Dubuque, IA


Highest Appreciating Dubuque Neighborhoods Since 2000

Dubuque, IA Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Dubuque Housing Market Information

With 58,799 people, 23,901 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $137,605, house prices in Dubuque are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Dubuque, accounting for 62.60% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Dubuque include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 15.83%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 14.75%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 4.07%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Dubuque are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 59.18% owning and 40.82% renting.

The housing in Dubuque was primarily built before 1939 ( 33.07%), making the housing stock in Dubuque some of the oldest overall in America, although there is a range of ages of homes in Dubuque. The next most important housing age is between 1940-1969 ( 30.94%), followed by between 1970-1999 ( 26.14%). There's also some housing in Dubuque built between 2000 and later ( 9.84%).

Dubuque Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Dubuque have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 11.98%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Dubuque house appreciation rate of 1.14%.

Over the last year, Dubuque appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Dubuque's appreciation rate has been 3.11%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Dubuque were at -1.98%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -7.69%.

Notably, Dubuque's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

Relative to Iowa, our data show that Dubuque's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 70% of the other cities and towns in Iowa.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Dubuque differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Dubuque - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Dubuque real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,064,000 0.2
$798,001 - $1,064,000 0.2
$532,001 - $798,000 1.0
$426,001 - $532,000 0.7
$319,001 - $426,000 3.4
$213,001 - $319,000 10.2
$107,001 - $213,000 54.0
$53,001 - $107,000 23.5
$0 - $53,000 6.8

High for IA
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
55.9562873549748 39.7530864197531

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Dubuque Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
43.00% 2.10% 5 5
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$938 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 59.18
Renters 40.82
Vacant 6.21

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 9.8
1970 - 1999 26.1
1940 - 1969 30.9
1939 or Older 33.1

Types of Homes

Single-Family 62.6
Townhomes 4.1
Small Apt. Buildings 14.8
Apt. Complexes 15.8
Mobile Homes 2.8
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.42
1 Bedroom 10.60
2 Bedrooms 28.58
3 Bedrooms 42.00
4 Bedrooms 13.43
5 or more bedrooms 2.97