Rapids City, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rapids City, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Rapids City had a population of 919 as of July 1, 2016. Rapids City ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rapids City is located at latitude 41.5787 and longitude -90.3394 in Rock Island County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Rapids City (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rock Island County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 584 feet.

The Village of Rapids City (GNIS ID: 2399043) 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 Village of Rapids City is located within Township of Hampton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rock Island County.

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

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


Total Population 919
Population in Households 919
Population in Familes 793
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 568
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 356
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 269
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 392 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 309 (78.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (12.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $134,043
Average Home Value $185,227


Median Household Income $68,390
Average Household Income $90,442
Per Capita Income $36,322
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.68% -0.46%
Households -0.57% -0.4%
Families -1.09% -0.53%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
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.

Rapids City, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rapids City 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 # 740 46th
Population Density1 # 1039 24th
Diversity Index2 # 698 49th
Median Household Income # 258 81st
Per Capita Income # 158 89th

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