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 57,882 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Dubuque is the ninth 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 (12.29%), sales jobs (10.93%), and management occupations (8.60%).

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.

One thing noticeable about Dubuque, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Dubuque is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Dubuque a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

One of the benefits of Dubuque is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.90 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The education level of Dubuque citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.07% of adults in Dubuque have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Dubuque in 2018 was $29,135, which is middle income relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $116,540 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.