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Old 01-05-2008, 08:20 PM
 
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I'm a single black female who's considering moving to Dubuque, IA for a career opportunity I'm interested in knowing how the area is concerning people of color and I'm interested in knowing if there are Apostolic/Pentecostal churches in the area?
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Old 01-05-2008, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Dubuque Metro, Iowa
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Hi, INEEDANSWERS, I'm glad to see someone is moving to DBQ.

Dubuque is a very nice town. If you haven't been yet, I'd guarantee it isn't what you'd expect out of an Iowan city. Dubuque is situated on a bluff, and is very, very hilly. The Mississippi River boosts tourism and the economy in the area.

To answer your question(s), Dubuque is not very diverse. The city is becoming more diverse year by year, and people of color are not treated any differently than whites. The Iowa Caucuses have proven Iowa color-blind. Color-blind meaning indiscriminate. Dubuque is a very welcoming community. People will most likely expect you to be a Catholic, and when I arrived in Peosta, just south and west of the city, they hadn't known of any other Christian denominations other than Cath.; I'd probably say a good eight or nine tenths of the population of DBQ Co. is Roman Catholic.

There are a ton of Catholic churches... I cannot think of an Apostolic or Pentecostal Church off the top of my head, but im sure if you'd google it, "pentecostal church Dubuque, Iowa" you'd probably find something.

It is a lovely area. An All-American City in 2007, ranked 22nd nationally for job growth in 2007, between Orlando, FL, and Austin, TX, on the list, very impressive. Has the seventh best public school system in the nation...Named the best of 100 Best Communities for Young Ones last year, the city is progressive and isn't really feeling the burn of the almost-recession we are slipping into.

Do you need any help with where to purchase a home/apartment/condo, suburban or city... Click on my username and ask me any questions concerning the Dubuque area. I'm glad I could offer help...

Hope you enjoy yourself, and make new friends in The Tri State area!

-Dubuque Ask Me-
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Old 01-05-2008, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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I live in Waterloo which has a sizeable black population and everyone I know here is very racially accepting, i would doubt dubuque is much different, but the difference is they are a mainly white city. Honestly I don't think Dubuque would be a problem for u. If you don't mind my asking, what area of the country were you thinking about moving from?

And normally I would point you toward a foursquare (pentecostal) church which I attend but there doesnt seem to be one.. There is dubuque assembly of god though, Assembly of God, Dubuque - Home . . . ..

I don't think there are going to be as many of those types of churches in that part of the state, but I know you will be able to find them if you search hard enough.. maybe try dex online and search under pentecostal or charismatic.

Hope I helped and private msg me if you need more help!
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Old 02-03-2008, 10:43 AM
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Dubuque is a nice quaint little town nestled in the limestone curves of north eastern, Ia. Dubuque has four small colleges and definitely holds a conglomerate of races. No religions of that sort that I know of, but it might not hurt to do a little research...of course. But definitely worth looking into.

Good Luck
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Old 02-03-2008, 12:40 PM
 
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DubuqueAskMe who lives in Peosta,

I would not exactly call Dubuque a welcoming community to minorities. there is a lot of racial tension. Coincidentally, a co worker was just telling me that she felt more racial tension in Dubuque than in Atlanta where she lived 8 years before moving back to Dubuque to be closer to family. Obviously this is her opinion but I have seen it too and have friends that are cops and say the same thing and they see more of it up close than anyone.

The economy in Dubuque is feeling the effects of the recession and those 2007 figures you quoted were more off of 2006 figures and the article released in 2007. Things have changed dramatically in last few months.

Dubuque is what it is. Some positive things going and in other areas stuck in a rut.

Jasper



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Hi, INEEDANSWERS, I'm glad to see someone is moving to DBQ.

Dubuque is a very nice town. If you haven't been yet, I'd guarantee it isn't what you'd expect out of an Iowan city. Dubuque is situated on a bluff, and is very, very hilly. The Mississippi River boosts tourism and the economy in the area.

To answer your question(s), Dubuque is not very diverse. The city is becoming more diverse year by year, and people of color are not treated any differently than whites. The Iowa Caucuses have proven Iowa color-blind. Color-blind meaning indiscriminate. Dubuque is a very welcoming community. People will most likely expect you to be a Catholic, and when I arrived in Peosta, just south and west of the city, they hadn't known of any other Christian denominations other than Cath.; I'd probably say a good eight or nine tenths of the population of DBQ Co. is Roman Catholic.

There are a ton of Catholic churches... I cannot think of an Apostolic or Pentecostal Church off the top of my head, but im sure if you'd google it, "pentecostal church Dubuque, Iowa" you'd probably find something.

It is a lovely area. An All-American City in 2007, ranked 22nd nationally for job growth in 2007, between Orlando, FL, and Austin, TX, on the list, very impressive. Has the seventh best public school system in the nation...Named the best of 100 Best Communities for Young Ones last year, the city is progressive and isn't really feeling the burn of the almost-recession we are slipping into.

Do you need any help with where to purchase a home/apartment/condo, suburban or city... Click on my username and ask me any questions concerning the Dubuque area. I'm glad I could offer help...

Hope you enjoy yourself, and make new friends in The Tri State area!

-Dubuque Ask Me-
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Old 02-03-2008, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Batavia, IL
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Although I dont ascribe to a political election to "proof" of color blindness, Iowa and Iowans are generally a ver fair people, giving people a chance to be who they are.

Dubuque is one of a number of wonderful communities to live in in Iowa, and Dubuque has the beauty of te river and the bluffs over looking it to boast of. It is a well educated area, with three good colleges in town, and number of others close by. It is a growing, vital small/medium city that has much going for it.

As for your faith, you will have no problem finding others to worship with. With Dubuque being a heavy Catholic area, it will give you an abundance of people to witness to.
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Old 03-06-2009, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Dubuque
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Hey, I love the fact that you are interested in moving to Dubuque, Iowa! We look forward to diversity and working with newcomers to our community. My job is to assist newcomers with information about Dubuque, personal banking needs and general concierge services. Let me know if I can help! Deb
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:07 PM
 
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I'm a single black female who's considering moving to Dubuque, IA for a career opportunity I'm interested in knowing how the area is concerning people of color and I'm interested in knowing if there are Apostolic/Pentecostal churches in the area?
Where are you moving from? I'm thinking of doing the same thing.
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Dubuque, IA
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I will be relocating to Dubuque in the near future and woould like to rent a house that would allow me to keep my dog that I have had for 5 years. looking for something under $750.00 a month. Any help would be great. Thanks in advance
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:33 PM
 
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I'm wondering how many 'relocators' will be working for IBM. It'd be nice if we could start a thread just for them.
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