|County Average CSR:||75.9 weighted average, 80 Cropland Average, 86 CSR2 Cropland Average|
|State Average CSR:|
|Average Price per CSR Point:||$118.26|
|County Size:||570 sq miles|
|Farmland Acres:||339,951 total acres, 314,144 Cropland acres, 6,968 Woodland acres, 18,839 Other acres|
|Average Farmland Value (Price Per Acre):||$8,976|
|Average Farmland Value for Central Iowa:||$9,087|
|Highest Known Farmland Sale in County:|
|Average County Rent:||$286.00|
|Rent Range:||$150/a to $450/a|
|Average rent for Central Iowa:||$284.00|
|Rent per CSR Point:||$3.33 per CSR2|
|Improved Permanent Pasture:||$71.00/a regional average|
|Unimproved Permanent Pasture:||$53.00/a regional average|
|Stalk Grazing per Acre:||$20/a regional average|
|Hunting Rights per Acre:||$11/a regional average|
Towns: Ackley, Eldora, New Providence, Steamboat Rock, Alden, Hubbard, Owasa, Union, Buckeye, Iowa Falls, Radcliffe, Whitten
Unincorporated Areas: Cleves, Garden City, Gifford
Townships: Alden, Hardin, Etna, Buckeye, Ellis, Jackson, Clay, Sherman, Tipton, Pleasant, Eldora, Concord, Grant, Providence, Union
History: Hardin County was formed in 1851. It was named after Colonel John J. Hardin, who fell in the Mexican-American War. In its history the county has had three courthouses. The first was a small wood framed building, which burned down in the 1850s. The second courthouse was a two-story building and stood on the site of the current office of the county sheriff. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1892 and opened on September 19, 1893. The structure was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981. Hardin County, along with Story County, was also a primary filming location for the 1996 movie Twister, starring Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt.
Additional Information: Learn more on the Hardin County Iowa website.
Information updated as of 12/18/14. Gathered from sources including Iowa State University, Hardin County Extension Office, Hardin 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.