Muscatine County Iowa Farmland Prices 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

Muscatine County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Muscatine County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Muscatine County is $11,734 per acre which is up $36 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Muscatine County is $143.10 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Muscatine County is ranked 59 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Muscatine County in 2023 was $15,425 per acre.
Location East Central Iowa
County Size 439 sq. miles
Total Acres 219,001
Cropland Acres 189,869
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $11,734
Average Price Per Acre for East Central, IA $12,678
CSR2 Weighted Average 64.9
CSR2 Cropland Average 82
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $143.10
Average County Rent $223
Rent Range $160-$304
Average rent for East Central, Iowa $283
Rent per CSR2 Point $2.69
Improved Permanent Pasture $110
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $92
Stalk Grazing per Acre $13
Hunting Rights per Acre $15
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Towns: Atalissa, Blue Grass, Durant, Conesville, Fruitland, Muscatine, Nichols, Stockton, Walcott, West Liberty, Wilton

Unincorporated Areas: Cranston, Montpelier, Fairport, Moscow, Midway Beach, Petersburg

Townships: Wapsinonoc, Goshen, Moscow, Wilton, Fulton, Pike, Lake, Orono, Bloomington, Sweetland, Montpelier, Cedar, Fuitland, Seventy-Six

History: Muscatine County was formed on December 7, 1836. One history of the county claims it was named for Muscatine Island in the Mississippi River. The island lies opposite Muscatine County and was believed to be named after the Mascouten native American tribe, Algonquian-speaking Native Americans who lived in the area before being driven west by settler encroachment and other tribes. In 1833, Colonel George Davenport of Illinois sent three representatives into the territory to establish a trade post. They were the first European Americans to settle there. In the same year, James W. Casey and John Vanatta came to the area. They opened a supply depot for steamboats on June 1, 1833, and named it Casey’s Woodpile. (The steamboats bued wood.) The first public land sale was held in November 1838. One year later, the construction of the courthouse and a jail was begun. A second jail, referred to as the “Old Jail”, was built in 1857. On December 23, 1864, the courthouse was complete gutted by a fire and, within two years, a new structure was completed on the same site. The construction of the courthouse still used today was completed on September 26, 1907.

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

12/21/23 119.74 acres; $15,425/acre; 82.9 CSR2; $186.07/CSR2; 99% tillable

12/12/23 77.91 acres; $9,150/acre; 84.5 CSR2; $108.28/CSR2; 60% tillable

12/12/23 74.72 acres; $10,900/acre; 82.9 CSR2; $131.48/CSR2; 91% tillable

12/12/23 184.87 acres; $8,000/acre; 77.3 CSR2; $103.49/CSR2; 76% tillable

12/12/23 79.11 acres; $13,750/acre; 85.7 CSR2; $160.44/CSR2; 99% tillable

8/23/23 193.31 Acres; $12,600/acre; 79.6 CSR2; 90.95% tillable

5/3/23 153.42 Acres; $12,941/acre; 84.7 CSR2; 94.55% tillable

12/6/22 80.36 acres 78.57 tillable acres $14,200/acre 89.7 CSR2 $158.31/csr2 $1,141,112 97.77% tillable

12/6/22 78.77 acres 78.30 tillable acres $13,400/acre 83.7 CSR2 $160.10/CSR2 $1,055,518 99.40% tillable

12/6/22 72.9 acres 71.84 tillable acres $6,600/acre 79.4/ $83.12 $481,140.00 98.55

11/11/22 77.5 Acres; $16,300/acre; 90.1 CSR2; 96.5% tillable

11/11/22 106.7 Acres; $8,600/acre; 72 CSR2; 96% tillable

11/11/22 102.14 Acres; $11,600/acre; 81.1 CSR2; 98% tillable

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Muscatine County Iowa Farmland Sales

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Muscatine County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Muscatine 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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