Dubuque County, IA

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2022 Population
98,812
0.127% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.7
0.259% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.95%
6.93% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$73,495
7.77% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$210,300
14.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
51,346
0.352% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Dubuque County, IA had a population of 98.8k people with a median age of 38.7 and a median household income of $73,495. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Dubuque County, IA grew from 98,687 to 98,812, a 0.127% increase and its median household income grew from $68,198 to $73,495, a 7.77% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Dubuque County, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.97%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.23%), and White (Hispanic) (1.16%).

None of the households in Dubuque County, IA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.2% of the residents in Dubuque County, IA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Dubuque County, IA are University of Dubuque (582 degrees awarded in 2022), Loras College (408 degrees), and Clarke University (264 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Dubuque County, IA was $210,300, and the homeownership rate was 73.3%.

Most people in Dubuque County, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Dubuque County, IA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Dubuque County, IA is home to a population of 98.8k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.85% of Dubuque County, IA residents were born outside of the country (2.82k people).

In 2022, there were 30.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (88.5k people) in Dubuque County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.93k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.57k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.2%
2022 Citizenship
98.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.2% of Dubuque County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Dubuque County, IA was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Dubuque County, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    88.5k ± 170
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.93k ± 437
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.57k ± 479
2.76%
Hispanic Population
2.72k people

In 2022, there were 30.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (88.5k people) in Dubuque County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.93k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.57k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.76% of the people in Dubuque County, IA are hispanic (2.72k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    42,604 ± 5,034 people
  2. India
    12,351 ± 2,723 people
  3. Vietnam
    7,795 ± 2,165 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Iowa was Mexico, the natal country of 42,604 Iowa residents, followed by India with 12,351 and Vietnam with 7,795.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.85%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.82k people
2.78%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.74k people

As of 2022, 2.85% of Dubuque County, IA residents (2.82k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Dubuque County, IA was 2.78%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,162 ± 302
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    746 ± 192
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    668 ± 173

Dubuque County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.9 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Dubuque County, IA employs 51.3k people. The largest industries in Dubuque County, IA are Manufacturing (8,735 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,903 people), and Retail Trade (6,239 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($205,521), Utilities ($105,250), and Public Administration ($68,194).

Males in Iowa have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,745. The income inequality in Iowa (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

51.3k
2022 Value
± 1,459
0.352%
1 Year growth
± 4.03%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Dubuque County, IA grew at a rate of 0.352%, from 51.2k employees to 51.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dubuque County, IA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,852 people), Management Occupations (5,088 people), and Production Occupations (4,791 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dubuque County, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

51.3k
2022 Value
± 1,459
0.352%
1 Year growth
± 4.03%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Dubuque County, IA grew at a rate of 0.352%, from 51.2k employees to 51.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dubuque County, IA, are Manufacturing (8,735 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,903 people), and Retail Trade (6,239 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dubuque County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Dubuque County, IA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$53,108
Median earning men ± $1,792
$35,848
Median earning women ± $1,610

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($72,500), Public Administration ($69,611), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($64,113).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($58,315), Construction ($56,111), and Information ($52,917).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.57M people employed in Iowa. This represents a 1.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,044
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 746
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 616
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Dubuque County, IA went to Donald J. Trump with 50.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (47.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.03%).

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing the state of Iowa. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Iowa

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Chuck Grassley
Senator from Iowa3
Assumed office on January 3, 1981
Joni Ernst
Senator from Iowa2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing Iowa.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Iowa

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Dubuque County, IA awarded 1,499 degrees. The student population of Dubuque County, IA in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 2,409 male students and 2,286 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Dubuque County, IA are White (1,095 and 76.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (97 and 6.8%), Unknown (96 and 6.73%), and Black or African American (81 and 5.68%).

The largest universities in Dubuque County, IA by number of degrees awarded are University of Dubuque (582 and 38.8%), Loras College (408 and 27.2%), and Clarke University (264 and 17.6%).

The most popular majors in Dubuque County, IA are General Business Administration & Management (148 and 9.87%), Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (108 and 7.2%), and Sport & Fitness Management (69 and 4.6%).

The median tuition cost in Dubuque County, IA for private four year colleges is $34,750.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Dubuque County, IA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 86.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 4,695 (51.3% men and 48.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 4,695 students enrolled in Dubuque County, IA, 51.3% men and 48.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,120 records, of which 53.5% were women and 46.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 69 degrees awarded
  2. 61 degrees awarded
  3. 147 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Dubuque County, IA was Sport & Fitness Management with 69 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Dubuque County, IA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 582 degrees awarded
  2. 408 degrees awarded
  3. 264 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Dubuque with 582 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 639 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Dubuque County, IA, which is 0.743 times less than the 860 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,095 degrees mean that there were 11.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 97 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($34,750) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,443) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($800) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.66% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.685% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (751k), Some college (564k), and Bachelors Degree (469k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Dubuque County, IA was $210,300 in 2022, which is 0.746 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $183,700 to $210,300, a 14.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Dubuque County, IA is 73.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Dubuque County, IA have an average commute time of 17.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Dubuque County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Dubuque County, IA is $73,495. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Dubuque County, IA was Census Tract 101.04 with a value of $129,522, followed by Census Tract 101.05 and Census Tract 102.01, with respective values of $111,750 and $108,125.

In 2022, 11.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Dubuque County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.597%.

Property

$210,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,645
$29,312
Median Property Taxes
±$961

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Rent vs Own

73.3%
Homeownership
2022
63.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.3% of the housing units in Dubuque County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 101.04
  2. Census Tract 101.05
  3. Census Tract 102.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Dubuque County, IA was Census Tract 101.04 with a value of $129,522, followed by Census Tract 101.05 and Census Tract 102.01, with respective values of $111,750 and $108,125.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Dubuque County, IA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$73,495
Median Household Income
± $2,421
40k
Number of Households
± 1,240

In 2022, the median household income of the 40k households in Dubuque County, IA grew to $73,495 from the previous year's value of $68,198.

The following chart displays the households in Dubuque County, IA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Dubuque County, IA is from Iowa.
0.442
2022 Wage GINI in Iowa
0.439
2021 Wage GINI in Iowa

In 2022, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.723% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Iowa was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Iowa in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.66%)
  3. Carpooled (6.35%)

In 2022, 80% of workers in Dubuque County, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.66%) and those who carpooled to work (6.35%).

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Commute Time

17.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dubuque County, IA have a shorter commute time (17.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.53% of the workforce in Dubuque County, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 11.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Dubuque County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.597%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.95% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dubuque County, IA (9.48k out of 95.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Dubuque County, IA is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 10.4% of the children was living in poverty in Dubuque County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 210 in Dubuque County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 37.2 per 100,000 population.

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Health

96.6% of the population of Dubuque County, IA has health coverage, with 56.9% on employee plans, 13.2% on Medicaid, 14.4% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 1.13% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Dubuque County, IA see 1280 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.06% increase from the previous year (1242 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1251 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 581 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,280 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Dubuque County, IA

Primary care physicians in Dubuque County, IA see an average of 1,280 patients per year. This represents a 3.06% increase from the previous year (1,242 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.4% under 18 years, 21.1% between 18 and 34 years, 36.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 18% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.41%
Uninsured
56.9%
Employer Coverage
13.2%
Medicaid
14.4%
Medicare
11%
Non-Group
1.13%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dubuque County, IA declined by 0.194% from 3.42% to 3.41%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 40.6 in Dubuque County, IA.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 33.7% in Dubuque County, IA.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 4.87% in Dubuque County, IA.

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