Rock Island, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 38,877 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.0%
 
Males: 18,299  (47.1%)
Females: 20,578  (52.9%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 61201.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,483 (it was $34,729 in 2000)
Rock Island:

$44,483
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,358 (it was $19,202 in 2000)

Rock Island city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $100,462 (it was $69,800 in 2000)
Rock Island:

$100,462
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $116,453; Detached houses: $114,961; Townhouses or other attached units: $156,955; In 2-unit structures: $171,000; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $196,938; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $44,683; Mobile homes: $39,646

Median gross rent in 2012: $637.

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  • White alone - 26,291 (67.8%)
  • Black alone - 6,442 (16.6%)
  • Hispanic - 4,066 (10.5%)
  • Two or more races - 1,385 (3.6%)
  • Asian alone - 371 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 99 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 74 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 8 (0.02%)

Races in Rock Island detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rock Island: 86.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (20.6%), Irish (11.1%), English (6.5%), Swedish (4.6%), United States (4.1%), Italian (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/08/1879

Elevation: 580 feet

Land area: 15.9 square miles.

Population density: 2,441 people per square mile   (low).

Rock Island,IL real estate house value index trend

Rock Island, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Rock Island:

  • High school or higher: 85.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rock Island city:

  • Never married: 35.0%
  • Now married: 42.0%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

2,382 residents are foreign born (0.9% Europe).

This city:  6.1%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 106 registered sex offenders living in Rock Island, Illinois as of May 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Rock Island to the number of sex offenders is 367 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,363 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,893 (2.0%)

Rock Island satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Davenport, IA (3.8 miles , pop. 98,359).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (125.1 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (151.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Rock Island Arsenal, IL (1.7 miles) , Milan, IL (1.7 miles ), Moline, IL (1.9 miles ), Davenport, IA (2.0 miles ), Oak Grove, IL (2.3 miles ), Coyne Center, IL (2.4 miles ), Bettendorf, IA (2.4 miles ), Riverdale, IA (2.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 14 buildings, average cost: $135,900
  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $135,900
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $135,900
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $225,300
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $135,400
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $162,700
  • 2012: 29 buildings, average cost: $137,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.49 N, Longitude: 90.57 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,465 (+8.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,127 (36.6%)

Area code: 309

Rock Island household income distribution Rock Island home values distribution

Crime rates in Rock Island by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1011126251324
per 100,000 2.50.02.52.62.65.215.55.213.12.68.05.110.2
Rapes 2117262531402325333021146
per 100,000 52.942.865.564.079.8103.159.465.086.378.755.935.815.4
Robberies 4959677172758288828120422239
per 100,000 123.5148.7168.8181.8185.3193.3211.9228.9214.4212.4543.5567.399.9
Assaults 2833522402502522582683263092824652173
per 100,000 713.1887.0604.8640.3648.5664.8692.5848.0808.0739.4122.6132.9443.2
Burglaries 329332390398520480417473493388330256217
per 100,000 829.0836.6982.81019.31338.21236.91077.51230.41289.11017.3879.2654.1555.9
Thefts 1,1781,1711,3941,4121,8381,4811,4131,3561,2981,182777896856
per 100,000 2968.52950.83512.83616.34730.23816.33651.03527.43394.13099.22070.12289.52192.7
Auto thefts 83106112112143124118172150124856851
per 100,000 209.2267.1282.2286.8368.0319.5304.9447.4392.2325.1226.5173.8130.6
Arson 14111815811152117155713
per 100,000 35.327.745.438.420.628.338.854.644.539.313.317.933.3
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 422.1455.9462.6479.6568.6550.5528.4565.8580.6502.8412.3388.3289.5

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Rock Island detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 110 (83 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.13
Illinois average:

2.76

Rock Island tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.8%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -824 (-2.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (3%)
  • Registered nurses (3%)

Work and jobs in Rock Island: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Rock Island, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Rock Island-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 77% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/19/1966, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.9 miles away from the Rock Island city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.0 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rock Island-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 253.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 232.9 miles away from Rock Island center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 86.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 284.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 253.6 miles away from Rock Island center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 239.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rock Island County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rock Island topographic map

Birthplace of: Bobby Schilling - Republican legislator, Eddie Albert - (born 1908), actor, Tim Moore (comedian) - Actor, David Ackles - Singer, Arno H. Denecke - Judge, Chester C. Thompson - Politician, Jamie Van Fossen - Politician, Helen Mack - Actress, Frazier Hunt - Radio personality, Jeffrey Gold - Dramatists and playwright.

