Dubuque, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 58,276 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +1.0%
 
Males: 28,091  (48.2%)
Females: 30,185  (51.8%)
Median resident age:

37.1 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 52001, 52003.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $57,151 (it was $36,785 in 2000)
Dubuque:

$57,151
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $32,890 (it was $19,616 in 2000)

Dubuque city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $157,570 (it was $86,400 in 2000)
Dubuque:

$157,570
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $187,507; detached houses: $194,203; townhouses or other attached units: $146,096; in 2-unit structures: $133,984; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $197,081; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $143,917; mobile homes: $31,667

Median gross rent in 2017: $774.

March 2019 cost of living index in Dubuque: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.8%
(13.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 63.5% for Black residents, 39.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 47.5% for American Indian residents, 11.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 64.7% for other race residents, 52.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Dubuque, IA (2017)
    • 52,05487.8%White alone
    • 2,4584.1%Black alone
    • 1,6752.8%Hispanic
    • 1,3732.3%Two or more races
    • 1,0721.8%Asian alone
    • 8321.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 480.08%Other race alone
    • 290.05%American Indian alone

Races in Dubuque detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 141 registered sex offenders living in Dubuque, Iowa as of June 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Dubuque is 419 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Dubuque by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(1.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(3.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.7)
2
(3.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(8.5)
1
(1.7)
2
(3.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
16
(27.7)
21
(36.1)
23
(39.9)
21
(36.7)
15
(26.2)
18
(31.2)
20
(34.5)
20
(34.2)
14
(24.0)
27
(46.2)
31
(52.9)
52
(88.1)
40
(68.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
10
(17.3)
16
(27.5)
27
(46.8)
25
(43.7)
17
(29.7)
36
(62.3)
32
(55.2)
22
(37.6)
36
(61.7)
20
(34.2)
27
(46.0)
26
(44.0)
16
(27.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
288
(498.8)
317
(545.6)
356
(617.0)
310
(541.4)
260
(454.6)
279
(483.2)
82
(141.5)
84
(143.7)
82
(140.6)
98
(167.7)
105
(179.0)
131
(221.9)
108
(184.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
398
(689.4)
436
(750.4)
610
(1,057)
487
(850.5)
483
(844.5)
463
(801.8)
416
(718.0)
N/A409
(701.4)
383
(655.6)
563
(959.9)
408
(691.2)
333
(567.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,306
(2,262)
1,179
(2,029)
1,256
(2,177)
1,357
(2,370)
1,323
(2,313)
1,257
(2,177)
1,239
(2,138)
1,160
(1,984)
1,172
(2,010)
1,071
(1,833)
1,330
(2,268)
1,349
(2,285)
1,210
(2,062)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
66
(114.3)
79
(136.0)
80
(138.7)
71
(124.0)
77
(134.6)
51
(88.3)
47
(81.1)
46
(78.7)
60
(102.9)
59
(101.0)
52
(88.7)
75
(127.1)
63
(107.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
36
(62.4)
43
(74.0)
47
(81.5)
24
(41.9)
32
(56.0)
24
(41.6)
34
(58.7)
32
(54.7)
26
(44.6)
22
(37.7)
19
(32.4)
12
(20.3)
15
(25.6)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)278.5290.9345.0315.0290.2290.5218.2209.7203.6208.1273.9281.4237.2

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City-data.com crime index in Dubuque, IA

Crime rate in Dubuque detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 111 (105 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.80
Iowa average:

1.47
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Ancestries: German (44.5%), Irish (10.9%), American (9.4%), English (4.0%), Norwegian (1.7%), Italian (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/28/1857

Land area: 26.5 square miles.

Population density: 2,200 people per square mile   (low).

Dubuque, Iowa map

1,905 residents are foreign born (0.6% Latin America, 0.5% Europe, 0.4% Oceania).

