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Welcome to Dubuque ...

The city of Dubuque is located in Dubuque County<1> and is the County Seat for Dubuque County.

When the people of Dubuque refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Dubuquer<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dubuque has a population of 57,882 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Dubuque.

Dubuque is 790 feet [241 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Dubuque lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Dubuque is located in the (563) area code.

The ZIP codes for Dubuque: 52001-52004, 52099<5>

Websites for Dubuque ...

Official Website:   www.cityofdubuque.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.dubuquechamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dubuque had an population of 57,882 people. This is an increase of 0.43% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.34% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dubuque had a population of 57,637 people (or 61.54% of the total population of Dubuque County). This makes Dubuque the county's most populous community.

The population of Dubuque represents 1.89% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 57,637 people, the population of Dubuque has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 57,686 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Dubuque.

Adding Dubuque to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Dubuque in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Dubuque elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Dubuque on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Dubuque ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Dubuque - they are located in Kansas (2), Montana, Ontario and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Dubuque.

Communities near Dubuque ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Dubuque.

  • Platteville [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Platteville
    • Platteville [Grant County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Dubuque
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,087 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Platteville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Platteville
  • Galena [Jo Daviess County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galena
    • Galena [Jo Daviess County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Dubuque
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,158 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galena have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galena<8>
  • Cuba City [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuba City
    • Cuba City [Grant County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Dubuque
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,029 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuba City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuba City
  • Epworth [Dubuque County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Epworth
    • Epworth [Dubuque County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Dubuque
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,978 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Epworth have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Epworth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Epworth<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Peosta [Dubuque County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peosta
      • Peosta [Dubuque County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Dubuque
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,857 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peosta have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peosta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peosta<8>
    • Farley [Dubuque County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farley
      • Farley [Dubuque County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Dubuque
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,750 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farley have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farley<8>
    • Platteville [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Platteville
      • Platteville [Grant County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Dubuque
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,484 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Platteville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Platteville
    • Hazel Green [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazel Green
      • Hazel Green [Grant County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Dubuque
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,220 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazel Green have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazel Green
    • Hazel Green [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazel Green
      • Hazel Green [Grant County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Dubuque
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,105 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazel Green have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazel Green
    • Dickeyville [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickeyville
      • Dickeyville [Grant County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Dubuque
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,024 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickeyville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickeyville

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dubuque. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Dubuque.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dubuque. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Dubuque.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dubuque. Our list includes 99 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Dubuque.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dubuque ...

Looking for more information about Dubuque? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Dubuque, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Dubuque.

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About Dubuque County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Dubuque: www.cityofdubuque.org/

The official website for Dubuque County: www.dubuquecounty.org/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Dubuque, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Dubuque refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Dubuque may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dubuque.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dubuque - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Dubuque). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dubuque or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Dubuque includes: 52001, 52002, 52003 & 52004.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dubuque) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Dubuque. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dubuque

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dubuque. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5039, Longitude: -90.6664    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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