Carroll County Illinois Farms for Sale
With a population over 14,900, Carroll County, Illinois is located in the Northwest region of Illinois and is bordered on the west by the Mississippi River. The county is 467 square miles (298,000 acres) with prime farm land on the eastern side of the county with hills and bluffs on the western side. The county is drained by several major streams: the Apple River, the Plum River, Rush Creek, Johnson Creek, Camp Creek, and Carroll Creek all drain into the Mississippi River.
Carroll County, Illinois receives an average of 34 inches of rain per year compared to the United States average of 37 inches. Snowfall in Carroll County is 27 inches compared to the average U.S. city that gets 25 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 100. On average, there are 194 sunny days per year in Carroll County. In the summer, the July high is around 85 degrees. In the winter, the January low is 11 degrees. The comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 45 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The U.S. average on the comfort index is 44.
Carroll County has a high percentage of productive soils, good transportation facilities, nearby markets, and a favorable climate. Most of the commodity in Carroll County farm land for sale comes from grain and livestock farming because of its sloping topography, and a high percentage of farm income is derived from livestock and livestock products. Corn, soybeans, and hay are the major crops. Hogs, beef and dairy cattle, sheep, and chickens make up the majority of livestock farming in Carroll County.
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