This city:

3.2%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,234 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,306 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (76.5 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (160.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

East Dubuque, IL (1.6 miles ),
Sageville, IA (1.9 miles ),
Asbury, IA (2.0 miles ),
Sandy Hook, WI (2.2 miles ),
Jamestown, WI (2.4 miles ),
Durango, IA (2.4 miles),
Kieler, WI (2.6 miles ),
Menominee, IL (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 42.50 N, Longitude: 90.69 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +15,270 (+25.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 23,170 (81.0%)

Area code: 563

Distribution of median household income in Dubuque, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Dubuque, IA in 2017
Dubuque satellite photo by USGS

Dubuque tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 59 buildings, average cost: $127,800
  • 1998: 67 buildings, average cost: $115,200
  • 1999: 55 buildings, average cost: $117,100
  • 2000: 40 buildings, average cost: $116,000
  • 2001: 67 buildings, average cost: $147,700
  • 2002: 76 buildings, average cost: $122,400
  • 2003: 78 buildings, average cost: $131,500
  • 2004: 86 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2005: 104 buildings, average cost: $117,400
  • 2006: 93 buildings, average cost: $121,300
  • 2007: 77 buildings, average cost: $128,700
  • 2008: 44 buildings, average cost: $126,800
  • 2009: 75 buildings, average cost: $114,100
  • 2010: 113 buildings, average cost: $99,500
  • 2011: 112 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2012: 120 buildings, average cost: $139,500
  • 2013: 107 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2014: 82 buildings, average cost: $142,200
  • 2015: 76 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2016: 99 buildings, average cost: $207,400
  • 2017: 67 buildings, average cost: $306,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Dubuque, IA residents
Average permit cost in Dubuque, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.5%
Iowa:

2.8%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Dubuque, IA
Historical housing units in Dubuque, IA
Most common industries in Dubuque, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (11.0%)
  • Health care (10.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Construction (4.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
  • Machinery (3.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
  • Machinery (6.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.2%)
  • Food (4.4%)
  • Health care (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.9%)
  • Educational services (15.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.2%)
  • Social assistance (3.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Dubuque, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.3%)
  • Computer specialists (3.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.0%)
  • Customer service representatives (2.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.6%)
  • Computer specialists (4.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (2.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Registered nurses (5.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.4%)
  • Cashiers (4.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.7%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.3%)

Average climate in Dubuque, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 63.9. This is about average.

City:

63.9
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.49. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.49
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Dubuque-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 73% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/13/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.3 miles away from the Dubuque city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 9/9/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.9 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Dubuque-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 316.6 miles away from Dubuque center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 116.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 294.1 miles away from Dubuque center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 348.0 miles away from Dubuque center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 316.1 miles away from Dubuque center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 302.9 miles away from Dubuque center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dubuque County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dubuque topographic map

Main business address for: FLEXSTEEL INDUSTRIES INC (HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE), HEARTLAND FINANCIAL USA INC (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals in Dubuque:

  • CARRIAGE HILL COMMUNITY LIVING HOME (761 CARRIAGE HILL DRIVE)
  • HACIENDA COMMUNITY LIVING HOME (2429 HACIENDA DRIVE)
  • HILLS AND DALES CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER (1011 DAVIS AVENUE)
  • HOSPICE OF DUBUQUE (2255 JOHN F KENNEDY ROAD)
  • MERCY MEDICAL CENTER-DUBUQUE (Voluntary non-profit - Church, 250 MERCY DRIVE)
  • UNITYPOINT HEALTH FINLEY HOSPITAL (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 350 NORTH GRANDVIEW AVENUE)
  • WEST 32ND COMMUNITY LIVING HOME (2978 WEST 32ND STREET)

Nursing Homes in Dubuque:

  • AMERICANA HEALTH CARE CENTER (901 WEST THIRD ST)
  • BETHANY HOME (1005 LINCOLN AVENUE)
  • DUBUQUE HEALTH CARE CENTER (2935 KAUFMAN)
  • DUBUQUE NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (2935 KAUFMANN AVENUE)
  • ENNOBLE SKILLED NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (2000 PASADENA DRIVE)
  • HERITAGE MANOR (4885 ASBURY ROAD)
  • LUTHER MANOR RETIREMENT HOME (3131 HILLCREST ROAD)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES (901 WEST THIRD STREET)
  • STONEHILL CARE CENTER (3485 WINDSOR AVENUE)
  • SUNNYCREST MANOR (2375 ROOSEVELT STREET)

