The city of Dubuque is located in the county of Dubuque. It covers a total area of 80.86 sq. km. The economy of the city revolves around industries involved in advertising, aviation, household appliances, architecture, automotive, finance, boat equipments, dairy, cleaning, pharmaceuticals, freight forwarding, propane gas, hotel, industrial and commercial machinery, insurance and publishing. Commercial spaces are utilized by public libraries, pet shops, restaurants and educational institutions.