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Rock Island is a township in Rock Island County, in the Davenport-Moline metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Rock Island. For links to other places called Rock Island, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Rock Island is 41.506N. The longitude is -90.565W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 581 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 17,763.
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18% of Rock Island residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rock Island ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rock Island was $14,396, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Rock Island residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Rock Island, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $349. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $655.
Rock Island County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rock Island political report.
The average commute time for Rock Island workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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