Colona, Illinois

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Colona, Illinois

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.

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Comparative Profile of Colona, Illinois

Comparing Colona to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Well-Paid Single Men 3 3
Age of the Population 3 3
Senior Citizens 2 2
Racial Diversity 2 6
Female Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 7 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 5
People in Middle Class or Better 6 5
Median Family Income 5 6
College Educated Adults 1 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 5 7
Working at Home 4 4
Walking and Biking to Work 4 5
Public Transportation Use 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 8 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 7
Housing Recently Built 6 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 4
People Living Alone 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 4

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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

  • 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
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
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Colona Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,173 100%
Male 2,588 50%
Female 2,585 50%
Under 18 1,423 27.5%
18+ 3,750 72.5%
65+ 494 9.5%
Median Age 34.1
Average Family Size 3.05
White 4,996 96.6%
African-American 16 0.3%
Asian 9 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 13 0.3%
Other 88 1.7%
Mixed Race 51 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 210 4.1%

Estimated Colona Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 5,275
Growth 102
Growth % 2%

Colona Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 24.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.5%
Irish 13.2%
US/American 12.8%
Swedish 8.2%
English 7.9%
Belgian 5.6%
Italian 2.1%
Dutch 2%
Norwegian 1.5%
Polish 1.4%
Ukrainian 1.1%
French (except Basque) 1%
Greek 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Finnish 0.6%
African 0.6%
Yugoslavian 0.4%
Scottish 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Armenian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
European 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Colona 5,173 $48,250
Carbon Cliff 1,689 $41,429
Cleveland 253 $47,396
Coal Valley 3,606 $56,114
East Moline 20,333 $44,695
Hampton 1,626 $59,375
Silvis 7,269 $41,390

Colona Public Libraries

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