According to the U.S. Census, the median household income for the City of Dubuque is $44,599, which is over $7,000 less than the median income for the state of Iowa. Data from the U.S. Census also shows a disparity of $9,058 in median income between men and women in Dubuque. It’s important, however, to look at the disparity between men and women who have the same educational attainment. When males and females have the same educational levels in Dubuque, males received higher wages than females at all levels. For example, the median salary for a male with a bachelor’s degree is $46,522, whereas a female’s is $35,561.
FROM THE SURVEY:
- Equitable pay was the second highest economic wellbeing concern among all who participated in the survey.
FROM THE DIALOGUES:
- Women were not surprised to see the difference in pay and expected to see women earning less than men.
- Dialogue attendees noted that when you compare the average age by race/ethnicity to the income by race the numbers seemed to make sense. Minorities in Dubuque tend to have a lower average age, therefore the lower median income by race/ethnicity could be partially attributed to that.