Jones 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

Jones County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Jones County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Jones County is $11,801 per acre which is down $190 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Jones County is $153.26 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Jones County is ranked 57 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Jones County in 2023 was $16,100 per acre.
Location East Central Iowa
County Size 614 sq. miles
Total Acres 321,934
Cropland Acres 267,164
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $11,801
Average Price Per Acre for East Central, IA $12,678
CSR2 Weighted Average 62.2
CSR2 Cropland Average 77
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $153.26
Average County Rent $304
Rent Range $256-$363
Average rent for East Central, Iowa $283
Rent per CSR2 Point $3.95
Improved Permanent Pasture $110
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $92
Stalk Grazing per Acre $13
Hunting Rights per Acre $15

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Towns: Anamosa, Martelle, Olin, Cascade, Center Junction, Morley, Monticello, Wyoming, Oxford Junction, Onslow

Unincorporated Areas: Langworthy, Stone City, Fairview

Townships: Castle Grove, Lovell, Richland, Washington, Cass, Wayne, Scotch Grove, Clay, Fairview, Jackson, Madison, Wyoming, Greenfield, Rome, Hale, Oxford


Jones County, located in eastern Iowa, has a rich history that spans Native American settlement, pioneer expansion, and a legacy of agriculture. Initially inhabited by Native American tribes such as the Meskwaki (Fox) and Sauk, European-American settlers began arriving in the mid-19th century. The county was officially established on December 21, 1837, and it was named after George Wallace Jones, a United States Senator from Iowa.

Pioneer settlers were attracted to Jones County by its fertile land, leading to the establishment of farms and communities. The county’s growth was influenced by the development of transportation, including the construction of railroads and highways that facilitated commerce and connectivity.

Monticello, the county seat, became a central point for economic and community activities. Agriculture has historically been a key economic driver, with crops like corn and soybeans playing a vital role in the local economy.

Jones County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

12/7/22 154.78 acres 146 tillable acres $10,200/acre 53 CSR2 $192.45/CSR2 $1,578,756 94.33% tillable

12/7/22 96.65 acres 87.39 tillable acres $9,300/acre 61.5 CSR2 $151.22/csr2 Total $898,845.00 90.42% tillable

11/30/22 115 Acres; $10,600/acre; 51 CSR2; 97% tillable

6/23/22 79 acres; $20,200/acre; 57.7 CSR2; $350.09/CSR2; 96.11% tillable

9/29/21 115 Acres; 73.1 CSR2; $11,100/acre

Jason J. Smith, CAI

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Jones County Iowa Farmland Sales

(515) 537-6633, [email protected]

Licensed to sell real estate in the state of Iowa

Jones County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Jones 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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