Profile for Dubuque, Iowa, IA
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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.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor 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 No. 2 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Ranked top home town in the state, February 2001 in the ePodunk Home 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
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks, Panera Bread
Local festivals include:
- DubuqueFest - May 18-20, 2007
- Octoberfest Polka Festival - Oct. 11-14, 2007
- Winter Jazz & Blues Festival - Feb. 16-17, 2007
- Mississippi River Heritage Days - Sept. 15-16, 22-23, 2007
- Dubuque County Fair - July 24-29, 2007
- Summer Fest - Sept. 10, 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.)
At Dubuque in Iowa, I ate the best apple that I ever encountered.
-- North America
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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.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dubuque was $19,616, compared with $21,587 nationally.
23% of Dubuque residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dubuque festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- DubuqueFest - M
- Dubuque County Fair - J
- Winter Jazz & Blues Festival - F
- Summer Fest - S
- Mississippi River Heritage Days - S
- Octoberfest Polka Festival - O
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Historic districts in Dubuque include Cathedral Historic District, Jackson Park Historic District, Old Main Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Dubuque, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $370. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $808.
Libraries in Dubuque include Carnegie-Stout Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Dubuque include Dubuque Telegraph Herald
TV stations in Dubuque include KFXB.
Dubuque County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dubuque political report.
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.
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