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Dubuque County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2016: 97,003 (73% urban, 27% rural); it was 89,143 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 17,475
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 9,494
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 24,753
Renter-occupied apartments: 9,846 (it was 8,937 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

28%

Land area: 608 sq. mi.

Water area: 8.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 160 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Dubuque County: 86.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (26.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (13.4%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 60%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 34%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Dubuque County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (91.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.2%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • Asian alone (1.5%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 47,974  (49.5%)
Females: 49,029  (50.5%)
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Dubuque County,IA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Dubuque County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $60,456 ($39,582 in 1999)

This county:

$60,456
Iowa:

$56,247

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $635 (lower quartile is $498, upper quartile is $828)
This county:

$635
State:

$611


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $161,600 (it was $91,900 in 2000)
Dubuque:

$161,600
Iowa:

$142,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $109,000 - $249,000

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $203,427
Here:

$203,427
State:

$179,425

Townhouses or other attached units: $196,309
Here:

$196,309
State:

$194,502

In 2-unit structures: $194,472
Here:

$194,472
State:

$132,478

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $111,910
Here:

$111,910
State:

$137,270

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $83,578
Here:

$83,578
State:

$129,372

Mobile homes: $20,430
Here:

$20,430
State:

$49,582
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,212
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $476

Institutionalized population: 1,173

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 50
  • Burglaries: 93
  • Thefts: 144
  • Auto thefts: 38

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 22
  • Burglaries: 88
  • Thefts: 139
  • Auto thefts: 23
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 320 buildings, average cost: $184,600
  • 2008: 202 buildings, average cost: $194,100
  • 2009: 315 buildings, average cost: $189,500
  • 2010: 324 buildings, average cost: $165,500
  • 2011: 281 buildings, average cost: $188,900
  • 2012: 296 buildings, average cost: $175,300
  • 2013: 325 buildings, average cost: $180,200
  • 2014: 248 buildings, average cost: $190,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,371 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,388 (1.5%)

Dubuque County household income distribution in 2009 Dubuque County home values distribution Dubuque County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 10.6%
Dubuque County:

10.6%
Iowa:

11.8%
(8.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 61.4% for Black residents, 32.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.1% for American Indian residents, 60.0% for other race residents, 38.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 38.0 years old
(Males: 36.6 years old, Females: 39.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40.4 years old, Black residents: 23.8 years old, American Indian residents: 59.3 years old, Asian residents: 35.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19.4 years old, Other race residents: 19.8 years old)

Area name: Dubuque, IA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Dubuque County is $400 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $526 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $707 a month.

Cities in this county include: Dubuque, Dyersville, Asbury, Cascade, Epworth, Farley, Peosta, New Vienna, Worthington, Holy Cross.

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

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Neighboring counties: Brown County, Nebraska , Lake County, Illinois , Racine County, Wisconsin , Winnebago County, Illinois .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.2%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 5,714
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 29.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,428 (57.6% naturalized citizens)

Dubuque County:

2.5%
Whole state:

5.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 797
  • 2000 to 2009: 656
  • 1990 to 1999: 489
  • 1980 to 1989: 131
  • 1970 to 1979: 153
  • Before 1970: 361
Note: State values scaled to Dubuque County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 93.8%

Dubuque County marital status for males Dubuque County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 29,357
  • One, attached: 1,334
  • Two: 1,703
  • 3 or 4: 2,455
  • 5 to 9: 1,789
  • 10 to 19: 869
  • 20 to 49: 1,005
  • 50 or more: 1,024
  • Mobile homes: 1,340

Housing units in Dubuque County with a mortgage: 16,964 (208 second mortgage, 3,616 home equity loan, 81 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,996

Here:

61.5% with mortgage
State:

60.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Dubuque County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic49,91729
Mainline Protestant7,45724
Evangelical Protestant5,61330
Other9796
Orthodox701
Black Protestant-1
None29,617-
Dubuque County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
Dubuque County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

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
Dubuque County:

