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About-Data

Bi-State Regional Commission is the premier source for socioeconomic data on the Bi-State region (Henry, Mercer, and Rock Island Counties, Illinois, and Muscatine and Scott Counties, Iowa). Our staff compile a vast array of up-to-date information related to the five-county region and the states of Illinois and Iowa.  We maintain a large store of information describing the socioeconomic characteristics of the Region (or any part within). This type of data is helpful in attracting new business and assisting business expansion decisions.  Data and analytical services offered by the Commission include:

Data Portal – The GreaterQCRegionData.org website is a data repository with current and historic demographic and economic data at various geographic levels for the five-county Bi-State Region, states of Illinois and Iowa and the Nation.

Data Requests – Our staff is available to assist with requests for data or research.

Census Programs - Bi-State Regional Commission is a federal repository for Census data and documents.  Data services staff are well-versed in the wealth of Census data available.

Demographic Data – Staff compiles, maintains and monitors a vast amount of current and historical demographic data.

Economic and Employment Data – Staff compiles, maintains, and monitors a variety of current and historical data related to economy and employment.

CEDS (Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy) – Through the CEDS planning process communities across the Bi-State Region help to create an overarching economic development plan that guides and coordinates economic development in the region.

Community Profiles/Fact Sheets – Community Profile/Fact Sheets are available for several counties and municipalities in the Bi-State Region.

Information Services Membership – For non-members (businesses, not-for-profits, and other organizations), we offer an Information Services Membership (ISM) Program for these organizations to gain access to Bi-State’s data and mapping services.

Data Portal

The http://www.greaterqcregiondata.org website is a data portal with current and historic demographic and economic data at various geographic levels for the five-county Bi-State Region, and the states of Illinois and Iowa.  Here you’ll find statistical information about our five-county region as a whole, or learn about individual cities or counties within our Region.  GreaterQCRegionData.org offers several levels of data reports including the following:

  • Demographic, household, and population trends
  • Market and business information, including educational attainment and labor force trends
  • Transportation data on household mobility, vehicle availability, and freight trends
  • And much more, with new data and topics updated annually

Data can be retrieved through a simple dashboard interface with over a dozen existing reports or a “create new report” function.  Selectable tiles in the “Existing Reports” section provide an efficient, pre-set view of many different locations, with a built-in ability to adjust variables to benchmark peers and progress, whereas the “Create a New Report” allows users to build a report under broad topic areas including “demographic data, social data, economic data, or housing data.” The http://www.greaterqcregiondata.org website also contains links to important resources, located in the “Downloads” section, which contains published documents (such as region laborshed studies) and in the “Links to Additional Resources” section, which contains links to other helpful organizations.

For more information on the Data Portal and other information services provided by the Bi-State Regional Commission, contact Mike Saponaro at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Data Requests

Our data services staff is available to assist with requests for data or research.  Please contact our Data Services Staff.  Data requests are prioritized by member governments, chambers of commerce and economic development organizations, academic institutions, federal or state government, businesses, and the general public.  Requests from non-members are handled on a first come, first-served basis. Please allow 1 to 2 business days for a request to be fulfilled.

Demographic Data

Data Services Staff compiles, maintains and monitors a vast amount of current and historical demographic data at various geographic levels for the five-county Bi-State Region, states of Illinois and Iowa and the Nation.  To access demographic data for the Region, please use our Data Portal website, GreaterQCRegionData.org.  Or, to access multiple data sets and/or multiple geographies within the Nation, such as census blocks, tracts, voting districts, cities, counties and school districts, visit the Census’ American Factfinder or please contact our Data Services Staff.


pdf  1950-2010-census-population-(bi-state-region).pdf (73.85 kB)

2010 Census Demographic Profiles

2000 Census Demographic Profiles

Economic and Employment Data

Data Services Staff compiles, maintains, and monitors a variety of current and historical data related to economy and employment tracked at local, regional, state, and national levels, including labor force, monthly employment and unemployment, major employers, Consumer Price Index (CPI), and ACCRA Cost of Living comparisons.  Bi-State staff also conducts the ACCRA Cost of Living Survey for the Quad Cities Metro Area.

Data Services Staff compiles, maintains and monitors current and historical economic data including:

Employment Data

Cost of Living Data

Income Data

Retail Sales Data

Major Employers

Laborshed Studies

Employment by Sector

Community Profiles/Fact Sheets

Community Profile/Fact Sheets are available for several counties and municipalities in the Bi-State Region, including the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which is locally known as the Quad Cities Region; Henry County, Illinois; Mercer County, Illinois; Muscatine, Iowa and surrounding area; City of Kewanee, Illinois; Village of Milan, Illinois; Village of Port Byron, Illinois; and City of West Liberty, Iowa.

These fact sheets provide a glimpse about life in the area, with statistics related to employment, transportation, health care, entertainment, education, communication, utilities, climate and cost of living.