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Davenport is the county seat of Scott County in Iowa and is the largest of the Quad Cities, a metropolitan area with a population estimate of 382,630 and a CSA population of 474,226, making it the 90th largest CSA in the nation. Davenport was founded on May 14, 1836 by Antoine LeClaire and was named for his friend, George Davenport, a colonel during the Black Hawk War stationed at nearby Fort Armstrong. According to the 2010 census, the city had a population of 99,685 (making it Iowa's third-largest city). However, the city is currently appealing this figure, arguing that the Census Bureau missed a section of residents that would place the total population over 100,000, and indeed, even the Census Bureau's own estimate for Davenport's 2011 population is 100,802. Located approximately halfway between Chicago and Des Moines, Davenport is on the border of Iowa and Illinois. The city is prone to frequent flooding due to its location on the Mississippi River. There are two main universities: Saint Ambrose University and Palmer College of Chiropractic, which is where the first chiropractic adjustment took place. Several annual music festivals take place in Davenport, including the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, The Mississippi Valley Fair, and the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival. An internationally known 7-mile (11 km) foot race called the Bix 7 is run during the festival. The city has a Class A minor league baseball team, the Quad Cities River Bandits. Davenport has 50 plus parks and facilities, as well as over 20 miles (32 km) of recreational paths for biking or walking. Four interstates and two major United States Highways serve the city. Davenport has seen steady population growth since its incorporation, with an exception being the 1980s, when the population decreased due to job loss. The Quad Cities was ranked as the most affordable metropolitan area in 2010 by Forbes. In 2007, Davenport, along with neighboring Rock Island, won the City Livability Award in the small-city category from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. In 2012, Davenport as well as the Quad Cities Metropolitan Area was ranked among the fastest-growing areas in the nation in the growth of high-tech jobs. Notable natives of the city have included jazz legend Bix Beiderbecke, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Susan Glaspell, former National Football League running back Roger Craig, and former WWE World Heavyweight Championship holder Seth Rollins. The current mayor of Davenport is Frank Klipsch.

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Deriving its name from a colonel named George Davenport from the War of Black Hawk, Davenport is popular for its floods. Owing to a location adjoining the River Mississippi, the city frequently has to bear the brunt of floods. Additionally, the city is acclaimed for two very good universities- the Palmer College of Chiropractic and the Saint Ambrose University. But it is Davenport’s music festivals that are the main draw for the Davenport tourism. So, if you happen to visit Davenport here is a list of things to do in Davenport, apart from its music festivals.

The Figge Art Museum which features an encyclopedic collection also serves as the major art museum for adjoining regions. Then there is The Putnam Museum & Science Center a museum of history and natural science is one of the best things to do in Davenport with kids. Other worthwhile attractions in the city include Vander Veer Botanical Park, Chocolate Manor, Great River Brewery, Village of East Davenport, Rhythm City Casino Resort among a few more.

 

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  • Pollution Statistics in Davenport

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    • Air Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 37.5 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
  • Davenport: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Davenport for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Davenport.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in Davenport - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Davenport is 187.98 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 73.44 (High)
    • Climate Index 58.47 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 20.69 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 16 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 72.72 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 77.78 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 1.76 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 96.89 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Davenport

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Davenport

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.75 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 20 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 60 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 33.33 USD

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