Dubuque, IA

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Living in Dubuque

Dubuque is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 59,667 people and 20 constituent neighborhoods, Dubuque is the 11th largest community in Iowa.

Unlike some cities, Dubuque isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Dubuque are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dubuque is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dubuque who work in office and administrative support (12.72%), sales jobs (10.46%), and management occupations (7.89%).

Also of interest is that Dubuque has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Dubuque spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.74 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The education level of Dubuque citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.70% of adults in Dubuque have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Dubuque in 2018 was $30,664, which is middle income relative to Iowa, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $122,656 for a family of four. However, Dubuque contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Dubuque is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Dubuque home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dubuque residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Dubuque include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Dubuque is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.