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

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
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%
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I love living here! I didn't always feel that way when I was growing up. But as an adult, there are many wonderful things that I can now appreciate about this town. It isn't too big, and isn't too small. And there is still a possibility that someone at the store will know someone they see. People are friendly, always smiling and greeting others with a nod or hello. The schools are the best, and it truly is a great place to raise kids!
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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!
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!