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Government Contacts

City of Dubuque | www.cityofdubuque.org
Emergency | 911
Fire Dept. non-emergency | 563.589.4160
Police Dept. non-emergency | 563.589.4415
Carnegie-Stout Public Library | 563.589.4225 www.dubuque.lib.ia.us
Leisure Services | 563.589.4263 www.cityofdubuque.org/439/Leisure-Services

City Hall | 50 W. 13th Street | 563.589.4100
Animal License | 563.589.4122
Bicycle License | 563.589.4122
Refuse Collection & Recycling | 563.589.4144

City Hall Annex | 1300 Main Street
Health Services | 563.589.4181
Human Rights | 563.589.4190

County of Dubuque | www.dubuquecounty.org
Courthouse | 720 Central Ave
Boat License | 563.589.4434
Sherriff | 563.589.4406
Vehicle Registration | Dubuque County Treasurer Motor Vehicle Division | 563.589.4450
Voter Registration | 563.589.4457

City of Asbury | www.cityofasbury.com
Emergency | 911
Fire Dept. non-emergency | 563.556.5874
Police Dept. non-emergency | 563.585.1874
City Hall| 5080 Asbury Road | 563.556.7106

US Postal Service | www.usps.com
350 W. 6th St Ste. 109 | 563.582.3674

View a full listing of communities in the Greater Dubuque area.

Utilities

Electricity | Alliant Energy | 800.255.4268 | www.alliantenergy.com
Electricity | Maquoketa Valley Electric Cooperative | 800.927.6068 | www.mvec.coop
Natural Gas | Black Hills Energy | 800.303.0752 | www.blackhillsenergy.com
Water | City of Dubuque | 563.589.4291 | www.cityofdubuque.org
Telecommunications (internet, phone, and/or television)

CenturyLink | 877-405-5143
MediaCom | 855.633.4226
Windstream | 855.246.2190
Wisconsin Independent Network | 715.832.3750

ComElec Services | 563.556.6526
Broadnet Connect | 877.578.1741
CS Technologies | 563.556.0499
Bernard Telephone and Communications | 563.879.320

 

Newspapers

Local Newspaper: Telegraph Herald | www.thonline.com
State Newspaper: Des Moines Register | www.desmoinesregister.com

 

City Demographics

  • City/County Population: 97,003 (2016 Dubuque County Estimate)
  • Median Age: 38.9
  • Household Information:
    - Average Household size: 2.41
    - Housing Units: 39,770
    - Race:
       - White 93.7%
       - Black 3.0%
       - Native American .2%
       - Asian 1.4%
       - Hispanic 2.2%
 

Climate

Month Average 
Low
Average 
High
Average 
Precipitation
Average 
Snowfall
January 11° 27° 1.2 in 10 in
February 16° 31° 1.4 in 9 in
March 27° 44° 2.4 in 6.3 in
April 38° 59° 3.7 in 2 in
May 48° 69° 4.2 in - - -
June 58° 79° 4.4 in - - -
July 62° 82° 4.3 in - - -
August 60° 80° 4.4 in - - -
September 52° 72° 3.5 in - - -
October 40° 60° 2.7 in - - -
November 29° 45° 2.4 in 2.8 in
December 15° 30° 1.8 in 11.8 in

SOURCE: weatherbase.com

 

Recreation

From parks to biking trails, golf to skiing, swimming to tennis, boating to hunting and much more, the community boasts a vast array of recreational opportunities in any season – for both children and adults. Visit these sites for more information: City of Dubuque Leisure ServicesDubuque County Conservation, and Travel Dubuque

 

Voter Registration

To register to vote in the State of Iowa, contact the County Election office.
Dubuque County Courthouse
720 Central Avenue
Dubuque, Iowa 52001
563.589.4457
elections@dbqco.org

 

Driver's License Bureau Information

Dubuque Driver's License Station
2460 Gateway Drive
Dubuque, Iowa 52003
Telephone: 563-583-9844

https://iowadot.gov/mvd/driverslicense/driverslicense/dlsites/dubuque

Hours:

 

Monday Closed
Tuesday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Credit & debit cards cannot be accepted as payment for driver's licenses, identification or other fees at this time. For more information contact the Bureau at 563.583.9844 or log on to: http://www.iowadot.gov/

 

Transportation

Dubuque is served by Highway 20 that stretches from central Iowa through Dubuque to central Illinois. Much of it is four-lane. Highway 52 is a scenic two-lane highway that hugs the river's banks and stretches into northeast Iowa, southwest Wisconsin and northwestern Illinois. Highway 61/151 is a four-lane highway that carries travelers south to the Quad Cities and further south, west to Iowa City onto Interstate 80, and north into Wisconsin and onto Madison.

Click here to view a map of our major roadways and Midwest Metros. 

The Dubuque Regional Airport serves both business and leisure travelers with service through American Eagle between Dubuque and Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Private and corporate jets also make use of the great central location of the airport as well.

 

Distances to Midwestern Metros

City Distance (in miles) Distance (in kilometers)
Quad Cities IA 70 113
Cedar Rapids IA 70 113
Madison WI 90 145
Waterloo IA 91 146
Rockford IL 94 151
Peoria, IL 168 070
Milwaukee WI 171 275
Chicago IL 183 295
Des Moines IA 189 304
Minneapolis/St. Paul MN 260 418
St. Louis MO 310 499
Omaha NE 320 515
Kansas City MO 393 634
Source: Mapquest
 

 

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