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The City of Davenport is the 3rd largest city in Iowa with a population of 101,952 as of July 1, 2021. Davenport 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 Davenport is located at latitude 41.5236 and longitude -90.5776 in Scott County. The formal boundaries for the City of Davenport encompass a land area of 62.89 sq. miles and a water area of 2.12 sq. miles. Scott County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 591 feet.

The City of Davenport has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Davenport is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Scott County.

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Davenport, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 101,952 (100%)
Population in Households 98,793 (96.9%)
Population in Families 73,386 (72.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 3,159 ( 3.1%)
Population Density 1,605
Diversity Index2 51


Median Household Income $53,386
Average Household Income $72,560
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $29,978
Wealth Index5 69


Total HU (Housing Units) 46,204 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25,931 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 16,075 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,198 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $148,554
Average Home Value $191,957
Housing Affordability Index3 168


Total Households 42,006
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 24,583
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.2% 0.35%
Households 0.3% 0.43%
Families 0.03% 0.26%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
Owner Occupied HU   0.85%

Davenport, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Davenport to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 3 100th
Population Density # 58 94th
Median Household Income # 724 28th
Housing Affordability Index # 284 28th
Per Capita Income # 570 44th
Diversity Index # 26 98th

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