Rapids City, IL Profile: Facts & Data

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Rapids City, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Rapids City had a population of 924 as of July 1, 2019. 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 41.5817 and longitude -90.3435 in Rock Island County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Rapids City 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.


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Rapids City, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Rapids City, IL Housing Affordability Index is 194
State of Illinois Housing Affordability Index is 119
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Rapids City, IL Wealth Index is 111
State of Illinois Wealth Index is 105
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 924
Population in Households 924
Population in Familes 797
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 571
Diversity Index1 14
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $68,563
Average Household Income $85,664
Per Capita Income $34,505
Wealth Index3 111

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 388 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 307 (79.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 53 (13.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $171,552
Housing Affordability Index2 194
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 360
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 271
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.4% -0.52%
Households -0.27% -0.51%
Families -0.66% -0.6%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   3.52%

Rapids City, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rapids City to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 1027 25th
Diversity Index # 669 51st
Median Household Income # 401 71st
Per Capita Income # 347 75th

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