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 941 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Rapids City, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 941
Daytime Population: Workers 98
Daytime Population: Residents 489
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 587
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 941
Population in Familes 812
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 582
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $72,052
Average Household Income $94,219
Per Capita Income $37,784


Total Housing Units 392 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 316 (80.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 49 (12.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $137,097
Average Home Value $190,959


Total Households 365
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 275
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.26% -0.34%
Households -0.15% -0.22%
Families -0.64% -0.29%
Median Household Income   2.94%
Per Capita Income   3.59%

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, 2017 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 # 728 47th
Population Density # 1024 25th
Diversity Index # 682 50th
Median Household Income # 253 82nd
Per Capita Income # 165 88th

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