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Bettendorf, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Bettendorf had a population of 35,798 as of July 1, 2016. Bettendorf ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bettendorf is located at latitude 41.5668 and longitude -90.4769 in Scott County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bettendorf (see map below) encompass a land area of 21.3 sq. miles and a water area of 1.14 sq. miles. Scott County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 568 feet.

The City of Bettendorf (GNIS ID: 2394157) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Bettendorf is located within Township of Pleasant Valley, a minor civil division (MCD) of Scott County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bettendorf population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Bettendorf, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 35,798
Population in Households 35,578
Population in Familes 29,515
Population in Group Qrtrs 220
Population Density1 1,681
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 14,601
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 9,872
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 15,449 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,147 (72.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,454 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 848 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $212,744
Average Home Value $252,808


Median Household Income $74,420
Average Household Income $100,745
Per Capita Income $41,205
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.2% 1.05%
Households 1.05% 0.94%
Families 1.09% 0.99%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bettendorf, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bettendorf to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 15 99th
Population Density1 # 55 95th
Diversity Index2 # 109 89th
Median Household Income # 63 94th
Per Capita Income # 22 98th

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