UNITED WAY OF DUBUQUE AREA TRI-STATES

ALICE

Every citizen deserves to feel financially stable. United Way's funding priorities include:

Programs that provide for basic needs, including physical and / or financial security, Programs that help individuals / families navigate human and legal services to secure basic needs and address financial crises, Programs to help individuals / families improve money management skills to secure and maintain financial stability.

ALICE

ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) represents the increasing number of individuals and families who are working but are still unable to afford basic needs. Iowa is one of the few states that have participated in the ALICE Project, therefore information for Illinois and Wisconsin are unavailable at this time.

ALICE data discovered that ALICE lives in every Iowa county; ranging from 26% to 52% of households. The United Way ALICE Project is designed to create conversations and a better understanding of the scope of the struggles that working Americans face. It also acts as a call to action! The ALICE Project illuminates issues that align with the three United Way pillars: health, education and income stability. For the full report, please click here.

As United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States develops investment strategies to improve the health, education and income of our communities, the following statistics, and a wealth of additional information will be used to identify areas for improvement.

ALICE Reports for Dubuque Area Tri-States
Allamakee Clayton Delaware Dubuque Fayette Jackson
Population 14,001 17,735 17,445 97,003 20,391 19,529
Number of Households 6,035 7,622 6,882 37,710 8,333 8,427
Median Household Income (State Average$56,247) $48,089 $48,482 $59,452 $60,456 $47,711 $49,115
% Poverty 11% 10% 9% 11% 13% 14%
% ALICE 27% 28% 22% 22% 28% 22%
Unemployment Rate (State Average 3.9%) 4.70% 4% 3.40% 5% 4.30% 4.80%
*Survival Budget for Single Adult $19,260 $18,564 $19,920 $19,296 $19,260 $19,260
**Surivival Budget for Family of Four $57,960 $57,348 $56,052 $58,644 $56,832 $53,808
Hourly Wages for Single Adult $9.63 $9.28 $9.96 $9.65 $9.63 $9.63
Hourly Wage for Family of Four $28.98 $28.67 $28.03 $29.32 $28.42 $26.90
*The US Calculates the poverty level at $11,800 for a single adult
**The US Calculates the poverty level at $24,300 for a family of four

To check out individual county information, please click the links below:

Allamakee County

Clayton County

Delaware County

Dubuque County

Fayette County

Jackson County

Allamakee County
Total Households and % in ALICE & Poverty
Town Total HH % ALICE & Poverty
Harpers Ferry 162 40%
Lansing 396 41%
New Albin 285 57%
Postville 808 55%
Waukon 1,781 47%

Clayton County
Total Households and % in ALICE & Poverty
Town Total HH % ALICE & Poverty
Elkader 612 38%
Farmersburg 104 43%
Garnavillo 369 45%
Guttenberg 894 48%
Luana 134 37%
Marquette 205 46%
McGregor 374 51%
Monona 746 39%
Strawberry Point 560 43%

Delaware County
Total Households and % in ALICE & Poverty
Town Total HH % ALICE & Poverty
Colesburg 200 36%
Delhi 208 29%
Earlville 358 32%
Edgewood 380 43%
Greeley 106 40%
Hopkinton 255 41%
Manchester 2,060 37%
Ryan 159 30%

Dubuque County
Total Households and % in ALICE & Poverty
Town Total HH % ALICE & Poverty
Asbury 1,772 15%
Cascade 882 36%
Dubuque 24,050 44%
Dyersville 1,799 38%
Epworth 698 29%
Farley 610 24%
Holy Cross 157 36%
New Vienna 184 34%
Peosta 550 21%
Worthington 178 33%

Fayette County
Total Households and % in ALICE & Poverty
Town Total HH % ALICE & Poverty
Arlington 208 50%
Clermont 269 52%
Elgin 327 31%
Fayette 383 64%
Hawkeye 188 47%
Maynard 225 42%
Oelwein 2,667 51%
Wadena 101 45%
West Union 1,139 45%

Jackson County
Total Households and % in ALICE & Poverty
Town Total HH % ALICE & Poverty
Andrew 181 39%
Bellevue 972 38%
La Motte 103 19%
Maquoketa 2,675 47%
Miles 184 32%
Preston 459 32%
Sabula 228 27%

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