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Welcome to Moline ...

The city of Moline is located in Rock Island County.

The pronunciation of Moline: moh-LEEN<1>

When the people of Moline refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Moliner<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Moline has a population of 41,902 people<3> (see below for details).

Moline is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Moline is located in the (309) area code.

The ZIP codes for Moline: 61265-61266<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Moline had a population of 43,483 people (which is 29.47% of the total population of Rock Island County). This makes Moline the county's most populous community.

The population of Moline represents 0.34% of the population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 35th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 43,483 people, the population of Moline has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 43,768 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Moline had an population of 41,902 people. This is a decrease of 3.64% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.26% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Moline ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Moline - they are located in Kansas, Manitoba, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Moline.

Websites for Moline ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Moline. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Moline. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Moline. Our list includes 34 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Moline:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Moline ...

Looking for more information about 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Moline, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Moline.

Communities near Moline ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Eldridge   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the North (N) of Moline

Located in Scott County (IA)

Geneseo   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the East (E) of Moline

Located in Henry County

Colona   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the East (E) of Moline

Located in Henry County

Le Claire   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the Northeast (NE) of Moline

Located in Scott County (IA)

Green Rock   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the East (E) of Moline

Located in Henry County

Carbon Cliff   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the East (E) of Moline

Orion   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the Southeast (SE) of Moline

Located in Henry County

Hampton   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the Northeast (NE) of Moline

Blue Grass   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the West (W) of Moline

Located in Scott County (IA)

Walcott   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the Northwest (NW) of Moline

Located in Scott County (IA)

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Moline.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Illinois

About Rock Island County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Moline:

The official website for Rock Island County:

The official website for State of Illinois:

Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for 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.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Moline refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Moline may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Moline.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Moline - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Moline). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Moline or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Moline includes: 61265 & 61266.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Moline) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Moline. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Moline

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moline. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5081, Longitude: -90.5141     [Map].






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