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Population (year 2000): 39,684. Estimated population in July 2005: 38,702 (-2.5% change)
Males: 18,745 (47.2%), Females: 20,939 (52.8%)

Rock Island County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 36.4 years
Median household income: $34,729 (year 2000)
Median house value: $70,600 (year 2000)

Rock Island, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Rock Island:

  • White Non-Hispanic (74.3%)
  • Black (17.2%)
  • Hispanic (5.9%)
  • Other race (2.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (23.4%), Irish (13.3%), English (8.2%), United States (6.8%), Swedish (5.8%), Italian (3.0%).

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Elevation: 580 feet

Land area: 15.9 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Rock Island

  • High school or higher: 82.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rock Island city

  • Never married: 30.9%
  • Now married: 46.8%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

3.2% Foreign born (1.7% Latin America, 0.9% Europe, 0.4% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -824 (-2.0%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IA Davenport, (3.9 miles pop. 98,359).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: WI Madison, (136.3 miles pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (200.3 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IL Milan, (3.0 miles Rock Island Arsenal, IL (3.2 miles) , IA Davenport, (3.9 miles IL Moline, (4.9 miles Grove, IL (5.2 miles Oak Center, IL (5.7 miles Coyne IA Bettendorf, (6.9 miles IA Riverdale, (8.0 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 17 buildings, average cost: $103,900
  • 1997: 17 buildings, average cost: $103,900
  • 1998: 17 buildings, average cost: $73,900
  • 1999: 17 buildings, average cost: $135,900
  • 2000: 17 buildings, average cost: $135,900
  • 2001: 17 buildings, average cost: $135,900
  • 2002: 19 buildings, average cost: $135,900
  • 2003: 20 buildings, average cost: $135,900
  • 2004: 20 buildings, average cost: $135,900
  • 2005: 19 buildings, average cost: $135,900

Latitude: 41.49 N, Longitude: 90.57 W

Area code: 309


Rock Island, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.0%), Manufacturing (14.9%), Retail trade (12.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,641 (+11.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,483 (41.8%)


 

Crime in Rock Island by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 1 1 0 1 1
    per 100,000 2.5 2.5 2.5 0.0 2.5 2.5
Rapes 30 21 26 17 25 31
    per 100,000 75.6 52.9 65.5 42.8 63.0 78.1
Robberies 40 49 67 59 71 72
    per 100,000 100.8 123.5 168.8 148.7 178.9 181.4
Assaults 307 283 240 352 250 252
    per 100,000 773.6 713.1 604.8 887.0 630.0 635.0
Burglaries 421 329 390 332 398 520
    per 100,000 1060.9 829.0 982.8 836.6 1002.9 1310.4
Thefts 1,496 1,178 1,394 1,171 1,412 1,838
    per 100,000 3769.8 2968.5 3512.8 2950.8 3558.1 4631.6
Auto thefts 100 83 112 106 112 143
    per 100,000 252.0 209.2 282.2 267.1 282.2 360.3
462.9 396.9 432.2 437.1 442.5 521.0


Average climate in Rock Island, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Rock Island-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 92% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/19/1966, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.1 miles away from the Rock Island city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/13/1974, a category 3 tornado 9.2 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Eddie Albert - (born 1908), actor.


Hospital/medical center in Rock Island:
  • TRINITY MEDICAL CENTER WEST (2701 17TH ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Rock Island:
  • GENESIS MEDICAL CENTER (about 4 miles; DAVENPORT, IA)
  • TRINITY MEDICAL CENTER NORTH (about 7 miles; DAVENPORT, IA)
  • ILLINI HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; SILVIS, IL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Rock Island:
  • QUAD CITY INTL (about 7 miles; MOLINE, IL; ID: MLI)
  • CLINTON MUNI (about 29 miles; CLINTON, IA; ID: CWI)
  • SOUTHEAST IOWA REGIONAL (about 63 miles; BURLINGTON, IA; ID: BRL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Rock Island:
  • QUAD-CITY (about 7 miles; MOLINE, IL; ID: I04)
  • DAVENPORT MUNI (about 8 miles; DAVENPORT, IA; ID: DVN)
  • MERCER COUNTY (about 21 miles; ALEDO, IL; ID: C00)

Amtrak stations near Rock Island:
  • 3 miles: DAVENPORT (BURLINGTON DEPOT, 304 WEST RIVER DR.) - Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, taxi stand.
  • 6 miles: MOLINE (QUAD CITY AIRPORT, 2200 69TH ST.) - Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, call for taxi service.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 71 $211,198 $35,695 0 $0
Sewerage 17 $50,678 $35,772 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 16 $56,220 $42,165 0 $0
Water Supply 22 $83,211 $45,387 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 23 $73,810 $38,509 68 $28,605
Fire - Other 1 $3,272 $39,264 0 $0
Local Libraries 19 $53,769 $33,959 21 $15,649
Other and Unallocable 46 $122,277 $31,898 4 $3,321
Financial Administration 16 $69,013 $51,759 0 $0
Other Government Administration 12 $51,983 $51,983 8 $4,853
Police Protection - Officers 88 $371,365 $50,640 0 $0
Police - Other 26 $77,114 $35,591 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 10 $26,519 $31,822 0 $0
Health 1 $3,804 $45,648 0 $0
Firefighters 60 $257,696 $51,539 0 $0
Totals for Government 428 $1,511,930 $42,390 101 $52,428


