Demographics

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

  2016 Estimate 2010 Actual 2000
Population 97,003 93,653 89,143
Percent of increase from 2000 8.82% 5.06%  

 

Below figures are 2015 Estimates from the Census American Community Survey.

General Characteristics

  Number Percent U.S.
Total population 97,003 (2016 Estimate)    
Male 47,927 49.4 49.2
Female 49,076 50.5 50.8

 

Population by Age

  Number Percent U.S.
Median age 38.5   37.6
Under 5 years 6,135 6.3 6.3
5-19 years 19,178 19.7 19.7
20-44 years 29,738 30.7 33.4
45-64 years 25,501 26.3 26.3
65 years and better 16,451 17.0 14.1

 

Household Statistics

  Number   U.S.
Average household size 2.41   2.64
Average family size 2.96   3.24

 

Housing Statistics

  Number Percent U.S.
Total housing units 40,077    
Occupied housing units 37,891    
Owner-occupied units 27,445 68.5 63.9
Renter-occupied units 10,446 26.1 36.1

 

Educational Attainment

  Number Percent U.S.
Percent high school graduate or higher   92.1% 86.7%
Percent bachelor's degree or higher   28.7% 29.8%
Less than 9th grade 1,844 2.9% 5.7%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,198 5.0% 7.6%
High school graduate 22,529 35.4% 27.8%
Some college, no degree 12,034 18.9% 21.1%
Associate degree 5,825 9.1% 8.1%
Bachelor's degree 11,949 18.8% 18.5%
Graduate or professional degree 6,335 9.9% 11.2%

 

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) 52,387 68.7 63.7
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 16.9   25.9
Median household income (dollars) 54,605   53,889
Median family income (dollars) 68,157   66,011
Per capita income (dollars) 27,096   28,930
Familes below poverty level   7.8 11.3
Individuals below poverty level   12.2 15.5

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