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Rock Island County, Illinois (IL)

County population in 2017: 144,808 (89% urban, 11% rural); it was 149,374 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 27,030
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 15,388
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 42,306
Renter-occupied apartments: 18,885 (it was 18,406 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

33%

Land area: 427 sq. mi.

Water area: 24.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 339 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Rock Island County: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (39.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (13.1%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 21%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Rock Island County, IL (2017)
    • 103,74169.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 18,76512.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 14,7699.9%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,7532.5%Asian alone
    • 3,1772.1%Two or more races
    • 2880.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 2190.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 960.06%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

39.7 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years
Males: 70,646  (48.8%)
Females: 74,162  (51.2%)
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Average household size:
Rock Island County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $51,711 ($38,608 in 1999)
This county:

$51,711
Illinois:

$62,992

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $611 (lower quartile is $447, upper quartile is $747)
This county:

$611
State:

$852


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $117,300 (it was $77,800 in 2000)
Rock Island:

$117,300
Illinois:

$195,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $80,800 - $166,100

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $148,663
Here:

$148,663
State:

$257,121

Townhouses or other attached units: $209,635
Here:

$209,635
State:

$248,095

In 2-unit structures: $164,087
Here:

$164,087
State:

$291,160

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $141,945
Here:

$141,945
State:

$279,934

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $142,043
Here:

$142,043
State:

$287,217

Mobile homes: $48,007
Here:

$48,007
State:

$51,477

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,033
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $476

Institutionalized population: 2,496
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 178 buildings, average cost: $122,200
  • 1998: 221 buildings, average cost: $97,700
  • 1999: 213 buildings, average cost: $147,800
  • 2000: 206 buildings, average cost: $148,800
  • 2001: 222 buildings, average cost: $107,800
  • 2002: 205 buildings, average cost: $152,000
  • 2003: 242 buildings, average cost: $156,700
  • 2004: 188 buildings, average cost: $155,300
  • 2005: 231 buildings, average cost: $162,200
  • 2006: 199 buildings, average cost: $161,000
  • 2007: 185 buildings, average cost: $170,000
  • 2008: 96 buildings, average cost: $182,800
  • 2009: 93 buildings, average cost: $177,000
  • 2010: 80 buildings, average cost: $167,700
  • 2011: 101 buildings, average cost: $164,000
  • 2012: 83 buildings, average cost: $183,300
  • 2013: 74 buildings, average cost: $247,400
  • 2014: 87 buildings, average cost: $252,700
  • 2015: 72 buildings, average cost: $204,500
  • 2016: 78 buildings, average cost: $219,500
  • 2017: 85 buildings, average cost: $197,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Rock Island, IL residents
Average permit cost in Rock Island, IL
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,676 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,538 (2.2%)

Distribution of median household income in Rock Island, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Rock Island, IL in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Rock Island, IL in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.4%
Rock Island County:

12.4%
Illinois:

12.6%
(9.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.1% for Black residents, 14.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.6% for American Indian residents, 46.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 13.6% for other race residents, 23.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 39.7 years old
(Males: 38.6 years old, Females: 41.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.9 years old, Black residents: 25.3 years old, American Indian residents: 57.3 years old, Asian residents: 25.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.1 years old, Other race residents: 28.6 years old)

Area name: Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Rock Island County is $457 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $575 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $733 a month.

Cities in this county include: Moline, Rock Island, East Moline, Silvis, Milan, Coal Valley, Carbon Cliff, Hampton, Port Byron, Oak Grove.

