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Overview

Introduction to Dubuque, Iowa

Dubuque, Iowa is located 144 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is in Dubuque County.

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 Population58,409
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens16.7%
Employed Population 16+29,442
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married44.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.9%
Median Earnings25+$31,492
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,875
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,127

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,287
% Above Poverty Level83.8%
% Below Poverty Level16.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.7%
% Using Public Transportation1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone33.2%
Median Gross Rent$707
Median House Value$132,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.5%
US/American0.1%
English7%
Irish22.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Dubuque Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Large City144 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
CountyDubuque
Metro AreaDubuque
Standard Zip Codes52001, 52002, 52003
P.O. Box Zip Codes52004
Company Zip Codes52099
Phone Area Codes563
Time ZoneCentral (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude42.5
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)

StationDUBUQUE LOCK & DAM 11
Distance2.4 miles
Jan Temp9 to 27 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip33.9 inches
StationPLATTEVILLE
Distance20 miles
Jan Temp7 to 25 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 61 F
Annual Precip36.1 inches
StationLANCASTER 4 WSW
Distance23.8 miles
Jan Temp6 to 23 F
Apr Temp36 to 56 F
Jul Temp62 to 80 F
Oct Temp40 to 58 F
Annual Precip33.7 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

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Asbury5,014$94,853
Centralia133$73,750

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Dubuque Public Libraries

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

(Sorted by Number of Students)

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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