Scott County Profile

Scott County Profile

Map of the United States showing the location of Scott County represented by a red star.

Scott County is part of the Quad Cities Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), located in eastern Iowa and western Illinois on the Mississippi River, 165 miles west of Chicago. The Quad Cities MSA consists of Scott County in Iowa and Rock Island, Henry, and Mercer Counties in Illinois. Combined with the more than 172,000 Scott County residents, it measures over 380,000 people in population.

The Quad Cities is midway between Minneapolis on the north and St. Louis on the south; Chicago on the east and Des Moines on the west. The area's 300-mile market of nearly 37.4 million people comprises nearly 12% of the nation's population. This makes it the largest 300-mile market west of Chicago.

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News & Notices

Join Naturalist Michael Granger for a tour of the Wapsi woods in search of spring wildflowers. Wild Ginger, Geranium, Bloodroot and Mayapple are just some of the flowers to be found!
Posted: April 26, 2017
SCOTT COUNTY SECONDARY ROAD OPEN NOTICE Road Involved: 52 nd Avenue is OPEN between 310 th Street and 50 th Avenue Date Opened: Friday, April 21, 2017 Description of Closure: The road was closed for a culvert replacement project over a Tributary to the Wapsipinicon River. This project has been...
Posted: April 21, 2017
Registration For this class is now full. Please check back for future opportunites at the Wapsi River Center. In this kid-friendly class that blends nature and art, learn from Naturalist what foods in the forest are safe for people to eat! Then, enjoy some lemonade while you learn to paint a themed...
Posted: April 21, 2017