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0.47% growth
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Median Household Income
2.84% growth
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Number of Employees
1.39% growth
Median Property Value
2.41% growth

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The economy of Dubuque County, IA employs 50,796 people. The economy of Dubuque County, IA is specialized in Manufacturing; Management of Companies & Enterprises; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, which employ respectively 1.59; 1.49; and 1.37 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Dubuque County, IA are Manufacturing (8,375), Retail trade (6,971), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (6,648), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($55,033), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($41,596), and Transportation & Warehousing ($40,928).

Median household income in Dubuque County, IA is $56,154. Males in Dubuque County, IA have an average income that is 1.46 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,948. The income inequality of Dubuque County, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Dubuque County, IA. In Dubuque County, IA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 73 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,240. Wapello County, IA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Iowa.


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Dubuque County, IA is home to a population of 96,359 people, from which 98.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Dubuque County, IA is composed of 88,470 White residents (91.8%), 2,558 Black residents (2.65%), 2,126 Hispanic residents (2.21%), 1,550 Two+ residents (1.61%), and 1,230 Asian residents (1.28%). The most common foreign languages in Dubuque County, IA are Spanish (1,487 speakers), German (286 speakers), and Other Pacific Island (274 speakers), but compared to other places, Dubuque County, IA has a relative high number of Laotian (106 speakers), Other Pacific Island (274 speakers), and German (286 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Dubuque County, IA awarded 1,507 degrees. The student population of Dubuque County, IA is skewed towards females, with 651 male students and 856 female students. Most students in Dubuque County, IA are White (1,224 and 81.2%), followed by Unknown (76 and 5.04%), Hispanic or Latino (54 and 3.58%), and Black or African American (53 and 3.52%). The largest universities in Dubuque County, IA by number of graduates are University of Dubuque (515 and 34.2%), Loras College (405 and 26.9%), and Clarke University (319 and 21.2%). The most popular majors in Dubuque County, IA are General Business Administration & Management (108 and 7.17%), Registered Nursing (77 and 5.11%), and General Psychology (71 and 4.71%). The median tuition costs in Dubuque County, IA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $29,900 and $29,900 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Dubuque County, IA is $153,000, which is 0.75 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $149,400 to $153,000, a 2.41% increase. The homeownership rate of Dubuque County, IA is 72.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Dubuque County, IA have an average commute time of 15.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Dubuque County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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