East Moline, Illinois

East Moline is a city in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. The population was 21,302 at the 2010 census.[3] East Moline is part of the Quad Cities,[5] along with the cities of Rock Island, Moline, and the Iowa cities of Davenport and Bettendorf. The Quad Cities has a population estimate of 381,342.[6]

East Moline
Location of East Moline in Rock Island County, Illinois.
East Moline
Location in the state of Illinois
Coordinates: 41°30′43″N 90°26′07″W
CountryUnited States
CountyRock Island County
  MayorReggi Freeman
  City14.56 sq mi (37.71 km2)
  Land14.56 sq mi (37.71 km2)
  Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation577 ft (176 m)
  Density1,451.68/sq mi (560.49/km2)
381,342 (134th)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code17-22073
InterstatesI-74, I-80, I-88, and I-280


According to the 2010 census, East Moline has a total area of 14.76 square miles (38.23 km2), all land.[7]

East Moline is located at 41°30′43″N 90°26′7″W (41.511940, −90.435203).[8]


Historical population
Est. 201820,890[4]−1.9%

As of the United States Census taken in 2000,[9] there were 20,333 people, 8,510 households, and 5,369 families residing 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.

There were 8,510 households out of which 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 all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city, the population was spread out with 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% who were 65 years of age 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 income for a family 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.


Top employers

According to the City's 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[10] the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 John Deere Harvester Works 2,000
2 Illini Hospital 700
3 East Moline School District No. 37 440
4 East Moline Correctional Center 270
5 4C Solutions 250
6 United Township High School 230
7 Jacobson Warehouse 200
8 Comprehensive Logistics 200
9 H.C. Duke & Son, Inc. 200
10 Aramark 150


Elementary schools

  • Hillcrest Elementary
  • Ridgewood Elementary
  • Wells Elementary

Middle schools

  • Glenview Middle School

High schools

Special Education schools

  • Black Hawk Area Special Education District (BHASED)

Notable people

  • Charles F. Carpentier, businessman and politician, lived in East Moline. He served as mayor of East Moline.,[11] also served as Illinois Secretary of State
  • Laurdine Patrick, jazz musician, father of Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick, was born in East Moline.
  • Mike Butcher, MLB pitcher, pitching coach.
  • 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.


  1. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  2. "City of East Moline". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved June 29, 2013.
  3. East Moline (city) QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau Archived July 16, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. Quickfacts.census.gov. Retrieved on April 21, 2012.
  4. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved July 29, 2019.
  5. Visit Quad Cities. Visit Quad Cities. Retrieved on April 21, 2012.
  6. "Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011". 2011 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. April 2012. Archived from the original (CSV) on April 27, 2012. Retrieved May 10, 2012.
  7. "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 27, 2015.
  8. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  9. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  10. City of East Moline CAFR. (PDF). Retrieved on March 10, 2019.
  11. 'Illinois Blue Book 1963-1964, Biographical Sketch of Charles F. Carpentier, pg. 76
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