Demographics

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Examine this demographic information to learn more about Dubuque's population.

  2017 Estimate 2010 Actual 2000
Population 97,041 93,653 89,143
Percent of increase from 2000 8.86% 5.06%  

 

Below figures are 2016 Estimates from the Census American Community Survey.

General Characteristics

  Number Percent U.S.
Total population 97,041 (2017 Estimate)    
Male 47,634 49.4 49.2
Female 48,725 50.6 50.8

 

Population by Age

  Number Percent U.S.
Median age 38.5   37.7
Under 5 years 6,012 6.2 6.2
5-19 years 19,518 20.2 19.6
20-44 years 29,415 30.5 33.4
45-64 years 25,829 26.8 26.2
65 years and better 15,585 16.2 14.5

 

Household Statistics

  Number   U.S.
Average household size 2.33   2.62

 

Housing Statistics

  Number Percent U.S.
Total housing units 40,424    
Occupied housing units 38,006    
Owner-occupied units 27,463 72.3 63.6
Renter-occupied units 10,543 27.7 36.4

 

Educational Attainment

  Number Percent U.S.
Percent high school graduate or higher   92.3% 87.0%
Percent bachelor's degree or higher   29.2% 30.3%
Less than 9th grade 1,705 2.7% 5.6%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,198 5.0% 7.4%
High school graduate 22,234 34.7% 27.5%
Some college, no degree 12,217 19.1% 21.0%
Associate degree 6,015 9.4% 8.2%
Bachelor's degree 12,414 19.4% 18.8%
Graduate or professional degree 6,299 9.8% 11.5%

 

National Rankings

  Number
Most livable state (1 = best) 2nd
Healthiest state (1 = best) 16th
Safest state (1 = best) 10th

 

Economic Characteristics

  Number Percent U.S.
In labor force (age 16 and over) 52,935 69.0 63.5
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 16.5   26.1
Median household income (dollars) 56,154   55,322
Median family income (dollars) 70,159   67,871
Per capita income (dollars) 28,526   29,829
Familes below poverty level   7.9 11.0
Individuals below poverty level   12.5 15.1

To view additional census data, please visit www.census.gov