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Dubuque County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2017: 97,041 (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).

March 2019 cost of living index in Dubuque County: 85.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (21.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (17.1%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (13.1%), Retail trade (11.0%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 61%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 35%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Dubuque County, IA (2017)
    • 88,45899.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,6423.0%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,2862.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,7201.9%Two or more races
    • 1,5041.7%Asian alone
    • 8320.9%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 480.05%Some other race alone
    • 320.04%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

38.3 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years
Males: 47,635  (49.1%)
Females: 49,406  (50.9%)
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Average household size:
Dubuque County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $61,497 ($39,582 in 1999)
This county:

$61,497
Iowa:

$58,570

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $642 (lower quartile is $492, upper quartile is $841)
This county:

$642
State:

$628


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $167,600 (it was $91,900 in 2000)
Dubuque:

$167,600
Iowa:

$149,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $122,000 - $258,700

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $247,533
Here:

$247,533
State:

$186,769

Townhouses or other attached units: $184,588
Here:

$184,588
State:

$183,349

In 2-unit structures: $174,508
Here:

$174,508
State:

$141,928

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $187,559
Here:

$187,559
State:

$167,742

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $131,211
Here:

$131,211
State:

$142,668

Mobile homes: $20,917
Here:

$20,917
State:

$46,662

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,292
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $478

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
Dubuque County, IA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 219 buildings, average cost: $121,200
  • 1998: 277 buildings, average cost: $130,500
  • 1999: 287 buildings, average cost: $142,200
  • 2000: 262 buildings, average cost: $142,400
  • 2001: 326 buildings, average cost: $157,100
  • 2002: 384 buildings, average cost: $157,800
  • 2003: 399 buildings, average cost: $164,500
  • 2004: 417 buildings, average cost: $162,300
  • 2005: 427 buildings, average cost: $174,000
  • 2006: 363 buildings, average cost: $174,700
  • 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
  • 2015: 237 buildings, average cost: $222,300
  • 2016: 266 buildings, average cost: $258,400
  • 2017: 221 buildings, average cost: $277,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Dubuque, IA residents
Average permit cost in Dubuque, IA
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,496 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,400 (1.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Dubuque, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Dubuque, IA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Dubuque, IA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.7%
Dubuque County:

9.7%
Iowa:

10.7%
(7.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 57.6% for Black residents, 30.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 42.2% for American Indian residents, 10.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 37.7% for other race residents, 47.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 38.3 years old
(Males: 36.5 years old, Females: 40.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41.7 years old, Black residents: 20.8 years old, American Indian residents: 17.4 years old, Asian residents: 35.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19.1 years old, Other race residents: 35.4 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:

2.8%
Iowa:

2.8%

Unemployment by year in Dubuque, IA
County total employment by year in Dubuque, IA
County average yearly wages by year in Dubuque, IA

Current college students: 5,714
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 33.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,785 (31.0% naturalized citizens)

Dubuque County:

3.9%
Whole state:

5.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 8182010 or later
  • 7412000 to 2009
  • 5131990 to 1999
  • 1311980 to 1989
  • 1531970 to 1979
  • 361Before 1970

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: 29,648
  • One, attached: 1,442
  • Two: 1,615
  • 3 or 4: 2,931
  • 5 to 9: 1,853
  • 10 to 19: 929
  • 20 to 49: 1,244
  • 50 or more: 534
  • Mobile homes: 1,135

Housing units in Dubuque County with a mortgage: 18,382 (302 second mortgage, 3,244 home equity loan, 267 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 9,798

Here:

66.7% with mortgage
State:

61.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Dubuque County

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-
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).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Dubuque

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 49,590 (82.7%)
  • Carpooled: 4,889 (8.2%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 357 (0.6%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 124 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 742 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 160 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 2,473 (4.1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,580 (2.6%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Oceania, n.e.c. (14%)
  • Mexico (10%)
  • India (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (5%)
  • Other South Central Asia (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Dubuque County


  • German (48%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • American (9%)
  • English (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • Norwegian (1%)
  • Italian (1%)

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 $71,561.

