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Overview

Introduction to Davenport, Iowa

Davenport is situated along the Mississippi River, in Scott County and is included in the "Quad Cities" with Bettendorf and the Illinois cities, Moline and Rock Island. The area occasionally experiences floods emanating from the Mississippi River. The various distinct neighborhoods in the city contain structures featuring Victorian, Tudor Revival and Queen Anne architecture. A significant number of German immigrants resided in many of the original neighborhoods.

History

During 1832 the Black Hawk War ended when a treaty was signed by General Winfield Scott and Keokuk. Antoine Le Claire was part French and part Pottawattamie Indian and acted as the translator for the peace treaty negotiations. He established the city in 1836 and named it in tribute to his friend Colonel George Davenport. The Colonel was responsible for providing supplies to Fort Armstrong and was involved in making plans for the first railroad bridge that would cross the Mississippi River. After the Civil War ended, the Iowa Soldiers Orphan's Home was established to take care of hundreds of homeless children. It later became the residence of children from broken homes as well as orphans from all the counties in the state.

During the 1920's the economy was thriving and the construction industry was flourishing. The economy experienced another boom after World War II ended. Oscar Meyer and Ralston Purina and other notable companies constructed factories in the western portion of Davenport. The severe downturn in farming which occurred in the 1980's caused a vast number of people to loose their jobs and was devastating to the economy of Davenport and the rest of the Quad Cities. The Caterpillar Plant closed down during this era.

Transportation

Four bridges which cross over the Mississippi River connect Davenport with the two Illinois Quad Cities members. The Davenport Municipal Airport provides air transportation. The nearest commercial airport is the Quad City International Airport located in Moline Illinois. Local transportation is provided by Citibus.

Attractions

  • German-American Jazz Event
  • The Village of East Davenport
  • The Riverfront Davenport
  • The Figge Art Museum
  • The Putnam Museum and IMAX Theater
  • Davenport Skybridge
  • River Music Experience
  • Modern Woodmen Park
  • Great Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds
  • North Park Mall
  • Credit Island
  • Mount Ida
  • Vander Veer Botanical Park
  • Great Mississippi Valley Fair
  • Riverside Festival of Fine Art
  • The Mississippi River Trail
  • American Discovery Trail

Higher Education

Davenport is home to Saint Ambrose University, Palmer Chiropractic College and Kaplan University.

Demographics

People

Total Population102,305
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens13.5%
Employed Population 16+48,259
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married44.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.7%
Median Earnings25+$34,059
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,145
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,202

Wealth

Median Family Income$61,400
% Above Poverty Level83.1%
% Below Poverty Level16.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone33.7%
Median Gross Rent$715
Median House Value$122,700

Ancestry

German30%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.5%
Irish14.8%
English6.3%
Italian2.3%
Swedish2.2%
Dutch2%
Polish2%
Norwegian1.7%
French Except Basque1.6%
Scottish1.4%
Belgian0.9%
Welsh0.7%
Czech0.7%
Danishn0.5%
African0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Brazilian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
US/American0.1%
Somali0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
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Davenport Almanac

CategoryValue
County Scott County
Standard Zip Codes52801, 52802, 52803, 52804, 52806, 52807
P.O. Box Zip Codes52805, 52808, 52809
Phone Area Codes563
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.52
Approximate Longitude-90.57

Davenport 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
Distance0.7 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
Distance5 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
Distance9.7 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
Bettendorf35,048$96,495
Blue Grass1,563$76,591
Buffalo1,226$54,886
Eldridge6,122$80,600
Riverdale481$86,250
Walcott1,450$75,500

Davenport Public Libraries

Davenport Public Library
321 MAIN ST
Davenport, Iowa
(563) 326-7832

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Davenport Hospitals

Genesis Medical Center West-davenport
1401 W Central Park Ave
(563) 421-1000
Select Specialty Hospital-quad Cities
(Proprietary)
1111 West Kimberly Road
(319) 391-2020
Genesis Medical Center-davenport
(Non-profit)
1227 East Rusholme Street
(319) 326-6512