5.31 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 90
This county:

9.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Dubuque County:

7.2%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Dubuque County:

27.3%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.7%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Dubuque County:

Average size of farms: 213 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $102,612
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $171.50
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.08%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 77.26%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $83,102
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 63.80%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.01%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $88,728
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.29%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 32.78
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 20.13%
Corn for grain: 102842 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 287 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 36016 harvested acres
Vegetables: 84 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 100 acres

Earthquake activity:

Dubuque County-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 318.3 miles away from Dubuque County 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 121.3 miles away from the county 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 296.0 miles away from the county 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 349.5 miles away from the county 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 317.8 miles away from Dubuque County center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 304.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Iowa Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 27, 2011 to July 29, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4018: August 30, 2011, FEMA Id: 4018, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1930: July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1763: May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: 1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3239: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2004 to June 24, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1518: May 25, 2004, FEMA Id: 1518, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 03, 2002 to June 25, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1420: June 19, 2002, FEMA Id: 1420, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: April 08, 2001 to May 29, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1367: May 02, 2001, FEMA Id: 1367, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 16, 1999 to May 29, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1277: May 21, 1999, FEMA Id: 1277, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 01, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-996: July 09, 1993, FEMA Id: 996, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: June 24, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-443: June 24, 1974, FEMA Id: 443, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (10%)
  • Oceania, n.e.c. (8%)
  • India (8%)
  • Vietnam (6%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Laos (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Dubuque County (%):

  • German (50%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • American (9%)
  • English (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • Norwegian (1%)
  • Italian (1%)

Dubuque County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 49,079 (82.5%)
  • Carpooled: 4,927 (8.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 461 (0.8%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 49 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 709 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 152 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 2,672 (4.5%)
  • Worked at home: 1,448 (2.4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Dubuque County, Iowa in 2000:

  • 2,138 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,065 people in nursing homes
  • 675 people in religious group quarters
  • 157 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 90 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 74 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
  • 45 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 40 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 22 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

People in group quarters in Dubuque County, Iowa in 2010:

  • 2,262 people in college/university student housing
  • 846 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 523 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 159 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 144 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 89 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 82 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 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
  • 10 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 3 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $56,490.

4.53% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,754 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.53%
Iowa average:

5.75%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($211 average AGI)
Dubuque County:

0.04%
Iowa average:

0.01%

1.40% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($13,680 average AGI)
3.10% relocated from other states ($28,863 average AGI)
Dubuque County:

3.10%
Iowa average:

2.41%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jo Daviess County, IL  0.29% ($36,083 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.21% ($30,359)
from Grant County, WI  0.20% ($36,365)
from Jackson County, IA  0.17% ($49,922)
from Linn County, IA  0.16% ($44,377)
from Delaware County, IA  0.14% ($32,396)
from Black Hawk County, IA  0.11% ($36,475)


4.34% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,822 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.34%
Iowa average:

5.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.61% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($13,421 average AGI)
2.73% relocated to other states ($22,401 average AGI)
Dubuque County:

2.73%
Iowa average:

2.60%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jo Daviess County, IL  0.29% ($40,701 average AGI)
to Linn County, IA  0.24% ($33,607)
to Cook County, IL  0.20% ($18,827)
to Grant County, WI  0.19% ($35,653)
to Jackson County, IA  0.18% ($36,672)
to Black Hawk County, IA  0.16% ($33,864)
to Scott County, IA  0.15% ($42,268)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.2

Births per 1000 population in Dubuque County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Dubuque County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Dubuque County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 3.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Dubuque County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Dubuque County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 15,680 (13,701 aged, 1,979 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 993 (4%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Dubuque County, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,009)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (909)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (801)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (634)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (634)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (613)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (602)
  • Unspecified dementia (498)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (441)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (218)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 4%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.2
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 16,965
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 488
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 48,166

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,367
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 967
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 56
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 89

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 109.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 38.1
  • Other - 71.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 97,003
  • In family households: 78,495 (13,946 male householders, 11,720 female householders)
    21,403 spouses, 27,120 children (25,363 natural, 324 adopted, 1,433 stepchildren), 1,074 grandchildren, 372 brothers or sisters, 347 parents, 647 other relatives, 1,866 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 14,183 (5,553 male householders (4,556 living alone)), 6,491 female householders (5,693 living alone)), 2,139 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,325

Size of family households: 12,246 2-persons, 4,960 3-persons, 5,067 4-persons, 2,044 5-persons, 1,204 6-persons, 145 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,249 1-person, 1,686 2-persons, 66 3-persons, 43 4-persons.

