ePodunk - The power of place
PLACE SEARCH
   State:    
Include former names         Go To:
Advanced search | Cemetery search
DUBUQUE COMMUNITY PROFILE
Iowa > All counties > Dubuque County > Dubuque
QUICK LINKS

Profile for Dubuque, Iowa, IA

Dubuque postcard post card - Main Street looking south from Eleventh Street, Dubuque, IA
Main Street looking south from Eleventh Street, Dubuque, IA

Send us your Dubuque photos:

Tell us the pros & cons of Dubuque
Blog about Dubuque
Dubuque map

Sponsored Ads

Dubuque is a city in Dubuque County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Julien Dubuque, early settler.

The latitude of Dubuque is 42.500N. The longitude is -90.664W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 617 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 57,204.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$36,785
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Dubuque demographic reports
Dubuque is on the Mississippi River, at the Illinois and Wisconsin borders.
Early lead-mining center; lumber processing became a major industry in the mid-1800s.
Public transportation: KeyLine Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 235. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 4.1 per 1,000 people.
Ranked top home town in the state, February 2001 in the ePodunk Home Towns Index

Ranked No. 2 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index

Filming location for:
· 1981 movie, "Pennies from Heaven"
· 1989 movie, "Field of Dreams"
· 1978 movie, "F.I.S.T."
Well-known residents have included:
· Kate Mulgrew, actress
· Don Ameche, actor
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • DubuqueFest - May 18-20, 2007
  • Dubuque County Fair - July 24-29, 2007
  • Winter Jazz & Blues Festival - Feb. 16-17, 2007
  • Summer Fest - Sept. 10, 2007
  • Mississippi River Heritage Days - Sept. 15-16, 22-23, 2007
  • Octoberfest Polka Festival - Oct. 11-14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Dubuque web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Dubuque Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Eagle Point Park, Mines of Spain State Recreation Area
Dubuque attractions: Dubuque Arboretum, Crystal Lake Cave, casinos
Historic sites and museums: Dubuque Museum of Art, Mathias Ham House Historic Site, Mississippi River Museum
Colleges and universities: Clarke College, Loras College, University of Dubuque, Wartburg Theological Seminary, Emmaus Bible College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
At Dubuque in Iowa, I ate the best apple that I ever encountered.
-- North America
Anthony Trollope

Listed places near Dubuque

Click on a group to see the items on the map
 
Please wait while the map loads... click here to force load
Dubuque
Dubuque County
Iowa
Add extra pins to the map by clicking on the list above the map. You may click the displayed pins for more information, or search the displayed pins by using the above search field.
Census & demographics

Sections below provide additional information and links about Dubuque demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dubuque County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Dubuque area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 52001 ZIP code.

Dubuque, IA locator map
(Also see local map below.)
Dubuque Web sites

Ancestry & family history

43% of Dubuque residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dubuque ancestry & family history guide.

Post a query on a message board:

Records & databases:

Arts

Music

Attractions

Recommendations: The view driving in from Hwy 151 to downtown

Books
Cemeteries
Communities
Companies
Courts & laws
Crime
Deaths
Disability access & rights
Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dubuque was $19,616, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

23% of Dubuque residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Dubuque festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

Dubuque festival web sites:

Geocaching & geography
Gifts & collectibles
Government
Guides to Dubuque
Health
Historical societies
Historical societies
History

Historic districts in Dubuque include Cathedral Historic District, Jackson Park Historic District, Old Main Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Dubuque, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $370.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $808.


Jobs
Libraries

Libraries in Dubuque include Carnegie-Stout Public Library ... View libraries

Maps

Media outlets

Newspapers in Dubuque include Dubuque Telegraph Herald

TV stations in Dubuque include KFXB.

Military
Obituaries
Organizations
Parks & recreation
People
Pets
Photos & post cards
Politics

Dubuque County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dubuque political report.

Postal Service
Religion
Restaurants
Traffic

The average commute time for Dubuque workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Dubuque between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel
Weather
Wildlife

Browse list of Iowa community profiles



Job Search
what
job title, keywords, or company name
where
city, state, zip code
jobs by Indeed


EPODUNK USER REVIEWS & BLOGS

i must say that dubuque is the worst possible place a person can live...

Read the entire blog entry

Visit the Reader Blog Page
Visit the ePodunk Blog
Register for My ePodunk to:

Tell us the pros & cons of Dubuque
Blog about Dubuque

LOCAL GUIDES

More info about Dubuque:

RECORD SEARCHES
EPODUNK EXTRAS
OTHER EPODUNKS
FEEDBACK

Send us your corrections and additions



QUOTES
“ At Dubuque in Iowa, I ate the best apple that I ever encountered. ”
~ North America
Anthony Trollope

Search Health Care Jobs





powered by HospitalJobsOnline.com
Blogs about Dubuque
College Search

Search Associate's degrees, Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees, Certificate programs, Diploma programs, and many others.

Enter your ZIP or Postal code to find schools near you. Your dream major may be just around the corner!