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Davenport is a city in Scott County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Col. George Davenport, who established a trading post here.

The latitude of Davenport is 41.523N. The longitude is -90.577W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 591 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 97,512.


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Median household income
Local
$37,242
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Davenport demographic reports
Davenport is on the Mississippi River.

one of the Quad Cities at the Iowa-Illinois border. The others are Moline, Rock Island and Bettendorf.
The local economy boomed with the steamboat and with local limestone quarries. It was here that the first train crossed the Mississippi, in 1856.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1,201. The number of murders and homicides was 5. The violent crime rate was 12.3 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Lara Flynn Boyle, actress
· Bix Beiderbecke, jazz musician
· Sue Lyon, actress
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Great Mississippi Valley Fair - July 31-Aug. 5, 2007
  • Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival - July 26-29, 2007
  • Celtic Highland Games of the Quad Cities - Aug. 25, 2007
  • Oktoberfest - Sept. 29, 2007
  • Mississippi Valley Blues Festival - June 29-July 1, 2007
  • Riverssance Festival of Fine Art - Sept. 15-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Davenport web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Quad City Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Fairport Recreation Area, Wildcat Den State Park, Scott County Park, Fejervary Park
Davenport attractions: Vander Veer Botanical Park, casino
Sports teams: Swing of the Quad Cities (minor league baseball)
Historic sites and museums: Colonel Davenport Historic Home, Davenport Museum of Art, Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science, Vander Veer Park Conservatory, Family Museum of Arts and Science, River Music Experience
Colleges and universities: Marycrest International University, Teikyo Marycrest University, St. Ambrose University, Eastern Iowa Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 67

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Davenport demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Scott County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Davenport-Moline area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 52807 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

31% of Davenport residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Davenport ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Davenport was $18,828, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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22% of Davenport residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Davenport include Bridge Avenue Historic District, College Square Historic District, Columbia Avenue Historic District, Cork Hill District, Davenport Village, East 14th Street Historic District, Hamburg Historic District, McClellan Heights Historic Dictrict, Oak Lane Historic District, Prospect Park Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Davenport, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $400.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $809.


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Libraries in Davenport include Davenport Public Library, Fairmount Street Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Davenport include Davenport Leader, Quad City Times

TV stations in Davenport include KLJB, KQIN, KWQC.

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Scott County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Davenport political report.

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The average commute time for Davenport workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 24 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Davenport between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Davenport, IA

Pros: lots of museums, parks, bike paths, and close to many bigger cities
the river

Cons: the winters are AWFUL!

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General info: home of Palmer Chiropractic College

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