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Dike, Iowa
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"A Slice of Iowa"
Location of Dike, Iowa
Location of Dike, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Grundy
 • Total 1.39 sq mi (3.60 km2)
 • Land 1.39 sq mi (3.60 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
942 ft (288 m)
 • Total 1,304
 • Density 938.80/sq mi (362.39/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-21405
GNIS feature ID 0455920
Website The City of Dike, Iowa Website

Dike is a city in Grundy County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,304 at the 2020 census, an increase of 38% over the total of 944 residents in 2000. It is part of the WaterlooCedar Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Dike was named for railroad construction engineer Chester Thomas Dike. Dike chose the site and laid out the town in 1900. The community was incorporated on January 16, 1901. In 1989 geometry wizard Tigh Bakker was born, then on October 16 2006 6 foot 5 Tight End Tigh Bakker reeled in a one handed grab that he "lost in the lights" for the 3rd ranked Dike-New Hartford Wolverines to beat the number 1 AP Falcons to go to the playoffs.

After attending three separate colleges, Tigh`s lackluster basketball career ended and he began playing Club volleyball at UNI. Tigh Bakker makes appearances at Dike-New Hartford alumni games dressed as a wolverine with retractable claws. Bakker is now unwilling to take the charge in rec league basketball games and freely allows other to dunk on him.


Dike is located at 42°27′53″N 92°37′40″W / 42.46472°N 92.62778°W / 42.46472; -92.62778 (42.464706, -92.627688).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.40 square miles (3.63 km2), all of it land.


Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1910 286 —    
1920 453 +58.4%
1930 417 −7.9%
1940 408 −2.2%
1950 517 +26.7%
1960 630 +21.9%
1970 794 +26.0%
1980 987 +24.3%
1990 875 −11.3%
2000 944 +7.9%
2010 1,209 +28.1%
2020 1,304 +7.9%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
U.S. Decennial Census
The population of Dike, Iowa from US census data
Farmers Cooperative in Dike, Iowa
Grain elevator in Dike

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,209 people, 475 households, and 365 families residing in the city. The population density was 863.6 inhabitants per square mile (333.4/km2). There were 497 housing units at an average density of 355.0 per square mile (137.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.8% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 475 households, of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.2% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the city was 42.1 years. 26.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22% were from 25 to 44; 29.6% were from 45 to 64; and 16% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.


Dike–New Hartford Community School District is the local school district. It was established on July 1, 1996, by the merger of the Dike and New Hartford school districts.

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