Hospitals and medical centers in Rock Island:

  • NINTH STREET PLACE (2850 9TH STREET)
  • TRINITY ROCK ISLAND (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 2701 17TH ST)
  • QUAD CITIES KIDNEY CENTER-ROCK ISLAND, LLC (2623 17TH STREET)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF ROCK ISLAND (1830 2ND AVENUE, STE 100)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (1600 4TH AVE SUITE 201)
  • FRIENDSHIP MANOR (1209 21ST AVENUE)
  • ROCK ISLAND COUNTY HEALTHCARE CENTER (2122 25TH AVE)
  • ROCK ISLAND NURSING AND REHB CENTER (2545 24TH STREET)
  • ST ANTHONY'S NRSG AND REHAB CENTER (767 30TH STREET)
  • TRINITY MEDICAL CENTER - WEST (2701 - 17TH STREET)

Heliports located in Rock Island:

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.
  • 5 miles: MOLINE (QUAD CITY AIRPORT, 2200 69TH ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, call for taxi service.

Operable nuclear power plants near Rock Island:

  • 19 miles: Quad Cities 1 and 2 in Cordova, IL.

Colleges/Universities in Rock Island:

  • Augustana College (Full-time enrollment: 2,555; Location: 639 38th St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.augustana.edu)
  • Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences (FT enrollment: 172; Location: 2122 - 25th Avenue; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.trinitycollegeqc.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Rock Island:

  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 3 miles; Davenport, IA; Full-time enrollment: 5,507)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 4 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • Kaplan University-Davenport Campus (about 5 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 60,376)
  • Black Hawk College (about 7 miles; Moline, IL; FT enrollment: 5,086)
  • Ashford University (about 32 miles; Clinton, IA; FT enrollment: 73,330)
  • University of Iowa (about 52 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Southeastern Community College (about 57 miles; West Burlington, IA; FT enrollment: 2,251)

Public high schools in Rock Island:

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Rock Island:

Private elementary/middle schools in Rock Island:

  • JORDAN CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 479; Location: 2901 24TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 57; Location: 3300 24TH ST; Grades: PK - 6)
See full list of schools located in Rock Island, School District: ROCK ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT 41

Library in Rock Island:

  • ROCK ISLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,241,632; Location: 401 NINETEENTH STREET; 217,820 books; 2,555 e-books; 14,651 audio materials; 8,529 video materials; 11 local licensed databases; 16 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 337 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Rock Island Greater (Noon) Lions Club Rock Island Evening Lions Club Part of the Lions Club International organization and serving the Sight and Hearing Impaired, community needs. Our motto is "WE SERVE"

