Moveing to Dubuque Iowa

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Andrew

Murphysboro, IL

#1 May 4, 2010
Hello all

My name is Drew, I'm a 26 year old Hispanic Male. I've recently been offered a job at the new IBM plant in Dubuque Iowa. I currently live in QCA Moline IL. The job offer is quite tempting as the pay is great as well as the benefits. How ever its at least an hour and a half from where I live now. I'm considering moving to Dubuque for this job. How ever I'm worried about the living conditions. I'm formally from larger cities including, Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, and Twin Cities Minnesota. How ever I was raised here in Moline, a medium to small suburb town. I fully understand that Dubuque is nothing like a large city. How ever from what I've researched, the demographic is not so culturally diverse as I'm used to.

From what I understand (statistically speaking ) there is little if no population of Hispanics in Dubuque. Current statistics show 94% Caucasian American. Around 50% or more elderly. If these statistics are correct, that leads me to believe that Dubuque, lacks cultural diversity. This creates the possibility of quite a few negative stigmas. I hope that this assumption is entirely false. How ever I am not naive, to the reality of these stereo types. As I an not naive to the reality of those which apply to my culture as well. I only seek the truth.

Is or isn't Dubuque a culturally diverse city? Does it offer anything substantial to the adult Hispanic male? I guess to answer this question you must have an understanding of my expectations. They are quite simple in nature. I wish to keep racism/discrimination at a minimum. I hope to see annual events that cater to mine as well as other cultures. Dinning and night life that also cater to my culture. Being that I'm a single Hispanic male. I would like to see some what of a plausible dating seen that is acceptant of my race, and culture. Over all I wish to live in a place that is as acceptant to me as I am to them. A place where I can be involved in the community, and have frequent opportunities to socialize with others.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I look forward to your input.

Drew
Jeremiah

Red Oak, IA

#2 May 8, 2010
Sounds to me like you would fit better in the south, as you seems to care more about race, than the fact that we are all Americans. Not to sound condesending, but the United States is a mix of many races, some towns and cities not as mixed as others. But we have got to stop this idea that I must have culture for MY Race, and YOU must have culture for YOUR race type of attitude. I don't demand that Irish or French culture in every town I live just because that is where my ancestors came from. I live in America, and accept whatever cultural events are offered in the area I live.

I once lived in a town where it was 80% black, and everything revolved around that culture, but it gave me the opportunity to learn and grow.

Dubuque is a wonderful city that is trying to offer as much as it possibily can to its citizens and visitors. Our attitudes make the city good or bad. I personally choose to make a good city and I hope that you will too.
do not know

Nahant, MA

#3 May 10, 2010
why you would do that
Been There and Done That

United States

#4 Jun 9, 2010
My family and I lived in Dubuque for almost a decade. Unfortunately, there is little ethnic and religious diversity. If you are white of European descent and Roman Catholic, you'll fit in nicely.
There is some diversity because of the three colleges and two seminaries. A fews years ago there were quite a few Bosnians who worked at a processing plant, but when that one closed, they all moved as well.
Bottom line: Dubuque is nice if you like living in a city that is not too large. However, if you have livedin places like Chicago, Los Angeles, or, even, Des Moines, you'll probably become bored.
kevin J

AOL

#5 Jun 14, 2010
First off take a spelling course in school that may help you a bit. You would certainly fit in more further south try Florida.
Dubuquer

Mishawaka, IN

#6 Jan 21, 2011
any community can be an enjoyable place to live if you make an effort to get involved

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