Dubuque, Iowa 

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+1.6% since 2020

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8.9 / 4.2

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Best Places to Live in Dubuque, Iowa

Dubuque, Iowa is a vibrant and welcoming city located along the Mississippi River. From its bustling downtown to the nearby nature reserves, Dubuque has something for everyone. For those looking to explore the local culture there are plenty of museums, galleries, and monuments around town. Meanwhile outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the area's natural beauty with a hike or bike ride through one of the many trails or parks around. Plus, with its convenient location close to major cities like Chicago and Minneapolis, visitors have easy access for a day trip if desired. With so much to offer, it's no wonder why Dubuque remains a popular destination year-round! Small industrial town - Extreme eastern Iowa along Mississippi River at Illinois border.
State: Iowa
County: Dubuque County
Metro Area: Dubuque Metro Area
City: Dubuque
Zip Codes: 52001 52002 52003
Cost of Living: -18.0% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 798 ft above sea level

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Dubuque, Ia Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Historic interest
Small-town atmosphere
Low crime rate
Harsh climate
Low ethnic diversity

What Bert Has To Say About Dubuque Metro Area

Dubuque is an upper Mississippi River town and old industrial center. The city retains a rich historic core with old Victorian brick buildings rising gradually away from the Mississippi waterfront. The town and its buildings have frequently served as a movie set. The waterfront has seen some new investments, including a new aquarium and a convention center. Economically, Dubuque is supported by a large John Deere plant and A. Y. McDonald, a producer of brass fittings, plumbing and heavy pipe works, also with an Anderson Windows plant and several smaller manufacturing facilities.


The unemployment rate in Dubuque is 4.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Dubuque jobs have increased by 0.3%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Dubuque's cost of living is 18.0% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Dubuque's Cost of Living

June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Dubuque, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Dubuque county remained Republican, 50.5% to 47.6%. More Voting Stats

Dubuque's population is 59,379 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 1.6%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 14.5 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Dubuque is Real Estate: $208,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 11.3%.

Dubuque public schools spend $12,325 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.4 students per teacher in Dubuque. More Education

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Housing Market in Dubuque

It's a good time to buy in Dubuque. Home Appreciation is up 11.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Dubuque is $208,400.
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Reviews for Dubuque   15 Reviews
Nice place to live for the cost of living. - 10/6/2022
I have been here for 3 years. I enjoy it here. I travel all over the country for work. Dubuque is the perfect size of city for me. I was born and raised in the Pacific... Read More

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No opportunity - 11/29/2020
I've lived in Dubuque for over 25 years. Dubuque is not a very good place to live if you are open minded and want to experience new things. Dubuque is an old town with... Read More

Great town to live in! - 3/2/2018
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