Career Opportunities.  Employment opportunities are available from time to time with Bi-State Regional Commission.

pdf 2016_employment-application.pdf (173 KB)
Application for Employment

Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity.  The Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In accordance with Federal Law and policy, Bi-State Regional Commission is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex and familial status.  (Note all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)  Bi-State Regional Commission has a Title VI  Program and Non-Discrimination Policy (2012).  Refer to the document below.  A complaint form follows the document to process complaints and must be filed within 180 days from the date of the alleged discrimination.
pdf 2015-10-BSRC Title VI for Planning Agencies.pdf (2.86 MB)
Title VI Program and Non-Discrimination Policy (2015)

pdf  title-vi-complaint-form-en.pdf (64.32 kB)
Title VI Complaint Form [English Version]

pdf  title-vi-complaint-form-sp.pdf (52.83 kB)
Title VI Complaint Form [Spanish Version]

pdf  aff-act-pla-2011-2012.pdf (642.61 kB)
EOE - Affirmative Action Plan
Careers in Planning and GIS.  Bi-State Regional Commission encourages those looking for jobs in the field of planning and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)  to visit several resources - city or county planning departments, regional planning agencies, economic development, transportation planning organizations, and local, state, and federal government offices.   Our staff provides outreach to local colleges/universities, high schools and elementary schools on an appointment basis to speak on career aspects of planning, GIS/mapping and data analysis.  Contact our office for more information on our speakers' bureau.
Other contacts include our local governments and associations, such as:
Iowa Association of Regional  Councils (IARC) -
Illinois Association of Regional Councils (ILARC) -
American Planning Association (APA) -
Illinois GIS Association (ILGISA) -
Illinois Geographical Society (IGS) -
Iowa Geographic Information Council (IGIC) -
Association of American Geographers (AAG) -
American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) -
Esri -
GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) -
National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) -
The Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS) -
Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) -

2009 Quad Cities Metropolitan Area Street Map

2009 Quad Cities Metropolitan Area Street Map

  • The most up-to-date and accurate map of its kind – locally researched
  • Fully indexed for streets and places of interest
  • Great for office walls, boardrooms, restaurants, retail stores, travel areas, warehouses and distribution centers
  • Covers the Quad Cities Metropolitan Area
  • Two sizes available:
    Wall-sized (51” x 42”), printed in full color on heavy paper
    Folded version (40” x 28”), full color, printed both sides. Includes insets for outlying communities of Aledo, Blue Grass, Cordova, DeWitt, Geneseo, Kewanee, Princeton and Walcott
  • Similar wall-sized maps may cost as much as $100.00, but our high quality map is only $25.00 (excludes shipping and handling)
  • 2009 Folded maps cost $3.00 each

    Ordering Information

Ordering Information

  1. Contact us with a description of the map/document you wish to receive or call 1.309.793.6300
  2. Send check or money order to: (payment required prior to shipping)
    Attn.: Map/Document Orders
    P.O. Box 3368
    Rock Island, IL 61204-3368

    Please include the following information:
    Your full name, address, phone number & map(s) you are ordering.
  3. Please add shipping and handling charges:
    Orders totaling $  0.00 - $14.00 = add $ 2.00
    Orders totaling $15.00 - $29.00 = add $ 3.50
    Orders totaling $30.00 - $44.00 = add $ 5.00

    Add $10.00 to have map shipped in a tube.

    2009 Quad Cities Metropolitan Area Street Map (Wall Size)
    Average Daily Traffic Count Map (Wall Size)

Note: All maps and documents are available for purchase at the Bi-State Regional Commission offices. is the single site for up-to-date demographic and economic data about the Greater Quad Cities Region.  Here you'll find statistical information about our five-county region as a whole, or learn about individual cities or counties within our Region.  Located in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois, approximately 165 miles west of Chicago, the Greater Quad Cities Region surrounds the intersection of Interstate 80 and the Mississippi River. Enter the QCRegion ReportBuilder below to start finding data about the Greater Quad Cities Region.

2010 Census Demographic Profiles

The 2010 Census Demographic Profile Summary (DP-1) contains information on topics such as sex, age, race, Hispanic or Latino origin, household relationship, household type, group quarters population, housing occupancy, and housing tenure. Below are the demographic profiles for the U.S., Illinois, Iowa, MSA, all counties, places, and townships within the Bi-State region.

Henry County | Henry County (Townships) | Mercer County | Mercer County (Townships) | Muscatine County | Muscatine County (Townships) | Rock Island County | Rock Island County (Townships) | Scott County | Scott County (Townships)

National / State / MSA Profiles

Henry County

Henry County (Townships)

Mercer County (Townships)

Muscatine County

*Muscatine County (Townships)

Rock Island County

Rock Island County (Townships)

Scott County

*Scott County (Townships)


Bi-State Regional Commission is the one-stop center for data and information services in the Bi-State region (Henry, Mercer and Rock Island Counties in Illinois, and Muscatine and Scott Counties in Iowa). Staff compiles a vast array of up-to-date information related to the five-county region and the states of Illinois and Iowa. The Data Center is a federal repository for census documents and publications. A large store of information describing the socioeconomic characteristics of the Region (or any part within) is maintained.

Post Census Correction

Post Census Corrections to the 1990 and 2000 Censuses are available for selected geographies in the Bi-State Region. Click on the PDF below to view an explanation of Post Census Corrections and a table with corrected counts for these geographies.