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Notable locations in Rock Island: Sunset Marina (A), Highland Springs Municipal Golf Course (B), Green Lakes Campground (C), Rock Valley Plaza (D), Watch Tower Plaza (E), Quad Citys Industrial Center (F), Saukie Golf Course (G), John Hauberg Indian Museum (H), Rock Island Public Library (I), Trinity Ambulance Service (J), Rock Island Fire Department Station 2 (K), Municipal Terminal (L), Martin Luther King Community Center (M), Hauberg Civic Center (N), Rock Island Fire Department Station 3 (O), Rock Island Fire Department Station 4 (P), Rock Island Fire Department Station 1 (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Cemeteries: Calvary Cemetery (1), Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery (2), Memorial Park Cemetery (3), William Carr Cemetery (4), Hebrew Cemetery (5), Dickson Cemetery (6), Chippiannock Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Lake Potter (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sheldon Creek (A), Sand Creek (B), Kyte Creek (C), Jimmy Creek (D), Sylvan Slough (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Rock Island include: Black Hawk Forest Nature Preserve (1), Longview Park (2), Black Hawk State Historical Site (3), Hasselroth Park (4), McKay Park (5), Hauberg Estates Park (6), Old Horace Mann Park (7), Reservoir Park (8), Thirty-First Avenue Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation (Museums; Rock Islnd Arsenal) (1), Augustana College - Fryxell Geology Museum (639 38th Street) (2), Area Agency On Aging (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 729 34th Avenue) (3), Black Hawk State Historic Site (Historical Places & Services; 1510 46th Avenue) (4), Day Darrell (8217 9th Street West) (5), Great River Travel Limited (Tours & Charters; 226 17th Street Suite 12) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: American Motor Inn (4300 11th Street) (1), Four Points By Sheraton Rock Island (226 17th Street) (2), Hillside Inn (4715 11th Street) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: United States Government - Clerk of the Court (211 19th Street) (1), United States Government - Justice Dept- Department Of Justice- Clerk Of The C (1830 2nd Avenue) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Rock Island County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 73.1. This is about average.

City:

73.1
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.213. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.213
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 7.72. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.72
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.650. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.650
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 28.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 19.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.2
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.4
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.4%
(12.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.2% for Black residents, 21.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.2% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 24.5% for other race residents, 17.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.8%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.4%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Rock Island in 2010:

  • 1,595 people in college/university student housing
  • 452 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 232 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 77 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 52 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 30 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 2 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Rock Island in 2000:

  • 1,548 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 444 people in nursing homes
  • 137 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 135 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 68 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 53 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 53 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 17 people in religious group quarters
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 12 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 6 people in other group homes

Rock Island, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Rock Island compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Banks with branches in Rock Island (2011 data):

  • American Bank and Trust Company, National Association: Rock Island Hy-Vee Branch, Downtown Ri Branch, Friendship Manor, Rock Island Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $465.6 mil, Deposits: $412.7 mil, headquarters in Davenport, IA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Ambank Holdings, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Flatiron Branch, Hilltop Branch, Rock Island Branch. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 30th Street Facility at 1800 30th Street, branch established on 1979/07/23; Rock Island Downtown Branch at 1830 2nd Avenue, branch established on 1966/07/15. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Blackhawk Bank & Trust: Lil'hawk Facility at 4610 38th Street, branch established on 1981/04/28. Info updated 2011/10/17: Bank assets: $1,009.6 mil, Deposits: $808.0 mil, headquarters in Milan, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: Blackhawk Bancorporation, Inc.
  • MWABank: Mwabank at 100 17th Street, branch established on 2003/01/27. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $247.1 mil, Deposits: $196.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • THE National Bank: Rock Island Branch at 1800 Fifth Avenue, branch established on 2005/10/03. Info updated 2009/01/28: Bank assets: $1,088.2 mil, Deposits: $914.5 mil, headquarters in Moline, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 29 total offices, Holding Company: National Bancshares, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Rock Island, Illinois:

  • Holiday Inn Rock Island, 226 17TH St, Rock Island, IL 61201 , Phone: (309) 794-1212, Fax: (309) 794-0852
  • Victorian Inn Bed And Breakfast Inc, 702 20TH St, Rock Island, IL 61201 , Phone: (309) 788-7068
  • Potter House, 1906 7TH Ave, Rock Island, IL 61201 , Phone: (309) 788-1906
  • Hillside Inn Motel, 4715 11TH St, Rock Island, IL 61201 , Phone: (309) 788-0612
  • American Motor Inn Motel, 4300 11TH St, Rock Island, IL 61201 , Phone: (309) 788-7673
  • Jumer's Casino & Hotel, 777 Jumer Dr, Rock Island, IL 61201 , Phone: (309) 793-4200, Fax: (309) 786-8483
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Rock Island, Illinois

