Rock Island, Illinois 

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Population

38,560

-0.7% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

5.0%

Best Places to Live in Rock Island, Illinois

Small city complex - Northwest Illinois straddling Mississippi River at Iowa border, 175 miles west of Chicago. September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Rock Island, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Rock Island, IL Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Small-town atmosphere
Cost of living
Air service
Cons
Violent crime rate
Economic cycles
Flood risk

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

Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: Illinois
County: Rock Island County
Metro Area: Davenport-Moline-Rock Island Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
City: Rock Island
Zip Codes: 61201
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 594 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Rock Island is 5.0% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Rock Island jobs have increased by 2.5%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Rock Island's cost of living is 25.3% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Rock Island's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
Rock Island county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Rock Island's population is 38,560 people. Since 2010, it has had a population decline of 0.7%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 17.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Rock Island is Real Estate: $81,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.9%.

SCHOOLS
Rock Island public schools spend $11,581 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.2 students per teacher in Rock Island. More Education



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Housing Market in Rock Island

It's a good time to buy in Rock Island. Home Appreciation is up 5.9% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Rock Island is $81,300.

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Reviews for Rock Island   3 Reviews
Rock Island - Pros/Cons - 2/10/2008
Pros: 1. Extremely low cost of living 2. Affordable place to live Cons: 1. High crime rate 2. Poor school system 3. Not much to... Read More

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QCA Education and Business - 5/17/2007
Rock Island has a varied background and contains many cultural and historic areas. It has been improving its school system and is in a metropolitan area which contains... Read More

Affordable Small City - 12/2/2006
I just moved here for work one year ago. Moving from San Francisco here was a shock but ultimatelly good. The community is a typical midwestern small town. It is part... Read More


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