Dubuque, IA
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Dubuque is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 58,799 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Dubuque is the ninth largest community in Iowa. Dubuque has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Dubuque is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Dubuque is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dubuque who work in office and administrative support (14.30%), sales jobs (11.20%), and food service (8.91%).

Also of interest is that Dubuque has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One of the benefits of Dubuque is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.82 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The overall education level of Dubuque is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.92% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Dubuque in 2010 was $25,148, which is upper middle income relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $100,592 for a family of four. However, Dubuque contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Dubuque home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dubuque residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Dubuque include Irish, English, French , and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Dubuque is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.