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Overview

Introduction to Dubuque, Iowa

Dubuque, Iowa is located 144 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is in Dubuque County. The population of the city is 57,686.

Dubuque History

Dubuque is one of the oldest settlements of the region. Father Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet were the first Europeans who explored the area in 1673. France claimed the land in 1682 and named it as Louisiane, after the French King Louis XIV. Julien Dubuque was the first permanent settler and arrived in the city in 1785. In fact, the city was also renamed after him and was incorporated in 1833.

Dubuque and nearby Attractions

  • Eagle Point Park
  • Dubuque Arboretum
  • Mines of Spain State Recreation Area
  • Mathias Ham House Historic Site
  • Crystal Lake Cave
  • Mississippi River Museum

Things To Do In Dubuque

Dubuque hosts a number of events and festivals including the DubuqueFest, Winter Jazz & Blues Festival, Mississippi River Heritage Days, Dubuque County Fair, and Octoberfest Polka Festival every year. You can also visit the Louis Murphy Park, Dubuque Greyhound Park, Dubuque's Old Shot Tower Historical Marker, and McAleece Park and Recreation Complex. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Kennedy Mall. The Dubuque Museum of Art, Mines of Spain State Recreation Area, and Crystal Lake Cave are also worth visiting.

Dubuque Transportation

Dubuque Regional Airport is close by.

Dubuque Higher Education

Loras College, University of Dubuque, Wartburg Theological Seminary, Capri College, Clarke College, and Emmaus Bible College are located in the city for higher education.

People

Total Population 58,068
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 16.8%
Employed Population 16+ 29,896
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 44.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.9%
Median Earnings25+ $31,450
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,129
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,885

Wealth

Median Family Income $58,602
% Above Poverty Level 85.2%
% Below Poverty Level 14.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.5%
Median Gross Rent $695
Median House Value $131,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12%
US/American 0.1%
English 7.3%
Irish 22.9%

Dubuque Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 144 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Dubuque
Metro Area Dubuque
Standard Zip Codes 52001, 52002, 52003
P.O. Box Zip Codes 52004
Company Zip Codes 52099
Phone Area Codes 563
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.5
Longitude -90.664

Dubuque Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station DUBUQUE LOCK & DAM 11
Distance 2.4 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 27 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33.9 inches
Station PLATTEVILLE
Distance 20 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 25 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 36.1 inches
Station LANCASTER 4 WSW
Distance 23.8 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 23 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 80 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 33.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Dubuque, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Center Grove (52001)

Eagle Point (52001)

Julien (52001)

Key West (52001)

Massey (52001)

Rockdale (52001)

Shawondasse (52001)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Asbury 4,848 $90,294
Centralia 119 $75,714

Dubuque Public Libraries

Library
Carnegie-stout Public Library
360 W. 11TH STREET
Dubuque, Iowa
(319) 589-4225
Library Web Site

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Dubuque Hospitals

MERCY MEDICAL CENTER-DUBUQUE
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
250 MERCY DRIVE
(563) 589-8000
Emergency Service: Yes

THE FINLEY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
350 NORTH GRANDVIEW
(563) 589-2666
Emergency Service: Yes

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Dubuque High Schools

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HEMPSTEAD HIGH SCHOOL
3715 PENNSYLVANIA AVE
563-588-5160
Serves 1,583 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

DUBUQUE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
1800 CLARKE DR
563-588-5220
Serves 1,549 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

CENTRAL ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL
39 BLUFF
563-588-8395
A Non-traditional School
Serves 170 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.3

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