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Overview of Dubuque

According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of Dubuque, Iowa, was 57,637 in 2010. Located on the Mississippi River, Dubuque's location is the meeting point of the Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin borders. This freestanding city is situated about 71 miles northeast of Cedar Rapids, 91 miles southwest of Madison, Wis., 172 miles northwest of Chicago and 200 miles northeast of Des Moines.

Those searching for Dubuque apartments for rent will admire the city's many historic buildings. Dubuque boasts the title of Iowa's oldest city. It is also one of the oldest settlements west of the Mississippi River.

Living in Dubuque, Iowa

The first Dubuque settler arrived in 1785, though the Mesquakie (Fox) Native Americans had been living in the region beforehand. Dubuque attracted settlers because of its abundance of lead. After growing exponentially, Dubuque was chartered in 1837.

Dubuque is proud of its artistic culture. For this reason, Dubuque calls itself the "Masterpiece on the Mississippi." The Dubuque art scene heavily influences the city's economy, architecture and social fabric. The city's Art on the River campaign lines Dubuque's RiverWalk with sculptures from local artists. Between 2005 and 2012, the city awarded nearly $2 million in grants to local arts and culture nonprofits.

Dubuque Attractions and Special Events

Dubuque is home to the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium. Offering numerous exhibits, this museum is home to historic sites, the National Rivers Hall of Fame, the National River Center and the Carver Wet Lab. Those searching for Dubuque rentals should definitely check out this river town icon.

The Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens also provide a green spot that any nature-inspired family or individual will enjoy spending time in.

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