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Dubuque Metro Area Population and Races


As of 2010-2014, the total population of Dubuque Area is 95,166. The Dubuque Area population density is 154.33 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 54.70 people per square mile and is higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Dubuque Area is white, which represent 93.95% of the total population. The average Dubuque Area education level is about the same as the state average and is about the same as the national average.

Topics:Population DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 95,166. #387

Population Density, #237

Dubuque Area
154.33 per square mile
54.70 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:89,409 (93.95%, #152)
Black:1,503 (1.58%, #621)
Hispanic:1,970 (2.07%, #720)
Asian:1,287 (1.35%, #323)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):227 (0.24%, #640)
One Race, Other:83 (0.09%, see rank)
Two or More Races:2,657 (2.79%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:249 (19.35%, see rank)
Chinese:243 (18.88%, see rank)
Filipino:54 (4.20%, see rank)
Japanese:58 (4.51%, see rank)
Korean:84 (6.53%, see rank)
Vietnamese:271 (21.06%, see rank)
Asian, Other:328 (25.49%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

81,811 (85.97%) out of the total population of 95,166 reported first ancestry.

 Dubuque Area% of the Total PopulationIowaU.S.
Arab2170.23%, see rank0.27%0.56%
Czech8980.94%, see rank1.89%0.47%
Danish4510.47%, see rank1.86%0.42%
Dutch1,4791.55%, see rank4.35%1.40%
English6,1476.46%, see rank8.78%8.02%
French2,9103.06%, see rank2.60%3.34%
German50,30152.86%, see rank36.73%15.03%
Greek6590.69%, see rank0.22%0.41%
Hungarian1180.12%, see rank0.12%0.46%
Irish21,40522.49%, see rank14.07%10.80%
Italian2,1312.24%, see rank2.10%5.52%
Norwegian2,2672.38%, see rank5.34%1.42%
Polish1,3981.47%, see rank1.28%3.01%
Portuguese480.05%, see rank0.06%0.44%
Russian1360.14%, see rank0.36%0.92%
Scotch-Irish4830.51%, see rank0.85%0.99%
Scottish9230.97%, see rank1.51%1.72%
Subsaharan African2110.22%, see rank0.56%0.95%
Swedish1,6181.70%, see rank2.92%1.27%
Swiss5990.63%, see rank0.47%0.30%
Ukrainian740.08%, see rank0.09%0.31%
American5,5665.85%, see rank6.36%7.12%
Welsh5040.53%, see rank0.67%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 46,852 (49.23%, see rank)
Females: 48,314 (50.77%, see rank)

Dubuque Area
Male: 49.23%
Female: 50.77%
Male: 49.58%
Female: 50.42%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Dubuque Area
38.90 years old
38.00 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Dubuque Area
37.30 years old
36.70 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Dubuque Area
40.50 years old
39.40 years old
38.80 years old

 Dubuque Area% of the Total PopulationIowaU.S.
Under 5 years5,8506.15%, see rank6.39%6.36%
5 to 9 years6,0386.34%, see rank6.62%6.51%
10 to 14 years6,4976.83%, see rank6.58%6.59%
15 to 19 years6,9457.30%, see rank6.96%6.85%
20 to 24 years6,6566.99%, see rank7.21%7.13%
25 to 34 years11,80612.41%, see rank12.65%13.47%
35 to 44 years10,62611.17%, see rank11.80%12.96%
45 to 54 years13,54314.23%, see rank13.73%14.09%
55 to 64 years12,39613.03%, see rank12.80%12.29%
65 to 74 years7,4637.84%, see rank7.81%7.64%
75 to 84 5,2155.48%, see rank4.98%4.25%
85 years and over2,1312.24%, see rank2.48%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Dubuque AreaIowaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population63,180, 100%2,038,942209,056,129
Less Than High School5,148, 8.15%, see rank8.73%13.67%
High School Graduate22,649, 35.85%, see rank32.51%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree17,850, 28.25%, see rank32.40%29.09%
Bachelor Degree11,520, 18.23%, see rank17.99%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree6,013, 9.52%, see rank8.36%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.63, see rank13.6013.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Dubuque Area IowaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten3,22069.50%30.50%78.45%21.55%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)9,60876.67%, see rank23.33%, see rank89.39%10.61%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)4,94987.65%, see rank12.35%, see rank92.11%7.89%90.60%9.40%
College6,49237.55%, see rank62.45%, see rank74.24%25.76%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School1,17536.43%, see rank63.57%, see rank64.78%35.22%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Dubuque AreaIowaU.S.
Total Households37,720, 100%1,232,228116,211,092
Average Household Size2.41, see rank2.422.63
1 Person Households10,655, 28.25%, see rank28.77%27.57%
2 or More Person Households27,065, 71.75%, see rank71.23%72.43%
Family Households (Families)24,590, 65.19%, see rank64.68%66.22%
Average Family Size3.02, see rank3.053.32
Married-Couple Family19,721, 52.28%, see rank51.37%48.42%
Nonfamily Households13,130, 34.81%, see rank35.32%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Dubuque Area%IowaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total76,781see rank2,475,176252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over37,550100%, see rank1,217,529123,281,364
Never Married12,62533.62%, see rank31.87%35.77%
Married20,69655.12%, see rank55.49%52.04%
Widowed9662.57%, see rank2.60%2.57%
Divorced3,2638.69%, see rank10.05%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over39,231100%, see rank1,257,647129,692,771
Never Married11,18628.51%, see rank25.22%29.48%
Married20,63852.61%, see rank53.54%49.19%
Widowed3,6559.32%, see rank9.92%9.16%
Divorced3,7529.56%, see rank11.31%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Dubuque Area%IowaU.S.
Native92,94597.67%, see rank95.33%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence71,84575.49%, see rank71.51%58.73%
Born in Different State20,67421.72%, see rank23.31%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
4260.45%, see rank0.51%1.42%
Foreign Born2,2212.33%, see rank4.67%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship1,1261.18%, see rank1.75%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship1,0951.15%, see rank2.91%7.09%
Born In Europe5310.56%, see rank0.68%1.53%
Born In Asia1,0641.12%, see rank1.60%3.82%
Born In Africa1010.11%, see rank0.39%0.55%
Born In Oceania1230.13%, see rank0.04%0.07%
Born In Latin America2920.31%, see rank1.84%6.83%
Born In Northern America1100.12%, see rank0.12%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Dubuque Area%IowaU.S.
English36,02395.50%, see rank92.20%79.39%
Spanish9122.42%, see rank3.98%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages4611.22%, see rank1.97%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages2770.73%, see rank1.36%3.36%
Other470.12%, see rank0.50%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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