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Rock Island travel time to work - commute Rock Island mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (84%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Rock Island city (based on Rock Island County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.83%
Here: 49.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchInternational Church of the Foursquare Gospel
Adherents37.5%9.1%7.8%7.0%4.8%
Congregations10.5%7.7%14.0%4.9%2.8%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA) The Wesleyan ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)United Church of ChristOther
Adherents4.7%4.1%3.7%3.3%18.1%
Congregations7.0%0.7%2.8%2.8%46.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 23
Rock Island County:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Rock Island County:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 59
Rock Island County:

4.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 111
Here:

7.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.3%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Rock Island County:

26.9%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

7.5%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 16$127,723$95,7920$0
Other Government Administration 16$83,350$62,5130$0
Police Protection - Officers 82$139,965$20,4830$0
Police - Other 27$96,896$43,0650$0
Firefighters 58$144,282$29,8510$0
Fire - Other 1$4,238$50,8560$0
Streets and Highways 60$114,132$22,8260$0
Health 1$5,759$69,1080$0
Solid Waste Management 7$52,461$89,9330$0
Sewerage 15$129,342$103,4740$0
Parks and Recreation 26$107,656$49,6870$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 19$118,761$75,0070$0
Water Supply 21$117,041$66,8810$0
Local Libraries 18$107,933$71,9550$0
Other and Unallocable 9$46,341$61,7880$0
Totals for Government 376$1,395,880$44,5490$0

Rock Island government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $2,821,000 ($72.56)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $7,319,000 ($188.26)
    General - Other: $4,768,000 ($122.64)
    Fire Protection: $4,531,000 ($116.55)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,641,000 ($93.65)
    Regular Highways: $3,633,000 ($93.45)
    Water Utilities: $2,937,000 ($75.55)
    Sewerage: $2,598,000 ($66.83)
    Financial Administration: $1,673,000 ($43.03)
    Libraries: $1,477,000 ($37.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,291,000 ($33.21)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,058,000 ($27.21)
    Central Staff Services: $912,000 ($23.46)
    General Public Buildings: $345,000 ($8.87)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $219,000 ($5.63)
    Parking Facilities: $201,000 ($5.17)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $147,000 ($3.78)
  • Employee Retirement - Benefit Payments: $3,132,000 ($80.56)
    Total Cash & Deposits: $2,398,000 ($61.68)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,803,000 ($46.38)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $2,095,000 ($53.89)
    Sewerage: $1,115,000 ($28.68)
    Police Protection: $795,000 ($20.45)
    Water Utilities: $681,000 ($17.52)
    Regular Highways: $64,000 ($1.65)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $18,425,000 ($473.93)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $887,000 ($22.82)

Rock Island government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Regular Highways: $3,955,000 ($101.73)
    Sewerage: $3,584,000 ($92.19)
    All Other: $3,135,000 ($80.64)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,140,000 ($55.05)
  • Employee Retirement - From Local Government: $1,917,000 ($49.31)
    Interest Revenue: $881,000 ($22.66)
    Local Employee Contribution: $601,000 ($15.46)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $1,497,000 ($38.51)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,960,000 ($50.42)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,462,000 ($37.61)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,291,000 ($110.37)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $12,809,000 ($329.48)
    All Other: $1,691,000 ($43.50)
    Highways: $1,114,000 ($28.65)
  • Tax - Property: $7,968,000 ($204.95)
    Public Utilities: $2,511,000 ($64.59)
    NEC: $598,000 ($15.38)
    Total General Sales: $592,000 ($15.23)
    Other Selective Sales: $408,000 ($10.49)

Rock Island government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $14,873,000 ($382.57)
    Water Utilities: $14,786,000 ($380.33)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $10,019,000 ($257.71)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $6,685,000 ($171.95)
    Other NEC: $3,336,000 ($85.81)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $15,935,000 ($409.88)
    Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $5,165,000 ($132.85)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $12,571,000 ($323.35)
    Other, NEC: $5,362,000 ($137.92)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $2,302,000 ($59.21)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $5,536,000 ($142.40)
    Other, NEC: $2,828,000 ($72.74)

