Dysart is a city in Tama
County, Iowa, United States.
The population was 1,303 at the 2000
census. The Mayor of Dysart is currently Don E. Lyons.
Dysart is located at (42.168831, -92.308165) .
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of
1.3 square miles (3.3 km²), all of it land.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 1,303
people, 529 households, and 358 families residing in the city. The
people per square mile (399.3/km²). There were 571 housing units at
an average density of 453.4/sq mi (175.0/km²). The racial
makeup of the city was 98.47% White
, 0.31% African American
, 0.23% Pacific Islander
, 0.08% from
, and 0.38%
from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 0.54% of the
There were 529 households out of which 31.4% had children under the
age of 18 living with them, 59.2% were married
living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no
husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 29.9% of all
households were made up of individuals and 17.6% had someone living
alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size
was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.95.
In the city the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age
of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to
64, and 24.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was
42 years. For every 100 females there were 92.2 males. For every
100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $40,857, and the
median income for a family was $45,774. Males had a median income
of $34,063 versus $22,368 for females. The per capita income
for the city was
$20,203. About 4.4% of families and 6.8% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 10.2%
of those under age 18 and 3.7% of those age 65 or over.
Dysart strives to maintain educational excellence at its
kindergarten thorugh fifth grade elementary: Dysart-Geneseo
Elementary School. Dysart-Geneseo consolidated with La Porte City
in 1987 to become the Union Community School District. UCS has
learning centers located in Dysart and La Porte City, Iowa. The
district office as well as Union High School and one elementary
school are located in La Porte City and the middle, Union Middle
School, and another elementary school are located in Dysart.
Union High School is the home of the Knights and currently enrolls
402 students who are taught by 35 faculty. The school day is
divided into six periods while the school year functions on three
There are a wide variety of extra-cirricular activities at Union
including Fine Arts Programs and Varsity Athletics. The Union
Speech Team has distinguished itself by winning multiple Speech
Banners at the All-State level. This would be comparable to a State
Championship in athletics. Union Wrestling has produced several top
Iowa Wrestlers and has achieved considerable success at state
Duals. Union Girls Cross Country has become a dominant force in
state 2A cross country. The team won its first State Championship
in 2001, following up this victory with back-to-back State
Championships in 2007 and 2008.
- See http://www.union.k12.ia.us/
- See http://www.union.k12.ia.us/UKHS/aboutuhs.pdf