Peosta, Iowa

Peosta, Iowa, in Dubuque county, is 10 miles W of Dubuque, Iowa (center to center) and 155 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city is included in the Dubuque metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 651 people lived in Peosta.

The People and Families of Peosta

In Peosta, about 79% of adults are married. Peosta is one of those places you go to when you’re already married, not to find someone. It seems that everyone in city is married (though of course they’re not). Large families and residences are common here. Watch out for that stroller! It’s hard to swing a rattle in Peosta without hitting a preschooler.

Wealth and Education

In 2000, Peosta had a median family income of $56,797. Many people in Peosta make a good living. The bulk of the population of the city is doing well, with money to spend. Peosta doesn’t have a large share of its people below the poverty line. Significantly, more adults in the city have earned college degrees than have people in most other cities in Iowa.

Political Inclinations

Across all electoral races, the Republican party attracted the most donations from Peosta.

Peosta Housing

An estimated 86% of living spaces in Peosta are occupied by their owners, not by renters. The housing stock in the city is younger than in most places. Optimists try to see the higher property taxes in Peosta as a sign of wealth and desirability.


In Peosta, 95% of commuters drive to work. Walking to work is pretty rare in the city.

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