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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,876
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens11.1%
Employed Population 16+2,523
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married58.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.7%
Median Earnings25+$40,245
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,145

Wealth

Median Family Income$71,910
% Above Poverty Level91.2%
% Below Poverty Level8.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone21.4%
Median Gross Rent$545
Median House Value$108,700

Ancestry

German31.8%
Irish16.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.5%
Swedish8.8%
English6.7%
Dutch4%
French Except Basque3.8%
Polish2.8%
Italian2.6%
Belgian1.9%
Swiss0.6%
Scottish0.6%
Canadian0.6%
Greek0.6%
Czech0.6%
Danishn0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Romanian0.3%
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Colona Almanac

CategoryValue
County Henry County
Standard Zip Codes61241
Phone Area Codes309
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.47
Approximate Longitude-90.34

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)

StationLE CLAIRE L & D 14
Distance6.2 miles
Jan Temp13 to 29 F
Apr Temp41 to 60 F
Jul Temp67 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 64 F
Annual Precip34.1 inches
StationGENESEO
Distance10.8 miles
Jan Temp13 to 29 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 63 F
Annual Precip37.4 inches
StationKEWANEE 1 E
Distance28.5 miles
Jan Temp10 to 28 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp39 to 63 F
Annual Precip35.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Carbon Cliff2,024$48,347
Cleveland178$78,333
Coal Valley3,825$77,105
East Moline21,394$53,556
Hampton1,996$85,268

Colona Public Libraries

Colona District Public Library
911 FIRST STREET
Colona, Illinois
(309) 792-0548

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Colona Public Schools

Colona Grade School
700 1st St
ZIP: 61241
(309) 792-1232
Primary
Total Enrollment 469
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