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A Taste of Davenport, Iowa

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT DAVENPORT?

  1. Davenport is a city located along the Mississippi River in Scott County, Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 99,685, making it Iowa's third-largest city.

  2. The Davenport, Iowa Metropolitan area straddles the Mississippi River and a state line in a quintet of cities called the Quad Cities. The Quad-Cities, with Davenport as its largest member, has in recent years had the largest metropolitan-area African American population in Iowa, outstripping Des Moines, the state's largest city, and the IA-NE Council Bluffs-Omaha area.

  3. 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 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 of recreational paths for biking or walking.

  4. 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. Notable natives of the city have included jazz musician Bix Beiderbecke and former National Football League running back Roger Craig.

  5. Davenport's biggest labor industry is manufacturing, with over 7,600 jobs in the sector. John Deere is the second largest employer in the Quad Cities, after the Rock Island Arsenal as a whole. Deere, however, is the largest single employer, employing 7,200 workers in the Quad Cities and 948 on its north side Davenport plant. John Deere World Headquarters is located in Moline. Other large employers in Davenport and the Quad Cities include, Genesis Health System with 5,125 employees and 4,900 in Davenport, Trinity Regional Health System with 3,333, regional grocery store Hy-Vee with 3,138 and the Davenport Community School District with 2,237 employees.

  6. Davenport is considered to have a humid continental climate. Summers are very warm to hot with high levels of humidity. Winters have cold temperatures and often high winds, with snow likely from November through February. Average snowfall in Davenport is 30.7 inches per year. January is on average the coldest month, while July is the warmest.

Radio Stations
KALA 88.5 FM Davenport, IA Variety
WGVV (LPFM) 92.5 FM Urban Contemporary
WYEC 93.9 FM Cambridge, IL Easy Listening
KBEA 99.7 FM Muscatine, IA Top-40
K291BP (KALA) 106.1 FM Bettendorf, IA Variety
KJOC 1170 AM Davenport, IA Oldies
WFXN 1230 AM Moline, IL Sports
KROS 1340 AM Clinton, IA Variety

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Demographics of Davenport, Iowa

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

83.68%

9.24%

0.37%

2.00%

5.36%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Famous Blacks from Davenport, Iowa

     
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Hip & Historic Hotel Blackhawk in Davenport, Iowa

Hotel Blackhawk in Davenport, Iowa


Good Afternoon,

I'd like to take this time to introduce myself as the Sales & Catering Coordinator for the Hip & Historic Hotel Blackhawk in Davenport, Iowa. The former Blackhawk Hotel underwent a $40 million renovation/restoration, and re-opened in December of 2010. Hotel Blackhawk is owned and operated by Innkeeper Hospitality Services, LLC. and is part of the Autograph Collection by Marriott. The hotel is listed with Historic Hotels of America and is considered a historic landmark.

We recently received our AAA Four Diamond rating, making us one of only three properties in the state of Iowa to have received this honor. The hotel has also received the Smart Meetings Platinum Choice Award for 3 years back-to-back, 2012 & 2013 TripAdvisor Service of Excellence Award, along with being named one of Forbes Travel Guide 2013 Recommend Hotel on www.startle.com.

Hotel Blackhawk features over 130 guest rooms (several with balconies), extended stay suites, a full service lounge and restaurant, coffee shop and café, concierge service, an indoor pool and Jacuzzi, luxury spa, a bowling alley with martini lounge, and over 10,000 square feet of meeting space.

The historic Gold Room has been brought back to life and can accommodate events for up to 320 guests. Our Club Davenport room on the 11th floor, features magnificent views of the Mississippi River and is the perfect place to host a banquet event. Whether you’re looking to host a corporate meeting, holiday party, trade show or a fundraising event, the Hotel Blackhawk can cater to all of your event needs. Various room packages are also available.

If you have any event or hotel room needs in 2014, please do not hesitate to contact me. If you’re interested in negotiated room rates or room blocks, I'd be more than happy to get a bid out to you. Our corporate travelers can take advantage of our business center, complimentary wireless internet access, complimentary parking, shuttle service, coffee shops and retail outlets.

