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

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    179
    273
  • Murder
    9
    6
  • Rape
    53
    41
  • Robbery
    46
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    960
    525
  • Theft
    2,268
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    89
    263

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%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Dubuque Reviews

106 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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Dubuque Iowa is a very grounded community that is kid friendly. It is in fact one of the top places to start and raise a family. Along with this, Dubuque is a small town growing! every year new restaurants and businesses are being established in the city. Even though the city is growing it manages to keep its homie feel and atmosphere. Dubuque Iowa is the prime example of the phrase "there is no place like home".
Dubuque sits next to the Mississippi River and is rich in history. Dubuque was known as a lead mining town in the 1800's and has grown to be a city of close to 60,000 people which , present day, is full of much tourism and its own beautiful landscaping with historical mansions and Native American landmarks.
Dubuque is growing in diversity and culture. It is a small city.....a friendly city. One can walk down a sidewalk and be pleasantly greeted by a stranger which is not unusual.
What would I change about Dubuque? Nothing. I am proud to call it my home.