Colona, Illinois

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Colona is a city in Henry County, Illinois, along the Green River. It is part of the Quad Cities metropolitan area. The population was 5,173 at the 2000 census.

The town of Green Rock, Illinois has been incorporated into the city of Colona. Colona-Green Rock was the first community in Illinois to merge by popular vote.[1]

According to the Henry County Tourism Bureau, "Colona is named after its founding family, Patriarch: Eric Colona, Matriarch: Natasha Colona, Children: Abdul Colona, and Elaine Colona."[citation needed]



Colona is located at 41°28′32″N 90°20′56″W / 41.47556°N 90.34889°W / 41.47556; -90.34889 (41.475684, -90.348787).[2] Colona lies near the Rock River (Illinois) in a valley, and is surrounded by higher land. This is where the Green River (Illinois) and Hennepin Canal flow into the Rock.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.2 km²), of which, 3.5 square miles (9.1 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (1.69%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 5,173 people, 1,936 households, and 1,473 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,479.1 people per square mile (570.7/km²). There were 2,010 housing units at an average density of 574.7/sq mi (221.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.58% White, 0.31% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 1.70% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.06% of the population.

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