Dialysis Facilities in Dubuque:

  • TRI- STATE DIALYSIS - DUBUQUE (1500 DELHI ST #2100)

Home Health Centers in Dubuque:

  • FINLEY HOSPITAL HOME CARE (1333 DELHI STREET)
  • MERCY HOME CARE/DUBUQUE (250 MERCY DRIVE)

Airports and heliports located in Dubuque:

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Colleges/Universities in Dubuque:

  • University of Dubuque (Full-time enrollment: 1,864; Location: 2000 University Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.dbq.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Loras College (Full-time enrollment: 1,558; Location: 1450 Alta Vista; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.loras.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Clarke University (Full-time enrollment: 1,001; Location: 1550 Clarke Dr; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.clarke.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Emmaus Bible College (Full-time enrollment: 205; Location: 2570 Asbury Rd; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.emmaus.edu)
  • Capri College-Dubuque (Full-time enrollment: 179; Location: 395 Main St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.capricollege.edu)
  • Wartburg Theological Seminary (Full-time enrollment: 145; Location: 333 Wartburg Pl; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.wartburgseminary.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dubuque:

  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 19 miles; Platteville, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,679)
  • Ashford University (about 52 miles; Clinton, IA; FT enrollment: 73,330)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 62 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 65 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)
  • Kaplan University-Davenport Campus (about 67 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 60,376)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 67 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 69 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)

Public high schools in Dubuque:

Private high schools in Dubuque:

  • WAHLERT CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 559, Location: 2005 KANE ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • ANNA B LAWTHER ACADEMY (Students: 104, Location: 2445 HILLCREST RD, Grades: T1-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Dubuque:

Private elementary/middle schools in Dubuque:

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Library in Dubuque:

  • CARNEGIE-STOUT PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,343,020; Location: 360 W 11TH ST; 204,478 books; 9,287 audio materials; 11,977 video materials; 13 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 545 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Heartland EMS as Dubuque's private Ambulance service.Which was rated the top Paramedic Service in the state of Iowa. added by Bill
  • The private high school is not Wahlent it's Wahlert.
  • Jones is now Jones Hand in Hand preschool, not a junior high/middle school.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Dubuque: Town Clock Plaza (A), Cable Car Square (B), Fair Ground (C), Dubuque Country Club (D), Fenelon Place Elevator (E), Warren Plaza (F), Bunker Hill Golf Course (G), Henlon Parking Lot (H), R C Wahlert Sports Complex (I), Chlapaty Sports Complex (J), Rockdale (K), Terence Donaghoe Hall (L), Dubuque Residential Facility (M), Student Apartment Complex (N), Mary Benedict Hall (O), Mary Josita Hall (P), Keller Computer Center (Q), Catherine Byrne Hall (R), Alumnae Lecture Hall (S), Eliza Kelly Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Kennedy Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Main business address in Dubuque include: FLEXSTEEL INDUSTRIES INC (A), HEARTLAND FINANCIAL USA INC (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Dubuque include: Fellowship of Dubuque (A), Third Presbyterian Church (B), United Community Ministries (C), First Congregational Church (D), Temple Beth El (E), Saint Raphaels Cathedral (F), Salvation Army Church (G), Saint Patricks Catholic Church (H), First Presbyterian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Johns Cemetery (1), Linwood Cemetery (2), Center Grove Cemetery (3), Rockdale Methodist Cemetery (4), Mount Carmel Cemetery (5), Sniffea Cemetery (6), Jackson Park Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bee Branch (A), South Fork Catfish Creek (B), Middle Fork Catfish Creek (C), North Fork Catfish Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Dubuque include: Rafferty Field (1), Julien Dubuque Monument (2), Burden Field (3), Caledonia Park (4), Chalmers Field (5), Comiskey Field (6), Eagle Point Park (7), Louis Murphy Park (8), Washington Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Dubuque Museum of Art (701 Locust Street) (1), Dubuque County Historica Society (Museums; 3 Road Street Harbor) (2), Ham House (Museums; 2241 Lincoln Avenue) (3), Loras College (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1450 Alta Vista Street) (4), Old Country Jail Gallery (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 36 East 8th Street) (5), Rich & Junnies Vending Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2095 Kerper Boulevard) (6), Northwestern Iowa Music (Amusement & Theme Parks; 245 West 10th Street) (7), Lt Amusements (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2442 Cherry Street) (8), Storybook Zoo (12345 North Cascade Road) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Spirits Bar & Grill (1111 Dodge Street) (1), Grand Harbor Resort & Waterpark (350 Bell Street) (2), Redstone Inn & Suites (504 Bluff Street) (3), Canfield Hotel (36 West 4th Street) (4), Best Western Midway Hotel (3100 Dodge Street) (5), Comfort Inn (4055 McDonald Drive) (6), Four Mounds Foundation (4900 Peru Road) (7), Terrace Motel (3345 Daykin Court) (8), Hilton Garden Inn (137 Main Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Social Security Administration (Post Ofc) (1), Juvenile Court Services-Iowa State Of (350 West 6th Street) (2), Dubuque County - Elections- Voter Registration (Courthouse) (3), Iowa State - Public Defenders OFC (909 Main Street) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Carl DeMaio - Politician, James H. Hawley - Politician, Margaret Lindsay - Actor, Robert Byrne (author) - Billiards and pool author, Frederick M. Irish - Football coach, Algernon Lee - Politician, Kate Mulgrew - (born 1955), actress, J. R. Simplot - Food industry businessman, Dan Koppen - 2005 NFL player (New England Patriots, born: Sep 12, 1979), Jack Hicks - Artist.