Davenport Public Schools

Children's Village At Hoover
1002 Spring Street
ZIP: 52802
(563) 322-7649
Primary
Total Enrollment 100
Children's Village Hayes
622 S. Concord St
ZIP: 52802
(563) 322-2601
Primary
Total Enrollment 31
Frank L Smart Intermediate
1934 W 5th St
ZIP: 52802
(563) 323-1837
Middle
Total Enrollment 494
Hayes Elementary School
622 S Concord St
ZIP: 52802
(563) 322-2601
Primary
Total Enrollment 412
Monroe Elementary School
1926 W 4th St
ZIP: 52802
(563) 322-3559
Primary
Total Enrollment 480
Central High School
1120 Main St
ZIP: 52803
(563) 323-9900
High
Total Enrollment 1383
Childrens Village Lincoln
318 East 7th
ZIP: 52803
(563) 324-4462
Primary
Total Enrollment 56
Eisenhower Elementary School
2827 Jersey Ridge Rd
ZIP: 52803
(563) 355-2604
Primary
Total Enrollment 459
Garfield Elementary School
902 E 29th St
ZIP: 52803
(563) 322-1922
Primary
Total Enrollment 408
Jb Young Elementary
1702 Main Street
ZIP: 52803
(563) 326-4432
Primary
Total Enrollment 98
Jb Young Intermediate
1702 Main Street
ZIP: 52803
(563) 326-4432
Middle
Total Enrollment 308
Madison Elementary School
116 E Locust St
ZIP: 52803
(563) 326-5391
Primary
Total Enrollment 390
Mckinley Elementary School
1716 Kenwood Ave
ZIP: 52803
(563) 324-0403
Primary
Total Enrollment 401
Sudlow Intermediate
1414 E Locust St
ZIP: 52803
(563) 326-3502
Middle
Total Enrollment 711
Washington Elementary School
1608 E Locust St
ZIP: 52803
(563) 322-0905
Primary
Total Enrollment 285
Adams Elementary School
3029 N Division
ZIP: 52804
(563) 391-6563
Primary
Total Enrollment 577
Children's Village West
1757 West 12th Street
ZIP: 52804
(563) 823-2086
Primary
Total Enrollment 164
Jackson Elementary School
1307 Wisconsin
ZIP: 52804
(563) 322-1787
Primary
Total Enrollment 336
Jefferson Elementary School
1027 Marquette St
ZIP: 52804
(563) 322-3557
Primary
Total Enrollment 483
West High School
3505 W Locust
ZIP: 52804
(563) 386-5500
High
Total Enrollment 1828
Williams Intermediate
3040 N Division
ZIP: 52804
(563) 391-6550
Middle
Total Enrollment 721
Wilson Elementary School
2002 N Clark St
ZIP: 52804
(563) 391-0903
Primary
Total Enrollment 524
Buchanan Elementary School
4515 N. Fairmount
ZIP: 52806
(563) 391-1463
Primary
Total Enrollment 383
Children's Village Buchanan
4515 N Fairmount
ZIP: 52806
(563) 391-1463
Davenport Learning Center
1002 Kimberly Rd
ZIP: 52806
(563) 391-9161
Other
Fillmore Elementary School
7307 N Pacific
ZIP: 52806
(563) 391-1740
Primary
Total Enrollment 418
Harrison Elementary School
1032 W 53rd St
ZIP: 52806
(563) 391-3113
Primary
Total Enrollment 540
Harry S Truman School
5506 N Pine
ZIP: 52806
(563) 386-6450
Primary
Total Enrollment 436
Mid City High
3801 Marquette Street
ZIP: 52806
(563) 386-5840
High
Total Enrollment 196
North High School
626 W 53rd St
ZIP: 52806
(563) 388-9880
High
Total Enrollment 1077
Wood Intermediate
5701 N Division
ZIP: 52806
(563) 391-6350
Middle
Total Enrollment 702

Davenport Private Schools

Marquette Academy
1116 W 6th St
ZIP: 52802
Elementary
Total Enrollment 34
St Paul The Apostle Catholic School
1007 E Rusholme St
ZIP: 52803
Elementary
Total Enrollment 453
All Saints Catholic School
1926 N Marquette St
ZIP: 52804
Elementary
Total Enrollment 350
Assumption High School
1020 W Central Park Ave
ZIP: 52804
Secondary
Total Enrollment 490
Trinity Lutheran School
1122 W Central Park Ave
ZIP: 52804
Elementary
Total Enrollment 236
John F Kennedy Catholic School
1627 W 42nd St
ZIP: 52806
Elementary
Total Enrollment 364
Quad City Seventh-day Adventist Jr Academy
4444 W Kimberly Rd
ZIP: 52806
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 22
Quad City Montessori School
2400 E 46th St
ZIP: 52807
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
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