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East Moline, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of East Moline had a population of 20,737 as of July 1, 2020. East Moline ranks in the upper quartile for 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 East Moline is located at latitude 41.5009 and longitude -90.4443 in Rock Island County. The formal boundaries for the City of East Moline encompass a land area of 14.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rock Island County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 702 feet.

The City of East Moline (GNIS ID: 2394602) 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 East Moline is located within Township of South Moline, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rock Island County.


East Moline, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 20,737 (100%)
Population in Households 19,860 (95.8%)
Population in Families 15,284 (73.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 877 ( 4.2%)
Population Density 1,420
Diversity Index2 67


Median Household Income $47,824
Average Household Income $62,247
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $26,278
Wealth Index5 62


Total HU (Housing Units) 8,973 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,241 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,102 (34.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 630 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $118,133
Average Home Value $143,298
Housing Affordability Index3 198


Total Households 8,343
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 5,041
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.28% -0.51%
Households -0.23% -0.46%
Families -0.31% -0.61%
Median Household Income   0.51%
Per Capita Income   1.09%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.4%


East Moline, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Moline to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 119 91st
Population Density # 491 64th
Median Household Income # 1055 23rd
Housing Affordability Index # 451 33rd
Per Capita Income # 933 32nd
Diversity Index # 74 95th

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