Rapids City, Illinois

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Rapids City, Illinois

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High Points

Rapids City strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

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Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Rapids City Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Rapids City People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Rapids City, Illinois

Comparing Rapids City 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
Well-Paid Single Men 8 6
Well-Paid Single Women 8 5
Age of the Population 6 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 5
Racial Diversity 3 3
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Senior Citizens 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 7
Median Family Income 8 6
College Educated Adults 8 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 6
Short Commute Times 6 7
Working at Home 3 3
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 10
Housing Recently Built 6 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
Affordability of Rents 3 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 5
People Living Alone 3 3

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Rapids City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles E of Davenport, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 140 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Rock Island
Metro Area Davenport - Moline - Rock Island
P.O. Box Zip Codes 61278
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.581
Longitude -90.343

Rapids City 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 3.1 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 13.5 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 GALVA
Distance 31.9 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
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Rapids City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 953 100%
Male 478 50.2%
Female 475 49.8%
Under 18 239 25.1%
18+ 714 74.9%
65+ 90 9.4%
Median Age 38.6
Average Family Size 3.05
White 939 98.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 5 0.5%
Mixed Race 7 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 20 2.1%

Estimated Rapids City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 980
Growth 27
Growth % 2.8%

Rapids City 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 26.3%
English 9.5%
US/American 9.5%
Irish 8.9%
Swedish 7.3%
Belgian 6.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.2%
Dutch 5.6%
Scottish 5%
Italian 3.9%
Danish 2%
European 1.7%
Norwegian 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Polish 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Welsh 0.6%
Czech 0.5%
Iranian 0.5%
Yugoslavian 0.5%
French Canadian 0.3%
African 0.3%
Luxemburger 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Rapids City 953 $50,893
Carbon Cliff 1,689 $41,429
Cleveland 253 $47,396
Colona 5,173 $48,250
Hampton 1,626 $59,375
Port Byron 1,535 $59,000
Silvis 7,269 $41,390
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