East Moline, Illinois facts for kids
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Location of East Moline in Rock Island County, Illinois.
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|County||Rock Island County|
|• City||14.60 sq mi (37.80 km2)|
|• Land||14.60 sq mi (37.80 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||577 ft (176 m)|
|• Density||1,464.37/sq mi (565.38/km2)|
|• Metro||381,342 (134th)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Interstates||I-74, I-80, I-88, and I-280|
East Moline is a city in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. The population was 21,374 at the 2020 census. East Moline is part of the Quad Cities, along with the cities of Rock Island, Moline, and the Iowa cities of Davenport and Bettendorf. As of 2011, the Quad Cities has a population estimate of 381,342.
According to the 2010 census, East Moline has a total area of 14.76 square miles (38.23 km2), all land.
East Moline is located at 41°30′43″N 90°26′7″W / 41.51194°N 90.43528°W (41.511940, −90.435203).
|U.S. Decennial Census
2010 2020 source
|Race||Pop 2010||Pop 2020||% 2010||% 2020|
|Black or African American (NH)||2,619||3,776||12.29%||17.67%|
|Native American or Alaska Native (NH)||37||29||0.17%||0.14%|
|Pacific Islander (NH)||14||0||0.07%||0.00%|
|Some Other Race (NH)||24||60||0.11%||0.28%|
|Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH)||450||816||2.11%||3.82%|
|Hispanic or Latino (any race)||4,050||4,263||19.01%||19.94%|
Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race
As of the United States Census taken in 2000, there were 20,333 people, 8,510 households, and 5,369 families living in the city. The population density was 2,254.9 people per square mile (870.4/km2). There were 8,988 housing units at an average density of 996.7 per square mile (384.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 80.04% White, 7.34% African American, 0.35% Native American, 2.25% Asian, 7.47% from other races, and 2.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.15% of the population.
Of the 8,510 households 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 13.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families. 32.1% of households were one person and 14.4% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.97.
The age distribution was 24.7% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% 65 or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $35,836, and the median family income was $44,695. Males had a median income of $35,263 versus $23,607 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,245. About 11.6% of families and 13.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.3% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.
According to the City's 2020 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:
|#||Employer||# of Employees|
|1||John Deere Harvester Works||1,300|
|3||East Moline Elementary||400|
|4||East Moline Correctional Center||270|
|7||United Township High School||175|
|8||City of East Moline||150|
|10||H.C. Duke & Son, Inc.||130|
- Hillcrest Elementary
- Ridgewood Elementary
- Wells Elementary
- Bowlesburg Elementary
- Glenview Middle School
- United Township High School
Special Education schools
- Black Hawk Area Special Education District (BHASED)
- Mike Butcher, MLB pitcher, pitching coach.
- Charles F. Carpentier, businessman and politician, lived in East Moline. He served as mayor of East Moline, and also served as Illinois Secretary of State
- Max Hodge, Television writer.
- Spike O'Dell, radio talk show host who left the Quad Cities for Chicago in 1987. He went on to gain fame on WGN. 'Spike' attended McKinley Elementary, Glenview junior, and United Township highschool.
- Laurdine Patrick, jazz musician, father of Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick, was born in East Moline.