1. Equity Profile
  2. Dubuque Demographics
  3. Religious Composition

Religious Composition

The most prominent religion in Dubuque County continues to be Catholicism. However, over the past decade, the number of residents identifying as Catholic has decreased. Evangelical Protestants have seen the largest growth, increasing from 3.98% of the population in 2000 to 8.77% in 2010.

Dubuque Demographics
The demographic statistics included in this equity profile summary assist in displaying emerging trends in the community. The data highlights the changing demographics of the community throughout the past decades and will help to give readers a concept of the diverse groups that exist in Dubuque. Read more about the Community Equity Profile and our process →

Dubuque Demographics

  • Age Composition and Median Age

    The age of the Dubuque population is spread fairly evenly across generations, with 52.1% of the population at 39 and under. The chart showing the median age for different racial/ethnic groups shows that the typical individual from minority groups is significantly younger than the typical white resident.

  • Religious Composition

    The most prominent religion in Dubuque County continues to be Catholicism. However, over the past decade, the number of residents identifying as Catholic has decreased. Evangelical Protestants have seen the largest growth, increasing from 3.98% of the population in 2000 to 8.77% in 2010.

  • Poverty Rate

    Since 2010, the poverty rate has risen dramatically to over 14%, after staying fairly consistent throughout the past three decades, hovering around the 10% range. Compared to the state of Iowa, the City of Dubuque now shows a higher poverty rate, most recently in 2014, with 14.8%, compared to 12.6% for the state and the […]

  • Population Growth

  • Job Growth

    Dubuque County has continued to see an increase in the number of jobs available to community members over the past three decades. From 1990-2010 the number of jobs increased by 12,000.

  • Racial/Ethnic Composition

    From 2000-2010, Dubuque experienced an increase in its racial diversity, with the Black population increasing by 228.9%. The Asian/Pacific Islander population experienced the second largest amount of growth with a 103.74% increase and Latinos were the third largest growing group with a 51.81% increase.