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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population58,410
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens17%
Employed Population 16+29,700
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married45.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30.5%
Median Earnings25+$33,203
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,502
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,340

Wealth

Median Family Income$64,168
% Above Poverty Level83.7%
% Below Poverty Level16.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.1%
% Using Public Transportation1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone32.6%
Median Gross Rent$750
Median House Value$135,800

Ancestry

Irish20.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.2%
English6.4%
French Except Basque2.7%
Italian2.6%
Norwegian2.6%
Polish1.8%
Dutch1.6%
Swedish1.4%
Scottish1.3%
Luxemburger1%
Czech0.8%
Swiss0.7%
Danishn0.6%
Greek0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Belgian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Russian0.2%
Arab0.2%
African0.2%
Ethiopian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
German0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Latvian0.1%
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Dubuque Almanac

CategoryValue
County Dubuque County
Standard Zip Codes52001, 52003, 52002
P.O. Box Zip Codes52004
Company Zip Codes52099
Phone Area Codes563
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.5
Approximate Longitude-90.69

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Asbury5,338$98,846
Centralia132$70,000
Peosta1,836$93,182
Sageville64$61,250
Sherrill232$85,000
St. Donatus122$54,583

Dubuque Public Libraries

Carnegie-stout Public Library
360 W 11TH ST
Dubuque, Iowa
(563) 589-4225

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Dubuque Hospitals

Finley Hospital
350 North Grandview Avenue
(563) 582-1881
Mercy Medical Center-dubuque
250 Mercy Drive
(563) 589-8000

Dubuque Public Schools

Audubon Elementary School
605 Lincoln Ave
ZIP: 52001
(563) 552-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 314
Dubuque Senior High School
1800 Clarke Dr
ZIP: 52001
(563) 552-5500
High
Total Enrollment 1619
Eisenhower Elementary School
3170 Spring Valley Rd
ZIP: 52001
(563) 552-3500
Primary
Total Enrollment 533
Fulton Elementary School
2540 Central Ave
ZIP: 52001
(563) 552-3650
Primary
Total Enrollment 284
George Washington Middle School
51 N Grandview Ave
ZIP: 52001
(563) 552-4800
Middle
Total Enrollment 679
Hoover Elementary School
3259 St Anne Dr
ZIP: 52001
(563) 552-3700
Primary
Total Enrollment 324
Irving Elementary School
2520 Pennsylvania Ave
ZIP: 52001
(563) 552-3800
Primary
Total Enrollment 533
Lincoln Elementary School
555 Nevada Street
ZIP: 52001
(563) 552-4050
Primary
Total Enrollment 273
Marshall Elementary School
1450 Rhomberg Ave
ZIP: 52001
(563) 552-4100
Primary
Total Enrollment 301
Prescott Elementary School
1151 White St
ZIP: 52001
(563) 552-4200
Primary
Total Enrollment 270
Thomas Jefferson Middle School
1105 Althauser Ave
ZIP: 52001
(563) 552-4700
Middle
Total Enrollment 594
Carver Elementary School
2007 Radford Road
ZIP: 52002
(563) 552-4500
Primary
Total Enrollment 583
Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School
2001 Radford Rd
ZIP: 52002
(563) 552-5000
Middle
Total Enrollment 1151
Hempstead High School
3715 Pennsylvania Ave
ZIP: 52002
(563) 552-5200
High
Total Enrollment 1657
John Kennedy Elementary School
2135 Woodland
ZIP: 52002
(563) 552-3900
Primary
Total Enrollment 593
Sageville Elementary School
12015 Sherrill Rd
ZIP: 52002
(563) 552-4300
Primary
Total Enrollment 285
Bryant Elementary School
1280 Rush St
ZIP: 52003
(563) 552-3400
Primary
Total Enrollment 262
Table Mound Elementary School
100 Tower Dr
ZIP: 52003
(563) 552-4400
Primary
Total Enrollment 443

Dubuque Private Schools

Anna B Lawther Academy
2445 Hillcrest Rd
ZIP: 52001
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 104
Holy Ghost Elementary School
2981 Central Ave
ZIP: 52001
Elementary
Total Enrollment 109
Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
2005 Kane St
ZIP: 52001
Elementary
Total Enrollment 418
St Anthony School
2175 Rosedale Ave
ZIP: 52001
Elementary
Total Enrollment 131
Wahlert Catholic High School
2005 Kane St
ZIP: 52001
Secondary
Total Enrollment 559
Dubuque Lutheran School
2145 John F Kennedy Rd
ZIP: 52002
Elementary
Total Enrollment 31
Resurrection School
4320 Asbury Rd
ZIP: 52002
Elementary
Total Enrollment 246
St Columbkille School
1198 Rush St
ZIP: 52003
Elementary
Total Enrollment 212
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