Rock Island County, Illinois
Rock Island County is a county located in the U. S. state of Illinois, bounded on the west by the Mississippi River. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 147,546, its county seat is Rock Island. Rock Island County is one of the four counties that make up the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area. Rock Island County was formed in 1831 out of Jo Daviess County, it was named for Rock Island, an island in the Mississippi River now known as Arsenal Island. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 451 square miles, of which 428 square miles is land and 24 square miles is water. In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Rock Island have ranged from a low of 13 °F in January to a high of 85 °F in July, although a record low of −22 °F was recorded in February 1996 and a record high of 103 °F was recorded in July 2006. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.28 inches in January to 4.75 inches in June. Clinton County, Iowa Whiteside County Henry County Mercer County Louisa County, Iowa Muscatine County, Iowa Scott County, Iowa Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 147,546 people, 61,303 households, 38,384 families residing in the county.
The population density was 345.0 inhabitants per square mile. There were 65,756 housing units at an average density of 153.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 81.6% white, 9.0% black or African American, 1.6% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 4.4% from other races, 3.0% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 11.6% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 25.9% were German, 14.2% were Irish, 8.7% were English, 6.8% were Swedish, 5.2% were American. Of the 61,303 households, 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 37.4% were non-families, 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.93. The median age was 40.0 years. The median income for a household in the county was $46,226 and the median income for a family was $58,962. Males had a median income of $42,548 versus $31,917 for females.
The per capita income for the county was $25,071. About 8.7% of families and 12.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.0% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over. At one time Mississippi Valley Airlines had its headquarters in Quad City Airport in the county. John Deere is headquartered in Moline. East Moline Moline Rock Island Silvis Coyne Center Rock Island Arsenal Buffalo Prairie Campbell's Island Castle Junction Edgington Ginger Hill Illinois City Joslin Taylor Ridge Rock Island County is divided into eighteen townships: National Register of Historic Places listings in Rock Island County, Illinois Quad City International Airport Portrait and Biographical Album of Rock Island County, Illinois: Containing Full-Page Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County, Together with Portraits and Biographies of All the Governors of Illinois, of the Presidents of the United States. Chicago: Biographical Publishing Co. 1885.
Official county website Rock Island County Historical Society
Campbell's Island, Illinois
Campbell's Island is an island and unincorporated community in the Mississippi River. The island is located in Rock Island County, Illinois, it is connected to the city by a bridge. It is the site of the Campbell's Island State Memorial, a listed historic site overseen by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Campbell's Island was the site of the Battle of Rock Island Rapids, one of the westernmost battles of the War of 1812, when a band of 500 Sauk warriors allied with the British Army clashed on July 19, 1814 with an American force led by Lieutenant John Campbell of the 1st U. S. Regiment of Infantry. Campbell was leading three gunboats along the Mississippi River to carry military supplies to Fort Shelby, located at the present site of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. One boat carried 42 people – soldiers of the 1st U. S. Regiment of Infantry and members of their families; the other two boats carried 66 U. S. Rangers; the British-allied Indians forced Campbell to turn back. The American loss was 8 men of 16 wounded.
This victory helped to enable the Sauk to maintain their control over the Quad Cities area for 20 more years. The Campbell's Island State Memorial, dedicated in 1908, commemorates this battle. However, the movement of Euro-American militiamen and families into northwestern Illinois continued, in the Black Hawk War of 1832 the Sauk were decisively defeated; the Quad Cities area was "opened to settlement," and Campbell's Island was named in honor of the loser of the 1814 battle, John Campbell. Five active infantry battalions of the Regular Army perpetuate the lineages of elements of the old 1st and 7th Infantry Regiments that were at the Battle of the Rock Island Rapids. At the turn of the 20th century, Campbell's Island was bought by a streetcar company who intended to build an amusement park which would have covered the island. In 1904 the first streetcar bridge was constructed atop a closing dam, built by the Army Corp of Engineers in 1899. Campbell's Island was a popular resort area in the early to mid 20th century.
