Dysart, Iowa

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Dysart strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Iowa):

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Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Dysart Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Dysart, Iowa

Comparing Dysart to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 9 8
Age of the Population 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 8 7
Well-Paid Single Women 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Female Share of the Population 6 5
Male Share of the Population 5 6
Racial Diversity 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8
People Above Poverty 8 6
College Educated Adults 8 8
Median Family Income 7 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Working at Home 9 9
Public Transportation Use 5 6
Short Commute Times 5 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 10
Affordability of Rents 5 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 6
People Living Alone 5 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Housing Recently Built 2 3

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Dysart Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles S of Waterloo, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 196 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Tama
Standard Zip Codes 52224
Phone Area Codes 319
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.171
Longitude -92.306

Dysart Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station VINTON
Distance 15.7 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 26 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 34.2 inches
Distance 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35.8 inches
Distance 26.6 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 33.1 inches
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Dysart Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,303 100%
Male 625 48%
Female 678 52%
Under 18 332 25.5%
18+ 971 74.5%
65+ 315 24.2%
Median Age 41.6
Average Family Size 2.95
White 1,283 98.5%
African-American 4 0.3%
Asian 3 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.3%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 5 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.5%

Estimated Dysart Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,289
Growth -14
Growth % -1.1%

Dysart Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 51.1%
US/American 11%
Irish 9.8%
English 7.6%
Czech 4.9%
Swedish 1.5%
Norwegian 1.5%
Czechoslovakian 1.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.4%
Danish 1.2%
Polish 1.1%
Belgian 1.1%
French (except Basque) 1%
Scottish 1%
Dutch 0.9%
British 0.8%
Swiss 0.8%
Italian 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
European 0.4%
French Canadian 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Welsh 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dysart 1,303 $45,774
Clutier 229 $39,583
Elberon 245 $39,583
Garrison 413 $32,500
La Porte City 2,275 $46,544
Mount Auburn 160 $41,786
Traer 1,594 $43,375

Dysart Public Libraries

Dysart Public Library
"424 MAIN STREET, P.O. BOX 519"
Dysart, Iowa
(319) 476-5210

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