Rock Island, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 38,110 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -4.0%
 
Males: 18,186  (47.7%)
Females: 19,924  (52.3%)
Median resident age:

36.7 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 61201.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $45,495 (it was $34,729 in 2000)
Rock Island:

$45,495
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,597 (it was $19,202 in 2000)

Rock Island city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $101,978 (it was $69,800 in 2000)
Rock Island:

$101,978
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $134,386; detached houses: $132,541; townhouses or other attached units: $106,263; in 2-unit structures: $170,103; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $229,886; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $141,212; mobile homes: $60,907

Median gross rent in 2017: $714.

March 2019 cost of living index in Rock Island: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.8%
(15.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.9% for Black residents, 18.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.7% for American Indian residents, 80.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 23.5% for other race residents, 28.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Rock Island, IL (2017)
    • 23,50261.5%White alone
    • 7,82920.5%Black alone
    • 4,20311.0%Hispanic
    • 1,4373.8%Asian alone
    • 1,1793.1%Two or more races
    • 1270.3%American Indian alone
    • 1070.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 580.2%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 74 registered sex offenders living in Rock Island, Illinois as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Rock Island is 516 to 1.


Crime rates in Rock Island by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(5.2)
6
(15.5)
2
(5.2)
5
(13.1)
1
(2.6)
3
(8.0)
2
(5.1)
4
(10.2)
5
(12.9)
1
(2.6)
2
(5.2)
4
(10.4)
3
(7.9)
1
(2.6)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
40
(103.1)
23
(59.4)
25
(65.0)
33
(86.3)
30
(78.7)
21
(55.9)
14
(35.8)
6
(15.4)
2
(5.1)
14
(36.0)
3
(7.8)
6
(15.6)
5
(13.1)
3
(7.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
75
(193.3)
82
(211.9)
88
(228.9)
82
(214.4)
81
(212.4)
204
(543.5)
222
(567.3)
39
(99.9)
32
(82.3)
22
(56.6)
22
(57.1)
23
(59.7)
10
(26.3)
19
(50.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
258
(664.8)
268
(692.5)
326
(848.0)
309
(808.0)
282
(739.4)
46
(122.6)
52
(132.9)
173
(443.2)
161
(414.0)
120
(308.9)
143
(370.9)
125
(324.3)
115
(302.0)
76
(200.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
480
(1,237)
417
(1,077)
473
(1,230)
493
(1,289)
388
(1,017)
330
(879.2)
256
(654.1)
217
(555.9)
227
(583.7)
157
(404.2)
168
(435.8)
175
(454.0)
198
(520.0)
166
(437.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,481
(3,816)
1,413
(3,651)
1,356
(3,527)
1,298
(3,394)
1,182
(3,099)
777
(2,070)
896
(2,290)
856
(2,193)
741
(1,905)
676
(1,740)
678
(1,759)
782
(2,029)
754
(1,980)
688
(1,811)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
124
(319.5)
118
(304.9)
172
(447.4)
150
(392.2)
124
(325.1)
85
(226.5)
68
(173.8)
51
(130.6)
38
(97.7)
42
(108.1)
60
(155.6)
85
(220.5)
108
(283.6)
132
(347.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
11
(28.3)
15
(38.8)
21
(54.6)
17
(44.5)
15
(39.3)
5
(13.3)
7
(17.9)
13
(33.3)
7
(18.0)
5
(12.9)
10
(25.9)
6
(15.6)
3
(7.9)
11
(29.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)548.5526.5563.7578.5501.0410.8386.9288.5262.2219.3221.2246.6232.8197.4

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City-data.com crime index in Rock Island, IL

Crime rate in Rock Island detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 108 (81 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.13
Illinois average:

2.09
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Ancestries: German (11.5%), Irish (4.9%), American (4.6%), African (4.6%), English (2.8%), Swedish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/08/1879

Elevation: 580 feet

Land area: 15.9 square miles.

Population density: 2,393 people per square mile   (low).

Rock Island, Illinois map

3,710 residents are foreign born (3.2% Latin America, 2.7% Africa).

This city:

9.7%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,394 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,149 (2.1%)

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 )

Latitude: 41.49 N, Longitude: 90.57 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,073 (+5.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,059 (34.9%)

Area code: 309

Distribution of median household income in Rock Island, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Rock Island, IL in 2017
Rock Island satellite photo by USGS

Rock Island tourist attractions:

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
  • 2013: 7 buildings, average cost: $226,200
  • 2014: 14 buildings, average cost: $248,400
  • 2015: 14 buildings, average cost: $280,200
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $347,400
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $293,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Rock Island, IL residents
Average permit cost in Rock Island, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.1%
Illinois:

4.5%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Rock Island, IL
Historical housing units in Rock Island, IL
Most common industries in Rock Island, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (11.2%)
  • Health care (8.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Construction (4.7%)
  • Machinery (4.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (8.2%)
  • Educational services (6.9%)
  • Machinery (6.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (15.5%)
  • Health care (14.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Social assistance (5.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Rock Island, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.5%)
  • Cashiers (3.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.5%)
  • Registered nurses (3.3%)

Average climate in Rock Island, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Rock Island, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 73.5. This is about average.

City:

73.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.202. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.202
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.00. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.00
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.503. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.503
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 21.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.7
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 10.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.2
U.S.:

8.5

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 Rock Island 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 Rock Island 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 the city 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 (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rock Island topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Rock Island:

  • NINTH STREET PLACE (2850 9TH STREET)
  • TRINITY ROCK ISLAND (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 2701 17TH ST)
  • 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)
  • 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)

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 (Full-time 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 school in Rock Island:

  • JORDAN CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 405, Location: 2901 24TH ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Rock Island

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"

Points of interest:

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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

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.

