure, built in 1838 in the town of Napoleon, two miles south of Iowa City. Napoleon was located in a flood plain, however, and the second courthouse in the county was built on the hills north of Napoleon in the area that became Iowa City.

Johnson County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

12/6/23 122.84 Acres; $8,050/acre; 51.4 CSR2; 60.2% tillable

11/17/23 49.91 Acres; $9,900/acre; 52.2 CSR2; 89% tillable

4/11/23 117 Acres; $16,600/acre; 85.4 CSR2; 96% tillable

10/6/21 76 Acres; 93.7 CSR2; $26,000/acre

10/6/21 75.68 Acres; 93.1 CSR2; $21,000/acre

Jason J. Smith, CAI

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Johnson County Iowa Farmland Sales

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Johnson County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Johnson 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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