Mahaska County Iowa

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You’ll find everything you need to know about farmland for sale in Mahaska County, Iowa, right here. Average land prices, the biggest towns within the county, the available land for sale, and many additional resources that will help make your Iowa land search easier. Reach out to your Mahaska County Land Broker/ Auctioneer Luke Skinner at 515-468-3610 with any questions or to request a FREE farm appraisal.

Location: Southeast Iowa

Average Farmland Value: $9,461 (2022) a 11% increase from 2021.

CSR2 Price Per Point Average: $160

Estimated Average Corn Yield: 164 (Range 140-230)

Average Cash Rent Per Acre: $217 ($125 – $300)

Average County Cash Rent Per Acre Pasture: $44 – $60

Towns: Baes City, Keomah Village, Oskaloosa, Beacon, Leighton, Rose Hill, Eddyville, New Sharon, University Park, Fremont

Townships: Richland, Prairie, Union, Pleasant Grove, Black Oak, Madison, Adams, Monroe, Scott, Garfield, Spring Creek, White Oak, Jefferson, West Des Moines, Harrison, Cedar

Adjacent Counties: Poweshiek, Keokuk, Wapello, Monroe, Marion, Jasper

County Seat: Oskaloosa

County Website: Learn more about the county at  Mahaska County Website  

Additional Mahaska County Agricultural Informational Website:

Mahaska Census of Agriculture

County Assessor: You can learn individual farm information; parcel ID numbers, farm taxes, recent land sales, and even landowners names and mailing addresses on the county Assessor Page here.

2020 Land Value Report: Click here to view report

FREE Farm Appraisal: We work hand and hand with dirt everyday. Nobody knows land value better than your local land agent here at Iowa Land Company. We use five key variables to determine what the dirt is worth on one particular farm. To learn more about how we value a farm or to request a free farm evaluation visit our What’s Your Farm Worth page. Fill out our simple contact form or contact Land Broker/Auctioneer Luke Skinner at 515-468-3610. 

Mahaska County History:   Mahaska County was formed on February 17, 1843. The county has been self-governing since February 5, 1844. It was named after Chief Mahaska of the Iowa tribe. The county was the first in Iowa to have a sheriff and a justice of peace.Coal mining was once a major industry in Mahaska County.  In the 19th century, Muchakinock, about 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Oskaloosa, was probably the largest and most prosperous coal camp in Iowa.As of the 2010 census, the population was 22,335.  Wikipedia page.

Please note that the above farm land values are averages and are not guaranteed in every situation. If you need an appraisal on a specific piece of land, call us to discuss how we can help. Farmland prices can change notoriously quickly, meaning information on this website may vary from the current prices as you view this content. Price per acre exact numbers and county averages came from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Surveys


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