Dubuque has the 486th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 2.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Dubuque area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting worse. Dubuque has the 286th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Dubuque is below average at $39,470, and the median cost of a home in Dubuque is $131,400, which is below the national average. 28% of workers in Dubuque hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 91% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Dubuque. 82% of Dubuque workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 7% carpool, and 9% walk. People in Dubuque spend an average of 15 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.