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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A
Moline is a town in Illinois with a population of 42,364. Moline is in Rock Island County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Moline offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Moline there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Moline and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Moline are above average.
About Moline...
Population
42,364

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$119,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$752
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Moline Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    401.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    78.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    57.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    451.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,854.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    190.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Moline

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,913
National
$55,322
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Moline Reviews

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There are many local shops and businesses but many are rundown in the middle of the city and don't get much clientele. More popular stores are on the most uptown place regarding the city boundaries. The city also seems to be split in parts. Downtown Moline is filled with bigger but older two story homes. Uptown Moline seems to have nicer and cozier houses. Not to mention, one feels safer on the other side of the city that is not downtown. There are a couple of fun places to go to for entertainment but there should definitely be more. The mall is a great example of how boring and plain the city seems to be at times (especially in the winter)
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The size of Moline is just right. There is enough of a variety of restaurants and fun things to do and its not so small that everyone within the town knows everyone, so boredom is less than ordinary. What I dislike is that a car is vital for daily life. Public transit is lacking and things are a little too spread out to easily go back and fourth from work, supermarkets, bank, etc. Still I have found it a great place to live and I frequently make trips back.
Love the small town feel in a big area! There is a lot to do here. Whitey’s ice cream is a staple here. You can’t come here without trying some! The people are friendly, not as friendly as the south, but apologetic and kind. The talent is also out of this world! You have to check out the community theatres. It even rivals that in Chicago and some performances have been in playbill!