Rock Island County, IL

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2022 Population
143,819
0.605% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
40.2
0.249% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
15.2%
3.24% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$64,435
9.26% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$139,800
11.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
66,895
0.223% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Rock Island County, IL had a population of 144k people with a median age of 40.2 and a median household income of $64,435. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Rock Island County, IL declined from 144,694 to 143,819, a −0.605% decrease and its median household income grew from $58,974 to $64,435, a 9.26% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Rock Island County, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (69.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.2%), White (Hispanic) (5.36%), Other (Hispanic) (4.06%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.62%).

None of the households in Rock Island County, IL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.5% of the residents in Rock Island County, IL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Rock Island County, IL are Black Hawk College (848 degrees awarded in 2022), Augustana College (767 degrees), and Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences (73 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Rock Island County, IL was $139,800, and the homeownership rate was 68.6%.

Most people in Rock Island County, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Rock Island County, IL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Rock Island County, IL is home to a population of 144k people, from which 95.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.4% of Rock Island County, IL residents were born outside of the country (10.6k people).

In 2022, there were 6.85 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (100k people) in Rock Island County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.71k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.5%
2022 Citizenship
95.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.5% of Rock Island County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Rock Island County, IL was 95.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Rock Island County, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    100k ± 240
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    14.6k ± 789
  3. White (Hispanic)
    7.71k ± 759
13.5%
Hispanic Population
19.5k people

In 2022, there were 6.85 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (100k people) in Rock Island County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.71k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13.5% of the people in Rock Island County, IL are hispanic (19.5k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Rock Island County, IL as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    622,347 ± 18,890 people
  2. India
    165,336 ± 9,918 people
  3. Poland
    123,006 ± 8,569 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 622,347 Illinois residents, followed by India with 165,336 and Poland with 123,006.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
10.6k people
8.21%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
11.9k people

As of 2022, 7.4% of Rock Island County, IL residents (10.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Rock Island County, IL was 8.21%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,292 ± 327
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,450 ± 278
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,203 ± 211

Rock Island County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.27 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Rock Island County, IL employs 66.9k people. The largest industries in Rock Island County, IL are Manufacturing (10,616 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,330 people), and Retail Trade (8,011 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($124,118), Public Administration ($67,441), and Utilities ($67,212).

Males in Illinois have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $66,581. The income inequality in Illinois (measured using the Gini index) is 0.477, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

66.9k
2022 Value
± 1,896
0.223%
1 Year growth
± 3.93%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Rock Island County, IL grew at a rate of 0.223%, from 66.7k employees to 66.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rock Island County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,694 people), Production Occupations (6,352 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,194 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rock Island County, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

66.9k
2022 Value
± 1,896
0.223%
1 Year growth
± 3.93%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Rock Island County, IL grew at a rate of 0.223%, from 66.7k employees to 66.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rock Island County, IL, are Manufacturing (10,616 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,330 people), and Retail Trade (8,011 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Rock Island County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Rock Island County, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$48,090
Median earning men ± $1,741
$33,407
Median earning women ± $1,633

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($78,497), Wholesale Trade ($62,702), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,451).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($54,769), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($53,472), and Public Administration ($48,708).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.47%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Illinois. This represents a 2.47% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Illinois.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,520
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 865
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 624
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Rock Island County, IL went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 55% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (42.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.44%).

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing the state of Illinois. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Illinois is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Illinois

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Dick Durbin
Senator from Illinois2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Tammy Duckworth
Senator from Illinois3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing Illinois.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Illinois

Illinois is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Rock Island County, IL awarded 1,688 degrees. The student population of Rock Island County, IL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,499 male students and 3,724 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Rock Island County, IL are White (1,147 and 72.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (211 and 13.3%), Black or African American (93 and 5.85%), and Two or More Races (69 and 4.34%).

The largest universities in Rock Island County, IL by number of degrees awarded are Black Hawk College (848 and 50.2%), Augustana College (767 and 45.4%), and Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences (73 and 4.32%).

The most popular majors in Rock Island County, IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (432 and 25.6%), Registered Nursing (98 and 5.81%), and Biological & Physical Sciences (81 and 4.8%).

The median tuition cost in Rock Island County, IL for private four year colleges is $36,229.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Rock Island County, IL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 61.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 13.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 6,223 (40.2% men and 59.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 6,223 students enrolled in Rock Island County, IL, 40.2% men and 59.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,829 records, of which 60.3% were women and 39.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 52 degrees awarded
  2. 51 degrees awarded
  3. 78 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Rock Island County, IL was General Psychology with 52 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Rock Island County, IL according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 848 degrees awarded
  2. 767 degrees awarded
  3. 73 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Black Hawk College with 848 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 620 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Rock Island County, IL, which is 0.581 times less than the 1,068 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,147 degrees mean that there were 5.44 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 211 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($36,229) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,707) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,148) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.01% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.62M), Some college (2.15M), and Bachelors Degree (2.1M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Rock Island County, IL was $139,800 in 2022, which is 0.496 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $125,200 to $139,800, a 11.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Rock Island County, IL is 68.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Rock Island County, IL have an average commute time of 20.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Rock Island County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Rock Island County, IL is $64,435. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Rock Island County, IL was Census Tract 241.01 with a value of $100,033, followed by Census Tract 230 and Census Tract 241.03, with respective values of $93,810 and $93,114.

In 2022, 13.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Rock Island County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.31%.

Property

$139,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,860
$41,853
Median Property Taxes
±$1,381

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Rock Island County, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

68.6%
Homeownership
2022
60.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 68.6% of the housing units in Rock Island County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 241.01
  2. Census Tract 230
  3. Census Tract 241.03

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rock Island County, IL was Census Tract 241.01 with a value of $100,033, followed by Census Tract 230 and Census Tract 241.03, with respective values of $93,810 and $93,114.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Rock Island County, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$64,435
Median Household Income
± $1,977
61k
Number of Households
± 1,750

In 2022, the median household income of the 61k households in Rock Island County, IL grew to $64,435 from the previous year's value of $58,974.

The following chart displays the households in Rock Island County, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Rock Island County, IL is from Illinois.
0.477
2022 Wage GINI in Illinois
0.478
2021 Wage GINI in Illinois

In 2022, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.477 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.371% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Illinois was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.5%)
  2. Carpooled (7.79%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.26%)

In 2022, 81.5% of workers in Rock Island County, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.79%) and those who worked at home (5.26%).

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Commute Time

20.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rock Island County, IL have a shorter commute time (20.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.69% of the workforce in Rock Island County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Rock Island County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.31%.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rock Island County, IL (21.1k out of 139k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Rock Island County, IL is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 18.8% of the children was living in poverty in Rock Island County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 347 in Rock Island County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 153 per 100,000 population.

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Health

93.7% of the population of Rock Island County, IL has health coverage, with 48.2% on employee plans, 18.1% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 1.32% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Rock Island County, IL see 1971 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.65% increase from the previous year (1939 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1395 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 395 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,971 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Rock Island County, IL

Primary care physicians in Rock Island County, IL see an average of 1,971 patients per year. This represents a 1.65% increase from the previous year (1,939 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Rock Island County, IL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.1% under 18 years, 19.7% between 18 and 34 years, 36.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.32%
Uninsured
48.2%
Employer Coverage
18.1%
Medicaid
15.5%
Medicare
10.6%
Non-Group
1.32%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rock Island County, IL grew by 1.39% from 6.23% to 6.32%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 52.6 in Rock Island County, IL.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 34.8% in Rock Island County, IL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.09% in Rock Island County, IL.

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