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Moline, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Moline had a population of 44,321 as of July 1, 2016. Moline ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Moline is located at latitude 41.4823 and longitude -90.4934 in Rock Island County. The formal boundaries for the City of Moline (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Rock Island County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 577 feet.

The City of Moline (GNIS ID: 2395365) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Moline is located within Township of South Moline, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rock Island County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Moline population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Moline: Quad Cities.

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Moline, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 44,321
Population in Households 43,842
Population in Familes 33,780
Population in Group Qrtrs 479
Population Density1 2,678
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 19,032
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 11,470
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 20,372 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,186 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,846 (33.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,340 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $108,907
Average Home Value $139,662


Median Household Income $48,283
Average Household Income $65,385
Per Capita Income $28,403
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.31% 0.15%
Households 0.39% 0.21%
Families 0.16% 0.09%
Median Household Income   -0.64%
Per Capita Income   1.27%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Moline, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Moline to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 33 98th
Population Density1 # 162 88th
Diversity Index2 # 153 89th
Median Household Income # 843 38th
Per Capita Income # 462 66th

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