Demographics

The Makeup of Our Community

According to the 2020 U.S. Census, the city of Dubuque's demographics include the following:

Total Population =  59,667

Female Population = 51.6%*
Male Population = 48.4%*

Average Household Size = 2.28*

Family Households = 59.1%*
Non-Family Households = 40.9%*
Average Family Size = 2.92*
Median Age = 38*

Race
White = 85.1%
Black or African American = 6.3%
Hispanic or Latino = 3.7%
Asian = 1.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander = 1.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native = 0.4%.

Total Housing Units = 27,174
Housing Occupancy = 92.5%  (65.7%* Owner-occupied, 34.3%* renter-occupied)

*2010 data (awaiting 2020 data)

Download the U.S. Census Bureau's 2010 Demographic Profile Data for Dubuque

Total Area of Dubuque (city limits) = 31.96 square miles
Map of Dubuque's City Limits

Additional Demographic Information:

The U.S. Census Bureau provides basic socio-demographic information gathered every 10 years from the decennial census enumeration. 

American Fact Finder is a subsidiary of the U.S. Census Bureau that compiles a vast array of socio-demographic data at the national, state, county, place, tract, block group and block levels for all territory within the United Sates. AFF conducts continual one, three and five year surveys and provides the most up-to-date census data. 

The State Data Center of Iowa is a source for population, housing, business and government statistics about the state of Iowa and Iowa's cities and counties, including data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Iowa state agencies, and other state and federal sources.

The Greater Dubuque Development Corporation (GDDC), the City's primary economic development partner, is an excellent resource for additional demographic information of the City and County of Dubuque. Additional demographic information is available from GDDC.