Rock Island County, IL

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2020 Population
142,801
0.745% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
40.1
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
14.4%
2.86% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$55,980
2.05% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$123,100
3.1% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
66,791
1.62% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Rock Island County, IL had a population of 143k people with a median age of 40.1 and a median household income of $55,980. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Rock Island County, IL declined from 143,873 to 142,801, a −0.745% decrease and its median household income grew from $54,858 to $55,980, a 2.05% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Rock Island County, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (71.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.82%), White (Hispanic) (7.32%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.07%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.87%).

None of the households in Rock Island County, IL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.4% of the residents in Rock Island County, IL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Rock Island County, IL are Augustana College (894 degrees awarded in 2020), Black Hawk College (639 degrees), and Midwest Technical Institute-Moline (243 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Rock Island County, IL was $123,100, and the homeownership rate was 67.9%.

Most people in Rock Island County, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Rock Island County, IL was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Rock Island County, IL is home to a population of 143k people, from which 95.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 7.85% of Rock Island County, IL residents were born outside of the country (11.2k people).

In 2020, there were 7.25 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (102k people) in Rock Island County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 10.5k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.4%
2020 Citizenship
95.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 95.4% of Rock Island County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Rock Island County, IL was 95.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Rock Island County, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    102k ± 76
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    14k ± 660
  3. White (Hispanic)
    10.5k ± 665
13.1%
Hispanic Population
18.7k people

In 2020, there were 7.25 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (102k people) in Rock Island County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 10.5k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13.1% of the people in Rock Island County, IL are hispanic (18.7k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Rock Island County, IL as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    628,401 ± 18,975 people
  2. India
    158,225 ± 9,705 people
  3. Poland
    127,303 ± 8,716 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 628,401 Illinois residents, followed by India with 158,225 and Poland with 127,303.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.85%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
11.2k people
7.98%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
11.5k people

As of 2020, 7.85% of Rock Island County, IL residents (11.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Rock Island County, IL was 7.98%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,516 ± 328
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,315 ± 228
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    930 ± 182

Rock Island County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.67 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Rock Island County, IL employs 66.8k people. The largest industries in Rock Island County, IL are Manufacturing (10,861 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,055 people), and Retail Trade (7,916 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($107,734), Utilities ($79,000), and Public Administration ($60,759).

Males in Illinois have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,880. The income inequality in Illinois (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

66.8k
2020 Value
± 1,797
−1.62%
1 Year decline
± 3.67%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Rock Island County, IL declined at a rate of −1.62%, from 67.9k employees to 66.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rock Island County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,405 people), Production Occupations (6,915 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,203 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rock Island County, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

66.8k
2020 Value
± 1,797
−1.62%
1 Year decline
± 3.67%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Rock Island County, IL declined at a rate of −1.62%, from 67.9k employees to 66.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rock Island County, IL, are Manufacturing (10,861 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,055 people), and Retail Trade (7,916 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Rock Island County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Rock Island County, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,547
Median earning men ± $1,349
$30,211
Median earning women ± $881

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($70,690), Information ($60,066), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,318).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($65,053), Public Administration ($51,024), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,707).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Illinois. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Illinois.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,520
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 865
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 624
    Manufacturing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $1.66M
    Manufacturing
  2. $1.14M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $1.05M
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $138B
  2. $87.2B
  3. $79.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Electronics with $138B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($87.2B) and Mixed freight ($79.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Illinois products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.03T
2020 Value in Illinois
$1.94T
Projected 2050 Value in Illinois
88.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Illinois trade was $1.03T. This is expected to increase 88.6% to $1.94T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Illinois trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $77.4B
  2. $56.8B
  3. $46.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $77.4B, followed by Wisconsin with $56.8B and California and $46.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Illinois shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Rock Island County, IL went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 55% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (42.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.44%).

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing the state of Illinois. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Illinois is currently represented by 18 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Illinois

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Dick Durbin
Senator from Illinois2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Tammy Duckworth
Senator from Illinois3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing Illinois.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Illinois

Illinois is currently represented by 18 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Illinois have changed over time starting in 2008.

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learningEducation

In 2020, universities in Rock Island County, IL awarded 1,862 degrees. The student population of Rock Island County, IL in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 2,619 male students and 4,086 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Rock Island County, IL are White (1,355 and 75%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (205 and 11.4%), Black or African American (108 and 5.98%), and Two or More Races (70 and 3.88%).