Dubuque County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Dubuque and their reported violations in the past:

DUBUQUE WATER WORKS (Address: 1902 HAWTHORNE ST , Population served: 57,637, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-02-2005), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-09-2005)
BAHL WATER CORP (Serves IL, Population served: 700, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-16-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-16-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-03-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-22-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
BARRINGTON LAKES WATER COMMISSION (Address: 17500 JOHN DEERE RD S , Population served: 333, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 minor monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
SAINT PETER & PAUL PARISH - SHERRIL (Address: 13105 SHERRILL RD , Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-02-2012), St Public Notif requested (OCT-17-2012), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-17-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-09-2012), St Compliance achieved (NOV-11-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-01-2011), St Public Notif requested (DEC-05-2011), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-05-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-02-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-11-2012), St Public Notif requested (NOV-20-2012), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-20-2012), St Public Notif received (DEC-17-2012)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
KNAPP MOBILE HOME COURT NO 4 (Address: 12486 BARONY DR , Population served: 87, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-18-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-18-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUN-18-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-19-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-30-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-06-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-06-2009), St Public Notif received (DEC-24-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-19-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-12-2008), St Public Notif requested (SEP-24-2008), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-24-2008), St Public Notif received (DEC-24-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-19-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-12-2008), St Public Notif requested (AUG-20-2008), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-20-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-16-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-19-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-31-2008), St Public Notif requested (AUG-11-2008), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-11-2008), St Public Notif received (DEC-24-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-19-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-19-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUN-27-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-27-2008), St Public Notif received (DEC-24-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-19-2010)
  • 4 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2009 and AUG-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-28-2009), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-28-2009), St Public Notif received (DEC-21-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-14-2010)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between DEC-2008 and JAN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-04-2009), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-19-2009), St Public Notif requested (FEB-19-2009), St Public Notif received (JAN-21-2010)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between DEC-2008 and JAN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-04-2009), St Public Notif requested (FEB-19-2009), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-19-2009), St Public Notif received (JAN-21-2010)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between DEC-2008 and JAN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-04-2009), St Public Notif requested (FEB-19-2009), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-19-2009), St Public Notif received (JAN-21-2010)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between DEC-2008 and JAN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-04-2009), St Public Notif requested (FEB-19-2009), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-19-2009), St Public Notif received (JAN-21-2010)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
GRANADA MOBILE HOME PARK (Address: 18673 EICHMAN RD , Population served: 63, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-20-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-20-2006), St Compliance achieved (FEB-24-2006), St Public Notif received (APR-05-2006)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
CEDAR HILLS APARTMENTS (Address: 2085 HALE ST , Population served: 52, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
GREEN BRIER SUBDIVISION (Address: 13687 SURREY LANE , Population served: 47, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-24-2008), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-24-2008), St Public Notif received (NOV-20-2008), St Compliance achieved (APR-29-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-03-2008), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-03-2008), St Public Notif received (NOV-17-2008), St Compliance achieved (APR-29-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-29-2008), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-29-2008), St BCA signed (SEP-03-2008), St Public Notif received (OCT-03-2008), St Compliance achieved (APR-29-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-31-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-04-2008), St Compliance achieved (APR-29-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-03-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUL-03-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-03-2008), St Public Notif received (AUG-06-2008), St Compliance achieved (APR-29-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-25-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-25-2007), St Public Notif received (SEP-05-2007), St Compliance achieved (APR-29-2008)
  • 2 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2008 and AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-03-2008), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-03-2008), St Public Notif received (NOV-20-2008), St Compliance achieved (APR-29-2009)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Dubuque that have no violations reported:

  • SUN DOWN SKI RESORT (Address: 16991 ASBURY RD , Population served: 685, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ACE MOBILE HOME PARK (Address: 701 CEDAR CROSS RD , Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TRI-STATE COMMUNITY CHURCH (Population served: 52, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SUNSET RIDGE WINERY (Address: 12613 RT 52 N , Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

59.1%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.1%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Dubuque in 2010:

  • 2,153 people in college/university student housing
  • 806 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 498 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 159 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 89 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 82 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 82 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 71 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 60 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 19 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 5 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 3 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)

People in group quarters in Dubuque in 2000:

  • 2,054 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 867 people in nursing homes
  • 611 people in religious group quarters
  • 152 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 90 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 69 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 67 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 67 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 65 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 51 people in halfway houses
  • 50 people in other group homes
  • 40 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 28 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 22 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse

Banks with branches in Dubuque (2011 data):

  • American Trust & Savings Bank: 7 branches. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $860.9 mil, Deposits: $716.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Atbancorp
  • Dubuque Bank and Trust Company: Main Street Branch, Dubuque Bank And Trust Company, Motor Bank Branch, Grandview Branch, Kennedy Mall Branch, Holliday Drive Branch. Info updated 2011/06/15: Bank assets: $1,381.7 mil, Deposits: $938.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Heartland Financial Usa, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Dubuque Branch, Jfk Branch, Asbury Plaza Hy-Vee Branch, Dubuque White Street Branch. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Premier Bank: Ninth Street Branch, Jfk Branch, at 2625 Northwest Arterial. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $267.1 mil, Deposits: $200.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Premier Financial Corp.
  • Liberty Bank, F.S.B.: Dubuque Asbury Road Branch at 4867 Asbury Road, Suite 2, branch established on 2006/10/01; Dubuque Branch at 2201 Jackson Street, branch established on 2000/02/17. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $934.1 mil, Deposits: $843.6 mil, headquarters in West Des Moines, IA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 27 total offices
  • Fidelity Bank & Trust: at 4250 Asbury Road, branch established on 1910/04/20. Info updated 2011/07/27: Bank assets: $560.1 mil, Deposits: $452.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Fidelity Company
  • State Central Bank: Dubuque Branch at 1805 John F. Kennedy Road, branch established on 2001/11/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $181.7 mil, Deposits: $171.0 mil, headquarters in Keokuk, IA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Logan Investment Corporation
  • East Dubuque Savings Bank: at 475 Cedar Cross Road, branch established on 1891/12/05. Info updated 2010/07/29: Bank assets: $164.9 mil, Deposits: $132.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: East Dubuque Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Dubuque:

Marital status in Dubuque, IA
  • Never married: 37.2%
  • Now married: 42.8%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

For population 25 years and over in Dubuque:

