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Davenport is a city located along the Mississippi River in Scott County, Iowa, United States. Davenport is the county seat of and largest city in Scott County; it is also the largest of the Quad Cities, a metropolitan area with an population estimate of 382,630. 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 half way 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 27 parks and over 12 miles (19 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. Davenport has a declining crime rate and a low rate of unemployment, and 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 musician Bix Beiderbecke and former National Football League running back Roger Craig.

The current mayor of Davenport is Bill Gluba.

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Schools in and around Davenport, IA

Name
Eastern Iowa Community College District
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $5,760 average out-state tuition; $3,840 average in-state tuition
Palmer College of Chiropractic-Davenport
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $7,740 average out-state tuition; $7,740 average in-state tuition
Saint Ambrose University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $24,680 average out-state tuition; $24,680 average in-state tuition
Augustana College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $33,363 average out-state tuition; $33,363 average in-state tuition
Kaplan University-Davenport Campus
Four or more years; Private for profit; $14,854 average out-state tuition; $14,854 average in-state tuition
Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $21,805 average out-state tuition; $21,805 average in-state tuition
Brown Mackie College-Quad Cities
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $10,568 average out-state tuition; $10,568 average in-state tuition

Davenport, IA Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Iowa Vocational-Technical Tuition Grant Up to $1,200 July 01, 2017
Paul and Helen L. Grauer Scholarship $1,000 January 31, 2017
Robert K. and Evelyn M. Reiste Memorial Scholarship $1,000 February 10, 2017
David Arver Memorial Scholarship $1,000 April 01, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017
Woodward Scholarship Varies February 10, 2017
INF Scholarship Varies February 10, 2017