Cottages were available for rent, some of the more affluent built their own summer cabins. Extra streetcars were added to the island in the mornings and afternoons to accommodate seasonal residents traveling to and from work in the cities; the House-In-the-Woods, built in 1904, offered dining on the first floor and orchestra concerts in the ballroom on the second floor. It was destroyed by fire in 1911, but rebuilt the following spring and renamed The Campbell's Island Inn. In the late 1950s the inn became the Ship's Wheel Boat Club, which had a floating dock that allowed customers to boat to the club, it suffered a flood in 1965 and burned down in 1979. The size and shape of Campbell's Island has been somewhat variable in historic times, due to additions and subtractions created by the power of the Mississippi River. Today, the island is 1.25 miles long and 0.5 miles wide. It is the home of a suburban community; the low-lying Campbell's Island is subject to flooding, many of the island homes are raised, built on stilts, or otherwise constructed so as to minimize damage during periods of high water such as the Great Flood of 1993.
The bridge to East Moline was built in 1938 and rebuilt in 1999. The Rock Island Rapids, a riffle in the Upper Mississippi River after which the 1814 battle was named, have disappeared; the riffle was replaced in 1934 by Dam No. 15, an engineering structure several miles downstream from Campbell's Island. Eaton, Joseph H.. Returns of Killed and Wounded in Battles or Engagements with Indians and British and Mexican Troops, 1790-1848, Compiled by Lt. Col J. H. Eaton. Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration Microfilm Publications. Gilpin, Alec R.. The War of 1812 in the Old Northwest. East Lansing, MI: The Michigan State University Press
East Moline, Illinois
East Moline is a city in Rock Island County, United States. The population was 21,302 at the 2010 census. East Moline is part of the Quad Cities, along with the cities of Rock Island and the Iowa cities of Davenport and Bettendorf; the Quad Cities has a population estimate of 381,342. According to the 2010 census, East Moline has a total area of all land. East Moline is located at 41°30′43″N 90°26′7″W; as of the United States Census taken in 2000, there were 20,333 people, 8,510 households, 5,369 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,254.9 people per square mile. There were 8,988 housing units at an average density of 996.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 80.04% White, 7.34% African American, 0.35% Native American, 2.25% Asian, 7.47% from other races, 2.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.15% of the population. There were 8,510 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 13.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.9% were non-families.
32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.97. In the city, the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.9 males. The median income for a household in the city was $35,836, the median income for a family was $44,695. Males had a median income of $35,263 versus $23,607 for females; the per capita income for the city was $18,245. About 11.6% of families and 13.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.3% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over. According to the City's 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are: Hillcrest Elementary Ridgewood Elementary Wells Elementary Glenview Middle School United Township High School Black Hawk Area Special Education District Charles F. Carpentier and politician, lived in East Moline.
He served as mayor of East Moline. served as Illinois Secretary of State Laurdine Patrick, jazz musician, father of Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick, was born in East Moline. Chase Hilgenbrinck, former professional soccer player who left his career in his prime to become a Roman Catholic priest, lives in East Moline. Mike Butcher, MLB pitcher, pitching coach. Max Hodge, Television writer. City of East Moline East Moline School District – Local Information Qconline.com – Local Information Visitquadcities.com – Local Information qctimes.com – Local Information bhased.org – Local Information
Carbon Cliff, Illinois
Carbon Cliff is a village in Rock Island County, United States. The population was 1,689 at the 2000 census, it lies in the south part of Hampton Township. Carbon Cliff is located at 41°29′55″N 90°23′46″W. According to the 2010 census, Carbon Cliff has a total area of all land; as of the census of 2000, there were 1,689 people, 683 households, 454 families residing in the village. The population density was 827.4 people per square mile. There were 723 housing units at an average density of 354.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 90.70% White, 4.50% African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 1.18% from other races, 2.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.80% of the population. There were 683 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.5% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.92. In the village, the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males. The median income for a household in the village was $35,921, the median income for a family was $41,429. Males had a median income of $33,750 versus $22,083 for females; the per capita income for the village was $16,998. About 10.2% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.3% of those under age 18 and 0.6% of those age 65 or over. The Chicago and Rock Island railroad reached Carbon Cliff in 1854. By the mid-19th century, Carbon Cliff had become a coal mining center, was named for the many coal mines that dotted the bluff west of town; the Carbon Cliff mines were the earliest worked on the west side of the Rock River.
