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Welcome to East Moline ...

The city of East Moline is located in Rock Island County<1>.

The location of East Moline has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of East Moline: moh-LEEN<3>

While we don't have a date for the founding of East Moline, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1899.

A typical abbreviation for East Moline: E. Moline

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, East Moline has a population of 20,615 people<4> (see below for details).

East Moline is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: East Moline lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

East Moline lies within the (309) area code.

The ZIP code for East Moline: 61244<6>

Websites for East Moline ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, East Moline had an population of 20,615 people. This is a decrease of 3.23% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.39% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, East Moline had a population of 21,302 people (or 14.44% of the total population of Rock Island County). This makes East Moline the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of East Moline represents 0.17% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 118th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 21,302 people, the population of East Moline increased 4.77% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 20,333 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for East Moline.

Communities near East Moline ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near East Moline.

  • Davenport
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
  • Rock Island
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
  • Eldridge
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Geneseo
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geneseo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geneseo
    • Geneseo is located in Henry County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,505 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Geneseo <7>
  • Milan
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milan
    • Milan is located in Rock Island County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,945 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milan <7>
  • Le Claire
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Cambridge
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Orion
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
  • Blue Grass
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
  • Walcott
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walcott
    • Walcott is located in Scott County (IA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,627 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walcott <7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around East Moline. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for East Moline.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of East Moline. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around East Moline.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around East Moline. See our Newspapers Page for East Moline.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for East Moline ...

Looking for more information about East Moline? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to East Moline, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for East Moline.

Adding East Moline to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of East Moline in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for East Moline was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the East Moline post office opened in 1899.

We also found East Moline on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Illinois (1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for East Moline.

The official website for East Moline:

The official website for Rock Island County:

The official website for State of Illinois:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Rock Island, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for East Moline. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for East Moline.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around East Moline - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as East Moline). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether East Moline or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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