Bi-State Regional Commission Census Data Policy: Bi-State Regional Commission will attempt to issue corrected Census Counts for geographies in the Bi-State Region, for which these numbers are applicable. Otherwise, Bi-State Regional Commission will issue base data from the decennial censuses.

pdf  1990-and-2000-pos-cen-cor.pdf (207.68 kB)


Demographic Profile Search

Demographic profiles containing social, economic and housing characteristics. Data is available for State, counties, cities, villages, township's and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA's). To obtain data for a specific area, you will select the state, type in the desired location and select "GO". This information does not include Post Census Corrections.

Search For Census Data By Street Address

Enter your address and view the census data in your neighborhood. This information does not include Post Census Corrections.

2010 Census Demographic Profile Summary

1990 - 2000 Housing Unit Count And Population

pdf  1990-2000-hou-pop.pdf (24.66 kB)
Table with population, housing units and percent change from 1990 and 2000 Censuses. Includes counties, cities, villages, Quad Cities MSA, and the Bi-State Region. This document does not include Post Census Corrections.

1990 & 2000 General Demographic Characteristic Profiles

United States Census 2000

For additional demographic data, please visit

Economy and Employment

The Data Center tracks economic and employment statistics at the local level, including such as monthly employment and unemployment, MSA Industry estimates, major employers, Economic Census figures, monthly statistics from the Consumer Price Index and quarterly ACCRA Cost of Living comparisons. Bi-State Regional Commission conducts the ACCRA survey for the Quad City region.

Laborshed Analysis

pdf  Laborshed Report With Cover - Quad Cities.pdf (3.03 MB)

pdf  Laborshed Executive Summary.pdf (1.63 MB)

The 2012 Quad City Region Laborshed Analysis measured the availability and characteristics of workers within the Quad City area. The data collected helps local development officials facilitate business expansion and recruitment and provide assistance to existing businesses. The 2010 Quad City Region Laborshed Analysis details the characteristics of the available labor force including current/desired wage rates and benefits, job qualifications and skills, age cohorts, residence/work location, employment requirements/obstacles, and the distances individuals are willing to travel for employment.

Cost of Living Comparisons

pdf  2009 Annual Averages.pdf (202.84 kB)

Click above for the latest ACCRA Cost of Living Index. The ACCRA Cost of Living Survey is national survey that is conducted in over 300 Metropolitan Statistical Areas on a quarterly basis. Bi-State Regional Commission conducts the survey for the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island (IA-IL) MSA.

1979 - Current Consumer Price Index

pdf  DEC 2012.pdf (40.6 kB)

Click above for the latest Consumer Price Index data. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in prices over time in a fixed market basket of goods and services. The CPI is based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, transportation, medical care, and other goods and services that people buy for day-to-day living. The CPI is used as an indicator of inflation, a deflator of other economic series, and as an escalator for income payments.

Nation, State, County & Regional employment statistics

pdf  DEC 2012 - US STATE MSA COUNTY.pdf (56.79 kB)

Employment Statistics are derived from the Iowa Workforce Development, Illinois Employment Securities, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Most data are not seasonally adjusted and thus do not take into account predictable non-economic events that impact employment statistics. Examples of seasonal events include changes in government employment due to the beginning and ending of the school year and declines in Construction industry employment in January because of cold weather. Official sub-state labor force estimates (i.e. metro areas, counties, and cities) are not seasonally adjusted, primarily because statewide adjustments to employment and unemployment limit the ability to isolate and predict local seasonal events.

pdf  2011 ANNUAL AVERAGES.pdf (37.26 kB)

Click above for regional employment statistics for last year.

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) Sector Employment

pdf  DEC 2012 - Employment By Industry Sector MSA.pdf (45.4 kB)

Click above for the current year's employment statistics by industry sector for the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL MSA.

Selected City-Level Employment Data

pdf  DEC 2012- SELECTED CITIES.pdf (45.31 kB)

Click above for this year's city level employment data. Data are available for Davenport & Bettendorf, IA and Moline & Rock Island, IL. Data are not seasonally adjusted.

pdf  2011 ANNUAL AVERAGES.pdf (37.26 kB)

Click above for last year's city level employment statistics.

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) Major Employers


Click above for a list of major employers in the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island MSA. The list is compiled by Bi-State Regional Commission and Quad City Development Group

United States Economic Census

The US Census Bureau’s Economic Census provides data at the state, MSA, county and place levels about how many different types of businesses exist in a community, how much money these businesses make, and the race or ethnicity of the business owner. The most recent data available is from the 2002 Economic Census. The 2002 Economic Census was finished in early 2003. But data will continue to become available through 2004.

Aerial Photos & Topographic Maps

Bi-State’s Data/Graphics/Mapping Center has collected aerial photography and Topographic Maps for our five-county Bi-State region from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and we can create a customized view of these images for any area of interest.
Aerial Photos

Source: United States Geological Survey (USGS) Digital Ortho Quarter Quads (DOQQ’s)
Dates: Between 1993 and 1996
Scale: 1 meter pixel resolution

Topographic Maps

Source: United States Geological Survey (USGS) Digital Raster Graphics (DRG’s) Quadrangles

Customized Maps

Order a print of any aerial photo or topographic map within the five-county Bi-State Region
for a $7.50 setup fee* + $1.00 for each 8.5"x11" print.
The setup includes: zooming into your selected area, adding a title, scale, and north arrow to the map.
Please contact the Data/Graphics/Mapping Center for more information.

*Note: The setup fee is waived for member governments.
A separate setup fee is charged for each area of the aerial photo/topographic map that is viewed.