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Rock Island County, Illinois Facts

Facts
State Illinois
Land area 427.6 square miles
Population Density 345 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 147,258
Population change -0.2%
Under 5 years of age 6.3%
Under 18 22.4%
65 and over 17.2%
Females 50.8%
White 85
Hispanic or Latino of any race 12.3
Asian 2.2%
Two or more races 2.6%
Black or African American 9.6%
Native American 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 87%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 21.8%
Veterans 12,099
Households and Housing
Households 60,456
Persons per household 2.4
Living in the same house for one year or more 85.9%
Median household income $48,702
The per capita income $26,455
Live below the poverty line. 13.3%
housing units 65,593
Multi-unit structures 22%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $113,800
Residents owning their homes. 70.2%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 9,360
Women-owned firms 29.4%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 2.9%
Black-owned firms 5.1%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $1,711,386
Retail sales per capita $11,636
Manufacturers shipments $3,714,268
Merchant wholesaler sales $1,437,502