Cerro Gordo County farmland values
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  • 12/1/16; 80 Acres; $820,000; $10,250.00/Acre; Cropland; 98% Tillable; 87.9 CSR 2; $116.61/ CSR 2 Point
  • 12/1/16; 120 Acres; $1,230,000; $10,250.00; Cropland; 97% Tillable; 87.1 CSR 2; $117.68/CSR 2 Point
  • 12/1/16; 80 Acres; $624,000; $7,800.00/Acre; Cropland/CRP; 86% Tillable; 71.9 CSR 2; $108.48/CSR 2 Point
  • 2/15/17 59 acres $7300/acre CSR2 83.3 56.8 TIllable
  • 2/15/17 80 acres $7025/acre CSR2 75 78.4 Tillable
  • 9/20/17 80 Acres $7,250 78.1 CSR2 72.1 Tillable $92.82 per CSR2 Point
  • 11/9/17 91 Acres $5,950 73.8 CSR2 86.54 Tillable Acres $80.62 per CSR2 Point
  • 11/29/17 160 Acres $10,200 93.4 CSR2 158.82 Tillable Acres $109.20 per CSR2 Point
  • 12/8/17 154 Acres $9,500 79.8 CSR2 148.6 Tillable Acres $119.04 per CSR2 Point
  • 12/8/17 70 Acres $7,850 82.1 CSR2 67.6 Tillable Acres $95.61 per CSR2 Point
  • 12/8/17 200 Acres $7,850 79.9 CSR2 199.1 Tillable Acres $98.24 per CSR2 Point

Cerro Gordo County

Location: North Central Iowa
County Average CSR: 71.4 weighted average, 76 Cropland Average, 82 CSR2 Cropland Average
State Average CSR:
Average Price per CSR2 Point: $97.24
County Size: 568 sq miles
Farmland Acres: 300,851 total acres, 281,536 Cropland acres, 2,280 Woodland acres, 17,035 Other acres

Average Farmland Value (Price Per Acre): $7,504
Average Farmland Value for North Central Iowa: $7,562
Highest Known Farmland Sale in County: $15,540/acre

Average County Rent: $251.00
Rent Range: $150/a to $375/a
Average rent for North Central Iowa: $243.00
Rent per CSR Point: $3.06 per CSR2
Improved Permanent Pasture: $80.00/a
Unimproved Permanent Pasture: $52.00/a
Stalk Grazing per Acre: N/A
Hunting Rights per Acre: N/A

Towns: Clear Lake, Meservey, Rock Falls, Thoton, Dougherty, Nora Springs, Rockwell, Ventura, Mason City, Plymouth, Swaledale

Unincorporated Areas: Burchinal, Freeman, Cameron, Hurley, Cartersville, Portland, Emery

Townships: Bath, Ceneseo, Lime Creek, Owen, Clear Lake, Grant, Lincoln, Pleasant Valley, Dougherty, Grimes, Mason, Portland, Falls, Lake, Mount Veon, Union

History: Cerro Gordo County was formed in 1851 and named after a battlefield in the Mexican War, where General Winfield Scott defeated the Mexican General Santa Anna on April 18, 1847. In 1851 the first white settlers came into the area of the present county and settled on Clear Lake. Four years later, on August 7, 1855, the first elections were held and the first legal proceedings occurred in 1857. In the summer of the same year, Livonia was chosen as the new county seat. In 1858, the seat was retued to Mason City. In 1866, the first courthouse was erected from stone at the cost of $600, which was used until 1900. The courthouse still used today was opened on November 17, 1960. Cerro Gordo County was the site of the airplane crash north of the city of Clear Lake, in which rock and roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, along with their pilot Roger A. Peterson, were killed on February 3, 1959. The site is located in Grant Township, in the northweste part of the county.

Additional Information: Lea more on the Cerro Gordo County Iowa website.

Information updated as of 12/20/2016.  Compiled from sources including Iowa State University, Cerro Gordo County Extension Office, Cerro Gordo 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 Cerro Gordo County


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