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Income/capita 14%
Household income 13%
Unemployment 29%
IndexDubuqueIowaNational
Income per capita$25,554$28,872$29,829
Median household income$48,021$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$59,819$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$27,379$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$31,470$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$21,220$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate3.3%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level16.8%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Dubuque is 14% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Dubuque is 13% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Dubuque is 29% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Dubuque is 11% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $32,010$48,021$96,042
      City
      $36,376$54,570$109,140
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Dubuque median earnings by income bracket

      Dubuque employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.9%0.5%
      Manufacturing sector20.9%0.6%
      Financial & insurance services3.9%7.7%
      Wholesale & retail services17.5%17.5%
      Public administration2.6%2.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.3%2.2%
      Education, health & social services12.9%35.7%
      Other25.3%24.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Asbury, IA5,201$90,78164%
      Peosta, IA1,881$87,87559%
      Rickardsville, IA163$72,81332%
      Epworth, IA2,068$70,52627%
      Sherrill, IA219$69,53126%
      Dubuque, IA58,535$48,02113%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Porterville, CA58,472$39,76328%
      Spring, TX58,608$66,81521%
      Orland Park, IL58,612$85,58055%
      Owensboro, KY58,685$37,71932%
      Noblesville, IN58,719$70,27627%
      Dubuque, IA58,535$48,02113%
      Source: The Dubuque, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).