Rapids City is a city located in Rock Island County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 964, it is the 695th largest city in Illinois and the 15102nd largest city in the United States. Rapids City is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has decreased by -4.55% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,010 in 2020. Spanning over 2 miles, Rapids City has a population density of 593 people per square mile.
The average household income in Rapids City is $87,594 with a poverty rate of 10.40%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $875 per month, and the median house value is $195,200. The median age in Rapids City is 41.9 years, 41.3 years for males, and 43.6 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Rapids Citywas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 33.91%.
98.23% of Rapids City residents speak only English, while 1.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.15% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Rapids City is White, with 9.87% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Rapids City is Hispanic, with 35.48% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.05%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
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97.13% of Rapids City residents were born in the United States, with 61.58% having been born in Illinois. 0.20% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.