  • High school or higher: 91.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Dubuque
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Dubuque, IA (based on Dubuque County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic49,91729
Mainline Protestant7,45724
Evangelical Protestant5,61330
Other9796
Orthodox701
Black Protestant-1
None29,617-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
This county:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Dubuque County:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 49
This county:

5.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 90
Dubuque County:

9.75 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Dubuque County:

7.2%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.3%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.7%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Dubuque:

50.5%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.9%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.6
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.7%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Dubuque:

10.2%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Dubuque:

34.4%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Dubuque:

57.0%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.0%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Dubuque, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 111$660,045$71,3566$6,824
Streets and Highways 103$520,362$60,6259$18,664
Firefighters 88$526,167$71,7500$0
Other Government Administration 38$239,814$75,73114$26,089
Parks and Recreation 31$152,121$58,88637$27,384
Housing and Community Development (Local) 26$127,851$59,0085$5,934
Other and Unallocable 24$118,343$59,17247$43,664
Water Supply 24$126,648$63,3240$0
Financial Administration 19$93,354$58,9606$12,318
Local Libraries 19$100,303$63,34936$39,948
Sewerage 16$107,484$80,6130$0
Airports 12$69,655$69,65510$13,988
Transit 12$47,406$47,40657$91,776
Solid Waste Management 11$60,820$66,3490$0
Welfare 5$23,474$56,3380$0
Judicial and Legal 5$43,345$104,0280$0
Health 4$21,525$64,5752$5,706
Totals for Government 548$3,038,717$66,541229$292,295

Dubuque government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $40,545,000 ($695.74)
    Water Utilities: $138,000 ($2.37)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $13,915,000 ($238.78)
    Local Fire Protection: $8,936,000 ($153.34)
    General - Other: $8,512,000 ($146.06)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,695,000 ($132.04)
    Housing and Community Development: $7,011,000 ($120.31)
    Regular Highways: $6,310,000 ($108.28)
    Sewerage: $5,982,000 ($102.65)
    Water Utilities: $4,669,000 ($80.12)
    Air Transportation: $3,882,000 ($66.61)
    Central Staff Services: $3,538,000 ($60.71)
    Transit Utilities: $3,419,000 ($58.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,271,000 ($56.13)
    Libraries: $3,258,000 ($55.91)
    Financial Administration: $2,739,000 ($47.00)
    Health - Other: $2,435,000 ($41.78)
    Parking Facilities: $1,575,000 ($27.03)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,058,000 ($18.15)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $897,000 ($15.39)
    Public Welfare - Other: $543,000 ($9.32)
    General Public Buildings: $356,000 ($6.11)
    Natural Resources - Other: $133,000 ($2.28)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,556,000 ($146.82)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $404,000 ($6.93)
    Parks and Recreation: $401,000 ($6.88)
    Regular Highways: $237,000 ($4.07)
    Water Utilities: $121,000 ($2.08)
    Housing and Community Development: $67,000 ($1.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $63,000 ($1.08)
    Air Transportation: $62,000 ($1.06)
    Sewerage: $49,000 ($0.84)
    Parking Facilities: $47,000 ($0.81)
    Libraries: $37,000 ($0.63)
    Central Staff Services: $30,000 ($0.51)
    Local Fire Protection: $14,000 ($0.24)
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,000 ($0.10)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($0.07)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($0.07)
    Transit Utilities: $3,000 ($0.05)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($0.02)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($0.02)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,000 ($0.02)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $41,879,000 ($718.63)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $211,000 ($3.62)

Dubuque government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $15,829,000 ($271.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,840,000 ($65.89)
    Parking Facilities: $2,929,000 ($50.26)
    Air Transportation: $2,473,000 ($42.44)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,835,000 ($31.49)
    Other: $1,611,000 ($27.64)
    Housing and Community Development: $91,000 ($1.56)
    Regular Highways: $45,000 ($0.77)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $13,017,000 ($223.37)
    Housing and Community Development: $5,534,000 ($94.96)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $621,000 ($10.66)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $11,834,000 ($203.07)
    General Revenue - Other: $3,702,000 ($63.53)
    Interest Earnings: $2,032,000 ($34.87)
    Fines and Forfeits: $821,000 ($14.09)
    Special Assessments: $316,000 ($5.42)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $8,292,000 ($142.29)
    Transit Utilities: $780,000 ($13.38)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,340,000 ($125.95)
    General Local Government Support: $4,228,000 ($72.55)
    Other: $3,677,000 ($63.10)
  • Tax - Property: $31,920,000 ($547.74)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,295,000 ($159.50)
    Other License: $6,339,000 ($108.78)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,160,000 ($37.07)
    Public Utilities Sales: $912,000 ($15.65)

