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.

Demographic Analysis/Mapping

The Data/Graphics/Mapping Center staff use GIS (Geographic Information System) software to link data to a comprehensive map of the region. This integrated map is used to create radius studies, redistricting, or specialized queries based on any defined geographic area. Staff can prepare professional maps that put data to work, visualizing a message or trend or making information easier to grasp. Staff can also perform geocoding, the ability to geographically reference specific incidents or data.

Geo-Data Resources

Bi-State Regional Commission Geographic Data Resources
Bi-State Data/Graphics/Mapping Center staff creates and maintains several sets of digital geographic data for use in its Geographic Information System and for cartographic purposes.

County Plat Books
County Map Source Address Phone
Henry County, Illinois Henry County Farm Bureau 114 N. East Street
Cambridge, IL 61238
Mercer County, Illinois Lee Group P.O. Box 36
Aledo, IL 61231
Muscatine County, Iowa Farm & Home Publishers P.O. Box 305
Belmond, IA 50421
Rock Island County, Illinois Rock Island County Farm Bureau 1601 52nd Ave.
Milan, IL 61265
Scott County, Iowa Farm & Home Publishers P.O. Box 305
Belmond, IA 50421

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Description File Name Format
Digital Data Release Policy dig_dat_rel.pdf (27KB)
Bi-State Region Quadrangle Map reg_usgs_qua.pdf (139KB)

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Other Geographic Data Resources
Bi-State Data/Graphics/Mapping Center staff collects and uses many sets of digital geographic data from varied sources for use in its Geographic Information System and for cartographic purposes.

Description Information
Flood Insurance Rate Maps 1.877.FEMA.MAP (1.877.336.2627)
Illinois Coal Mine Information Illinois Coal Mine Information
Coal Section, Illinois State Geological Survey
615 E. Peabody, Champaign, IL 61820
Illinois Deptartment of Transportation Map Sales Office
2300 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62764
Iowa Deptartment of Transportation Accounting Department Attn: Cashier
800 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010
National Wetlands Inventory Maps U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
4469 48th Ave Ct., Rock Island, IL

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GIS Coordination

Bi-State Aerial Photo Consortium
In 2004-2005, staff assisted in the implementation of a multi-jurisdictional consortium of local governments (and one utility) to coordinate the joint purchase of updated aerial photography and associate products for the Quad Cities and surrounding area. This is the first time such exemplary cooperation in GIS coordination has taken place in the region at this scale.

The project began in the spring of 2004 as several local government members of the Quad Cities Area Bi-State GIS User Group were budgeting and planning to acquire digital aerial photos for their Geographic Information Systems in the spring of 2005. A Subcommittee was formed in April, 2004 to discuss the idea of partnering to coordinate the RFP and aerial services vendor selection process. Advantages of coordinating the joint purchase of aerial photo products included:

  • Substantial savings over contracting separately
  • Reduced duplicative administrative costs
  • Shared GIS expertise
  • Data acquisition spanning our common metropolitan area

The Bi-State Aerial Photo Consortium was formed. Bi-State Regional Commission facilitated the coordinative effort. Members include (in Iowa) Scott County and the cities of Bettendorf, Davenport and LeClaire; the Muscatine Area Geographic Information Consortium, or MAGIC (Muscatine County, City of Muscatine and Muscatine Power & Water Co.); and (in Illinois) Rock Island County and the cities of Colona, Moline and Rock Island.

The first success of the Consortium was being awarded a $15,000 grant from the U.S. Geological Survey (U.S.G.S.) National Spatial Data Infrastructure Cooperative Agreements Program using member staff time as an in-kind match. This grant was used to pay for Bi-State Regional Commission staff administrative costs.

A project of this scope and participation isn’t without challenges. To achieve the economy of scales and cost savings with the vendor, members of the consortium had to agree upon common products. The consortium spent many hours at multiple meetings discussing scale, resolution, projection, color, flight height, LiDAR, topography, quality control, budget processes, break lines, control points and more, to achieve standardized specifications and products across the entire region.

Our next step was a Request for Qualification process, from which we narrowed our vendors for a Request for Proposals. We enlisted the help of Dan Corbin, Inc. (DCI) to assist with writing the technical aspects of the RFP as well as assisting with a thorough analysis of the proposals.

We divided the multi-county area into a grid system of tiles of high and low altitude flights. The counties selected the tiles they required to be flown and cost distribution was based strictly on the amount of area flown. The cost of areas being flown that were shared between jurisdictions were split in half. In the RFP process, vendors were asked to provide unit costs for each product needed. Each member of the consortium contracted with the vendor directly using the shared unit cost from the joint RFP.

With the assistance of our consultant, DCI, the members of the consortium interviewed two aerial photo finalists. The group selected Kucera International, of Cleveland, Ohio, for the project.

The photos were flown in early April 2005. Sample pilot images and flight information has been delivered for initial quality control and approval. We anticipate full product delivery by the end of the 2005 calendar year. Final products will include high and low altitude digital orthophotos, as well as contours and digital terrain models for some of the jurisdictions. The estimated total project cost is approximately $500,000. Substantial cost savings were realized by joining together to acquire the new photography. Several participants report an estimated 25% - 40% reduction in costs compared to previous projects with similar specifications.

What started as an exploratory committee in the spring of 2004 continues today as a success story of intergovernmental cooperation. Not only was the project multi-county, but it spanned several municipalities and two states. By the spring of 2006, government and agencies that use aerial photos will be benefiting from the new comprehensive data. We hope our collaboration sets a benchmark of cooperation that can be continued or enhanced in future years.

Maps & Information

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Other Local Government Assistance
Bi-State Staff has also provided assistance to the GIS departments in Henry and Rock Island Counties and the Muscatine Area Geographic Information Consortium (MAGIC) – Muscatine County, City of Muscatine and Muscatine Power and Water Company. Staff also serves on the Scott County GIS Steering Committee.

Henry, Mercer and Rock Island Counties signed a joint soil survey agreement, providing a new digital soil survey for the three counties in the year 2001, for which Bi-State staff assisted.