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Cascade, Iowa
—  City  —
Motto: "The Place We Call Home"
Location in Iowa
Coordinates: 42°17′51″N 91°0′44″W / 42.2975°N 91.01222°W / 42.2975; -91.01222Coordinates: 42°17′51″N 91°0′44″W / 42.2975°N 91.01222°W / 42.2975; -91.01222
Country  United States
State  Iowa
Counties Dubuque, Jones
 - City 1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)
 - Land 1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 827 ft (252 m)
Population (2006)[1]
 - City 2,030
 Density 1,731.2/sq mi (669/km2)
 Metro 92,384
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52033
Area code(s) 563
FIPS code 19-11305
GNIS feature ID 0455196
Population history of Cascade, Iowa (1940-2006).

Cascade is a city in Dubuque County and Jones County Iowa, United States. The Dubuque County portion is part of Dubuque Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Jones County portion is part of Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,958 at the 2000 census, but is now estimated to be 2,122 (2006).[2] The city is located at the southwestern edge of Dubuque County, at the border of Dubuque and Jones Counties.

U.S. Route 151 runs through Cascade but in 2002 a four-lane bypass took traffic north around the city. Iowa Highway 136 runs from north to south through Cascade.



Cascade is at 42°17′51″N 91°0′44″W / 42.2975°N 91.01222°W / 42.2975; -91.01222 (42.297535, -91.012215)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²), all land. The North Fork Maquoketa River passes through Cascade.

Cascade is 25 miles southwest of Dubuque.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,958 people, 776 households, and 511 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,731.2 people per square mile (669.0/km²). There were 820 housing units at an average density of 725.0/sq mi (280.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.28% White, 0.10% Native American, 0.10% Asian, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.31% of the population.

There were 776 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64 and 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 99.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,273, and the median income for a family was $47,813. Males had a median income of $31,324 versus $22,209 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,280. About 7.8% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.4% of those under age 18 and 13.4% of those age 65 or over.

Law and government

In the Iowa General Assembly, Cascade is represented by Senator Tom Hancock (D-Epworth) in the Iowa Senate, and Representative Ray Zirkelbach (D-Monticello) in the Iowa House of Representatives. At federal level, it is within Iowa's 1st congressional district, represented by Bruce Braley (D-Waterloo) in the U.S. House of Representatives. Cascade, and all of Iowa, are represented by U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (R) and Tom Harkin (D). aa.


Cascade's Baseball Field at Sunset

All public school students living in Cascade are zoned to schools in the Western Dubuque Community School District. Students first attend Cascade Elementary School for grades K-6, then the consolidated Cascade Junior-Senior High School for grades 7-12 (both in Cascade).

Cascade has a private school. Parochial school students attend Aquin Elementary School (in Cascade) for grades K-8, then Beckman High School (in Dyersville) for grades 9-12. These schools are affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church, and are a part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dubuque.

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