Dubuque government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $269,141,000 ($4618.38)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $251,896,000 ($4322.47)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,727,000 ($681.70)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,482,000 ($385.78)

Dubuque government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,389,000 ($590.11)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $37,031,000 ($635.44)

4.03% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($49,247 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.03%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Jackson County, IA  0.25% ($36,814 average AGI)
from Jo Daviess County, IL  0.24% ($53,208)
from Grant County, WI  0.24% ($41,211)


4.74% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,249 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.74%
Iowa average:

6.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Jo Daviess County, IL  0.29% ($40,743 average AGI)
to Linn County, IA  0.24% ($37,883)
to Cook County, IL  0.22% ($28,191)
Businesses in Dubuque, IA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware2Little Caesars Pizza2
Advance Auto Parts2Long John Silver's1
Aeropostale1Lowe's1
American Eagle Outfitters1MainStay1
Applebee's1Marriott1
Arby's2MasterBrand Cabinets11
BMW1Maurices1
Bath & Body Works1Mazda1
Baymont Inn1McDonald's4
Bed Bath & Beyond1Menards1
Best Western1Motel 61
Blockbuster1New Balance3
Buffalo Wild Wings1Nike6
Burger King2Nissan1
Carson Pirie Scott1Old Navy1
Chevrolet1Olive Garden1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pac Sun1
Comfort Inn1Panera Bread1
Dairy Queen4Papa John's Pizza1
Days Inn1Payless1
Deb1PetSmart1
Domino's Pizza2Pier 1 Imports1
DressBarn1Pizza Hut3
Dressbarn1Quiznos1
Econo Lodge1RadioShack1
Famous Footwear1Red Robin1
FedEx10Rue211
Finish Line1Sam's Club1
Ford1Sears1
GNC1Slumberland1
GameStop2Spencer Gifts1
Gap1Sprint Nextel1
Goodwill5Staples1
H&R Block3Starbucks2
Hardee's4Subaru1
Haworth1Subway4
Hilton1Super 81
Hobby Lobby1Taco Bell2
Holiday Inn2Target1
Honda1The Room Place1
Houlihan's1Toyota1
Hyundai1True Value2
IHOP1U-Haul2
JCPenney1U.S. Cellular5
Jimmy John's1UPS15
Jones New York2Vans2
Justice1Verizon Wireless1
KFC2Victoria's Secret1
Kincaid1Village Inn1
Kmart1Walgreens3
Kohl's1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy4Wendy's2
Lane Furniture3YMCA1
LensCrafters1

Strongest AM radio stations in Dubuque:

  • WDBQ (1490 AM; 1 kW; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KDTH (1370 AM; 5 kW; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dubuque:

  • KLYV (105.3 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KATF (92.9 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • WVRE (101.1 FM; DICKEYVILLE, WI; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • K254AE (98.7 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • K269EK (101.7 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KXGE (102.3 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJOD (103.3 FM; ASBURY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K239AB (95.7 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: AUGUSTANA COLLEGE)
  • KGRR (97.3 FM; EPWORTH, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • KIYX (106.1 FM; SAGEVILLE, IA; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WPVL-FM (107.1 FM; PLATTEVILLE, WI; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDBQ-FM (107.5 FM; GALENA, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WGLR-FM (97.7 FM; LANCASTER, WI; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Dubuque:

