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What Bert Has To Say About Davenport-Moline-Rock Island Metro Area

The “Quad Cities” span the Mississippi River and the Illinois-Iowa border. Davenport and Bettendorf form the Iowa component, and Moline and Rock Island are on the Illinois side. The area, also called the “Breadbasket of America,” is a center for agriculture, particularly known as the headquarters of machinery manufacturer John Deere (in Moline), and the heart of the Corn Belt. Highlights include an attractive setting in the Mississippi Valley, a slow pace and friendly people. Cost of living is below Iowa and Illinois averages, but violent crime rates are surprisingly high and the economy is strongly connected to the farming industry.

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Quick Facts About Joy

    The unemployment rate in Joy is 5.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Joy jobs have Decreased by 0.16 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Joy's cost of living is 22.70% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Joy's population is 392 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -13.27 percent.
    Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Joy is $62,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 10.15%.
    Joy public schools spend $10,180 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15 students per teacher in Joy.

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