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There are 189 USDA backed residential loans in Dubuque county with an average loan balance of $111,506. Over 83% of the loans helped first time home buyers. Borrowers were an average age of 31 years old. The typical appraised home value was around $112,806. On average the rural home size purchased with this loan was approximately 1,337 SqFt. Alternate income limits exist to determine loan eligibility in Dubuque county. For a household of upto 4 people the income limit is $93,600. For a household of between 5 and 8 people the income limit increases to $123,550.

The size of Dubuque County is roughly 1,596 square kilometers. USDA defined regions of rural loan ineligibility in Dubuque cover 268 square kilometers of the county. Approximately 16.8% of Dubuque County is ineligible for traditional USDA home loans. The influence score for Dubuque County is 2. Look below for the interactive county level map illustration below for more details.


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Asbury   •   *Balltown   •   Ballyclough   •   *Bankston   •   *Bernard   •   Budd   •   Cameron   •   *Cascade   •   Center Grove   •   *Centralia   •   Cottage Hill   •   Dubuque   •   *Durango   •   *Dyersville   •   East Rickardsville   •   Edmore   •   *Epworth   •   *Farley   •   Fillmore   •   Five Points   •   Frith Spur   •   *Graf   •   *Holy Cross   •   Julien   •   Key West   •   King   •   Lattnerville   •   Lore   •   *Luxemburg   •   Massey   •   Mekee   •   *New Vienna   •   Old Balltown   •   *Peosta   •   *Rickardsville   •   Rockdale   •   Rose   •   *Sageville   •   Shawondasse   •   *Sherrill   •   Washington Mills   •   Waupeton   •   Wilkins   •   *Worthington   •   *Zwingle

A USDA loan is a mortgage option available to eligible homebuyers that is sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture to promote homeownership in rural communities. USDA Loans, sometimes called "RD Loans," offer 100% financing options on eligible rural properties. USDAProperties can help you find USDA properties in Dubuque County.

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Dubuque County, situated in the northeastern part of Iowa, has a rich and varied history. Established in 1834, it was named after Julien Dubuque, a French Canadian explorer who arrived in the area in the 1780s. Dubuque played a pivotal role in developing the region by establishing a lead mining operation, which attracted more settlers to the area.

By the early 19th century, Dubuque County had officially become a part of the United States through the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. The first American settlers arrived in the 1820s and 1830s, mostly of European descent, and began to develop the region by introducing agriculture, industry, and trade. Dubuque County experienced rapid growth throughout the 19th century, with its population doubling between 1840 and 1850.

In addition to its lead mining history, Dubuque County holds significance as the location where the first railroad in Iowa was constructed in 1855. This achievement facilitated transportation and opened up new economic opportunities, spurring even more growth in the region. Dubuque County went on to play an important role during the American Civil War as well, serving as a hub for manufacturing and supplying resources to the Union Army.

Throughout the 20th century, Dubuque County continued to evolve as industries such as meat packing, woodworking, and manufacturing of machinery and appliances thrived. Today, the county is home to various cultural institutions and recreational facilities, and it plays a prominent role in the tourism and service industries.

Fun Fact: The Fenelon Place Elevator in Dubuque, Iowa, is considered the world's steepest and shortest operating scenic railway. This unique funicular stretches 296 feet in length and climbs a steep 189-foot hill, offering stunning views of the surrounding area. It was initially built in 1882 by Dubuque resident J.K. Graves to cut down his commute time to and from his workplace.


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