  • KFXB (Channel 40; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: DUBUQUE TV LTD. PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • W22CI (Channel 22; BLOOMINGTON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Dubuque: George W. Healey.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Dubuque fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 114Number of bridges
  • 2,293ft / 699mTotal length
  • 655,295Total average daily traffic
  • 44,474Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Dubuque, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 21920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 41940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 91980-1989
  • 531990-1999
  • 152000-2009
  • 172010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Dubuque, IA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Dubuque)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 149 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Dubuque, IA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 79 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 93 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 252 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Dubuque)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Dubuque)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 59 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 11 full and 6 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED225$110,124481$112,9471,934$123,24184$42,63032$395,246133$80,55210$19,726
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$101,19619$121,74466$105,95913$29,2170$04$120,0831$16,770
APPLICATIONS DENIED18$96,95937$94,515263$111,49934$33,3630$016$75,9048$27,030
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN21$114,99628$108,824222$114,77110$109,5011$67,0007$100,3043$72,480
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$200,2002$161,76020$117,7460$00$00$00$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 17 tracts in Dubuque, IA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 11 full and 6 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED119$116,162122$123,7491$81,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED14$117,23021$120,2740$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED15$92,06813$110,4200$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN8$121,8039$142,3160$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$77,6672$119,3351$54,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Dubuque, IA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Dubuque, IA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 190. The highest number of fires - 292 took place in 2002, and the least - 37 in 2018. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Dubuque, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (39.0%), and Outside Fires (38.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Dubuque, IA
    • 1,26239.0%Structure Fires
    • 1,23238.1%Outside Fires
    • 51716.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 2236.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Dubuque, IA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Dubuque, Iowa:

  • The Hancock House, 1105 Grove Ter, Dubuque, Iowa 52001 , Phone: (563) 557-8989
  • Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, 2090 Southpark Ct, Dubuque, Iowa 52003 , Phone: (563) 556-6555, Fax: (563) 556-0542
  • Best Western Plus Dubuque Hotel & Conference Center, 3100 Dodge St, Dubuque, Iowa 52001 , Phone: (563) 557-8000
  • The Richards House, 1492 Locust St, Dubuque, Iowa 52001 , Phone: (563) 557-1002
  • Super 8 Motel Dubuque, 2730 Dodge St, Dubuque, Iowa 52003 , Phone: (563) 582-8898, Fax: (563) 582-8898
  • Fairfield Inn, 3400 Dodge, Dubuque, Iowa 52003 , Phone: (563) 588-2349
  • Holiday Inn Dubuque/Galena, 450 Main St, Dubuque, Iowa 52001 , Phone: (563) 556-2000, Fax: (563) 556-2303
  • Hampton Inn Dubuque, 3434 Dodge St, Dubuque, Iowa 52003 , Phone: (563) 690-2005, Fax: (563) 690-2006
  • 10 other hotels and motels
All 18 fire-safe hotels and motels in Dubuque, Iowa
Most common first names in Dubuque, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary99981.9 years
John64475.7 years
William45074.5 years
Joseph39877.1 years
Robert39071.4 years
James29370.3 years
Margaret29382.7 years
Helen27881.9 years
Dorothy25579.0 years
George25177.6 years
Most common last names in Dubuque, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller15676.3 years
Meyer13977.4 years
Smith13175.2 years
Schmitt9878.9 years
Wagner7478.2 years
Schroeder6677.7 years
Brown6275.4 years
Johnson6271.9 years
Kelly6177.9 years
Sullivan5880.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Dubuque, IA
  • 90.5%Utility gas
  • 5.9%Electricity
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Dubuque, IA
  • 63.2%Utility gas
  • 33.5%Electricity
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Solar energy


Dubuque compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Dubuque on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 50,000+"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of elementary and middle school students in private schools (5,000+ students)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the coldest winters (population 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest daily low temperatures (population 50,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of arson incidents per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average snowfall in a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: arts, entertainment, and recreation (population 50,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest wind speed differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in religious group quarters (population 1,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less) (population 50,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: manufacturing (population 50,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: information (population 50,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of auto thefts per 100,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most users submitting photos to our site per 10,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest average temperatures (population 50,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average humidity (population 50,000+)"
  • #46 (52001) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most casinos in 2005"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
There are 121 pilots and 45 other airmen in this city.
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