4.03% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($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.
1.63% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($17,991 average AGI)
2.41% relocated from other states ($31,256 average AGI)
Dubuque County:

2.41%
Iowa average:

2.42%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
from Cook County, IL  0.23% ($31,418)
from Linn County, IA  0.18% ($44,250)
from Delaware County, IA  0.13% ($43,038)
from Scott County, IA  0.13% ($41,804)


4.74% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($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.
1.62% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($15,087 average AGI)
3.12% relocated to other states ($32,161 average AGI)
Dubuque County:

3.12%
Iowa average:

2.69%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jo Daviess County, IL  0.29% ($40,743 average AGI)
to Linn County, IA  0.24% ($37,883)
to Cook County, IL  0.22% ($28,191)
to Jackson County, IA  0.21% ($28,494)
to Grant County, WI  0.20% ($51,051)
to Dane County, WI  0.19% ($42,122)
to Polk County, IA  0.15% ($54,433)

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 population 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
Population without health insurance coverage in Dubuque County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Dubuque County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Dubuque County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Dubuque County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in 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: 97,041
  • In family households: 75,780 (13,414 male householders, 10,830 female householders)
    19,142 spouses, 26,405 children (25,114 natural, 383 adopted, 908 stepchildren), 1,254 grandchildren, 707 brothers or sisters, 587 parents, 1,235 other relatives, 2,206 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 17,188 (6,346 male householders (5,006 living alone)), 7,195 female householders (5,994 living alone)), 3,647 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,073

Size of family households: 11,619 2-persons, 4,051 3-persons, 4,829 4-persons, 2,348 5-persons, 978 6-persons, 419 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 11,000 1-person, 2,041 2-persons, 341 3-persons, 126 4-persons, 33 5-persons.

14,479 married couples with children.
5,411 single-parent households (2,855 men, 2,556 women).

96.1% of residents of Dubuque speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (60% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (38% speak English very well, 41% speak English well, 21% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (76% speak English very well, 24% 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 in Dubuque County, Iowa
  • Year house built in Dubuque County, Iowa
  • 9682014 or later
  • 1,7152010 to 2013
  • 6,9102000 to 2009
  • 2,8361990 to 1999
  • 2,1421980 to 1989
  • 4,5221970 to 1979
  • 5,1551960 to 1969
  • 5,0331950 to 1959
  • 2,5511940 to 1949
  • 9,4991939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Dubuque County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Dubuque County, Iowa
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Dubuque County, Iowa
  • 51 room
  • 222 rooms
  • 2723 rooms
  • 1,8774 rooms
  • 4,5345 rooms
  • 5,4466 rooms
  • 4,7197 rooms
  • 4,6878 rooms
  • 6,6189+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dubuque County, Iowa
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dubuque County, Iowa
  • 781 room
  • 3642 rooms
  • 2,0113 rooms
  • 2,9024 rooms
  • 1,7395 rooms
  • 1,0276 rooms
  • 6347 rooms
  • 3948 rooms
  • 4569+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Dubuque County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Dubuque County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Dubuque County, Iowa
  • 5no bedroom
  • 2561 bedroom
  • 4,1262 bedrooms
  • 15,1063 bedrooms
  • 6,5584 bedrooms
  • 2,1295+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dubuque County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dubuque County, Iowa
  • 122no bedroom
  • 2,2771 bedroom
  • 4,4252 bedrooms
  • 1,7223 bedrooms
  • 4934 bedrooms
  • 5665+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Dubuque County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Dubuque County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Dubuque County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 850no vehicle
  • 6,6251 vehicle
  • 12,6242 vehicles
  • 5,7163 vehicles
  • 1,5874 vehicles
  • 7785+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Dubuque County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Dubuque County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,708no vehicle
  • 4,5301 vehicle
  • 2,5722 vehicles
  • 5143 vehicles
  • 2814 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

86.0% of Dubuque County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 39% lived in Iowa.