Rock Island government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $4,098,000 ($105.41)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $29,724,000 ($764.57)
    Total Other Securities: $7,014,000 ($180.42)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $31,653,000 ($814.18)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $13,770,000 ($354.19)

4.36% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,755 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.36%
Illinois average:

4.45%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($738 average AGI)
Rock Island County:

0.04%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Scott County, IA  1.02% ($34,417 average AGI)
from Henry County, IL  0.57% ($31,137)
from Mercer County, IL  0.23% ($38,152)


5.10% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,266 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.10%
Illinois average:

4.96%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($313 average AGI)
Rock Island County:

0.04%
Illinois average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Scott County, IA  1.40% ($43,038 average AGI)
to Henry County, IL  0.50% ($36,161)
to Cook County, IL  0.20% ($27,857)

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.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, 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.)
  • KUUL (101.3 FM; EAST MOLINE, IL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K233AA (94.5 FM; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KALA (88.5 FM; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: ST. AMBROSE COLLEGE)
  • K288CY (105.5 FM; BETTENDORF, IA; Owner: ST. AMBROSE COLLEGE)
  • WXLP (96.9 FM; MOLINE, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KORB (93.5 FM; BETTENDORF, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KBOB-FM (104.9 FM; GENESEO, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KBEA-FM (99.7 FM; MUSCATINE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KSUI (91.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • WAXR (88.1 FM; GENESEO, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KWCC (93.1 FM; MUSCATINE, IA; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRMJ (102.3 FM; ALEDO, IL; Owner: WESTERN ILLINOIS BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Rock Island:

  • WHBF-TV (Channel 4; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: CORONET COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KQIN (Channel 36; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • 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)
  • KIIN (Channel 12; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KWKB (Channel 20; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: KM TELEVISION OF IOWA, L.L.C.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Rock Island fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 34
Total length: 481 meters (1,578ft)
Total costs: $12,327,000
Total average daily traffic: 265,650
Total average daily truck traffic: 16,637

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 1
  • 1900-1909: 0
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 3
  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 9
  • 1970-1979: 4
  • 1980-1989: 4
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 9
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Rock Island, IL
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 12 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED203$91,940216$84,518790$94,393185$25,3452$65,000101$62,9870$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$102,76612$93,43396$90,6616$41,8670$06$87,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED20$91,94724$69,833218$87,69868$20,4020$014$38,1652$39,600
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN12$79,40116$84,990120$98,57220$23,0151$260,0009$53,2130$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$024$102,2561$52,0000$00$01$17,210

Detailed mortgage data for all 14 tracts in Rock Island, IL

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED48$89,85450$107,712
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$87,88410$104,195
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$79,8835$90,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$134,3703$109,837
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 11
  • Hazardous Condition: 4
  • Service Call: 14
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Rock Island

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rock Island, IL
Most common first names in Rock Island, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary39378.7 years
John38274.6 years
William32175.2 years
Robert29770.1 years
James29570.1 years
Charles22374.8 years
George21776.5 years
Margaret21681.7 years
Helen20980.8 years
Dorothy19279.3 years
Most common last names in Rock Island, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson22777.1 years
Smith15073.9 years
Anderson12577.7 years
Miller10074.1 years
Nelson8478.1 years
Peterson7680.0 years
Williams7274.0 years
Davis7272.0 years
Brown7172.8 years
Jones6572.7 years
Businesses in Rock Island, IL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven4McDonald's2
Advance Auto Parts1Nike1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
CVS1Sears1
Circle K2Sprint Nextel1
Domino's Pizza1Subway2
FedEx2Taco Bell1
H&R Block2True Value1
Hardee's1U-Haul2
Holiday Inn1U.S. Cellular1
KFC1UPS3
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens2
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza2

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  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Leather and allied products (population 5,000+)"
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  • #27 (61201) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Belgian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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Total of 57 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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