A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$132,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$707
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%

Dubuque Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    179
    0
  • Murder
    9
    0
  • Rape
    53
    41
  • Robbery
    46
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    960
    1
  • Theft
    2,268
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    89
    0

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$47,450
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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Dubuque Reviews

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The Port of Dubuque is a Must See. The Mississippi River Museum, indoor water park, Mystic Ice Arena for hockey, it's all worth seeing. Dubuque has alot to offer and is growing with new restaurants, businesses and homes. And, it's just a short distance to the Field of Dreams Movie Site in
Dyersville, Ia, which is my hometown!
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The city of Dubuque is a clean city with charm. The city is blessed with many parks to enjoy. It is located along the Mississippi and has access to walk near the river front to enjoy the river. There are shops located in the historic part of Bluff Street. The air is clean and the city is clean overall. The neighborhoods are safe. The schools are top notch. Residents are generally friendly and helpful. It is a wonderful place to grow up!
When my husband said "How about Iowa?" referring to a job opportunity, I scoffed. Growing up in Minnesota I had made fun of Iowa my entire life. However, the job opportunity was too good to pass up just because it was in Iowa. So we went to check it out, we drove for five hours, through highways surrounded by corn fields, cows, and pigs. Then we neared dubuque, We came over a hill to come in to the city limits where we found a bustling, thriving town boardering the banks of the Mississippi River. It showed beautiful scenery with bluffs, trees, and historic homes. We have lived here for 5 years now with our 3 children and we all consider it home. Summer time is an unending festival with plenty to do from music and arts, balloon races in the neighboring town, fishing, and camping. The schools are decent, the city services are fantastic. I really can't imagine what our life would be had we choose to live somewhere else.