Home Ownership vs. Rent Occupied
Home ownership vs. rent tenure in Dubuque is less than the state average. Homeowners comprise 65.7% of the population, compared to 34.3% of the population that rents.
FROM THE SURVEY:
- Results indicate that individuals in Dubuque would prefer to own a home. Of those who identified as renters (29.43%), 67.11% say they are not living in their ideal housing situation. Of those renters who said they were not living in their ideal housing situation, the majority stated it was due to their desire to own a home.
FROM THE DIALOGUES:
- Landlord relations and safety were both indicated as reasons people would rather own a home than rent one.
- Those who needed to rent described the rental market in Dubuque as limited and expensive.