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Overview

Introduction to Bettendorf, Iowa

Bettendorf is situated near the Mississippi River in Scott County. It's part of the Quad Cities which include Davenport and the Illinois cities of Rock Island and Moline.

Bettendorf History

Bettendorf, which was originally a part of the Black Hawk Purchase of 1832, was purchased from the Sac and Fox Indians. The Germans were amongst the first white settlers and they established the villages of Lillienthal and Gilbert. The two villages were later combined to form the city of Gilbert. Joseph and William Bettendorf were given land in Gilbert around 1900 for their iron wagon business. In 1903, when the city was incorporated, its name was changed to Bettendorf to honor the Bettendorf brothers whose factory had contributed to the initial development of the city. The setting up of the Aluminum Company of America (A.L.C.O.A.) around the 1940s led to the growth of the city.

Bettendorf and Nearby Attractions

  • Family Museum of Art and Science
  • Bickelhaupt Arboretum
  • Wildcat Den State Park
  • Bishop Hill State Historic Site
  • Black Hawk
  • Scott County Park

Things To Do In Bettendorf

Interesting artifacts and memorabilia are displayed at Bishop Hill Heritage Museum, Figge Art Museum, Putnam Museum of History & Natural Science, and the Rock Island Arsenal Museum. The Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science has exhibits on prairies, mammals, Iowa history, and rivers. Visitors can also explore the historic sites of Black Hawk and Bishop Hill State. The Wildcat Den State Park has camping and picnicking areas, as well as hiking trails. Opportunities to play golf are available at the Sunrise Golf Course , the Duck Creek Golf Course, and the Palmer Hills Golf Course. Some of the local shopping centers are Duck Creek Plaza Shopping Center and the Cumberland Square Shopping Center.

Bettendorf Transportation

The closest major airport is the Quad City International Airport.

Bettendorf Higher Education

The closest colleges to Bettendorf include Black Hawk College, Saint Ambrose University, Eastern Iowa Community College District and Augustana College.

Demographics

People

Total Population35,048
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens15.8%
Employed Population 16+16,581
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married60%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher49.1%
Median Earnings25+$48,830
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$34,107
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,087

Wealth

Median Family Income$96,495
% Above Poverty Level94.5%
% Below Poverty Level5.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone28.7%
Median Gross Rent$865
Median House Value$194,800

Ancestry

Irish18%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.3%
English10%
Swedish4.8%
Dutch3.8%
Italian2.8%
Norwegian2.7%
Scottish2.3%
Polish1.9%
French Except Basque1.8%
Czech1.3%
Belgian1.3%
Danishn1.1%
Arab0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Greek0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Canadian0.4%
African0.4%
Russian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Haitian0.1%
German0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Bettendorf Almanac

CategoryValue
County Scott County
Standard Zip Codes52722
Phone Area Codes563
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.56
Approximate Longitude-90.47

Bettendorf Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationROCK ISLAND L&D 15
Distance2.7 miles
Jan Temp13 to 30 F
Apr Temp41 to 61 F
Jul Temp68 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 65 F
Annual Precip35.1 inches
StationMOLINE QUAD CITY AP
Distance4 miles
Jan Temp12 to 30 F
Apr Temp39 to 62 F
Jul Temp65 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip38 inches
StationLE CLAIRE L & D 14
Distance6.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Buffalo1,226$54,886
Davenport102,305$61,400
Eldridge6,122$80,600
Le Claire3,931$91,283
Long Grove952$109,722
Riverdale481$86,250

Bettendorf Public Libraries

Bettendorf Public Library Information Center
2950 LEARNING CAMPUS DR
Bettendorf, Iowa
(563) 344-4175

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Bettendorf Hospitals

Trinity Bettendorf
(Non-profit)
4500 Utica Ridge Road
(563) 742-5000

Bettendorf Public Schools

Bettendorf High School
3333 18th Street
ZIP: 52722
(563) 332-7001
High
Total Enrollment 1467
Bettendorf Middle School
2030 Middle Road
ZIP: 52722
(563) 359-3686
Middle
Total Enrollment 1058
Grant Wood Elementary School
1423 Hillside Dr
ZIP: 52722
(563) 359-8277
Primary
Total Enrollment 348
Herbert Hoover Elementary School
3223 South Hampton Drive
ZIP: 52722
(563) 332-8636
Primary
Total Enrollment 407
Hopewell Elementary
3900 Hopewell Ave
ZIP: 52722
(563) 449-5771
Primary
Total Enrollment 468
Mark Twain Elementary School
1620 Lincoln Rd
ZIP: 52722
(563) 359-8263
Primary
Total Enrollment 304
Neil Armstrong Elementary School
3311 Central Avenue
ZIP: 52722
(563) 359-8275
Primary
Total Enrollment 297
Paul Norton Elementary School
4485 Greenbrier Dr
ZIP: 52722
(563) 332-8936
Primary
Total Enrollment 450
Pleasant Valley High School
604 Belmont Road
ZIP: 52722
(563) 332-5151
High
Total Enrollment 1307
Pleasant View Elementary School
6333 Crow Creek Road
ZIP: 52722
(563) 332-5575
Primary
Total Enrollment 638
Riverdale Heights Elem School
2125 Devils Glen Road
ZIP: 52722
(563) 332-0525
Primary
Total Enrollment 642
Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
610 Holmes St
ZIP: 52722
(563) 359-8261
Primary
Total Enrollment 148

Bettendorf Private Schools

Lourdes Catholic School
1453 Mississippi Blvd
ZIP: 52722
Elementary
Total Enrollment 253
Morning Star Academy
1426 Tanglefoot Ln
ZIP: 52722
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 205
Rivermont Collegiate
1821 Sunset Dr
ZIP: 52722
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 158
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