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Old 02-27-2010, 08:33 PM
 
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I always figured New Market,IA would have the bad reputation. It was a "sundown town". Dubuque, well, maybe there isn't alot I know about DBQ. The only things I know about DBQ before this was that it is the Ecclesiastical See of the Archdiocese of Dubuque, and that it was known for being a blue collar, Catholic city. If DBQ has any kind of bad reputation, maybe that should be an indicator that change is needed. Maybe the unwanted, bad press might get people thinking.
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:05 PM
 
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These post brings me back to what I've heard about Iowa City. Many on this website and others I've read that the city has gotten more dangerous than it was in past years. Many made statements its due to the city having a high amount of areas with section 8. This still concerns me hearing about the crime as I could possibly be attending the University of Iowa next fall. Though considering that I have other options, and comparing affordability, how safe a city is will be a really important issue for me.
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:44 PM
 
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These post brings me back to what I've heard about Iowa City. Many on this website and others I've read that the city has gotten more dangerous than it was in past years. Many made statements its due to the city having a high amount of areas with section 8. This still concerns me hearing about the crime as I could possibly be attending the University of Iowa next fall. Though considering that I have other options, and comparing affordability, how safe a city is will be a really important issue for me.
You have nothing to worry about. Next year will be my 4th year here in IC and I have yet to feel unsafe. Actually, I think we should stop saying that safety here is 'not bad' and start saying 'good'. I forgot if you mentioned where you are from, but it's entirely possible that Iowa is safer than there.
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Old 03-02-2010, 06:43 AM
 
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Chicago60614 - Well, that 1.2 percent figure is from the 2000 census I'd guess. 10 years can change a lot of things. I was shocked to find out about the changes to Minneapolis/St. Paul in the last 10 years. So thought I'd ask and see what the locals say.
There are quite a few families who tend to go between here and Chicago, so they may or may not appear on our census even the upcoming 2010. Prescott, Fulton, Marshall, and Audubon are all majority African American schools.
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Old 11-10-2010, 04:58 PM
 
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Dubuque's African-American population has increased since 2000 when it was at 674. According to city-data, the latest statistic is that there are 1,021 African-Americans in Dubuque.
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Old 11-10-2010, 06:04 PM
 
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Dubuque's African-American population has increased since 2000 when it was at 674. According to city-data, the latest statistic is that there are 1,021 African-Americans in Dubuque.
That sounds about right and I would find it hard that there is a school with mostly Black students in Dubuque. Some probably have higher percentages than others, but I would be surprised to find a mostly Black school there. I think Des Moines, Davenport and Waterloo are the only cities with schools that are predominately Black. Cedar Rapids might have a school that is as well. I think Iowa City does too. Sioux City might have one. That's about it. Check GreatSchools - Public and Private School Ratings, Reviews and Parent Community and look under Iowa for info. NCES is another website that would have such info. and search under "schools, colleges and libraries".
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:24 AM
 
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That sounds about right and I would find it hard that there is a school with mostly Black students in Dubuque. Some probably have higher percentages than others, but I would be surprised to find a mostly Black school there. I think Des Moines, Davenport and Waterloo are the only cities with schools that are predominately Black. Cedar Rapids might have a school that is as well. I think Iowa City does too. Sioux City might have one. That's about it. Check [URL="http://www.greatschools.net"]GreatSchools - Public and Private School Ratings, Reviews and Parent Community[/URL] and look under Iowa for info. NCES is another website that would have such info. and search under "schools, colleges and libraries".
I would agree with this statement. I would also add Burlington as one of those cities who would have schools that are predominately black. Especially, since percentage wise Burlington has more blacks than Sioux City, Iowa City, and Cedar Rapids, and I would not be all that shocked if on the next census that Burlington beats out Des Moines percentage wise. Burlington got around 3,000 transplants from Chicago when Tyson's started recruiting workers in the Chicagoland area. On top of the AA that were already in the city which could put the AA percentage in the double digits.
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:48 AM
 
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I would agree with this statement. I would also add Burlington as one of those cities who would have schools that are predominately black. Especially, since percentage wise Burlington has more blacks than Sioux City, Iowa City, and Cedar Rapids, and I would not be all that shocked if on the next census that Burlington beats out Des Moines percentage wise. Burlington got around 3,000 transplants from Chicago when Tyson's started recruiting workers in the Chicagoland area. On top of the AA that were already in the city which could put the AA percentage in the double digits.
Interesting that you brought up Burlington, as I was thinking about that city and wondered why for a relatively mid major city by Iowa standards. that the Black/AA percentage is relatively higher. I wouldn't be surprised if they have a school with mostly Black students and even smaller cities like Keokuk and Fort Madison have Black percentages that are noticeable/decent, all things considered.

Iowa cities are interesting, as those with at least 25,000 people have at least a few Black folks in terms of percentage. So, if you look at a city in Iowa of at least that size and up, the Black percentage will be in the 3-13% range, give or take. Waterloo has the highest percentage, with Davenport and Des Moines being close behind. All of those cities have had good sized Black communities since the end of WW2 that came by way of Northern migration.
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:32 PM
 
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From what I saw, Prescott has the highest percentage of Black student at 35% according to the NCES information. It could be higher this year though. Aububon was 23%, Fulton was 18%, Lincoln was 28%, Washington and Jefferson Middle Schools were 10% and Dubuque Senior was 7%.
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:36 PM
 
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From what I saw, Prescott has the highest percentage of Black students at 35% according to the NCES information. It could be higher this year though. Aububon was 23%, Fulton was 18%, Lincoln was 28%, Washington and Jefferson Middle Schools were 10% and Dubuque Senior was 7%.
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