Dubuque County

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Dubuque County, Iowa

720 Central Ave
Dubuque, IA 52001
Phone: (563) 589-4418
www.dubuquecounty.org

On the eastern border of IA, northeast of Cedar Rapids; established Sep 6, 1834 (prior to statehood) from Wisconsin Territory. The present boundaries were established in 1837. Name Origin: For Julien Dubuque (1762-1810), a French-Canadian and the first permanent white settler in Iowa (1785); he negotiated an agreement in 1788 with the Fox Indians so he could work lead mines in the IA region

Area (sq mi):: 616.56 (land 608.16; water 8.41) Population per square mile: 150.70
Population 2005: 91,631 State rank: 7 Population change: 2000-20005 2.80%; 1990-2000 3.20% Population 2000: 89,143 (White 96.50%; Black or African American 0.90%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.60%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 1.90%. Median age: 36.50
Income 2000: per capita $19,600; median household $39,582; Population below poverty level: 7.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,691-$27,241
Unemployment (2004): 4.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 15.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 6.20%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Dubuque County seat (57,504)

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    Project Description: The Cardinal Bluffs project consists of approximately 125 miles of new single-circuit, 345 kV transmission line from the Dubuque County, Iowa area into Dane County Wisconsin.