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Rock Island
Rock Island County, Illinois


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Statistics & Facts

The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
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.


in northwestern Illinois near the Iowa border across the Mississippi River from Davenport, Iowa.
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History & History Related Items

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.

Here is a history page for Rock Island.
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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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Rock Island City Government

City of Rock Island

Rock Island City Hall
1528 3rd Ave.
Rock Island, Illinois
Phone: 309-732-2000
Fax: 309-732-2055

Rock Island Libraries

The River Bend Library System
220 W. 23rd Ave
P.O. Box 125
Coal Valley, IL 61240
Phone: 309-799-3155

Rock Island Public Library
401-19th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201
Phone: 309-732-READ (7323)

Rock Island Schools

Rock Island-Milan School District Rock Island


The population of Rock Island was:
1990 - 40,552
2000 - 39,684

Rock Island is located in the Central Time Zone.

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