Mahaska County, Iowa

 The following information is from Iowa State University’s Land Survey that’s released each December. Data on this page can be up to 12 months old. To see current averages and most recent results click here

Location: Southeast Iowa
County Average CSR2:
CSR2 Weighted Average: 68.2

CSR2 Cropland Average: 79

State Average CSR2: 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 Point: $107.87
County Size: 571 sq miles
Farmland Acres: 329,038 total acres, 273,633 Cropland acres, 15,496 Woodland acres, 39,909 Other acres

Average Farmland Value (Price Per Acre):
Average Farmland Value for Southeast Iowa:
Highest Known Farmland Sale in County:

Average County Rent: $218
Rent Range: $174-$267 per acre
Average rent for Southeast Iowa:

Rent per CSR Point:

Improved Permanent Pasture:
$69.00/ Regional Average
Unimproved Permanent Pasture: $49.00/a Regional Average
Stalk Grazing per Acre:
Hunting Rights per Acre:

Towns: Baes City, Keomah Village, Oskaloosa, Beacon, Leighton, Rose Hill, Eddyville, New Sharon, University Park, Fremont

Unincorporated Areas: Cedar, Hopewell, Indianapolis

Townships: Richland, Prairie, Union, Pleasant Grove, Black Oak, Madison, Adams, Monroe, Scott, Garfield, Spring Creek, White Oak, Jefferson, West Des Moines, Harrison, Cedar

History: Mahaska County was formed on February 17, 1843. The county has been self-goveing since February 5, 1844. It was named after Chief Mahaska of the Iowa tribe. The county was the first in Iowa to have a sheriff and a justice of peace. The first courthouse was completed in January, 1846. The second structure was put into use on February 27, 1886. The first school, a small log cabin one-half mile east of Oskaloosa, was opened on September 16, 1844 and the Cumberland Presbyterian Church opened as the first church in 1846. On July 2, 1850, the first edition of the Iowa Herald was issued (today the Oskaloosa Herald). In 1864, the first tracks were laid through the county of the Des Moines Valley Railroad. Coal mining was once a major industry in Mahaska County. In the 19th century, Muchakinock, about 5 miles south of Oskaloosa, was probably the largest and most prosperous coal camp in Iowa.

Additional Information: Learn more on the Mahaska County Iowa website.


Recent Farmland Sales in this County

8/29/22 116.95 acres; $6,200/acre; 69.4 CSR2; $89.34/CSR2; 81.21% tillable

6/16/22 113.32 acres; $15.500/acre; 81.6 CSR2; $189.95/CSR2; 95.81% tillable

4/14/22 98.75 acres; 94 tillable acres; $5,650/acre; 50.9 CSR2; $111/CSR2; $531,100; 95.19% tillable

March 2022 183.44 acres; 102.61 tillable acres; $7,000/tillable; 66.5 CSR2; $105.26/CSR2; $718,270, 55.94% tillable

March 2022 235.98 acres; 176.74 tillable acres; $8,300/tillable acre; 81 CSR2; $102.47/CSR2; $1,466,942; 74.90% tillable

1/6/22 170.02 Acres; $8,900/acre; 87.3 CSR2; 81% tillable

1/6/22 253.54 Acres; $9,600/acre; 83.8 CSR2; 70% tillable

10/13/21 180.45 Acres; 160.51 Tillable Acres; $8,100/acre; 60.5 CSR2

10/13/21 174.45 Acres; 152.20 Tillable Acres; $10,000/acre; 69.1 CSR2

10/13/21 73 Acres; 73 Tillable Acres; $14,700/acre; 73.3 CSR2

9/29/21 124.97 Acres; 60.9 CSR2; $7,750/acre

9/30/21 63.12 Acres; 84.8 CSR2; $15,300/acre


All farmland values for Mahaska 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.


You can find Farmland For Sale in Mahaska County Iowa at  Need the advice of a qualified farmland professional?  Our professional staff of Iowa auctioneers and land brokers at DreamDirt would be happy to visit with you about your situation and help guide you through the process of making an informed decision about selling farmland.  Want to continue your research?  You can find a wealth of information on our Farmland Sales and Auction Blog.


If you are searching for an estate attorney to help you with legal work of an estate in Iowa you can search for Estate Attorneys in Mahaska County on the Find an Iowa Estate Lawyer website by the Iowa Bar Association.

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