Dubuque, Iowa Population 2024

58,117

Dubuque is a city located in Dubuque County Iowa. Dubuque has a 2024 population of 58,117. It is also the county seat of Dubuque County.Dubuque is currently declining at a rate of -0.65% annually and its population has decreased by -2.56% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 59,642 in 2020.

The average household income in Dubuque is $83,629 with a poverty rate of 13%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Dubuque is 37.9 years, 36.3 years for males, and 39.8 years for females.

Dubuque Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Dubuque was:

  • White: 87.79%
  • Two or more races: 4.49%
  • Black or African American: 4.06%
  • Asian: 1.57%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.13%
  • Other race: 0.79%
  • Native American: 0.18%
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
30.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,898.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.56% (-1,525)
The current population of Dubuque, Iowa is 58,117 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 59,642.

Dubuque, Iowa Population 2024

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Dubuque Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White52,07387.79%
Two or more races2,6614.49%
Black or African American2,4064.06%
Asian9331.57%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander6701.13%
Other race4670.79%
Native American1050.18%
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Native American

Dubuque Population by Race

Dubuque Population Pyramid 2024

Dubuque Median Age

37.9

Total

36.3

Male

39.8

Female

Dubuque Adults

There are 47,734 adults, (11,873 of whom are seniors) in Dubuque.

Dubuque Age Dependency

65.4

Age Dependency Ratio

33.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Dubuque Sex Ratio

Female30,36751.2%
Male28,94848.8%

Dubuque Population by Age

Dubuque Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All25,1982.264.835.2
Non Family11,0261.2646.653.4
Married10,5962.8987.412.6
Female2,4383.1446.353.7
Male1,1382.9669.230.8
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2.87

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

64.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Dubuque Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Dubuque Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dubuque Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 95.69%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 42.03%.

Dubuque Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$42,280

Average Earnings

$51,332

Average Male

$35,733

Average Female

Dubuque Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dubuque Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Dubuque Language

94.65% of Dubuque residents speak only English, while 5.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.39% of the population.

Dubuque Language

Dubuque Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White48,5205,45611.24%
Black2,14391442.65%
Multiple2,46543517.65%
Islander67025938.66%
Hispanic1,48419313.01%
Other4678417.99%
Asian911374.06%
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13%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.86%

Male Poverty Rate

15.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dubuque

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dubuque is Black, with 42.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dubuque is Asian, with 4.06% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.75%.

Dubuque Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.57%
Some College11.29%
High School10.67%
Bachelors or Greater6.99%
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Dubuque Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed35.09%
Female Unemployed32.9%
Female Employed9.15%
Male Employed5.45%
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Dubuque Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dubuque Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Dubuque Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.7%

Male Marriage Rate

42.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Dubuque Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Dubuque Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Dubuque Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Dubuque Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,369

Number of Veterans

3,185

Male Veterans

184

Female Veterans

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Dubuque Veterans by War

count

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Dubuque Veterans by Age

count

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Dubuque Veterans by Race

Dubuque Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dubuque Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.9%

Labor Force Participation

61.6%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Dubuque Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Dubuque Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Dubuque Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

68.54%

Born in Dubuque

96%

Native Born

4%

Foreign Born

2.45%

Non Citizen

1.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96% of Dubuque residents were born in the United States, with 68.54% having been born in Iowa. 2.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Dubuque Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202956,227-378-0.67%
202856,605-378-0.66%
202756,983-378-0.66%
202657,361-378-0.65%
202557,739-378-0.65%
202458,117-378-0.65%
202358,495-378-0.64%
202258,873-378-0.64%
202159,251-391-0.66%
202059,6421,7403.01%
201957,902-100-0.17%
201858,002-364-0.62%
201758,366750.13%
201658,291-334-0.57%
201558,62570.01%
201458,618940.16%
201358,5243390.58%
201258,1852080.36%
201157,9772830.49%
201057,69480.01%
200057,6861400.24%
199057,546-4,828-7.74%
198062,374650.1%
197062,3095,70310.07%
196056,6066,93513.96%
195049,6715,77913.17%
194043,8922,2135.31%
193041,6792,5386.48%
192039,1416471.68%
191038,4942,1976.05%
190036,2975,98619.75%
189030,3118,05736.2%
188022,2543,82020.72%
187018,4345,43441.8%
186013,0009,892318.28%
18503,108
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Dubuque Population by Year