Stoehr & Schadt Coal Co and others mined extensively for many years, but by the beginning of the 20th century the limited supply of coal was nearly exhausted and mining there was discontinued. On November 13, 1906 voters of Hampton territory petitioned the county court for permission to incorporate as a village; the citizens voted and with 55 to 28 in favor, Carbon Cliff was incorporated on December 8, 1906. The Carbon Cliff bluffs were known as an excellent source of clay; the Argillo Works was formed in 1865 to produce farm-drain tile. Argillo's products were sold throughout the country and was one of the leading industries of Rock Island County. In the 1930s, fire destroyed the firm went out of business. From Economical Geology of Illinois, a geological survey by Illinois State Geologist A. H. Worthen, published 1882: The best in this part of the state, is located at Carbon Cliff, within a few yards of the railroad station of the same name. Many years ago a company was formed for the purpose of mining coal in the Carbon Cliff bluffs.
The company operated the mines, with varying success, until the coal became exhausted. The fine strata of potter's clay outcropping all along the exhausted coal seam attracted attention. A pottery was started... the buildings are of brick, the principal one is similar to a large railroad round house, with a towering smoke stack in the center. Around this has sprung up a little village, dependant for existence upon this single manufactory." Jude Cole, singer-songwriter, record producer and manager
2010 United States Census
The 2010 United States Census is the twenty-third and most recent United States national census. National Census Day, the reference day used for the census, was April 1, 2010; the census was taken via mail-in citizen self-reporting, with enumerators serving to spot-check randomly selected neighborhoods and communities. As part of a drive to increase the count's accuracy, 635,000 temporary enumerators were hired; the population of the United States was counted as 308,745,538, a 9.7% increase from the 2000 Census. This was the first census in which all states recorded a population of over half a million, as well as the first in which all 100 largest cities recorded populations of over 200,000; as required by the United States Constitution, the U. S. census has been conducted every 10 years since 1790. The 2000 U. S. Census was the previous census completed. Participation in the U. S. Census is required by law in Title 13 of the United States Code. On January 25, 2010, Census Bureau Director Robert Groves inaugurated the 2010 Census enumeration by counting World War II veteran Clifton Jackson, a resident of Noorvik, Alaska.
More than 120 million census forms were delivered by the U. S. Post Office beginning March 15, 2010; the number of forms mailed out or hand-delivered by the Census Bureau was 134 million on April 1, 2010. Although the questionnaire used April 1, 2010 as the reference date as to where a person was living, an insert dated March 15, 2010 included the following printed in bold type: "Please complete and mail back the enclosed census form today." The 2010 Census national mail participation rate was 74%. From April through July 2010, census takers visited households that did not return a form, an operation called "non-response follow-up". In December 2010, the U. S. Census Bureau delivered population information to the U. S. President for apportionment, in March 2011, complete redistricting data was delivered to states. Identifiable information will be available in 2082; the Census Bureau did not use a long form for the 2010 Census. In several previous censuses, one in six households received this long form, which asked for detailed social and economic information.
The 2010 Census used only a short form asking ten basic questions: How many people were living or staying in this house, apartment, or mobile home on April 1, 2010? Were there any additional people staying here on April 1, 2010 that you did not include in Question 1? Mark all that apply: Is this house, apartment, or mobile home – What is your telephone number? What is Person 1's name? What is Person 1's sex? What is Person 1's age and Person 1's date of birth? Is Person 1 of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin? What is Person 1's race? Does Person 1 sometimes live or stay somewhere else? The form included space to repeat all of these questions for up to twelve residents total. In contrast to the 2000 census, an Internet response option was not offered, nor was the form available for download. Detailed socioeconomic information collected during past censuses will continue to be collected through the American Community Survey; the survey provides data about communities in the United States on a 1-year or 3-year cycle, depending on the size of the community, rather than once every 10 years.
A small percentage of the population on a rotating basis will receive the survey each year, no household will receive it more than once every five years. In June 2009, the U. S. Census Bureau announced. However, the final form did not contain a separate "same-sex married couple" option; when noting the relationship between household members, same-sex couples who are married could mark their spouses as being "Husband or wife", the same response given by opposite-sex married couples. An "unmarried partner" option was available for couples; the 2010 census cost $13 billion $42 per capita. Operational costs were $5.4 billion under the $7 billion budget. In December 2010 the Government Accountability Office noted that the cost of conducting the census has doubled each decade since 1970. In a detailed 2004 report to Congress, the GAO called on the Census Bureau to address cost and design issues, at that time, had estimated the 2010 Census cost to be $11 billion. In August 2010, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announced that the census operational costs came in under budget.
