Dubuque is a contemporary city with Victorian charm. As the seventh largest city in the state of Iowa, our residents enjoy a small-town's warmth, friendliness, and freedom from hassles coupled with the conveniences of an urban setting.
Situated in a beautiful, natural location along the Mississippi River, Dubuque is known for its steep hills and river bluffs. Settled in 1788 by French Canadian fur trader and early entrepreneur Julien Dubuque, this has been a vibrant river city since the early 1800s.
Today Dubuque is a thriving city, with a population of nearly 62,000 people and a county population of nearly 90,000. More than one million tourists visit Dubuque annually to ride the riverboats, learn the history, and see the sights. Listed below are some helpful links to enjoying life in Dubuque.
City of Dubuque
Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce