Bettendorf, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Bettendorf, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Bettendorf had a population of 36,155 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bettendorf: Gilbert, Lilienthal.

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Bettendorf, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 36,155
Population in Households 35,940
Population in Familes 29,557
Population in Group Qrtrs 215
Population Density2 1,698
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $80,067
Average Household Income $107,285
Per Capita Income $43,673


Total Housing Units 15,543 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,246 (72.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,435 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 862 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $215,916
Average Home Value $256,996


Total Households 14,681
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 9,890
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.03% 0.95%
Households 0.86% 0.84%
Families 0.85% 0.83%
Median Household Income   0.87%
Per Capita Income   1.35%

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, 2018 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 Density # 54 95th
Diversity Index # 106 90th
Median Household Income # 50 95th
Per Capita Income # 23 98th

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