Community Equity Profile

  • Traffic Violations in Dubuque

    This data, obtained from the Dubuque Police Department, only reported White and Black race options. This means that all other races/ethnicities are included in the White category. FROM THE SURVEY: There were no direct comments related to this data point on the survey. FROM THE DIALOGUES: There were no direct comments related to this data […]

  • Arrests in Dubuque

    Local arrest data in Dubuque shows that arrests in all categories, except White female, have declined since 2010. This data, obtained from the Dubuque Police Department, only reported White and Black race options. This means that all other races/ethnicities are included in the White category. FROM THE SURVEY: Theft and property damage were the areas […]

  • Vacant/Abandoned Buildings

    FROM THE SURVEY: There were no comments directly related to this data point in the survey. FROM THE DIALOGUES: There were no comments directly related to this data point in the dialogues.

  • Food Access

    This indicator reports the percentage of the population living in census tracts designated as food deserts. A food desert is defined as a low-income census tract, where a substantial number or share of residents has low access to a supermarket or large grocery store. This data is relevant because it highlights populations and geographies facing […]

  • Uninsured Population

    The lack of health insurance is considered a key driver of health status. This data reports the percentage of adults age 18 to 64 without health insurance coverage. Lack of insurance is a primary barrier to healthcare access including regular primary care, specialty care and other health services that contribute to poor health status. FROM […]

  • Mental Healthcare

    According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Dubuque County is designated as a Health Professional Shortage Area for mental health. This designation is made when there is a lack of providers to meet the needs of the population. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, from 2008-2012 the suicide death rate […]

  • Affordability/Access

    According to the Cost of Living Index provided by the Council for Community and Economic Research, the cost of healthcare in Dubuque is about 4% lower than the national average. In Dubuque the median household income is $44,599 – lower than the national median income by 19% ($53,046: 2009-2013 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates). Dubuque […]

  • Disease Prevalence by Household Income

    The Disease Prevalence by Household Income chart shows the percentage of the Iowa population who have been diagnosed with the disease listed. In most cases, the disease prevalence is higher when the household income is lower. FROM THE SURVEY: An average of 79.7% of those with a household income greater than $50,000 receive their regular […]

  • Attainment/Access to Education

    More than 21% of the Dubuque County population over the age of 25 with less than a high school degree are in poverty status. Individuals with a bachelor’s degree have a median income of $42,889 compared to $26,926 for individuals with only a high school degree (in 2013 inflation-adjusted dollars). FROM THE SURVEY: 63.99% of […]

  • School Culture and Climate

    17.15% of students in the Dubuque Community School District (DCSD) are minority students, while 2.2% of staff is minority. Currently there are 23 different languages spoken in the DCSD. FROM THE SURVEY: 49.04% of respondents expressed some level of concern regarding access to supplementary services (tutoring, counseling, afterschool programs, etc.). 48.23% of respondents expressed some […]