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

2018 air pollution in Rock Island County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.029 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.5 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Ashtabula County, Ohio , Tolland County, Connecticut , Crawford County, Pennsylvania , Pike County, Pennsylvania .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.3%
Illinois:

4.5%

Unemployment by year in Rock Island, IL
County total employment by year in Rock Island, IL
County average yearly wages by year in Rock Island, IL

Current college students: 8,734
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 12,492 (45.3% naturalized citizens)

Rock Island County:

8.6%
Whole state:

14.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3,3602010 or later
  • 4,1182000 to 2009
  • 2,1771990 to 1999
  • 1,3801980 to 1989
  • 1,0241970 to 1979
  • 1,423Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 75.7%

Rock Island County marital status for males Rock Island County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 47,460
  • One, attached: 3,568
  • Two: 1,755
  • 3 or 4: 1,150
  • 5 to 9: 2,869
  • 10 to 19: 3,085
  • 20 to 49: 2,259
  • 50 or more: 2,583
  • Mobile homes: 1,450

Housing units in Rock Island County with a mortgage: 24,569 (499 second mortgage, 2,370 home equity loan, 111 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 16,297

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

63.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Rock Island County

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-
Rock Island County Religion Details
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.

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
Here:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
This 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
This county:

7.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Rock Island County:

9.3%
Illinois:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Rock Island County:

26.9%
State:

25.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

7.5%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Rock Island County:

Average size of farms: 257 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $69,178
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $275.56
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.87%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 23.34%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $60,466
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 74.78%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $59,900
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.93%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.26
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 3.79%
Corn for grain: 66104 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 297 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 53804 harvested acres
Vegetables: 34 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Rock Island County-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 252.0 miles away from Rock Island County 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 230.9 miles away from the county 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 83.3 miles away from the county 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 282.4 miles away from the county 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 251.7 miles away from Rock Island County center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 237.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Illinois Severe Storms, Straight-Line Winds and Flooding, Incident Period: April 16, 2013 to May 05, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4116: May 10, 2013, FEMA Id: 4116, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Illinois Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 03, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1960: March 17, 2011, FEMA Id: 1960, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Illinois Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 01, 2008 to July 22, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1771: June 24, 2008, FEMA Id: 1771, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3230: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3230, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Illinois Flooding, Incident Period: April 18, 2001 to May 29, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1368: May 09, 2001, FEMA Id: 1368, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Illinois Flooding, Severe Storms, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 22, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-997: July 09, 1993, FEMA Id: 997, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: February 23, 1985 to April 05, 1985, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-735: March 29, 1985, FEMA Id: 735, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: April 30, 1979, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-583: April 30, 1979, FEMA Id: 583, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: June 10, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-438: June 10, 1974, FEMA Id: 438, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: April 26, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-373: April 26, 1973, FEMA Id: 373, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Rock Island

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 61,689 (83.9%)
  • Carpooled: 6,475 (8.8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 555 (0.8%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 400 (0.5%)
  • Bicycle: 389 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 1,762 (2.4%)
  • Worked at home: 2,236 (3.0%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (36%)
  • Africa, n.e.c. (6%)
  • Other Western Africa (6%)
  • India (6%)
  • Burma (5%)
  • Other Middle Africa (3%)
  • Philippines (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Rock Island County


  • German (15%)
  • American (7%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • English (4%)
  • Swedish (3%)
  • Belgian (3%)
  • African (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Rock Island County, Illinois in 2000:

  • 1,555 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,220 people in nursing homes
  • 1,098 people in state prisons
  • 226 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 135 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 97 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 86 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 63 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 58 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 58 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 30 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 30 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 29 people in religious group quarters
  • 12 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 6 people in other group homes

People in group quarters in Rock Island County, Illinois in 2010:

  • 1,595 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,121 people in state prisons
  • 1,114 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
  • 58 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 46 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 41 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 28 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $60,114.

