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Welcome to Rock Island ...

The city of Rock Island is located on the Columbia River (central Washington state).

Rock Island is located in Douglas County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Rock Island: Rock Is. (in Canada, 'Isld.' is the more common abbreviation.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rock Island has a population of 1,255 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Rock Island.

The community of Rock Island is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Rock Island lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Rock Island: (509)

The ZIP code for Rock Island: 98850<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rock Island had an population of 1,255 people. This is an increase of 59.26% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 45.42% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rock Island had a population of 788 people. This makes Rock Island the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Rock Island represents 0.01% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 211st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 788 people, the population of Rock Island decreased 8.69% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 863 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Rock Island.

Communities Also Named Rock Island ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 21 communities that are also named Rock Island - they are located in Florida (2), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (2), Manitoba, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oklahoma (2), Quebec, Tennessee, Texas (6) and Virginia.

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

Communities near Rock Island ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Rock Island.

  • Wenatchee [Chelan County]
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    • Wenatchee [Chelan County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Rock Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,219 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wenatchee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wenatchee<6>
  • East Wenatchee [Douglas County]
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    • East Wenatchee [Douglas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Rock Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,012 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Wenatchee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Wenatchee<6>
  • Quincy [Grant County]
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    • Quincy [Grant County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Rock Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,387 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quincy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quincy<6>
  • Cashmere [Chelan County]
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    • Cashmere [Chelan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Rock Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,160 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cashmere
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cashmere<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Waterville [Douglas County]
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      • Waterville [Douglas County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Rock Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,197 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterville<6>
    • Appleyard [Chelan County]
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      • Appleyard [Chelan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Rock Island
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    • East Wenatchee Bench [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Wenatchee Bench
      • East Wenatchee Bench [Douglas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Rock Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Wenatchee Bench have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Wenatchee Bench
    • West Wenatchee [Chelan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Wenatchee
      • West Wenatchee [Chelan County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Rock Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Wenatchee have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Palisades [Douglas County]
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      • Palisades [Douglas County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Rock Island
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    • Sunnyslope [Chelan County]
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      • Sunnyslope [Chelan County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Rock Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyslope have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyslope

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 Rock Island. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rock Island.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rock Island. 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 Rock Island.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rock Island ...

Looking for more information about Rock Island? 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 Rock Island, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Rock Island.

Adding Rock Island to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Rock Island was on a map titled Map of Washington (from Mobile Oil, 1949).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Rock Island on our Genealogy Page.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rock Island. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Douglas County: www.douglascountywa.net/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Douglas, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rock Island.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rock Island - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Rock Island). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Rock Island or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rock Island) 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 Rock Island. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rock IslandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Island. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.3754, Longitude: -120.1437    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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