Dubuque County IA Information


Dubuque County Subdivisions

Dubuque County IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 97,170
Population in Households 92,957
Population in Familes 74,586
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,213
Population Density1 160
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 38,696
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 25,071
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 41,079 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 27,833 (67.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,863 (26.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,383 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $170,908
Average Home Value $200,275


Median Household Income $53,840
Average Household Income $67,485
Per Capita Income $27,275
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.87% 0.82%
Households 1.18% 0.95%
Families 0.93% 0.79%
Median Household Income   3.3%
Per Capita Income   3.13%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Dubuque County IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dubuque County to the other 99 counties and county equivalents in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 7 94th
Population Density1 # 7 94th
Diversity Index2 # 38 63rd
Median Household Income # 20 81st
Per Capita Income # 19 82nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.