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2020 Census Shows Scott Co. Pop. Growth, Rock Island Co. Decline

Bi-State Regional Commission
Bi-State Regional Commission

Over the last ten years, the population in the Quad Cities area has grown 1.2% to 427,559.

And the head of the Bi-State Regional Commission is generally pleased with the recently released results of the 2020 census.

Executive Director, Denise Bulat, says Scott County grew 5.7% since 2010. That's 9,445 more people.

Bulat1 :22 ...losses. (most gains in leclaire, eldridge, blue grass)

The number of people living in Davenport rose to nearly 101,724.

Since 2010, Rock Island County lost 1.9% of its population, or 2,874 people. But Bulat says that's not a huge loss.

Bulat2 :17 ...those communities.

Mercer County's population fell by 4.5%. While Muscatine County's grew slightly, by 1.1%.

Bi-State's leader says five counties are included in the Quad Cities area census figures: Henry, Mercer, and Rock Island in Illinois, and Muscatine and Scott in Iowa. Below you'll find tables with figures for Illinois municipalities followed by Iowa municipalities.

Bi-State Regional Commission
Bi-State Regional Commission
Illinois cities, towns, villages

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