15,616 married couples with children.
5,187 single-parent households (1,023 men, 4,164 women).

96.1% of residents of Dubuque speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (56% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (37% speak English very well, 42% speak English well, 21% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (71% speak English very well, 29% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $443,548,000 ($4,874 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $21,405,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $212,497,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $99,616,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $12,037,000
Federal grants: $82,246,000
Federal procurement contracts: $9,034,000 ($5,315,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $28,116,000 ($12,236,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $9,186,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $15,362,000
Federal Government insurance: $43,528,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 6,217
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,182
Here:

46 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +651
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -109
Here -1 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Dubuque County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 8.39 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 450
  • 2010 to 2013: 2,580
  • 2000 to 2009: 6,441
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,104
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,157
  • 1970 to 1979: 4,629
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,975
  • 1950 to 1959: 4,040
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,954
  • 1939 or earlier: 10,546
Note: State values scaled to Dubuque population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Dubuque County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Dubuque County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 126
  • 3 rooms: 53
  • 4 rooms: 2,384
  • 5 rooms: 4,150
  • 6 rooms: 5,586
  • 7 rooms: 4,266
  • 8 rooms: 4,081
  • 9+ rooms: 7,314
  • 1 room: 161
  • 2 rooms: 331
  • 3 rooms: 1,802
  • 4 rooms: 3,243
  • 5 rooms: 1,746
  • 6 rooms: 1,187
  • 7 rooms: 324
  • 8 rooms: 557
  • 9+ rooms: 399
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Dubuque County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Dubuque County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 415
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,207
  • 3 bedrooms: 14,124
  • 4 bedrooms: 7,374
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,840
  • no bedroom: 231
  • 1 bedroom: 2,584
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,260
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,959
  • 4 bedrooms: 609
  • 5+ bedrooms: 107
Cars and other vehicles available in Dubuque County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Dubuque County population
  • no vehicle: 336
  • 1 vehicle: 6,853
  • 2 vehicles: 12,636
  • 3 vehicles: 6,133
  • 4 vehicles: 1,478
  • 5+ vehicles: 524
  • no vehicle: 1,767
  • 1 vehicle: 5,250
  • 2 vehicles: 2,032
  • 3 vehicles: 351
  • 4 vehicles: 226
  • 5+ vehicles: 124

85% of Dubuque County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 45% lived in Iowa.

Dubuque County:

85.3%
State average:

84.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 73,304
  • Other state: 20,873
  • Northeast: 891
  • Midwest: 14,836
  • South: 2,300
  • West: 2,846

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Dubuque County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (75.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.9%)
  • Electricity (7.9%)
  • Wood (2.1%)
  • No fuel used (1.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.0%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • Coal or coke (0.2%)
  • Utility gas (52.2%)
  • Electricity (40.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.7%)
  • Other fuel (2.6%)
  • No fuel used (1.1%)
  • Solar energy (0.7%)
  • Wood (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,657
Here:

16.9%
Iowa:

9.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 891
Here:

18.6%
Iowa:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,531
Here:

56.4%
Iowa:

23.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Dubuque County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,234,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $191,000
    General - Other: $191,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $9,588,000
    Regular Highways: $5,966,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $5,061,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,573,000
    Police Protection: $3,356,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,414,000
    Financial Administration: $1,830,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,442,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,222,000
    Libraries: $526,000
    General Public Buildings: $472,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $345,000
    General - Other: $344,000
    Corrections - Other: $290,000
    Parks and Recreation: $212,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $115,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $115,000
    Local Fire Protection: $97,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $135,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $0
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,976,000

