Poverty Rate by Age/Gender
FROM THE SURVEY:
- Survey respondents expressed concern about low and stagnant wages in Dubuque. In relation to this, survey respondents commented on rising taxes, inflation and the cost of living in regards to earning a low wage.
FROM THE DIALOGUES:
- Many dialogue participants felt that the only jobs available in Dubuque are minimum wage jobs and that one cannot live on that wage.
- Participants also discussed the need to raise the minimum wage.