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Overview

Introduction to Silvis, Illinois

Silvis, Illinois, in Rock Island county, is 8 miles E of Davenport, Iowa (center to center) and 144 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Davenport - Moline - Rock Island metropolitan area.

Silvis History

Silvis is a city in Rock Island County, which was founded in 1831. The county was named after Mississippi River’s island and was initially a part of Jo Daviess County. Silvis, which was once known as Pleasant Valley, is famous for 'Hero Street,' which has around twenty-five homes. Since World War II, more than a hundred residents have enlisted in the army from Hero Street. The city was named in honor of Richard Shippen Silvis.

Silvis and Nearby Attractions

  • Rock Island Arsenal Museum
  • Scott County Park
  • Bishop Hill State Historic Site
  • Bickelhaupt Arboretum
  • Wildcat Den State Park
  • Bishop Hill Heritage Museum

Things To Do In Silvis

Silvis offers numerous recreational opportunities. Putnam Museum of History & Natural Science, Figge Art Museum, and Bishop Hill Heritage Museum are all located near the city. Parks in Silvis like Friendship Park, Seventeenth Street Park, Railway Park and Gazebo, Silvis Heights Park, Phipps Prairie Park, and Hero Street Park provide opportunities for recreation and have nature trails, picnic areas, playgrounds, and grills.

Silvis Transportation

Air transportation is available from Quad City International Airport.

Silvis Higher Education

Colleges close to Silvis include Saint Ambrose University, Black Hawk College, and Eastern Iowa Community College District.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,546
Male Share of the Population47.3%
Female Share of the Population52.7%
Senior Citizens16%
Employed Population 16+3,344
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married45.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.8%
Median Earnings25+$31,067
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,983

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,833
% Above Poverty Level84.9%
% Below Poverty Level15.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation2.5%

Housing

People Living Alone35.3%
Median Gross Rent$682
Median House Value$112,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)33.3%
German21.3%
Irish13.2%
English7.6%
African4.3%
Swedish3.9%
Belgian3.5%
Welsh2.6%
French Except Basque2.4%
Czech2.3%
Sudanese2.3%
Italian1.7%
Polish1.5%
Norwegian1.3%
Dutch1.2%
Lithuanian1.2%
Danishn1%
Greek0.6%
Scottish0.6%
Swiss0.4%
Serbian0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Albanian0.1%
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Silvis Almanac

CategoryValue
County Rock Island County
Standard Zip Codes61282
Phone Area Codes309
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.5
Approximate Longitude-90.41

Silvis 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
Distance3.8 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
Distance14.4 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
StationGALVA
Distance30.2 miles
Jan Temp13 to 29 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip37.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Carbon Cliff2,024$48,347
Coal Valley3,825$77,105
Colona4,876$71,910
East Moline21,394$53,556
Hampton1,996$85,268
Moline42,805$61,675

Silvis Public Libraries

Silvis Public Library
105 EIGHTH STREET
Silvis, Illinois
(309) 755-3393

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Silvis Hospitals

Genesis Medical Center Illini Campus
(Non-profit)
801 Illini Drive
(309) 792-9363

Silvis Public Schools

Bowlesburg Elem School
2221 10th St
ZIP: 61282
(309) 792-2947
Primary
Total Enrollment 406
Eagle Ridge School
2002 Eagle Ridge Dr
ZIP: 61282
(309) 792-2002
Primary
Total Enrollment 292
George O Barr School
1305 5th Avenue
ZIP: 61282
(309) 792-0639
Primary
Total Enrollment 461
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