Rock Island, IL - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Small City
  • Population
    38,888
  • Population Density
    2,288 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    17 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    40 3.3
Rock Island is a small city in Illinois with 38,888 residents. It has very low home values, low rent costs, and average unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have average education levels and average income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.3 from 40 reviews
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    • 3
    Crime & Safety at Rock Island: Crime is bad in Rock Island.
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Rock Island: Rock Island is beautiful living right on the river.
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Rock Island: Living in Rock Island I feel fairly safe, but there are some things that could be changed to make it perfect.
    • 3
    Crime & Safety at Rock Island: The crime rate isn't all that bad.
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Rock Island: There's like a ceiling here. Once you get up there then that's all there is. This generation of kids are dumb and do nothing but cause problems and complain all the time. Once I finish college, I am leaving.

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
South Rock Island Township 18,330
3.33 Blackhawk Township 9,980
3.00 Milan 5,122
Rock Island Township 17,691
Moline Township 23,315
4.00 Moline 43,087
South Moline Township 36,239

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
3.00 Taylor Ridge Elementary School Public, Coed K-2 Elementary
2.66 Rockridge Junior High School Public, Coed 6-8 Middle
2.66 Andalusia Elementary School Public, Coed 3-5 Elementary
2.33 Rockridge High School Public, Coed 9-12 High
Thurgood Marshall Learning Center Public, Coed PK, 7-12 Pre-K, Middle, High
2.33 Rock Island High School Public, Coed 9-12 High
2.33 Denkmann Elementary School Public, Coed PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 Rock Island Center for Math & Science Public, Magnet, Coed PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Longfellow Elementary School Public, Coed PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 Washington Junior High School Public, Coed 7-8 Middle
2.33 Earl H. Hanson Elementary School Public, Coed PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 Eugene Field Elementary School Public, Coed K-6 Elementary
2.00 Edison Junior High School Public, Coed 7-8 Middle
1.66 Rock Island Academy Public, Coed PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
1.66 Frances Willard Elementary School Public, Coed PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 Ridgewood Elementary School Public, Coed PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
Phoenix Program Public, Coed 7-12 Middle, High

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.00 Rivermont Collegiate Private, Coed PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.33 Morning Star Academy Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 Assumption High School Private, Religious, Coed 8-12 Middle, High
2.00 Quad Cities Christian School Private, Religious, Coed 7-12 Middle, High
Seton Catholic School Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Jordan Catholic School Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
John F. Kennedy Catholic School Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
All Saints Catholic School Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Lourdes Catholic School Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Trinity Lutheran School Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Our Lady of Grace Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Villa Montessori School Private, Montessori, Coed PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
Temple Christian Academy Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
Quad City Montessori School Private, Montessori, Coed PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
St. Paul's Lutheran School Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Marquette Academy Private, Coed K-4 Elementary
Quad City Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-9 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
Augustana College - Illinois
St. Ambrose University
Kaplan University - Davenport
Eastern Iowa Community College
Black Hawk College
Brown Mackie College - Quad Cities
Midwest Technical Institute - Moline
Hamilton Technical College
Capri College - Davenport
Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences
La James International College - Davenport
Palmer College of Chiropractic - Davenport
La James International College - East Moline

Around Rock Island

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Rock Island, IL United States Illinois
White 66.07% 63.25% 62.85%
African American 17.74% 12.23% 14.16%
Hispanic 10.86% 16.62% 16.28%
Multiracial 3.28% 2.05% 1.60%
Asian 1.64% 4.83% 4.84%
Native American 0.22% 0.66% 0.11%
Other 0.16% 0.19% 0.13%
Pacific Islander 0.03% 0.16% 0.02%

Age

Rock Island, IL United States Illinois
9 years and under 13% 13% 13%
10 to 17 years 10% 11% 11%
18 to 24 years 13% 10% 10%
25 to 34 years 13% 13% 14%
35 to 44 years 11% 13% 13%
45 to 54 years 12% 14% 14%
55 to 64 years 12% 12% 12%
65 and over 16% 13% 13%

Education Levels

Rock Island, IL United States Illinois
Less than a high school diploma 14% 14% 12%
High school diploma or equivalent 30% 28% 27%
Some college or associate degree 34% 29% 29%
Bachelor's degree 15% 18% 20%
Master's degree or higher 7% 11% 12%

Gender

Rock Island, IL United States Illinois
Female 52.9% 50.8% 50.9%
Male 47.1% 49.2% 49.1%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Rock Island, IL United States Illinois
Own 67.2% 64.9% 66.9%
Rent 32.8% 35.1% 33.1%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Rock Island, IL United States Illinois
Assault 308.9 264.1 245.1
Murder 2.6 5.2 6.2
Rape 36.0 36.8 34.2
Robbery 56.6 135.0 145.4

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Rock Island, IL United States Illinois
Burglary 404.2 575.0 410.9
Larceny 1740.3 2114.0 1722.0
Motor vehicle theft 108.1 257.3 157.4

Income

Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High Avg. Low
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14°
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49°
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82°
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86°
65°
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63°
77°
54°
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Precipitation
1.5"
1.6"
2.9"
3.6"
4.3"
4.5"
4.3"
4.5"
3.1"
3.0"
2.6"
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Snowfall
9.4"
6.8"
4"
0.9"
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1.2"
9.3"

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    Avg. High Avg. Low

  • 31°
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    Precipitation

  • 1.5"
  • 1.6"
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  • 3.6"
  • 4.3"
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  • 4.3"
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    Snowfall

  • 9.4"
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  • 4"
  • 0.9"
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  • 9.3"

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    Avg. Temps

  • 31°
    14°
  • 36°
    18°
  • 49°
    29°
  • 62°
    40°
  • 73°
    51°
  • 82°
    61°
  • 86°
    65°
  • 84°
    63°
  • 77°
    54°
  • 64°
    42°
  • 49°
    31°
  • 35°
    19°

    Precipitation

  • 1.5"
  • 1.6"
  • 2.9"
  • 3.6"
  • 4.3"
  • 4.5"
  • 4.3"
  • 4.5"
  • 3.1"
  • 3.0"
  • 2.6"
  • 2.2"

    Snowfall

  • 9.4"
  • 6.8"
  • 4"
  • 0.9"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 1.2"
  • 9.3"

Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 7 responses

  • 43% Yes
  • 57% Not sure
  • 0% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 9 responses

Getting worse
Getting better
  • Schools/education
  • Crime/safety
  • Employment/jobs
  • Home values
  • Local government
  • New residents moving in
  • New businesses/restaurants opening
  • Overall quality of life

Rate the public services in this area:     Based on 6 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency medical services
  • Animal control services
  • Street repair/maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Park maintenance
  • Public libraries
  • Community education

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 5 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most properties are well-maintained (e.g. landscaping, painting, shoveling)
  • Most properties have large lawns and/or gardens.
  • Most properties have driveways.
  • Most properties have garages.
  • Most of the houses look the same and have a similar layout.
  • Most of the houses are built close together with little space between them.

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 6 responses

  • 0% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 50% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 50% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 0% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 7 responses

  • 0% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 71% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 14% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 14% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.

What is your overall opinion of this area?     Based on 8 responses

  • 12% I love everything about it.
  • 50% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 38% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 0% I hate this area.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 6 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Museums
  • Art galleries
  • Performance venues
  • Professional sport venues
  • Movie theaters
  • Zoos
  • Amusement parks
  • Parks and natural attractions
  • Historical landmarks/monuments