Moline is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 42,681 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Moline is the 35th largest community in Illinois.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Moline is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Moline is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Moline who work in office and administrative support (14.82%), sales jobs (11.26%), and management occupations (7.06%).
Also of interest is that Moline has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Moline spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 19.09 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The percentage of people in Moline who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.51% of adults in Moline have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Moline in 2010 was $27,458, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $109,832 for a family of four. However, Moline contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Moline is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Moline home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Moline residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Moline also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.75% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Moline include Irish, English, Swedish, and Belgian.
The most common language spoken in Moline is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.