Epworth, Iowa

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Epworth is a city in Dubuque County, Iowa, United States. It is part of the Dubuque, Iowa Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,428 at the 2000 census, but is now estimated to be 1,589 (2006).[2]

Epworth is the now the fifth-largest city in Dubuque County with spacious, new subdivisions housing many new residents, a significant portion of whom work in Dubuque, Iowa or elsewhere outside the community. The 11.3% increase in population from 2000 to 2006 places Epworth above the 90th percentile in population growth among municipalities nationwide.

Epworth is home to Divine Word College, which is a Roman Catholic seminary. Also, Western Dubuque High School is in Epworth.



Epworth is located at 42°26′45″N 90°55′52″W / 42.44583°N 90.93111°W / 42.44583; -90.93111 (42.445773, -90.931231)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²), all of it land.

Epworth is located along U.S. Highway 20, and is about 12 miles west of Dubuque, Iowa.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,428 people, 476 households, and 364 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,089.8 people per square mile (420.9/km²). There were 500 housing units at an average density of 381.6/sq mi (147.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.21% White, 0.49% African American, 0.07% Native American, 5.18% Asian, 0.49% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.63% of the population.

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