Rock Island Demographics

The City of Rock Island is located in western Illinois on the banks of the Mississippi River. Rock Island is situated in the southwest corner of the Quad Cities region, 165 miles west of Chicago, and midway between Minneapolis and St. Louis.

Demographics


  • Population: 37,108
  • Median age: 35.8
  • Race:
    • White (not Hispanic) - 21,910
    • Black / African-American - 7,289
    • Hispanic or Latino - 4,297
    • Asian - 1,612
    • American Indian & Alaska Native - 146
    • Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander - 19
    • Some Other Race - 1,610
    • Two or More Races - 3,466

Housing

  • Total housing units: 17,085
  • Ownership Rate: 61.4%

Education


  • School Enrolled (Population kindergarten to 12th grade): 57.4%
  • High school diploma: 28.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 22.2%

Employment


  • Median household income: $48,120
  • Labor force population (ages 18 and older): 78.3%
  • Employment rate: 57.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.2 minutes
  • Top industries:
    • Educational services
    • Health care
    • Social assistance
    • Manufacturing
    • Retail trade
    • Arts
    • Entertainment
    • Recreation
    • Accommodation
    • Food services

For more information about Rock Island demographics, visit the U.S. Census Bureau’s American FactFinder website.