Davenport Demographics

Welcome to Davenport, the urban heart of the Quad Cities. Here’s a look at the people that help make Davenport, IA, a great place to live.

Davenport, IA, Total Population (2007): 99,000+

Davenport has the largest population of all the Quad Cities, with over 99,000 folks making their home inside the city limits.

Davenport Races and Cultures

Like the rest of the Quad Cities, majority of Davenport’s residents trace their ancestry to the German and Irish immigrants who settled this part of the Mississippi River Valley in the 1800’s. However, the urban lifestyle of Davenport attracts a diverse group of African-Americans, Hispanics, and Asian-Americans.

Davenport Age and Gender

Recent census data for Davenport and surrounding Scott County communities shows the average age for Davenport residents is just a little over 34, making Davenport one of the most youth-oriented communities of the Quad Cities. Women slightly outnumber men, reflecting a state-wide trend.

Davenport Incomes and Costs of Living

Residents of Davenport have a median household annual income hovering just under $45,000. This is somewhat lower than the Quad Cities as a whole. Average yearly income for workers in Davenport is lower as well. Major employers in Davenport include Ralston Purina, the Rock Island Arsenal, Genesis Health Care, the City of Davenport and Davenport Community Schools.

Davenport Home Values

Home ownership is the norm in Davenport. The median closing prices of homes for sale in Davenport have hovered between $80,000 and $120,000, historically, slightly lower than the rest of the Quad Cities. Single family homes, condominium units, lofts, studios and multiple unit dwellings are all found in the Davenport real estate listings.