The largest universities in Rock Island County, IL by number of degrees awarded are Augustana College (894 and 48%), Black Hawk College (639 and 34.3%), and Midwest Technical Institute-Moline (243 and 13.1%).

The most popular majors in Rock Island County, IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (216 and 11.6%), Registered Nursing (110 and 5.91%), and General Biological Sciences (99 and 5.32%).

The median tuition cost in Rock Island County, IL for private four year colleges is $35,063.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Rock Island County, IL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 57.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 13.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 6,705 (39.1% men and 60.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 6,705 students enrolled in Rock Island County, IL, 39.1% men and 60.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,562 records, of which 60.3% were women and 39.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 58 degree-majors awarded
  2. 55 degree-majors awarded
  3. 99 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Rock Island County, IL was Registered Nursing with 58 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Rock Island County, IL according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 894 degrees awarded
  2. 639 degrees awarded
  3. 243 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Augustana College with 894 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 709 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Rock Island County, IL, which is 0.615 times less than the 1,153 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,355 degrees mean that there were 6.61 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 205 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($35,063) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($3,255) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,575) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.879% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.877% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (2.59M), Some college (2.22M), and Bachelors Degree (2.03M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Rock Island County, IL was $123,100 in 2020, which is 0.536 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $119,400 to $123,100, a 3.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Rock Island County, IL is 67.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Rock Island County, IL have an average commute time of 19.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Rock Island County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Rock Island County, IL is $55,980. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Rock Island County, IL was Census Tract 241.01 with a value of $102,194, followed by Census Tract 220 and Census Tract 218, with respective values of $85,045 and $80,518.

In 2021, 13.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Rock Island County, IL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 1.15%.

Property

$123,100
Median Property Value 2020
±$2,055
$41,169
Median Property Taxes
±$1,302

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Rock Island County, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Rock Island County, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

67.9%
Homeownership
2020
60.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 67.9% of the housing units in Rock Island County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 241.01
  2. Census Tract 220
  3. Census Tract 218

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rock Island County, IL was Census Tract 241.01 with a value of $102,194, followed by Census Tract 220 and Census Tract 218, with respective values of $85,045 and $80,518.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Rock Island County, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$55,980
Median Household Income
± $1,736
60.6k
Number of Households
± 1,752

In 2020, the median household income of the 60.6k households in Rock Island County, IL grew to $55,980 from the previous year's value of $54,858.

The following chart displays the households in Rock Island County, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Rock Island County, IL is from Illinois.
0.479
2020 Wage GINI in Illinois
0.482
2019 Wage GINI in Illinois

In 2020, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.707% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (82.8%)
  2. Carpooled (8.01%)
  3. Walked (3.4%)

In 2020, 82.8% of workers in Rock Island County, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.01%) and those who walked to work (3.4%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

19.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rock Island County, IL have a shorter commute time (19.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.03% of the workforce in Rock Island County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Rock Island County, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Rock Island County, IL have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 13.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Rock Island County, IL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 1.15%.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rock Island County, IL (19.8k out of 138k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Rock Island County, IL is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 21.2% of the children was living in poverty in Rock Island County, IL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 347 in Rock Island County, IL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 153 per 100,000 population.

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pulseHealth

94.1% of the population of Rock Island County, IL has health coverage, with 49% on employee plans, 18.7% on Medicaid, 14.8% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 0.982% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Illinois was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in Rock Island County, IL see 1939 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.414% increase from the previous year (1931 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1433 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 435 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Illinois, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,939 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Rock Island County, IL

Primary care physicians in Rock Island County, IL see an average of 1,939 patients per year. This represents a 0.414% increase from the previous year (1,931 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Rock Island County, IL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Illinois across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.9% under 18 years, 19.8% between 18 and 34 years, 37.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

5.89%
Uninsured
49%
Employer Coverage
18.7%
Medicaid
14.8%
Medicare
10.6%
Non-Group
0.982%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rock Island County, IL declined by 17.3% from 7.12% to 5.89%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Rock Island County, IL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 53.1 in Rock Island County, IL.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 34.6% in Rock Island County, IL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.97% in Rock Island County, IL.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Rock Island County, IL.

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