4.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($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.
1.61% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($15,458 average AGI)
2.77% relocated from other states ($28,980 average AGI)
Rock Island County:

2.77%
Illinois average:

1.87%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
from Mercer County, IL  0.18% ($43,743)
from Whiteside County, IL  0.12% ($38,000)
from Knox County, IL  0.07% ($45,769)
from Muscatine County, IA  0.05% ($50,688)


5.52% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($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.
1.56% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($12,348 average AGI)
3.96% relocated to other states ($36,382 average AGI)
Rock Island County:

3.96%
Illinois average:

2.67%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
to Cook County, IL  0.16% ($34,990)
to Polk County, IA  0.09% ($60,263)
to Whiteside County, IL  0.07% ($38,279)
to Muscatine County, IA  0.07% ($43,357)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.1
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.0

Births per 1000 population in Rock Island County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Rock Island County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Rock Island County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Rock Island County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Rock Island County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Rock Island County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Rock Island County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Rock Island County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Rock Island County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 26,205 (22,638 aged, 3,567 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 3,220 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Rock Island County, Illinois in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2,458)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,599)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,277)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (981)
  • Congestive heart failure (907)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (842)
  • Unspecified dementia (636)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (616)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (573)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (390)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.35
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 16,332
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 296
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 47,632

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,398
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,016
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 52
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 92

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 31.0. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 109.4. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 54.2
  • Suffocation - 32.9
  • Other - 22.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 144,808
  • In family households: 113,124 (18,888 male householders, 18,159 female householders)
    25,704 spouses, 40,770 children (38,057 natural, 1,385 adopted, 1,328 stepchildren), 2,553 grandchildren, 1,097 brothers or sisters, 1,075 parents, 2,065 other relatives, 2,813 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 26,699 (11,051 male householders (9,277 living alone)), 12,340 female householders (11,430 living alone)), 3,308 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,985

Size of family households: 19,325 2-persons, 6,984 3-persons, 6,320 4-persons, 2,360 5-persons, 1,888 6-persons, 170 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 20,707 1-person, 2,339 2-persons, 303 3-persons, 42 4-persons.

18,325 married couples with children.
11,491 single-parent households (2,992 men, 8,499 women).

86.5% of residents of Rock Island speak English at home.
8.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
2.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (56% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (43% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 30% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other language at home (46% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 32% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,077,362,000 ($7,291 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $282,649,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $414,433,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $187,574,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,494,000
Federal grants: $133,184,000
Federal procurement contracts: $89,686,000 ($75,568,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $241,992,000 ($195,203,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $379,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $51,197,000
Federal Government insurance: $130,219,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 10,136
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 7,807
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

43 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,513
Here:

+10 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -5,257
Here -36 per 1000 residents
State -31 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Rock Island County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 15.79 millions of gallons per day (12% from ground, 88% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2

Year house built in Rock Island County, Illinois
  • Year house built in Rock Island County, Illinois
  • 4442014 or later
  • 4362010 to 2013
  • 3,0372000 to 2009
  • 3,9091990 to 1999
  • 3,5191980 to 1989
  • 9,1471970 to 1979
  • 10,2561960 to 1969
  • 9,9161950 to 1959
  • 6,7791940 to 1949
  • 18,7361939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Rock Island County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Rock Island County, Illinois
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Rock Island County, Illinois
  • 01 room
  • 1382 rooms
  • 4333 rooms
  • 3,7864 rooms
  • 9,0585 rooms
  • 9,7256 rooms
  • 6,8897 rooms
  • 4,4278 rooms
  • 6,4109+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rock Island County, Illinois
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rock Island County, Illinois
  • 1,0591 room
  • 1,0902 rooms
  • 3,2473 rooms
  • 5,6634 rooms
  • 3,8005 rooms
  • 2,5396 rooms
  • 9777 rooms
  • 7768 rooms
  • 4219+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Rock Island County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Rock Island County, Illinois
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Rock Island County, Illinois
  • 9no bedroom
  • 8701 bedroom
  • 12,0802 bedrooms
  • 19,4203 bedrooms
  • 6,2034 bedrooms
  • 2,2845+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rock Island County, Illinois
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rock Island County, Illinois
  • 1,121no bedroom
  • 4,7841 bedroom
  • 8,5402 bedrooms
  • 4,2243 bedrooms
  • 6494 bedrooms
  • 2545+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Rock Island County, Illinois in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Rock Island County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Rock Island County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 533no vehicle
  • 11,8641 vehicle
  • 19,1312 vehicles
  • 6,1693 vehicles
  • 2,6584 vehicles
  • 5115+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Rock Island County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Rock Island County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 4,407no vehicle
  • 9,7841 vehicle
  • 4,4872 vehicles
  • 7243 vehicles
  • 1704 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

82.7% of Rock Island County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 48% lived in Illinois.

