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Dubuque, Iowa

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Welcome to Dubuque ...

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

When the people of Dubuque refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Dubuquer<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Dubuque has a population of 58,276 people<2> (see below for details).

Dubuque is 790 feet [241 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Dubuque: (563)

The ZIP codes for Dubuque: 52001-52004, 52099<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dubuque had a population of 57,637 people (which is 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 (that had a count of 57,686 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Dubuque had an population of 58,276 people. This is an increase of 1.11% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.02% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Dubuque ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving it.<5>.

Community   2017
Epworth   [Map]   1,945   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Farley   [Map]   1,679   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Peosta   [Map]   1,699   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Galena (IL)   [Map]   3,225   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cuba City (WI)   [Map]   2,043   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hazel Green (WI)   [Map]   1,119   E   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Dubuque.

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dubuque. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dubuque. Our list includes 99 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Dubuque:

Websites for Dubuque ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Dubuque. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Iowa

About Dubuque County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for Dubuque County:

The official website for State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dubuque.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dubuque - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Dubuque. 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, 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5044, Longitude: -90.6901     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dubuque have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Dubuque.


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