Dubuque Planning Department in Dubuque, Iowa

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Dubuque Planning Department Contact Information

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Dubuque Planning Department
50 West 13th Street
Dubuque, Iowa, 52001

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About the Dubuque Planning Department

The Dubuque Planning Department, located in Dubuque, Iowa, ensures the construction of safe buildings, primarily through the development and enforcement of building codes. The Building Department establishes building codes and standards for the construction of buildings and addresses virtually all aspects of construction, including design requirements, building materials, parking, resistance to natural disasters, and trades such as electric and plumbing.

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Dubuque Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Dubuque Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Dubuque Residential Housing Units
 DubuqueDubuque County
Total Housing Units25,93240,818
Occupied Housing Units23,974 (92.4%)38,076 (93.3%)
Dubuque Occupied Residential Buildings
 DubuqueDubuque County
Single-Family Detached Homes15,432 (64.4%)27,464 (72.1%)
Single-Family Attached Homes960 (4.0%)1,312 (3.4%)
2 Apartments1,527 (6.4%)1,724 (4.5%)
3 or 4 Apartments1,795 (7.5%)2,152 (5.7%)
5 to 9 Apartments1,111 (4.6%)1,284 (3.4%)
10 or More Apartments2,371 (9.9%)2,675 (7.0%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing778 (3.2%)1,465 (3.8%)
Dubuque Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 DubuqueDubuque County
2014 or Later130 (0.5%)316 (0.8%)
2010 to 20131,026 (4.3%)1,862 (4.9%)
2000 to 20091,675 (7.0%)5,242 (13.8%)
1980 to 19993,296 (13.7%)6,074 (16.0%)
1960 to 19796,250 (26.1%)9,758 (25.6%)
1940 to 19594,508 (18.8%)5,672 (14.9%)
1939 or Earlier7,089 (29.6%)9,152 (24.0%)
Dubuque Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 DubuqueDubuque County
1 Room261 (1.1%)291 (0.8%)
2 or 3 Rooms2,442 (10.2%)2,919 (7.7%)
4 or 5 Rooms8,066 (33.6%)11,458 (30.1%)
6 or 7 Rooms7,677 (32.0%)12,214 (32.1%)
8 or More Rooms5,528 (23.1%)11,194 (29.4%)
Dubuque Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 DubuqueDubuque County
No Bedroom313 (1.3%)343 (0.9%)
1 Bedroom2,537 (10.6%)2,914 (7.7%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms16,904 (70.5%)25,791 (67.7%)
4 or More Bedrooms4,220 (17.6%)9,028 (23.7%)
Dubuque Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 DubuqueDubuque County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities23,874 (99.6%)37,949 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities23,674 (98.7%)37,663 (98.9%)