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Recent Sales in This County

  • 9/24/14 218 acres $8250/acre 81.2 CSR
  • 9/24/14 80 acres $9000/acre 73.2 CSR
  • 9/26/14 235 acres $11350/acre 80.1 CSR
  • 02/26/15 146 acres $5900/acre 62 CSR2
  • 4/1/17 140.03 acres $9071 CSR 84.5 128.61 tillable
  • 11/8/17 155 Acres $9,450 87.6 CSR2 146.5 Tillable Acres $107.87 per CSR2 Point
  • 12/12/17 146.51 Acres $7,700 77.34 CSR2 144.01 Tillable Acres $99.56 per CSR2 Point
  • 2/9/18 176 Acres $14,300 91.6 CSR2 170.2 Tillable Acres $156.11 per CSR2 Point
  • 3/9/18 98 Acres $12,192 96.6 CSR2 92 Tillable Acres $126.21 per CSR2 Point

Location: East Central Iowa
County Average CSR:
72.8 weighted average, 80 Cropland Average, 85 CSR2 Cropland Average

State Average CSR: A number
Average Price per CSR2 Point: $111.90
County Average CSR: 72.8 weighted average, 80 Cropland Average, 85 CSR2 Cropland Average
County Size: 716 sq miles
Farmland Acres: 418,483 total acres, 375,729 Cropland acres, 13,396 Woodland acres, 29,358 Other acres

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

Average County Rent: $235.00
Rent Range: $190/a to $274/a
Average rent for East Central Iowa:
Rent per CSR Point:
$2.76 per CSR2

Improved Permanent Pasture:
$88.00/a regional average
Unimproved Permanent Pasture: $46.00/a regional average
Stalk Grazing per Acre:
$11/a regional average
Hunting Rights per Acre:
$16/a regional average

Towns: Atkins, Keystone, Norway, Van Hoe, Belle Plaine Luzee, Shellsburg, Vinton, Blairstown, Mount Aubu, Urbana, Walford, Garrison, Newhall

Unincorporated Areas: Watkins

Townships: Benton, Eden, Homer, Monroe, Big Grove, Eldorado, Iowa, Polk, Bruce, Florence, Jackson, St. Clair, Canton, Fremont, Kane, Taylor, Cedar, Harrison, Leroy, Union

History: Benton County was formed on December 21, 1837 from sections of Dubuque County. It was named after US Senator Thomas Hart Benton.

Additional Information: Lea more on the Benton County Iowa website.Zip Codes for Benton County Iowa52206 ATKINS, IA52208 BELLE PLAINE, IA52209 BLAIRSTOWN, IA52229 GARRISON, IA52249 KEYSTONE, IA52257 LUZERNE, IA52313 MOUNT AUBURN, IA52315 NEWHALL, IA52318 NORWAY, IA52332 SHELLSBURG, IA52345 URBANA, IA52346 VAN HORNE, IA52349 VINTON, IA52351 WALFORD, IA52354 WATKINS, IA

Jason J. Smith, CAI

Land Broker, Auctioneer, Appraiser
Jason Smith
Benton County
Iowa Farmland Sales

(712) 592-8965

Licensed to sell real estate in the state of Iowa

Tom Bradley

Land Broker, Auctioneer, Appraiser
Tom Bradley
Benton County
Iowa Farmland Sales


Information updated as of 1/29/18. Compiled from sources including Iowa State University, Benton County Extension Office, Benton County courthouse records, Surety Maps, Wikipedia, Iowa Department of Transportation and USDA. An attempt has been made to verify information but it is not guaranteed to be accurate. Confirm all information that you must rely for decision making purposes.


Iowa Farmland Prices Benton County


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Farmland Sales Resources for Benton County Iowa


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Estate Attorneys in Benton County Iowa


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