Introduction to East Moline, Illinois

East Moline, Illinois, in Rock Island county, is 7 miles E of Davenport, Iowa (center to center) and 146 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The city is part of the Davenport - Moline - Rock Island metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

East Moline History

East Moline grew very slowly in its initial years. It was only from 1900, when Deere & Company built a large factory called Union Malleable Iron Company, that things started taking off. The factory employed hundreds of people and subsequent years saw the entry of manufacturers of many other products. The area prospered economically and its population grew rapidly. It was incorporated as a village in 1903.

East Moline and nearby Attractions

  • Butterworth Park
  • Rock Arsenal Island
  • Col. George Davenport Home
  • Black Hawk State Historic Site
  • Short Hills Country Club
  • Oakwood Country Club

Things To Do In East Moline

East Moline is a popular recreation destination. The city has more than a dozen parks, all of which offer excellent amenities for young and old alike. The parks have fields and courts where one can play a variety of sports. Some of them also have dedicated picnic areas with grills and other facilities. The city has a walking trail running alongside the river. Boating facilities are also available.

East Moline Transportation

The Quad City International Airport is the nearest major airport.

East Moline Higher Education

Lincoln Barber College is the local educational institution. Black Hawk College and Saint Ambrose University are also nearby.


Total Population 21,422
Male Share of the Population 50.5%
Female Share of the Population 49.5%
Senior Citizens 19.1%
Employed Population 16+ 8,568
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 43.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.8%
Median Earnings25+ $30,105
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,043
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,593


Median Family Income $53,943
% Above Poverty Level 81%
% Below Poverty Level 19%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 2%


People Living Alone 36.5%
Median Gross Rent $617
Median House Value $111,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 36.3%
US/American 0.1%
English 5.9%
Irish 9.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

East Moline Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles E of Davenport, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 146 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Rock Island
Metro Area Davenport - Moline - Rock Island
Standard Zip Codes 61244
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.5
Longitude -90.444

East Moline Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 4.4 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
Station LE CLAIRE L & D 14
Distance 5.1 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 33 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Babcock (61244)

Campbells Island (61244)

Meersman (61244)

Merry Oaks (61244)

South Moline (61244)

Watertown (61244)

Whites Addition (61244)

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 2,076 $48,875
Coal Valley 3,784 $81,042
Colona 4,918 $66,250
Hampton 1,942 $77,788

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Serves 1,816 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.5

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Serves 376 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 53.7

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A Special Education School
Serves 139 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7

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