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City of Dubuque

Situated at the intersection of Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin, the community of Dubuque, Iowa, population 58,000, stands among the Mississippi River Bluffs as a metropolitan service area for seven surrounding counties. Employers in Dubuque draw from the labor force in the Iowa Counties of Dubuque, Clayton, Delaware, Jones, and Jackson counties, as well as Grant County in Wisconsin and JoDavies County in Illinois. 

The Dubuque area boasts a highly educated and motivated workforce, which has grown to support economic expansions of recent years. Area colleges, universities, and technical schools not only provide diverse fields of study and expertise to incoming students, but are a resource to businesses for continuing education and professional development.

Dubuque is connected by four-lane highways to Davenport, Des Moines, Madison and Minneapolis.  The majority of the way to Chicago is also four-lane highway.

  • 2.9 million people live within 100 miles of Dubuque.  
  • 66.8 million people live within 500 miles.

Dubuque is centrally located amongst several major metropolitan areas:

  • Dubuque to Quad Cities - 70 miles
  • Dubuque to Madison - 90 miles
  • Dubuque to Chicago - 175 miles
  • Dubuque to Des Moines - 200 miles
  • Dubuque to Minneapolis/St. Paul - 275 miles
  • Dubuque to St. Louis - 330 miles

City of Dubuque