Student Spotlight: “Dyersville” by Susan Scherrman

“Dyersville, Iowa” By Susan Scherrman

According to Wikipedia, Dyersville is located at 42°28’53” North, 91°7’15” West, along the North Fork of the Maquoketa River. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.6 square miles (11.9 km²), of which, 4.6 square miles (11.9 km²) of it is land and 0.22% is water.

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

Even though the town was founded by a Briton, the population is overwhelmingly German, and Catholic.

Originally from Dysersville, photographer Susan Scherrman (currently based in London), has been returning to photograph its farm houses and people annually.

CCSF Photography Student
PHOTO 60B, “Intermediate Photoshop”

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