Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Small City
  • Population
    39,018
  • Population Density
    2,135 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    18 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    25 3.0
Rock Island is a small city in Illinois with 39,018 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
3.0 from 25 reviews
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    • 3
    Food & Drink at Chicago: I would like for there to be a lot more options for people in my area to choose from. we are limited to a a few options.
    • 3
    Employment at Chicago: The employment here is pretty good. They only thing that i don't like is that some places expect you to have experience but how can you gain experience if they don't allow you to try to gain anything?
    • 3
    Local Businesses at Chicago: They are ok. I think we need a bigger variety of businesses. I would like to shop at other stores that i see in bigger cities.
    • 3
    Crime & Safety at Rock Island: It is great and safe.
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Rock Island: I love it and I would love to invite a lot of people to live there.

Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
2.66 Longview 2,105
2.33 Douglas Park 1,681
2.66 Keystone 1,497
2.66 Broadway 1,234
2.33 Greenbush 998
2.66 Watch Hill/Hillcrest 917
3.00 Burgart's Addition 537
2.66 Chicago 530
2.66 Downtown 484
2.33 Highland Park 167

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
2.66 South Rock Island Township 18,442
2.66 Blackhawk Township 10,083
2.00 Milan 5,119
2.33 Rock Island Township 17,796
3.00 Moline Township 23,514
3.33 Moline 43,440
3.33 South Moline Township 36,396

Comparable Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
3.00 East Moline 21,467

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
2.66 61201 39,117
2.66 61264 10,517

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
3.00 Rockridge Community Unit School District No. 300 6
2.66 Moline Unified School District No. 40 18
2.33 Rock Island School District No. 41 14

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 East Moline, IL
White 69.98% 64.16% 63.93% 63.22%
African American 16.84% 12.21% 14.35% 14.02%
Hispanic 9.14% 16.05% 15.53% 18.03%
Multiracial 2.39% 1.85% 1.33% 1.49%
Asian 0.87% 4.67% 4.52% 2.69%
Other 0.50% 0.21% 0.17% 0.06%
Native American 0.22% 0.66% 0.11% 0.46%
Pacific Islander 0.02% 0.15% 0.02% 0%

Age

Rock Island, IL United States Illinois East Moline, IL
9 years and under 12% 13% 13% 15%
10 to 17 years 11% 11% 11% 7%
18 to 24 years 12% 10% 10% 9%
25 to 34 years 12% 13% 14% 17%
35 to 44 years 11% 14% 14% 10%
45 to 54 years 14% 15% 15% 14%
55 to 64 years 11% 12% 11% 11%
65 and over 16% 13% 12% 18%

Education Levels

Rock Island, IL United States Illinois East Moline, IL
Less than a high school diploma 15% 15% 13% 17%
High school diploma or equivalent 30% 29% 28% 34%
Some college or associate degree 32% 29% 28% 31%
Bachelor's degree 16% 18% 19% 12%
Master's degree or higher 7% 10% 12% 5%

Gender

Rock Island, IL United States Illinois East Moline, IL
Male 47.3% 49.2% 49.0% 49.3%
Female 52.7% 50.8% 51.0% 50.7%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Rock Island, IL United States Illinois East Moline, IL
Rent 31.0% 33.9% 31.3% 36.5%
Own 69.0% 66.1% 68.7% 63.5%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Rock Island, IL United States Illinois East Moline, IL
Assault 443.2 280.9 259.7 286.2
Murder 10.2 5.6 7.0 0
Rape 15.4 29.2 28.5 65.7
Robbery 99.9 150.7 185.5 56.3

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Rock Island, IL United States Illinois East Moline, IL
Burglary 555.9 718.3 585.8 520.8
Larceny 2192.7 2276.2 2011.8 2031.6
Motor vehicle theft 130.6 275.5 237.1 42.2

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°
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  • 49°
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    Precipitation

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  • 4.3"
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    Snowfall

  • 9.4"
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  • 0.9"
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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°
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  • 35°
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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"
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    Snowfall

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