Rock Island, IL - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Small City
  • Population
    38,968
  • Population Density
    2,288 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    17 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    32 3.2
Rock Island is a small city in Illinois with 38,968 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
3.2 from 32 reviews
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    • 4
    Weather at Broadway: i love the mid-west i wouldn't live anywhere else. My favorite season is spring, it rains and the flowers are so beautiful. We catch a nice breezy days all you need is a light sweater and umbrella. Summer is just a very humid. Its very nice if you have a pool. You have to dress light. We have tons of trees, so in the fall the leaves change. So beautiful and its just enough chill to make you thankful after the humid summer. Always keep hat a jacket with you. The winter you definitely need hat, scarves, gloves and boots. I wouldn't say the winter is bad, we don't get a lot of snow very often. Every year we get one snow that its enough to make me complain has to be over a foot and a half.
    • 2
    Food & Drink at Broadway: food and drink areas are slim the nicest restaurant we have near me is Bennigens and its connected to a hotel. late night all we have is McDonalds and taco bell. Also the bar are a one type of bar and not very fun, i go to Iowa to have a fun night.
    • 4
    Employment at Broadway: The job market is great in my area. Its all about the education that you have. In my area i believe most of the jobs are CNA and LPN hospitals and nursing homes.
    • 4
    Local Businesses at Broadway: I describe my over all city at 4 stars. Our big company stores are awesome. mom and pop restaurants and stores they dont have the support they really deserve. the personalty owned gas stations should be closed.
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Rock Island: The people are wonderful and the town is welcoming and homey

Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
2.66 Longview 2,104
2.33 Douglas Park 1,681
2.66 Keystone 1,496
2.66 Broadway 1,234
2.33 Greenbush 997
2.66 Watch Hill/Hillcrest 917
3.00 Burgart's Addition 537
2.66 Chicago 529
2.66 Downtown 484
2.33 Highland Park 166

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
2.66 South Rock Island Township 18,410
2.66 Blackhawk Township 10,022
2.00 Milan 5,140
2.33 Rock Island Township 17,753
3.00 Moline Township 23,427
3.33 Moline 43,279
3.33 South Moline Township 36,391

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
2.66 61201 39,082
2.66 61264 10,450

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
3.66 Taylor Ridge Elementary School Public K-3 Elementary
3.66 Illinois City Elementary School Public K-6 Elementary, Middle
3.33 Reynolds Elementary School Public 4-6 Elementary
3.33 Rockridge Junior High School Public 7-8 Middle
3.33 Andalusia Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.00 Rockridge High School Public 9-12 High
Thurgood Marshall Learning Center Public PK, 6-12 Pre-K, Middle, High
2.33 Rock Island High School Public 9-12 High
2.33 Denkmann Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
2.00 Thomas Jefferson Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
2.00 Rock Island Center for Math & Science Public, Magnet PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
2.00 Longfellow Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
2.00 Washington Junior High School Public 7-8 Middle
2.00 Earl H. Hanson Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
2.66 Eugene Field Elementary School Public K-6 Elementary, Middle
2.00 Edison Junior High School Public 7-8 Middle
1.66 Rock Island Academy Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
1.66 Frances Willard Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
2.00 Ridgewood Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Phoenix Program Public 7-12 Middle, High

Top Private Schools

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

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
3.00 Augustana College - Illinois
2.66 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 67.65% 63.25% 63.25%
African American 17.75% 12.23% 14.20%
Hispanic 9.57% 16.62% 16.04%
Multiracial 2.82% 2.05% 1.53%
Asian 1.41% 4.83% 4.71%
Other 0.43% 0.19% 0.13%
Native American 0.31% 0.66% 0.11%
Pacific Islander 0.05% 0.16% 0.02%

Age

Rock Island, IL United States Illinois
9 years and under 13% 13% 13%
10 to 17 years 11% 11% 11%
18 to 24 years 13% 10% 10%
25 to 34 years 12% 13% 14%
35 to 44 years 11% 13% 13%
45 to 54 years 13% 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 15% 14% 13%
High school diploma or equivalent 30% 28% 27%
Some college or associate degree 32% 29% 29%
Bachelor's degree 15% 18% 19%
Master's degree or higher 7% 11% 12%

Gender

Rock Island, IL United States Illinois
Male 47.2% 49.2% 49.1%
Female 52.8% 50.8% 50.9%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Rock Island, IL United States Illinois
Rent 33.0% 35.1% 32.5%
Own 67.0% 64.9% 67.5%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Rock Island, IL United States Illinois
Assault 414.0 278.9 116.8
Murder 12.9 5.0 6.1
Rape 5.1 15.3
Robbery 82.3 159.8 166.0

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Rock Island, IL United States Illinois
Burglary 583.7 573.5 473.4
Larceny 1905.2 2079.6 1830.6
Motor vehicle theft 97.7 235.5 184.0

Income

Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High Avg. Low
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"

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    Avg. High Avg. Low

  • 31°
    14°
  • 36°
    18°
  • 49°
    29°
  • 62°
    40°
  • 73°
    51°
  • 82°
    61°
  • 86°
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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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  • 3.1"
  • 3.0"
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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"
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  • 3.1"
  • 3.0"
  • 2.6"
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    Snowfall

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