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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 Moline

    The unemployment rate in Moline is 5.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Moline jobs have Decreased by 0.22 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Moline's cost of living is 17.00% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Moline's population is 42,681 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -1.21 percent.
    Average Commute time is 33 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Moline is $95,000. Home appreciation the last year has been 2.72 percent.
    Moline public schools spend $10,733 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.4 students per teacher in Moline.

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I have live in Moline since 2006. Since 2006 my property taxes have doubled I now pay for garbage pickup, water run off fee, recycling fee, you have to pay if you call... (read more)
Moline beats many of the alternatives
I've lived lots of places around the country. Started out in Moline, and return every few months. For those who complain about lack of arts and culture, you're 3 hours... (read more)
re:re: Think Twice before moving to the Quad Citie
I love people whose only positive statement about a city like Moline is that it's a "great place to raise kids in." Wow, that's a reason to move your family here! ... (read more)
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