Farley is a city in Dubuque County, Iowa, United States. It is part of the Dubuque, Iowa Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,334 at the 2000 census, but is now estimated to be 1,415 (2006). Farley is the sixth-largest city in Dubuque County.
Farley is home to a 1/2 mile dirt race track, the Farley Speedway.
There were 491 households out of which 39.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.5% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.25.
In the city the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $41,333, and the median income for a family was $48,854. Males had a median income of $32,328 versus $20,476 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,186. About 4.5% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.0% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.
Like many other rural communities in Iowa, Farley also has a private school. Seton Catholic Elementary School- Farley is one of three buildings that comprise Seton Catholic Elementary School, and is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dubuque. For grades 1-2, students go to the building in Epworth, for grades 3-5, students attend the building in Peosta, Iowa, and for grades 6-8, students go to the building in Farley. For high school, parochial students attend Beckman High School in Dyersville, Iowa or Wahlert High School in Dubuque, Iowa.