Washington 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

Washington County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Washington County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Washington County is $12,610 per acre which is up $1,095 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Washington County is $153.78 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Washington County is ranked 42 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Washington County in 2023 was $17,220 per acre.
Location Southeast, Iowa
County Size 569 sq. miles
Total Acres 317,699
Cropland Acres 273,784
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $12,610
Average Price Per Acre for Southeast, IA $10,460
CSR2 Weighted Average 68
CSR2 Cropland Average 82
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $153.78
Average County Rent $298
Rent Range $252-$344
Average rent for Southeast, Iowa $252
Rent per CSR2 Point $3.63
Improved Permanent Pasture $79
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $56
Stalk Grazing per Acre $13
Hunting Rights per Acre $16
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Towns: Ainsworth, Crawfordsville, Riverside, Wellman, Brighton, Kalona, Washington, West Chester, Coppock

Unincorporated Areas: Rubio

Townships: Lime Creek, English River, Iowa, Seventy-Six, Cedar, Jackson, Highland, Dutch Creek, Franklin, Washington, Oregon, Brighton, Marion, Clay, Crawford

History: Washington County was originally formed on January 18, 1838 as Slaughter County in honor of William B. Slaughter, the secretary of Wisconsin Territory. A short time later it was renamed Washington County, in honor of George Washington. The first settlers arrived in Washington County in 1835. The homesteads did not start until 1836. A town was built in the present day township of Oregon named Astoria. It became the first county seat and housed the first court house. In 1839, Washington became the final location of the seat of justice.

Washington County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

6/29/23 133.16 Acres; $8,300/acre; 75 CSR2; 54.5% tillable

6/29/23 47.11 Acres; $7,700/acre; 72.9 CSR2; 73.23% tillable

4/11/23 47 Acres; $13,300/acre; 76 CSR2; 100% tillable

3/31/23 96.5 Acres; $14,100/acre; 80 CSR2; 97% tillable

3/31/23 214 Acres; $11,100/acre; 57.2 CSR2; 83% tillable

3/31/23 70.5 Acres; $6,000/acre; 58.1 CSR2; 49% tillable

12/7/22 79.07 acres 72.40 tillable acres $11,471/acre 56.2 CSR2 $204.11/csr2 $907,011.97 91.56% tillable

Jason J. Smith

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Washington County Iowa Farmland Sales

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Washington County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Washington 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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