B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$97,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$707
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%

Rock Island 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
    371
    0
  • Murder
    5
    0
  • Rape
    8
    41
  • Robbery
    57
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    436
    1
  • Theft
    1,759
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    156
    0

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$41,243
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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Rock Island Reviews

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Rock Island is everybody's hometown town, nestled between the Rock River and the Mississippi River. The riverfront offers Schwiebert Park for daytime splashing through the fountains and free, family friendly nighttime concerts. Rock Island also is home to Augustana College. Augie's campus is worth just taking a stroll through, even if you're not a student. It is beautiful in the fall and spring. People are friendly and helpful. The District offers many choices for bars and restaurants.
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Local business is great! Usually at stores like Hy-Vee and Walmart you can find everything you need whether it be a can of beans or the newest electronics. Popular restaurants around my living area are delicious! Restaurants likes Harris Pizza and Olive Garden, I love it! Stake- N- Shake is another popular restaurant around here. I rarely go into small convenient stores but the smallest one around me would be Walgreens, which is another store I go to occasionally.
I spent four years living here, it is great to be connected to the Quad Cities, it gives opportunities, security and a good public transportation system. It is a little too provincial and not active enough for me although the QC itself has much to offer in general.