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|- Type||Mayor-council government|
|- Mayor||Mike Freemire|
|- City||22. The State of Iowa ( is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States of America. Wikipedia talkFeatured lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below -->This list of countries, arranged alphabetically The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The political units and divisions of the United States include The 50 states (four of these being officially styled as Commonwealths) which are typically The State of Iowa ( is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States of America. There are 99 counties in the US state of Iowa. The first two counties Des Moines County and Dubuque County, were created in 1834 when Iowa Scott County is a County located in the US state of Iowa. As of 2000 the population was 158668 2006 estimate is 162621 A municipal corporation is the legal term for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to cities, counties, Towns The Mayor-Council government system sometimes called the Mayor-Commission government system is one of two variations of Government used for the most part in modern A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. A city is an Urban area with a large Population and a particular Administrative, Legal, or Historical status 4 sq mi (57. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 8 km²)|
|- Land||21. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 4 sq mi (55. 0 km²)|
|- Water||1. 1 sq mi (3. 0 km²)|
|Elevation||571 ft (174 m)|
|- Density||1,513. The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International A city is an Urban area with a large Population and a particular Administrative, Legal, or Historical status Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 7/sq mi (589. 0/km²)|
|- Metro||377,291 (131st)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|- Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||0454588|
Bettendorf is a city in Scott County, Iowa, United States. Scott County is a County located in the US state of Iowa. As of 2000 the population was 158668 2006 estimate is 162621 The State of Iowa ( is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States of America. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The population was 31,275 at the 2000 census. Bettendorf is part of the Quad Cities, along with neighboring Davenport and the Illinois cities of Moline, East Moline and Rock Island. The Quad Cities is geographic region of the Mid-Mississippi Valley of the United States that includes multiple communities in the states of Iowa and Illinois Davenport is a City along the Mississippi River in the American state of Iowa. Moline (moˈliːn is a city located in Rock Island County Illinois, United States, with an estimated population of 43016 in 2007 East Moline is a city in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. Rock Island is a City in and the County seat of Rock Island County, Illinois, United States.
Bettendorf lies in the original Wisconsin Territory, which was bought from the Sac and Fox Indians in the Black Hawk Purchase of 1832. Wisconsin ( or wɪˈskɑnsɨn (French Ouisconsin) is one of the fifty United States of America, located in the north central part of the United States Sac and Fox Nation is the modern political entity encompassing the historical Sac and Fox nations of Native Americans. The Black Hawk Purchase, sometimes called the Forty-Mile Strip or Scott's Purchase, was a land acquisition made in what is now Iowa by the United States The first white settlers established a village named Lillienthal, commemorating an early tavern and dance hall. The village of Gilbert developed alongside Lillienthal in 1858, honoring Elias Gilbert, who plotted the original site. At that time, the residents were predominantly German and were employed as farmers, skilled laborers, and small business owners. The two villages eventually combined to become the town of Gilbert.
Around 1900, William and Joseph Bettendorf were gifted 70 acres of riverfront land on condition that they move their iron wagon business from Davenport to Gilbert. Davenport is a City along the Mississippi River in the American state of Iowa. In 1903, the town of 440 citizens petitioned for incorporation, requesting to change the town's name to honor the brothers whose factory was a major influence in the early development of the city.
In the late 1940s, a site adjacent to Bettendorf, known as Riverdale, was chosen by the Aluminum Company of America (A. Riverdale is a city in Scott County, Iowa, United States. The population was 656 at the 2000 census Alcoa Inc ( is the world's third largest producer of Aluminum, behind Rio Tinto Alcan and Rusal. L. C. O. A. ) to be the site of the world's largest aluminum rolling mill. This, and the attendant spin off developments from it, caused Bettendorf to enter a period of explosive growth in population which has sustained itself to the present day.
Bettendorf has a mayor-council form of government with a mayor and seven city council members. The Mayor-Council government system sometimes called the Mayor-Commission government system is one of two variations of Government used for the most part in modern Two council members are at-large while the other five come from each of the city's five wards.