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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Rock Island:

Marital status in Rock Island, IL
  • Never married: 38.4%
  • Now married: 41.0%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

For population 25 years and over in Rock Island:

  • High school or higher: 87.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 8.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.6
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Rock Island
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rock Island, IL (based on Rock Island County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant18,44790
Catholic18,25814
Mainline Protestant16,29452
Other6,03712
Black Protestant3,5779
Orthodox4752
None84,458-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 23
Rock Island County:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Rock Island County:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 111
Rock Island County:

7.54 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Rock Island County:

9.3%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.9%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

7.5%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.7%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.2%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.3%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.7%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.6%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

54.6%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.2%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rock Island, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 83$167,268$24,1830$0
Firefighters 59$155,668$31,6610$0
Streets and Highways 54$177,426$39,4280$0
Police - Other 27$117,281$52,1250$0
Water Supply 26$118,956$54,9030$0
Parks and Recreation 25$111,938$53,7300$0
Local Libraries 19$85,953$54,2860$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 19$108,614$68,5980$0
Financial Administration 17$85,161$60,1140$0
Other Government Administration 15$50,349$40,2790$0
Sewerage 15$66,357$53,0860$0
Solid Waste Management 6$17,536$35,0720$0
Other and Unallocable 6$26,327$52,6540$0
Health 1$5,831$69,9720$0
Fire - Other 1$4,918$59,0160$0
Totals for Government 373$1,299,583$41,8100$0

Rock Island government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Police Protection: $14,620,000 ($383.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,504,000 ($301.86)
    Central Staff Services: $476,000 ($12.49)
    Water Utilities: $425,000 ($11.15)
    Regular Highways: $282,000 ($7.40)
    Local Fire Protection: $56,000 ($1.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $31,000 ($0.81)
    General - Other: $14,000 ($0.37)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($0.03)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $12,908,000 ($338.70)
    Local Fire Protection: $10,809,000 ($283.63)
    Water Utilities: $6,989,000 ($183.39)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,423,000 ($168.54)
    General - Other: $6,380,000 ($167.41)
    Regular Highways: $5,146,000 ($135.03)
    Central Staff Services: $4,077,000 ($106.98)
    Sewerage: $3,980,000 ($104.43)
    Libraries: $2,845,000 ($74.65)
    Financial Administration: $2,047,000 ($53.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,010,000 ($52.74)
    General Public Buildings: $482,000 ($12.65)
    Parking Facilities: $32,000 ($0.84)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000 ($0.05)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,980,000 ($78.19)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,831,000 ($572.84)

Rock Island government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $8,679,000 ($227.74)
    Other: $4,843,000 ($127.08)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,990,000 ($78.46)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,277,000 ($33.51)
    Regular Highways: $153,000 ($4.01)
    Parking Facilities: $139,000 ($3.65)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $778,000 ($20.41)
    Other: $312,000 ($8.19)
    Water Utilities: $213,000 ($5.59)
    General Local Government Support: $19,000 ($0.50)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $401,000 ($10.52)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,660,000 ($43.56)
    Fines and Forfeits: $304,000 ($7.98)
    Interest Earnings: $262,000 ($6.87)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $8,581,000 ($225.16)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $15,547,000 ($407.95)
    Highways: $1,033,000 ($27.11)
    Other: $61,000 ($1.60)
  • Tax - Property: $15,283,000 ($401.02)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,798,000 ($99.66)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,879,000 ($49.30)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,403,000 ($36.81)
    Other License: $919,000 ($24.11)

Rock Island government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $67,218,000 ($1763.79)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $65,027,000 ($1706.30)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,673,000 ($280.06)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,483,000 ($222.59)

Rock Island government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $38,748,000 ($1016.74)

4.38% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($44,438 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.38%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Scott County, IA  1.19% ($37,325 average AGI)
from Henry County, IL  0.53% ($41,428)
from Cook County, IL  0.18% ($32,724)


5.52% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,730 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.52%
Illinois average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Scott County, IA  1.58% ($42,991 average AGI)
to Henry County, IL  0.62% ($46,668)
to Mercer County, IL  0.20% ($48,891)
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

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
See more detailed statistics of Rock Island fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 38Number of bridges
  • 988ft / 301mTotal length
  • $14,112,000Total costs
  • 362,700Total average daily traffic
  • 51,831Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Rock Island, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 131960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 92000-2009
  • 52010-2018
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 in Rock Island, IL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Rock Island, IL - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 47. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 158 took place in 2008, and the least - 2 in 2007. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Rock Island, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (43.4%), and Outside Fires (29.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Rock Island, IL
    • 32443.4%Structure Fires
    • 21729.1%Outside Fires
    • 13017.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 7510.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rock Island, IL

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

  • Holiday Inn Rock Island, 226 17TH St, Rock Island, Illinois 61201 , Phone: (309) 794-1212, Fax: (309) 794-0852
  • Potter House, 1906 7TH Ave, Rock Island, Illinois 61201 , Phone: (309) 788-1906
  • Hillside Inn Motel, 4715 11TH St, Rock Island, Illinois 61201 , Phone: (309) 788-0612
  • Jumer's Casino & Hotel, 777 Jumer Dr, Rock Island, Illinois 61201 , Phone: (309) 756-4600, Fax: (309) 756-4605
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Rock Island, Illinois
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rock Island, IL
  • 90.3%Utility gas
  • 8.3%Electricity
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rock Island, IL
  • 71.2%Utility gas
  • 25.7%Electricity
  • 2.2%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.1%Solar energy


Rock Island compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.

Rock Island on our top lists:

  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospices or homes for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other South Central Asia (population 500+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
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