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The population of Rock Island is approximately 39,684 (2000), 39018 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 17,542 (2000), 15930 (2010).

The amount of land area in Rock Island is 39.223 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 3.171 sq kilometers.
The distance from Rock Island to Washington DC is 765 miles. The distance to the Illinois state capital is 127 miles. (as the crow flies)
Rock Island is positioned 41.47 degrees north of the equator and 90.58 degrees west of the prime meridian.

The Rock Island median home price is $108,000.

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Rock Island location: in northwestern Illinois near the Iowa border across the Mississippi River from Davenport, Iowa.

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Rock Island history:

Fort Armstrong was built in the early 1800's as a military and trading post. It helped to settled the area with white settlers. As the fort grew, many more residents came. A plat was filed on 10 July 1835 for a town named Stephenson. It was renamed Rock Island in 1841.

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Rock Island attractions:

The The Rock Island Grand Prix
America's largest go-kart street race, this event is held each year on Labor Day Weekend in September.

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