Rock Island, IL Population

By | January 13, 2021

Population: 39,684. Estimated population in 2021: 38,702 (-2.5% change)
Males: 18,745 (47.2%), Females: 20,939 (52.8%)

Rock Island County

Zip codes: 61201.

Median resident age: 36.4 years
Median household income: $34,729
Median house value: $70,600

Races in Rock Island:

  • White Non-Hispanic (74.3%)
  • Black (17.2%)
  • Hispanic (5.9%)
  • Other race (2.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (23.4%), Irish (13.3%), English (8.2%), United States (6.8%), Swedish (5.8%), Italian (3.0%).

Elevation: 580 feet

Land area: 15.9 square miles

Map of Rock Island, IL

Population

For population 25 years and over in Rock Island

  • High school or higher: 82.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 18.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rock Island city

  • Never married: 30.9%
  • Now married: 46.8%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

3.2% Foreign born (1.7% Latin America, 0.9% Europe, 0.4% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -824 (-2.0%).

Hospital/medical center in Rock Island:

  • TRINITY MEDICAL CENTER WEST (2701 17TH ST)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Rock Island:

  • GENESIS MEDICAL CENTER (about 4 miles; DAVENPORT, IA)
  • TRINITY MEDICAL CENTER NORTH (about 7 miles; DAVENPORT, IA)
  • ILLINI HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; SILVIS, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Rock Island:

  • QUAD CITY INTL (about 7 miles; MOLINE, IL; Abbreviation: MLI)
  • CLINTON MUNI (about 29 miles; CLINTON, IA; Abbreviation: CWI)
  • SOUTHEAST IOWA REGIONAL (about 63 miles; BURLINGTON, IA; Abbreviation: BRL)

Other public-use airports nearest to Rock Island:

  • QUAD-CITY (about 7 miles; MOLINE, IL; Abbreviation: I04)
  • DAVENPORT MUNI (about 8 miles; DAVENPORT, IA; Abbreviation: DVN)
  • MERCER COUNTY (about 21 miles; ALEDO, IL; Abbreviation: C00)

Amtrak stations near Rock Island:

  • 3 miles: DAVENPORT (BURLINGTON DEPOT, 304 WEST RIVER DR.) – Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, taxi stand.
  • 6 miles: MOLINE (QUAD CITY AIRPORT, 2200 69TH ST.) – Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, call for taxi service.

Colleges/Universities in Rock Island:

  • AUGUSTANA COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,220; Location: 639 38TH ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.augustana.edu)
  • BIBLE MISSIONARY INSTITUTE (Location: PO BOX 6070; Private, not-for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Rock Island:

  • EASTERN IOWA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT (about 3 miles; DAVENPORT, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,180)
  • SAINT AMBROSE UNIVERSITY (about 4 miles; DAVENPORT, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,310)
  • BLACK HAWK COLLEGE (about 6 miles; MOLINE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,891)
  • UNIVERSITY OF IOWA (about 69 miles; IOWA CITY, IA; Full-time enrollment: 24,766)
  • WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 72 miles; MACOMB, IL; Full-time enrollment: 11,096)
  • ILLINOIS CENTRAL COLLEGE (about 79 miles; EAST PEORIA, IL; Full-time enrollment: 6,404)
  • BRADLEY UNIVERSITY (about 86 miles; PEORIA, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,262)

Public high school in Rock Island:

  • ROCK ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,663; Location: 1400 25TH AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high school in Rock Island:

  • ALLEMAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 522; Location: 1103 40TH STREET; Grades: 9 – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Rock Island:

  • WASHINGTON JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 570; Location: 3300 18TH STREET; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • DENKMANN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 409; Location: 4101 22ND AVE; Grades: PK – 06)
  • EARL H HANSON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 404; Location: 4000 9TH ST; Grades: PK – 06)
  • EDISON JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 391; Location: 4141 – 9TH ST; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • HORACE MANN CHOICE SCHOOL (Students: 377; Location: 3530 38TH AVE; Grades: KG – 06)
  • FRANCES WILLARD ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 330; Location: 2503 9TH ST; Grades: KG – 06)
  • RIDGEWOOD ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 323; Location: 9607 14TH ST W; Grades: PK – 06)
  • AUDUBON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 319; Location: 2601 – 18TH AVE; Grades: PK – 06)
  • LINCOLN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 319; Location: 2100 6TH AVENUE; Grades: KG – 06)
  • GRANT INTENSIVE BASIC (Students: 281; Location: 600 11TH AVE; Grades: PK – 06)

Private primary/middle schools in Rock Island:

  • JORDAN CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 617; Location: 2901 – 24 STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 72; Location: 3300 24TH STREET; Grades: PK – 6)

Libraries

Library in Rock Island:

  • ROCK ISLAND P.L. (Operating income: $1,872,827; Location: 401 19 STREET; 195,758 books; 11,409 audio materials; 4,117 video materials; 445 serial subscriptions)

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