Population: 38,131

Male 48% Female 52%
Married 49%
Single 51%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Rock Island has a very low population density. Rock Island is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

2,395 Rock Island
27,441 New York

City Info

With a quality of life rating of 6/10 and an overall value of 5/10, there are many things to love about Rock Island, IL, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in Rock Island, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Rock Island has a population density of 2,395, with 38,131 current residents.

Out of the 38,131 current residents, 48% are male and 52% are female. 49% of the residents are married and 51% are single.



Air quality

Best air quality


  • 54% Sun
  • 34% Rain
  • 28% Snow


49°F average temperature

  • 58 years Median home age
  • $87,220 Median home price
  • 0.56% Home appreciation rate
  • 18.15% Annual property tax
  • 59.3%
    Homes owned
  • 31.5%
    Homes rented
  • 9.3%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Rock Island, the air quality is 81% and the weather, on average, is 54% sunny, 34% rainy, and 28% snowy. The average temperature is 49°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Rock Island, you should know that 59.3% of homes are owned while 31.5% of homes are rented, and 9.3% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $87,220, the median age of homes is 58 years, the annual home appreciation is 0.56% and the annual property tax is 18.15%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Democrat Democrat


When looking at the community of Rock Island, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Rock Island’s crime rate is 9 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Rock Island is 37 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 61.71% Democratic, 37.08% Republican, and 1.21% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:19


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 83%
    High school diploma
  • 7%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 12%
    Bachelors degree
  • 6%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Rock Island, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 11.30% of residents are unemployed in Rock Island (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Rock Island residents: 9% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 18.45% are in the arts and sciences field, 18.3% are in the customer service field, 28.6% are in the sales field, 0.36% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 7.6% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 17.7% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:19. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 82.96%, 6.87% of residents have an associate’s degree, 12.41% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 6.26% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Rock Island, you should be aware that the average commute time is 19 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Rock Island have a few different options. 79% of commuters use their own cars, 10% of commuters carpool, 2% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.

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