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Rock Island township, IL map Land area: 4.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.0 sq. mi.
Population: 17,763 (all urban)
Males: 8,486  (47.8%)
Females: 9,277  (52.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 16,146 (8,743 owner occupied, 7,403 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

46%
State:

33%


Races in Rock Island township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 61.4%
  • Black: 26.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3%
  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 8.7%
  • Two or more races: 2.3%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 29.3
Median age of females: 29.5

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Average household size: 2.47

Rock Island township:

2.5 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.24

Estimated median household income in 2009: $34,754 ($27,115 in 1999)
This township:

$34,754
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $452 (lower quartile is $332, upper quartile is $591)
Here:

$452
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $76,303 (it was $51,000 in 2000)
Rock Island township:

$76,303
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $53,043 - $105,361

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $87,105
Here:

$87,105
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $97,201
Here:

$97,201
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $68,188
Here:

$68,188
State:

$282,193

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $83,971
Here:

$83,971
State:

$320,044

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $220,499
Here:

$220,499
State:

$280,866

Mobile homes: $61,286
Here:

$61,286
State:

$35,670
Population density: 3706 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

23.9%
Whole state:

10.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

10.7%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Number of foreign born residents: 739 (45% naturalized citizens)

Rock Island township:  4.2%
State:  12.3%

50% of Rock Island township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 11235
  • Northeast: 161
  • Midwest: 3436
  • South: 1827
  • West: 471

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $32,100

Rock Island township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 7.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Rock Island township, Illinois:

  • 1,136 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 168 people in nursing homes
  • 135 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 122 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 25 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 25 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 9 people in religious group quarters
  • 6 people in other group homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,388
  • One, attached: 220
  • Two: 991
  • 3 or 4: 640
  • 5 to 9: 335
  • 10 to 19: 238
  • 20 to 49: 180
  • 50 or more: 541
  • Mobile homes: 18
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 15

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999


Housing units in Rock Island township with a mortgage: 1,851 (272 second mortgage, 168 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,099

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 11
  • 1995 to 1998: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 31
  • 1980 to 1989: 263
  • 1970 to 1979: 369
  • 1960 to 1969: 602
  • 1950 to 1959: 850
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,354
  • 1939 or earlier: 4,086

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Rock Island township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 42
  • 3 rooms: 105
  • 4 rooms: 282
  • 5 rooms: 689
  • 6 rooms: 809
  • 7 rooms: 690
  • 8 rooms: 376
  • 9 or more rooms: 341

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rock Island township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 60
  • 2 rooms: 261
  • 3 rooms: 845
  • 4 rooms: 767
  • 5 rooms: 563
  • 6 rooms: 270
  • 7 rooms: 263
  • 8 rooms: 152
  • 9 or more rooms: 90

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Rock Island township:

  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 193
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,025
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,360
  • 4 bedrooms: 608
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 148

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rock Island township:

  • no bedroom: 128
  • 1 bedroom: 1,305
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,013
  • 3 bedrooms: 501
  • 4 bedrooms: 273
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 51

Cars and other vehicles available in Rock Island township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 213
  • 1 vehicle: 1,278
  • 2 vehicles: 1,259
  • 3 vehicles: 416
  • 4 vehicles: 129
  • 5 or more vehicles: 45

Cars and other vehicles available in Rock Island township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 945
  • 1 vehicle: 1,631
  • 2 vehicles: 537
  • 3 vehicles: 116
  • 4 vehicles: 23
  • 5 or more vehicles: 19

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Machinery (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Social assistance (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Child care workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Rock Island township:

  • German (16.7%)
  • United States or American (9.2%)
  • Irish (7.9%)
  • English (4.1%)
  • Italian (3.1%)
  • Swedish (3.0%)
  • Belgian (2.5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Mexico (65%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Romania (4%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • Philippines (2%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (2%)
  • Japan (2%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,311 (70%)
  • Carpooled: 1,038 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 187 (2%)
  • Taxi: 38 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 27 (0%)
  • Walked: 748 (10%)
  • Other means: 99 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 140 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (88%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

People in group quarters in Rock Island township, Illinois:

  • 1,136 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 168 people in nursing homes
  • 135 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 122 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 25 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 25 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 9 people in religious group quarters
  • 6 people in other group homes

92.0% of residents of Rock Island township speak English at home.
5.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 16,385
  • In family households: 12,741 (2,115 male householders, 1,620 female householders)
    2,114 spouses, 5,175 children (4,719 natural, 166 adopted, 290 stepchildren), 700 grandchildren, 200 brothers or sisters, 62 parents, 267 other relatives, 488 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,644 (1,436 male householders (1,139 living alone)), 1,403 female householders (1,156 living alone)), 805 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,610 (342 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,358 2-persons, 928 3-persons, 699 4-persons, 391 5-persons, 224 6-persons, 135 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 2,295 1-person, 404 2-persons, 87 3-persons, 37 4-persons, 10 5-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons,

1,918 married couples with children.
1,984 single-parent households (266 men, 1,718 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 141
Here:

6.2%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 144
Here:

16.1%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,349
Here:

63.6%
Illinois:

25.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Rock Island township:

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