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Rapids City is a village in Rock Island County, in the Davenport-Moline metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Rapids City. For links to other places called Rapids City, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Rapids City is 41.581N. The longitude is -90.343W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 581 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 953.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Rapids City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Rock Island County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61275 ZIP code.
27% of Rapids City residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rapids City ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rapids City was $24,499, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Rapids City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Rapids City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $393. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $822.
Rock Island County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rapids City political report.
The average commute time for Rapids City workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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