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Dyersville, Iowa
City
Location in Delaware County and Iowa
Location in Delaware County and Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
Counties Dubuque, Delaware
Area
 • City 5.64 sq mi (14.61 km2)
 • Land 5.63 sq mi (14.58 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)  0.18%
Elevation 951 ft (290 m)
Population (2010)
 • City 4,058
 • Estimate (2012) 4,086
 • Density 720.8/sq mi (278.3/km2)
 • Metro 92,384
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52040
Area code(s) 563
FIPS code 19-23115
GNIS feature ID 0456086
Website cityofdyersville.com

Dyersville is a city in eastern Delaware and western Dubuque counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. It is part of the Dubuque, Iowa, Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 4,058 at the 2010 census, up from 4,035 at the 2000 census.

History

Dyersville was laid out in 1851. It was named for early landowner James Dyer.

Attractions

  • The baseball field built for the film Field of Dreams.
  • The Basilica of St. Francis Xavier, one of the few minor Roman Catholic basilicas in the United States outside a large metropolitan area.
  • The Ertl Company as well as an outlet store.
  • The National Farm Toy Museum.

Geography

Dyersville is located at (42.481316, -91.120967), along the North Fork of the Maquoketa River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.64 square miles (14.61 km2), of which, 5.63 square miles (14.58 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

DyersvillePopulation
Population history of Dyersville, Iowa (1940-2006).
North Fork Maquoketa River
The North Fork of the Maquoketa River at Dyersville in 1996
Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 975 —    
1890 1,272 +30.5%
1900 1,323 +4.0%
1910 1,511 +14.2%
1920 1,933 +27.9%
1930 2,046 +5.8%
1940 2,138 +4.5%
1950 2,416 +13.0%
1960 2,818 +16.6%
1970 3,437 +22.0%
1980 3,825 +11.3%
1990 3,696 −3.4%
2000 4,035 +9.2%
2010 4,058 +0.6%
2014 4,149 +2.2%
2015 4,204 +1.3%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 4,058 people, 1,700 households, and 1,102 families residing in the city. The population density was 720.8 inhabitants per square mile (278.3/km2). There were 1,808 housing units at an average density of 321.1 per square mile (124.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.6% White, 0.9% African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 1,700 households of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.2% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the city was 40.6 years. 24.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.4% were from 25 to 44; 24.6% were from 45 to 64; and 19.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,035 people, 1,578 households, and 1,117 families residing in the city. The population density was 878.1 people per square mile (338.7/km²). There were 1,669 housing units at an average density of 363.2 per square mile (140.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.71% White, 0.45% African American, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 0.12% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.45% of the population.

There were 1,578 households out of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.07.

28.0% are under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,469, and the median income for a family was $45,625. Males had a median income of $29,674 versus $21,312 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,195. About 4.6% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.5% of those under the age of 18 and 8.4% of those 65 and older.


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