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 38.6   37.8
Under 5 years 6,078 6.3 6.2
5-19 years 19,562 20.2 19.5
20-44 years 29,318 30.3 33.4
45-64 years 25,716 26.7 26.1
65 years and better 15,897 16.4 14.9

 

Household Statistics

  Number   U.S.
Average household size 2.55   2.70

 

Housing Statistics

  Number Percent U.S.
Total housing units 40,818    
Occupied housing units 38,076    
Owner-occupied units 27,476 72.2 63.8
Renter-occupied units 10,600 27.8 36.2

 

Educational Attainment

  Number Percent U.S.
Percent high school graduate or higher   92.3% 87.3%
Percent bachelor's degree or higher   30.0% 30.9%
Less than 9th grade 1,609 2.5% 5.4%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,351 5.2% 7.2%
High school graduate 21,308 33.2% 27.3%
Some college, no degree 12,660 19.7% 20.8%
Associate degree 5,952 9.3% 8.3%
Bachelor's degree 12,572 19.6% 19.1%
Graduate or professional degree 6,679 10.4% 11.8%

 

National Rankings (U.S. News, 2018) 

  Number
Overall State Ranking (1 = best) 1st
Healthcare (1 = best) 3rd
Opportunity (1 = best) 4th
Education (1 = best) 5th

 

Economic Characteristics

  Number Percent U.S.
In labor force (age 16 and over) 52,880 68.8 63.4
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 16.4   26.4
Median household income (dollars) 59,150   57,652
Median family income (dollars) 74,270   70,850
Per capita income (dollars) 30,117   31,117
Familes below poverty level   7.3 10.5
Individuals below poverty level   11.9 14.6

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