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Rock Island
  • Town in Illinois

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade B
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade A minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B+
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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Rock Island is a town in Illinois with a population of 37,264. Rock Island is in Rock Island County. Living in Rock Island offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Rock Island there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Rock Island and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Rock Island are above average.

About

About Rock Island...
Population
37,264

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$115,600
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$800
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    488.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    30.4
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    8.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    35.9
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    452.6
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,617.2
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    521.6
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    15%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    national  11%

Working in Rock Island

Jobs
grade B minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$55,732
National
$75,149

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