Dubuque County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $2,986,000
    Parks and Recreation: $354,000
    Regular Highways: $16,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,024,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $326,000
    Sale of Property: $36,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,288,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,087,000
    Public Welfare: $4,022,000
    Highways: $3,260,000
    All Other: $882,000
  • Tax - Property: $19,173,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,923,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $603,000
    Pari-mutuels Sales: $402,000
    Other License: $95,000

Dubuque County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,366,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,941,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $425,000

Dubuque County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,538,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,384
  • Number of aged recipients: 134
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,250
  • Number of recipients under 18: 237
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 933
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 214
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 582
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 533
Dubuque County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Dubuque County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 23 full 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 ORIGINATED363$123,799956$130,5214,281$139,953171$45,80132$396,063197$111,50844$18,523
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED14$122,14331$124,516117$117,25620$30,7500$05$130,4002$24,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED42$122,09577$96,429431$126,42546$39,2390$020$71,60032$24,469
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN25$119,20050$132,660430$129,10714$103,0711$67,00011$97,3645$74,400
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$168,5005$120,40034$143,3530$00$01$209,0001$14,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 23 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED206$138,845226$144,1111$81,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED24$149,70841$142,2200$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED21$108,61922$122,6820$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN15$153,60016$139,5000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$77,6675$158,4001$54,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Dubuque County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1,15681.7 years
John76976.3 years
William52574.9 years
Joseph52277.3 years
Robert42871.5 years
Margaret34082.6 years
James33870.6 years
Helen30881.6 years
Marie29382.6 years
George29278.1 years
Most common last names in Dubuque County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller16476.8 years
Meyer15777.6 years
Smith15475.5 years
Schmitt11979.1 years
Wagner8078.0 years
Kramer7975.5 years
Weber7276.4 years
Kelly7077.4 years
Schuster7078.5 years
Schroeder7077.5 years
Businesses in Dubuque County, IA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware3LensCrafters1
Advance Auto Parts2Little Caesars Pizza2
Aeropostale1Long John Silver's1
AmericInn1Lowe's1
American Eagle Outfitters1MainStay1
Applebee's1Marriott1
Arby's2MasterBrand Cabinets11
BMW1Maurices1
Bath & Body Works1Mazda1
Baymont Inn1McDonald's5
Bed Bath & Beyond1Menards1
Best Western1Motel 61
Blockbuster1New Balance3
Buffalo Wild Wings1Nike7
Burger King2Nissan1
Carson Pirie Scott1Old Navy1
Chevrolet2Olive Garden1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pac Sun1
Comfort Inn2Panera Bread1
Dairy Queen5Papa John's Pizza1
Days Inn1Payless1
Deb1PetSmart1
Domino's Pizza2Pier 1 Imports1
DressBarn1Pizza Hut4
Dressbarn1Quiznos2
Econo Lodge1RadioShack2
Famous Footwear1Red Robin1
FedEx11Rue211
Finish Line1Sam's Club1
Ford3Sears1
GNC1Slumberland1
GameStop2Spencer Gifts1
Gap1Sprint Nextel1
Goodwill5Staples1
H&R Block3Starbucks2
Hardee's5Subaru1
Haworth1Subway7
Hilton1Super 82
Hobby Lobby1Taco Bell2
Holiday Inn2Target1
Honda1The Room Place1
Houlihan's1Toyota1
Hyundai1True Value2
IHOP1U-Haul2
JCPenney1U.S. Cellular6
Jimmy John's1UPS16
Jones New York3Vans1
Justice1Verizon Wireless1
KFC2Victoria's Secret1
Kincaid1Village Inn1
Kmart1Walgreens3
Kohl's1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy5Wendy's2
Lane Furniture5YMCA1

Dubuque County on our top lists:

  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"