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Dubuque, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Dubuque had a population of 60,033 as of July 1, 2019. Dubuque ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dubuque is located at latitude 42.5006 and longitude -90.6646 in Dubuque County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dubuque encompass a land area of 30.15 sq. miles and a water area of 1.08 sq. miles. Dubuque County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 623 feet.

The City of Dubuque (GNIS ID: 467744) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Dubuque is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Dubuque County.


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Dubuque, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Dubuque, IA Housing Affordability Index is 166
State of Iowa Housing Affordability Index is 164
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Dubuque, IA Wealth Index is 85
State of Iowa Wealth Index is 86
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 60,033 (100%)
Population in Households 56,078 (93.4%)
Population in Families 41,838 (69.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 3,955 ( 6.6%)
Population Density 1,961
Diversity Index2 27
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $53,253
Average Household Income $72,571
Per Capita Income $29,742
Wealth Index4 85

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 26,654 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,460 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,090 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,104 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $146,207
Housing Affordability Index3 166
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 24,550
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 14,261
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.35% 0.33%
Households 0.4% 0.37%
Families 0.19% 0.2%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   2.54%

Dubuque, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dubuque to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 11 99th
Population Density # 30 97th
Diversity Index # 103 90th
Median Household Income # 689 32nd
Per Capita Income # 514 49th

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