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Overview

Introduction to Colona, Illinois

Colona, Illinois, in Henry county, is 11 miles E of Davenport, Iowa and 142 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The city is included in the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 5,173 people lived in Colona.

Colona History

Colona was named after the founding Colona family. Henry County was established in 1826. It was created from parts of Fulton County and named after Revolutionary Patriot Patrick Henry.

Colona and nearby Attractions

  • Rock Island Arsenal Museum
  • Johnson Sauk Trail State Recreation Area
  • Putnam Museum of History & Natural Science
  • Snakeden Hollow State Fish & Wildlife Area
  • Family Museum of Arts & Sciences
  • Rock Island Trail State Park

Things To Do In Colona

Those hoping to learn more about the history of the area may enjoy a visit to the Putnam Museum of History & Natural Science, the Rock Island Arsenal Museum, the Figge Art Museum or the Bishop Hill Heritage Museum. Popular recreational destinations in the area include the Snakeden Hollow State Fish & Wildlife Area, the Morrison-Rockwood State Park, the Johnson Sauk Trail State Recreation Area and the Big River State Forest. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Red Dog Run Golf Course.

Colona Transportation

Quad City International is the nearest major airport.

Colona Higher Education

Colleges and universities near Colona include the Black Hawk College, Augustana College and Saint Ambrose University.

People

Total Population 5,057
Male Share of the Population 46.9%
Female Share of the Population 53.1%
Senior Citizens 9.2%
Employed Population 16+ 2,581
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 50%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 8.8%
Median Earnings25+ $38,885
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $39,904
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,650

Wealth

Median Family Income $62,875
% Above Poverty Level 84.1%
% Below Poverty Level 15.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 30.7%
Median Gross Rent $648
Median House Value $92,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.8%
US/American 0%
English 4.5%
Irish 18.2%

Colona Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles E of Davenport, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 142 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Henry
Metro Area Davenport - Moline - Rock Island
Standard Zip Codes 61241
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.483
Longitude -90.353

Colona Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LE CLAIRE L & D 14
Distance 6.2 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 41 to 60 F
Jul Temp 67 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.1 inches
Station GENESEO
Distance 10.8 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.4 inches
Station KEWANEE 1 E
Distance 28.5 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Colona, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Green Rock (61241)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Carbon Cliff 2,013 $46,964
Cleveland 137 $58,750
Coal Valley 3,692 $81,607
East Moline 21,294 $51,151
Hampton 2,061 $79,259

Colona Public Libraries

Library
Twin Rivers District P.l.
911 1ST STREET
Colona, Illinois
(309) 792-0548
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