Thank you for your time. I look forward to hearing from you.

At Your Service,
Alexandra Doerfer
Sales & Catering Coordinator

Hotel Blackhawk/200 East 3rd Street/Davenport, IA 52801

D (563) 484.5906/F (563) 322.5010
Toll Free (888) 525.4455

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Businesses in Davenport, Iowa


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Joe's Barber Shop -  Category: Black Barber -   1505 N Harrison St, Davenport, IA 52803-4807 (563) 322-9111

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. United Neighbors, Inc -  Category: Community Services -   808 Harrison Street Davenport, Iowa 52803 (563) 322-7363  - (visit website)

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CULTURE

  1. African American Heritage Center -  Category: Culture -   519 E 9th Street Davenport, IA 52803-5411 (563) 326-7652

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. MO Betta BBQ -  Category: BBQ -   1203 Jersey Ridge Rd # 108, Davenport, IA 52803-3751 (563) 468-1195

  2. Queens of Soul Food Restaurant -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   731 W 4th St Davenport, IA 52802 (563) 323-7685

  3. Thiz Iz It Soul Food Restaurant -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   311 E. Locust St Davenport, IA 52803 (563) 326-6499

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CITY VIDEO CONNECTION


Students from PBC Hope interviewed Pastor Stanley Moore of Davenport as part of the Adult Voices, Children's Eyes-Children's Oral History Project.

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black/african american special events

Vintage Promotions, LLC

- presents -

Fans of both vintage and burlesque will be heading to the Quad Cities in late October. Danielle Colby, star of American Pickers on History is launching a new vintage market alongside her annual Iowa Burlesque Festival.

Held at the Adler Theater October 24 and 25, the second annual Iowa Burlesque Festival will feature Colby as Dannie Diesel, and headliners including Ginger Valentine, Iva Handfull, The Magic of Dante, Michelle L'amour, Missy Lisa, Poppy Daze, Elle Dorado, Minnie Tonka, Loulou Dvil, The Baron. Music will be provided by Davina and the Vagabonds and the Black Eyed Vermillion. Tickets available through TicketMaster.

Held October 25 and 26, American Vintage Market is a joint production between Colby and Vintage Promotions, which produces the Grand Rapids Antiques Market, Dallas Vintage Clothing and Jewelry Show, Vintage Garage Chicago and other events. The show will feature a hundred or more dealers offering their curated selections of vintage merchandise including furniture, electronics, housewares, art, decor, kitchenware, advertising memorabilia, posters and more. Admission: $8.00

More information of American Vintage Market is available at www.americanvintagemarket.com. More information on the Iowa Burlesque Festival is available at www.iowaburlesquefestival.com

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black/african american special events

Q-C Women In Action


Black History Event
Honoring African American Teachers

1411 Brady st, Davenport, Ia 52803

Feb 8, 6pm

http://qcwomeninaction.webs.com/

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CHURCHES



  1. Bethel AME Church -  325 W. 11th Street Davenport, Iowa (563) 322-6622

  2. Mount Sinai Christian Fellowship COGIC -  4820 N. Pine Street Davenport, IA 52806 (563)386-3492

  3. Mt Olive Church Of God In Christ -  1020 N Ripley Street Davenport, IA 52803-5034 (563) 323-9882

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ENTERTAINMENT



  1. Connections Night Club -  Category: Night Club -   822 W. 2nd St. Davenport, IA (563) 322-1121   - (visit website)

  2. Penguin's Comedy Club & Sports Club -  Category: Comedy Club -   421 W River Dr Ste 1 Davenport, IA 52801 (563) 324-5233   - (visit website)

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. Juneteenth Celebration
    (June)  Held at Davenport LeClaire Park (563) 322-7363  - (visit website)

    Gospel music, R&B music, pony and train rides for the kids, good soul food and much more!


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