Bettendorf is located at (41. 550044, -90. 493679).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 22. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 4 square miles (57. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 9 km²), of which, 21. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 2 square miles (55. 0 km²) of it is land and 1. 1 square miles (3. 0 km²) of it (5. 10%) is water.
|Weather averages for Bettendorf|
|Record high °F (°C)||63 (17)||68 (20)||83 (28)||88 (31)||93 (34)||100 (38)||102 (39)||103 (39)||97 (36)||90 (32)||78 (26)||69 (21)||103 (39)|
|Average high °F (°C)||29 (-2)||35 (2)||47 (8)||60 (16)||72 (22)||82 (28)||85 (29)||83 (28)||76 (24)||64 (18)||47 (8)||34 (1)||60 (16)|
|Average low °F (°C)||13 (-11)||19 (-7)||30 (-1)||41 (5)||53 (12)||62 (17)||65 (18)||66 (19)||57 (14)||45 (7)||32 (0)||20 (-7)||42 (6)|
|Record low °F (°C)||-23 (-31)||-28 (-33)||-14 (-26)||11 (-12)||28 (-2)||42 (6)||48 (9)||43 (6)||32 (0)||18 (-8)||-4 (-20)||-21 (-29)||-28 (-33)|
|Precipitation inches (mm)||1. In Meteorology, precipitation (also known as one class of hydrometeors, which are atmospheric water phenomena is any product of the condensation of atmospheric 13 (28. 7)||1. 28 (32. 5)||2. 37 (60. 2)||3. 21 (81. 5)||3. 76 (95. 5)||4. 71 (119. 6)||3. 51 (89. 2)||4. 31 (109. 5)||2. 96 (75. 2)||2. 46 (62. 5)||2. 39 (60. 7)||2. 02 (51. 3)||2. 84 (72. 1)|
The Bettendorf School District covers most areas of central, northern and western Bettendorf. Elementary students are assigned to one of six elementary schools – Neil Armstrong, Herbert Hoover, Thomas Jefferson, Paul Norton, Mark Twain and Grant Wood. The district also has a middle and high school. Bettendorf is a city in Scott County, Iowa, United States. The population was 32445 at the 2008 census estimate Bettendorf High School (BHS is a four-year comprehensive High school located in Bettendorf Iowa. A seven-member board of education represents district residents; they meet on the first and third Monday of each month at the Ray Stensvad Administration Center. A new Neil Armstrong school was recently built. It is the only balanced calendar school in the district.
The Pleasant Valley School District encompasses areas of eastern Bettendorf, as well as the outlying communities of Pleasant Valley, Riverdale and Le Claire. Pleasant Valley Township is a township in Scott County, Iowa, United States. Riverdale is a city in Scott County, Iowa, United States. The population was 656 at the 2000 census Le Claire is a city in Scott County, Iowa, United States. The population was 2847 at the 2000 census Located inside the city limits are two of the district's four elementary schools (Pleasant View and Riverdale Heights), Pleasant Valley High School and the administrative center. Pleasant Valley High School is a is a four-year comprehensive high school located in Riverdale Iowa. Junior high students are bussed to Pleasant Valley Junior High School, on the outskirts of Le Claire, while Le Claire elementary students go to either Cody or Bridgeview Elementary Schools. Board members are elected from seven director districts, five within Bettendorf's city limits and two others serving LeClaire-area residents. The high school has 1,132 students, the junior high 501 students, and the four combined elementary schools 1,821 students. The total district has 3,454 students. 
Both high schools are part of the Mississippi Athletic Conference for sports. The Mississippi Athletic Conference ( MAC Conference) is a high school athletic conference whose members are located in the Iowa Quad-Cities, plus three
Also located within the city limits is Rivermont Collegiate, a nonsectarian, independent, multicultural, college preparatory school for preschool through 12th-grade students; Morning Star Academy, a Classical Christian school for preschool through 12th-grade students; and Scott Community College, part of the Eastern Iowa Community College District. Rivermont Collegiate (formerly known as St Katharine's St Mark's is a Nonsectarian, independent, Multicultural, College preparatory school Scott Community College is a Community college in Bettendorf, Scott County and is part of the Eastern Iowa Community College District which Rivermont Collegiate is also known for being the former mansion of J. W. Bettendorf, the founder of the city.
As of the census of 2000, there were 31,275 people, 12,474 households, and 8,719 families residing in the city. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 1,472. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 8 people per square mile (568. 5/km²). There were 13,044 housing units at an average density of 614. 3/sq mi (237. 1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95. 01% White, 1. 58% African American, 0. 21% Native American, 1. 42% Asian, 0. 01% Pacific Islander, 0. 68% from other races, and 1. 08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2. 47% of the population.
There were 12,474 households out of which 34. 0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59. 5% were married couples living together, 8. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30. 1% were non-families. 26. 0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9. 7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 48 and the average family size was 3. 01.
In the city the population was spread out with 26. 2% under the age of 18, 6. 7% from 18 to 24, 28. 0% from 25 to 44, 26. 6% from 45 to 64, and 12. 4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94. 3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91. 3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $54,217, and the median income for a family was $66,620. Males had a median income of $48,524 versus $28,564 for females. The per capita income for the city was $28,053. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 3. 3% of families and 4. 8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 3% of those under age 18 and 4. 9% of those age 65 or over.