Dubuque County:

86.0%
State average:

85.4%

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

  • This state: 69,148
  • Other state: 23,552
  • Northeast: 1,121
  • Midwest: 17,999
  • South: 2,803
  • West: 1,629
Year householders moved into unit in Dubuque County, IA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Dubuque County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 76.8%Utility gas
  • 10.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.5%Electricity
  • 1.5%Other fuel
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 54.5%Utility gas
  • 34.9%Electricity
  • 5.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.3%No fuel used
  • 2.1%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,222
Here:

12.5%
Iowa:

9.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 635
Here:

12.7%
Iowa:

7.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4,839
Here:

64.6%
Iowa:

24.7%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Dubuque County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,310,000
  • Charges - Other: $2,965,000
    Parks and Recreation: $475,000
    Regular Highways: $9,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $5,408,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $10,411,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,697,000
    Regular Highways: $7,471,000
    Police Protection: $5,782,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,533,000
    Health - Other: $4,414,000
    General - Other: $3,324,000
    Financial Administration: $2,576,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,553,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,687,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,166,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $539,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $302,000
    Libraries: $275,000
    Parks and Recreation: $206,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $148,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $148,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $163,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,553,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,709,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,065,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,875,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $843,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $190,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $694,000
    Interest Earnings: $472,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $785,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $47,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,743,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,880,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $8,985,000
    Public Welfare: $7,550,000
    Highways: $4,862,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,344,000
    Health and Hospitals: $579,000
  • Tax - Property: $29,453,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,901,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $760,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $569,000
    Other License: $146,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,278,000

Dubuque County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,310,000
  • Charges - Other: $2,965,000
    Parks and Recreation: $475,000
    Regular Highways: $9,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $5,408,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $10,411,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,697,000
    Regular Highways: $7,471,000
    Police Protection: $5,782,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,533,000
    Health - Other: $4,414,000
    General - Other: $3,324,000
    Financial Administration: $2,576,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,553,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,687,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,166,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $539,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $302,000
    Libraries: $275,000
    Parks and Recreation: $206,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $148,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $148,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $163,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,553,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,709,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,065,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,875,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $843,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $190,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $694,000
    Interest Earnings: $472,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $785,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $47,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,743,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,880,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $8,985,000
    Public Welfare: $7,550,000
    Highways: $4,862,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,344,000
    Health and Hospitals: $579,000
  • Tax - Property: $29,453,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,901,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $760,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $569,000
    Other License: $146,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,278,000

Dubuque County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,310,000
  • Charges - Other: $2,965,000
    Parks and Recreation: $475,000
    Regular Highways: $9,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $5,408,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $10,411,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,697,000
    Regular Highways: $7,471,000
    Police Protection: $5,782,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,533,000
    Health - Other: $4,414,000
    General - Other: $3,324,000
    Financial Administration: $2,576,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,553,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,687,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,166,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $539,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $302,000
    Libraries: $275,000
    Parks and Recreation: $206,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $148,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $148,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $163,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,553,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,709,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,065,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,875,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $843,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $190,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $694,000
    Interest Earnings: $472,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $785,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $47,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,743,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,880,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $8,985,000
    Public Welfare: $7,550,000
    Highways: $4,862,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,344,000
    Health and Hospitals: $579,000
  • Tax - Property: $29,453,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,901,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $760,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $569,000
    Other License: $146,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,278,000

Dubuque County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,310,000
  • Charges - Other: $2,965,000
    Parks and Recreation: $475,000
    Regular Highways: $9,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $5,408,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $10,411,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,697,000
    Regular Highways: $7,471,000
    Police Protection: $5,782,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,533,000
    Health - Other: $4,414,000
    General - Other: $3,324,000
    Financial Administration: $2,576,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,553,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,687,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,166,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $539,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $302,000
    Libraries: $275,000
    Parks and Recreation: $206,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $148,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $148,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $163,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,553,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,709,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,065,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,875,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $843,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $190,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $694,000
    Interest Earnings: $472,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $785,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $47,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,743,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,880,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $8,985,000
    Public Welfare: $7,550,000
    Highways: $4,862,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,344,000
    Health and Hospitals: $579,000
  • Tax - Property: $29,453,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,901,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $760,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $569,000
    Other License: $146,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,278,000

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
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 in Dubuque, IA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Dubuque, IA - 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+)"