Locke credited the management practices of Census Bureau director Robert Groves, citing in particular the decision to buy additional advertising in locations where responses lagged, which improved the overall response rate. The agency has begun to rely more on questioning neighbors or other reliable third parties when a person could not be reached at home, which reduced the cost of follow-up visits. Census data for about 22% of U. S. househol
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Silvis is a city in Rock Island County, United States. It is part of a larger metropolitan area known as the Quad Cities; the Quad Cities Metropolitan Area is situated across four counties in Iowa. Silvis is the first community one encounters when entering the Quad Cities from the east on Interstate 88. Four miles from the intersection of Interstate 80 and Interstate 88; as of 2014, the population is 7,604 with 2,984 households, 1,939 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,993.8 people per square mile. There were 3,135 housing units at an average density of 859.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 86.09% White, 3.45% African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.81% Asian, 6.51% from other races, 2.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.36% of the population. There were 2,984 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.0% were non-families.
30.9% of all households were made up of individuals, 15.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41, the average family size was 3.01. In the city, the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 8.9% aged 18 to 24, 26.9% aged 25 to 44, 22.3% aged 45 to 64, 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females aged 18 and over, there were 86.5 males. The median income for a household in the city was $35,047, the median income for a family was $41,390. Males had a median income of $32,451, versus $22,050 for females; the per capita income for the city was $16,764. About 8.4% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.9% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over. The City of Silvis was incorporated in 1906; the city took its name from Richard Shippen Silvis, one of the original settlers whose family operated the Silvis Mining Company.
TPC Deere Run’s golf course is built on the site of a former Arabian horse farm. Course architect and former PGA Tour professional D. A. Weibring masterfully used the natural, rolling landscape to create a championship golf course that stretches along the picturesque wooded ravines of the area’s famous Rock River. TPC Deere Run has been honored by Golf Digest, ranking No. 42 among the United States’ 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses. Golfweek Magazine has ranked TPC Deere Run among the top five courses in the state of Illinois. Since 2000, TPC Deere Run has been the home of the PGA Tour's annual John Deere Classic known as the Quad Cities Open; the John Deere Classic is held in July the week before the British Open and draws some of the Tour's top talent. It has been documented that as of the present day there have been over 100 young men and women from Second Street who have given service to the United States Military Forces, it had been researched and documented by The Department of Defense in Washington, D.
C. that that has had as many men and women render service to the Armed Forces of the United States of America than the 1 1/2 block long street in Silvis. Of these military men and women, six of them were killed in action during World War II and two during the Korean War; because of the contributions of these young American the street was renamed Hero Street USA in May 1967, by former Mayor of Silvis, William Tatmen. On 30 October 1971 a city park was built and dedicated as Hero Street Park in honor of the eight deceased servicemen from Hero Street USA; the park contains a pictorial monument a playground and a Pavilion. The monument contains pictures and biographies of the eight-deceased veteran from Hero Street, the grotto displays the names of all war dead from Silvis. In 2015, Fourth Wall Films released a historical documentary feature film by Emmy nominated filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle, titled "Letters Home to Hero Street"; the city of Silvis is located in Western Illinois, just 4 miles from the intersection of Interstate 80 & Interstate 88.
Contiguous with East Moline and Moline: the larger populations that help comprise the Quad City area. Silvis is 165 miles west of Chicago, 165 miles east of Des Moines, Iowa; the location of Silvis allows for easy access to major metropolitan areas including Minneapolis, Kansas City, St. Louis and Indianapolis giving Silvis daily access to millions of people and thousands of businesses. So, available is a rate media market with 308,910 TV households in a designated market area, or 2.7% of United States. Silvis has properties available with access to interstate infrastructure. Silvis has access to two major medical centers, including a critical access center. Two community college districts, a Liberal Arts college, a public university auxiliary campus, two private universities, two extension services are in the area; the cost of doing business in the Quad Cities is among the lowest in the nation, while the workforce exceeds national averages in quality and productivity. More than 30,000 businesses, including Deere & Company World Headquarters, 3M, the Rock Island Arsenal are in the Quad Cities.
Silvis public schools belong to three districts, Carbon Cliff-Barstow School District 36, East Moline School District 37 and Silvis School District 34. There are 3 Silvis preschool schools. 3 Elementary Schools, 1 Junior High school and 1 High School belonging to the Silvis School districts. George O. Barr Elementary Learning Tree Child Care Center It's a Child World George O. Barr Elementary Eagle Ridge Bowlesburg Elementary N