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The City of Dysart had a population of 1,374 as of July 1, 2017. Dysart ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dysart is located at latitude 42.1721 and longitude -92.3091 in Tama County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dysart (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Tama County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 978 feet.

The City of Dysart (GNIS ID: 2394585) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Dysart is located within Township of Clark, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tama County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dysart population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Dysart, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,374
Daytime Population: Workers 654
Daytime Population: Residents 613
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,267
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 1,346
Population in Familes 1,141
Population in Group Qrtrs 28
Population Density2 1,103
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $59,133
Average Household Income $73,786
Per Capita Income $29,326


Total Housing Units 598 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 440 (73.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 100 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $122,360
Average Home Value $155,034


Total Households 541
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 387
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.05% -0.1%
Households -0.08% -0.15%
Families 0.25% -0.21%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

Dysart, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dysart to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 230 77th
Population Density # 246 76th
Diversity Index # 493 52nd
Median Household Income # 283 72nd
Per Capita Income # 344 66th

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