Rock Island County:

82.7%
State average:

87.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 93,079
  • Other state: 38,420
  • Northeast: 1,790
  • Midwest: 28,103
  • South: 5,710
  • West: 2,817
Year householders moved into unit in Rock Island County, IL
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Rock Island County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 88.6%Utility gas
  • 7.0%Electricity
  • 3.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 69.6%Utility gas
  • 27.1%Electricity
  • 1.3%No fuel used
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 815
Here:

5.8%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 807
Here:

10.3%
Illinois:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,829
Here:

38.4%
Illinois:

27.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Rock Island County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $16,389,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,051,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $16,343,000
    General - Other: $13,437,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,459,000
    Health - Other: $7,940,000
    Police Protection: $6,909,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,734,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,384,000
    Regular Highways: $4,282,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,197,000
    Financial Administration: $658,000
    General Public Buildings: $648,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $275,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $492,000
    Highways: $131,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $958,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,630,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,480,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,150,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $4,844,000
    General Revenue - Other: $934,000
    Interest Earnings: $85,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $1,463,000
    Regular Highways: $573,000
    Police Protection: $347,000
    Central Staff Services: $144,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $115,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,967,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $9,276,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,439,000
    Other: $5,426,000
    Highways: $2,522,000
    Public Welfare: $1,729,000
  • Tax - Property: $25,836,000
    Other License: $2,356,000
    Other Selective Sales: $625,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $86,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $33,314,000

Rock Island County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $16,389,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,051,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $16,343,000
    General - Other: $13,437,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,459,000
    Health - Other: $7,940,000
    Police Protection: $6,909,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,734,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,384,000
    Regular Highways: $4,282,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,197,000
    Financial Administration: $658,000
    General Public Buildings: $648,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $275,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $492,000
    Highways: $131,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $958,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,630,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,480,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,150,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $4,844,000
    General Revenue - Other: $934,000
    Interest Earnings: $85,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $1,463,000
    Regular Highways: $573,000
    Police Protection: $347,000
    Central Staff Services: $144,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $115,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,967,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $9,276,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,439,000
    Other: $5,426,000
    Highways: $2,522,000
    Public Welfare: $1,729,000
  • Tax - Property: $25,836,000
    Other License: $2,356,000
    Other Selective Sales: $625,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $86,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $33,314,000

Rock Island County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $16,389,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,051,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $16,343,000
    General - Other: $13,437,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,459,000
    Health - Other: $7,940,000
    Police Protection: $6,909,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,734,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,384,000
    Regular Highways: $4,282,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,197,000
    Financial Administration: $658,000
    General Public Buildings: $648,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $275,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $492,000
    Highways: $131,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $958,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,630,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,480,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,150,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $4,844,000
    General Revenue - Other: $934,000
    Interest Earnings: $85,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $1,463,000
    Regular Highways: $573,000
    Police Protection: $347,000
    Central Staff Services: $144,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $115,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,967,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $9,276,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,439,000
    Other: $5,426,000
    Highways: $2,522,000
    Public Welfare: $1,729,000
  • Tax - Property: $25,836,000
    Other License: $2,356,000
    Other Selective Sales: $625,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $86,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $33,314,000

