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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Rock Island

We are a neighborhood of mostly families and college professors. We celebrate together for Halloween and 4th of July. We have a neighborhood text chain. I trust my neighbors. We all watch out for each other and help each other.

It is a quit nost people are middle class working people. Everyone pretty much just minds their own business eighborhood. M

I like to walk the river. There is a nice farmers market near by. There is easy access to the local bar.s

There are a couple cd shops I like. My city could use more restaurants. Like to go to the local concert places

it is well diverse and very sociable and passionate about their community which in fact makes me feel so valu

I like most neighbors know each other. I also like that every thing you need is like 5 minutes away. I also like we can enjoy a walk with the family anytime.

Who Lives Here

Rock Island Demographics

Education

High School

42%

Associate's

37%

Bachelor's

15%

Master's

5%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

50%

3 people

21%

4 people

16%

5 people

8%

6+ people

5%

Household Income

0-50k

51%

50-100k

30%

100-150k

13%

150-200k

4%

200k+

2%

Age

0-10

12%

10-20

15%

20-45

32%

45-65

24%

65+

17%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Rock Island?

Percentage: 4/54/5

Renters gave this area a 4 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
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---$1375$1500
---$1450$1500
---$850$1500
---$850$1550
---$850$1600
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---$925$1600
---$1000$1550
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*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Rock Island

Rock Island Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

43%

15-30 Mins

41%

30-40 Mins

9%

40-60 Mins

3%

60+ Mins

3%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 5151

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 8 of 13 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 10 of 13 renters

Percentage: 4848

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 10 of 13 renters

What Renters Are Saying

Rock Island Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 12 of 13 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 11 of 13 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 11 of 13 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 11 of 13 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 11 of 13 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 10 of 13 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 10 of 13 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 10 of 13 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 10 of 13 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 10 of 13 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 10 of 13 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 8 of 13 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 7 of 13 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 7 of 13 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 7 of 13 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 7 of 13 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 7 of 13 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 9 of 13 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 10 of 13 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 11 of 13 renters

Rock Island Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Rock Island

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All About

Living in Rock Island, IL

Rock Island is a town in Illinois with a population of approximately 39,000. With an average age of just over 39, the city's population is middle-of-the-pack compared to other cities in the state, which has an average age of 38. Only 34% of residents rent in Rock Island, as home ownership is common in the city. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the city boasts a relatively low average rent of $748 per month. Over the course of a year, renters in Rock Island will save around $3,600 compared to the state average.

With an average commute time of about 20 minutes, outperforming most cities in the state, Rock Island residents are well aware that it isn't overly time-consuming to travel to work. Driving a vehicle is the most common mode of getting to work, opted for by 39% of residents, while public transit is not used much. Not many residents (3%) commute to work on foot, though the number does exceed the national average.

Rock Island has a relatively large percentage of residents older than 25 who have an Associate's degree (6%) compared to the state average. In addition, 10% possess a Bachelor's degree and 4% have a Master's or Doctoral degree. There are four primary industries in Rock Island: manufacturing, education, healthcare, and retail. Together, these industries make up 27% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in transportation, making it the top field in the city. Rock Island workers take home an average annual income of just over $59,000, about $18,000 less than the Illinois average. The city's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345).