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.
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 […]
The data for minority-owned businesses in Dubuque is largely outdated and does not provide much insight into the business landscape in Dubuque. Because this data is not tracked efficiently, much of it is not available or suppressed due to small numbers being reported. The data included here is what is currently available and during this process […]
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 […]
Blacks, Latinos and those who identified as two or more races show the highest poverty rate for the City of Dubuque (at less than 100% of the poverty level). These numbers both come in higher than the state of Iowa, where 36.8% of Blacks and 26% of Latinos are at less than 100% of the poverty […]
The Black population, as Dubuque’s largest minority group, makes up 5% of the city’s population. Black people also rank among the top in unemployment rates with 16.9% in 2010. Latinos, the second largest minority group in Dubuque making up 2.4% of the population, also show high numbers in the unemployment category at 10.5%. Minority groups in […]
The workforce composition of Dubuque, similar to the population as a whole, has seen an increase in racial diversity with Latinos experiencing the highest growth rate. In 2000, Latinos comprised 0.5% of the workforce, compared to 1.8% in 2010. The second highest growth rate was the Black population, which grew from 0.4% to 0.8%. FROM THE […]
Data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that in Dubuque, those without a high school diploma have a significantly higher unemployment rate (8%) than those you have completed high school and further. Unemployment rate was lowest in the city and the state for those who have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher. FROM THE SURVEY: […]
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