Rock Island County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $16,389,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,051,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $16,343,000
    General - Other: $13,437,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,459,000
    Health - Other: $7,940,000
    Police Protection: $6,909,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,734,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,384,000
    Regular Highways: $4,282,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,197,000
    Financial Administration: $658,000
    General Public Buildings: $648,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $275,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $492,000
    Highways: $131,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $958,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,630,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,480,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,150,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $4,844,000
    General Revenue - Other: $934,000
    Interest Earnings: $85,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $1,463,000
    Regular Highways: $573,000
    Police Protection: $347,000
    Central Staff Services: $144,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $115,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,967,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $9,276,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,439,000
    Other: $5,426,000
    Highways: $2,522,000
    Public Welfare: $1,729,000
  • Tax - Property: $25,836,000
    Other License: $2,356,000
    Other Selective Sales: $625,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $86,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $33,314,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,832
  • Number of aged recipients: 143
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,689
  • Number of recipients under 18: 552
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,926
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 354
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 874
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,316
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 40 full 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 ORIGINATED802$102,337858$106,0513,657$108,325688$31,96114$395,643318$72,2454$21,750
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED26$95,23141$115,390363$109,71946$46,0220$018$87,7782$26,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED107$101,523104$83,538737$105,843215$25,8192$523,00042$95,85711$21,909
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN49$92,40857$103,175488$117,06466$34,0761$260,00030$70,1673$55,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS10$187,9007$107,571109$112,8079$37,3330$03$96,3331$30,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 38 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED193$111,332208$124,7500$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED26$107,19235$117,0861$122,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED18$178,7229$119,8891$191,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$140,83314$144,0710$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$105,0002$105,0000$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Rock Island, IL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Rock Island, IL - Value
Most common first names in Rock Island County, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,22075.5 years
Mary1,17678.9 years
William1,03175.0 years
Robert97370.9 years
James81570.4 years
Charles73175.3 years
Helen66180.5 years
George65275.7 years
Dorothy60778.4 years
Margaret53680.8 years
Most common last names in Rock Island County, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson81377.9 years
Anderson49679.3 years
Smith39874.6 years
Miller31374.8 years
Peterson30279.8 years
Nelson29579.6 years
Carlson23378.3 years
Williams22874.1 years
Brown20273.3 years
Wilson19975.4 years
Businesses in Rock Island County, IL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven12LensCrafters1
ALDI1Little Caesars Pizza3
AT&T1Long John Silver's1
Advance Auto Parts2Lowe's1
Aeropostale1Marriott2
American Eagle Outfitters1MasterBrand Cabinets7
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's2Mazda1
AutoZone3McDonald's7
Bath & Body Works1Menards1
Best Western1Motel 61
Blockbuster2Motherhood Maternity1
Budget Car Rental1New Balance2
Buffalo Wild Wings1Nike4
Burger King2Nissan1
CVS3OfficeMax1
Caribou Coffee1Old Navy1
Carson Pirie Scott1Pac Sun1
Catherines1Panera Bread1
Chevrolet3Papa John's Pizza2
Chick-Fil-A1Payless2
Circle K3Pizza Hut3
Comfort Inn2Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Curves2Quiznos1
DHL2RadioShack2
Dairy Queen3Ramada1
Days Inn1Rue211
Deb1Ryan's Grill1
Dennys2SAS Shoes2
Domino's Pizza2SONIC Drive-In1
Dunkin Donuts1Sears3
Express1Spencer Gifts1
Famous Footwear2Sprint Nextel3
FedEx15Staples1
Finish Line1Starbucks2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Steak 'n Shake1
Ford2Subaru1
GNC2Subway15
GameStop2Super 82
Goodwill1T.G.I. Driday's1
H&R Block6Taco Bell3
Hardee's5Target1
Holiday Inn1The Limited1
Honda1The Room Place1
Hot Topic1Toyota1
Hyundai1Toys"R"Us1
IHOP1True Value3
JCPenney1U-Haul8
Jewel-Osco3U.S. Cellular4
Jones New York1UPS20
Journeys1Vans1
Justice1Verizon Wireless2
KFC4Victoria's Secret1
Kmart2Village Inn2
Kohl's1Walgreens8
Kroger1Walmart2
La Quinta1Wendy's3
La-Z-Boy2Wet Seal1
Lane Bryant1YMCA1
Lane Furniture3

Rock Island County on our top lists:

  • #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+)"