Howard County
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Recent Sales In This County
  • 12/7/16; 155.5 Acres; $1,488,912.50; $9,575.00; Cropland; 98% Tillable; 78.7 CSR 2; $121.66/CSR 2 Point
  • 12/8/16; 140 Acres; $980,000; $7,000.00/Acre; Cropland; 82.5 CSR 2; $84.85/CSR 2 Point

Howard County

Location: Northeast Iowa
County Average CSR: 69.4 weighted average, 76 Cropland Average, 83 CSR2 Cropland Average
State Average CSR:
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Average Price per CSR2 Point: $82.61
County Size: 473 sq miles
Farmland Acres: 269,750 total acres, 241,042 Cropland acres, 6,229 Woodland acres, 22,479 Other acres

Average Farmland Value (Price Per Acre): $6,419
Average Farmland Value for Northeast Iowa: $7,313
Highest Known Farmland Sale in County:

Average County Rent: $217.00
Rent Range: $130/a to $300/a
Average rent for Northeast Iowa: $250.00
Rent per CSR Point: $2.61 Per CSR2 Point
Improved Permanent Pasture: $90.00/a Region 3 Average
Unimproved Permanent Pasture: $53.00/a Region 3 Average
Stalk Grazing per Acre: $13/a Region 3 Average
Hunting Rights per Acre: N/A

Towns: Chester, Elma, Protivin, Cresco, Lime Springs, Riceville

Unincorporated Areas: Florenceville

Townships: Oak Dale, Chester, Forest City, Albion, Jamestown, Saratoga, Howard Center, Vernon Springs, Afton, Howard, Paris, New Oregon

History: Howard County was founded in 1851. It was named after General Tilghman Ashurst Howard, a Representative of Indiana.

Additional Information: Learn more on the Howard County Iowa website.

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