Moline, Illinois is a moderately-sized city with a population of 42,805 residents. At 87%, the majority of the Moline population is White; this is followed by 5% Black and 2% Asian. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 71% of the population considered married and 64% with kids under the age of 18, Moline could be considered a very suitable city for families.
Whether you’re relocating to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Moline could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Illinois if you know where to look. To help you find the best places to live in and around Moline, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, cost of living, employment, housing and more.
Moline has a livability score of 63/100 and is ranked #807 in Illinois and #20,634 in the USA. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Moline has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A+) and cost of living (B-). On a more negative note, Moline does not have favorable grades for the following: crime (F), weather (D), education (F) and housing (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.
Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Moline, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Moline: John Deere Pavilion, John Deere World Headquarters, and Channel Cat Taxi.
Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Moline. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Moline are affordable. Median real estate prices in Moline come in at $115,100, which is 34.2% lower than the Illinois average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Moline, the home price to income ratio is 2.2, which is 26.7% lower than the Illinois average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Moline area were 15.2% and 5 year appreciation rates were 0.6%.