Colleges/Universities in Rock Island:
  • AUGUSTANA COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,220; Location: 639 38TH ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.augustana.edu)
  • BIBLE MISSIONARY INSTITUTE (Location: PO BOX 6070; Private, not-for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Rock Island:
  • EASTERN IOWA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT (about 3 miles; DAVENPORT, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,180)
  • SAINT AMBROSE UNIVERSITY (about 4 miles; DAVENPORT, IA; FT enrollment: 2,310)
  • BLACK HAWK COLLEGE (about 6 miles; MOLINE, IL; FT enrollment: 3,891)
  • UNIVERSITY OF IOWA (about 69 miles; IOWA CITY, IA; FT enrollment: 24,766)
  • WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 72 miles; MACOMB, IL; FT enrollment: 11,096)
  • ILLINOIS CENTRAL COLLEGE (about 79 miles; EAST PEORIA, IL; FT enrollment: 6,404)
  • BRADLEY UNIVERSITY (about 86 miles; PEORIA, IL; FT enrollment: 5,262)
Public high school in Rock Island:
  • ROCK ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,663; Location: 1400 25TH AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Rock Island:
  • ALLEMAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 522; Location: 1103 40TH STREET; Grades: 9 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Rock Island:
  • WASHINGTON JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 570; Location: 3300 18TH STREET; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • DENKMANN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 409; Location: 4101 22ND AVE; Grades: PK - 06)
  • EARL H HANSON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 404; Location: 4000 9TH ST; Grades: PK - 06)
  • EDISON JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 391; Location: 4141 - 9TH ST; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • HORACE MANN CHOICE SCHOOL (Students: 377; Location: 3530 38TH AVE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • FRANCES WILLARD ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 330; Location: 2503 9TH ST; Grades: KG - 06)
  • RIDGEWOOD ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 323; Location: 9607 14TH ST W; Grades: PK - 06)
  • AUDUBON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 319; Location: 2601 - 18TH AVE; Grades: PK - 06)
  • LINCOLN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 319; Location: 2100 6TH AVENUE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • GRANT INTENSIVE BASIC (Students: 281; Location: 600 11TH AVE; Grades: PK - 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Rock Island:
  • JORDAN CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 617; Location: 2901 - 24 STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 72; Location: 3300 24TH STREET; Grades: PK - 6)
Library in Rock Island:
  • ROCK ISLAND P.L. (Operating income: $1,872,827; Location: 401 19 STREET; 195,758 books; 11,409 audio materials; 4,117 video materials; 445 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Rock Island: Highland Springs Municipal Golf Course (A), Watch Tower Plaza (B), Sunset Marina (C), Quad Citys Industrial Center (D), Rock Valley Plaza (E), Saukie Golf Course (F), Green Lakes Campground (G), Rock Island Public Library (H), John Hauberg Indian Museum (I), Municipal Terminal (J), Central Fire Station (K), Martin Luther King Community Center (L), Hauberg Civic Center (M).

Churches in Rock Island include: Saint Marys of the Angels Convent (A), Saint Marys Church (B), Saint Joseph Church (C), New Apostolic Church (D), Sacred Heart Church (E), Tri City Jewish Center (F), Trinity Church (G).

Cemeteries: Hebrew Cemetery (1), William Carr Cemetery (2), Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery (3), Calvary Cemetery (4), Chippiannock Cemetery (5), Dickson Cemetery (6).

Lake: Potter, Lake (A).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sheldon Creek (A), Sylvan Slough (B), Sand Creek (C), Jimmy Creek (D).

Parks in Rock Island include: Douglas Park (1), Lincoln Park (2), Old Horace Mann Park (3), Reservoir Park (4), Riverfront Boardwalk and Gazebo (5), Black Hawk State Historical Site (6), Black Hawk Forest Nature Preserve (7), Shadybrook Park (8), Hasselroth Park (9).

Post office: (A).  


Rock Island compared to Illinois state average:
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Rock Island:
  • WFXN (1230 AM; 1 kW; MOLINE, IL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WKBF (1270 AM; 5 kW; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOC (1420 AM; 5 kW; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KJOC (1170 AM; 1 kW; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDLM (960 AM; 1 kW; EAST MOLINE, IL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WAIK (1590 AM; 5 kW; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rock Island:
  • WLLR-FM (103.7 FM; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WVIK (90.3 FM; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: AUGUSTANA COLLEGE)
  • WDLM-FM (89.3 FM; EAST MOLINE, IL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KCQQ (106.5 FM; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMXG (96.1 FM; CLINTON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHTS (98.9 FM; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • K233AA (94.5 FM; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KALA (88.5 FM; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: ST. AMBROSE COLLEGE)
  • KUUL (101.3 FM; EAST MOLINE, IL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K288CY (105.5 FM; BETTENDORF, IA; Owner: ST. AMBROSE COLLEGE)
  • KBOB-FM (104.9 FM; GENESEO, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WXLP (96.9 FM; MOLINE, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KORB (93.5 FM; BETTENDORF, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KBEA-FM (99.7 FM; MUSCATINE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAXR (88.1 FM; GENESEO, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Rock Island:
  • KQIN (Channel 36; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WHBF-TV (Channel 4; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: CORONET COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • WBQD-LP (Channel 26; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: FOUR SEASONS PEORIA, LLC)
  • K61HD (Channel 61; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KWQC-TV (Channel 6; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF DAVENPORT, INC.)
  • KLJB-TV (Channel 18; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: QUAD CITIES TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WQAD-TV (Channel 8; MOLINE, IL; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WQPT-TV (Channel 24; MOLINE, IL; Owner: BLACK HAWK COLLEGE)
  • K16EL (Channel 66; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)

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