Amboy, Illinois

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Amboy, Illinois

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Comparative Profile of Amboy, Illinois

Comparing Amboy to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Senior Citizens 7 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Racial Diversity 6 6
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Age of the Population 4 4
Female Share of the Population 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 6
Portion of People Married 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 7 5
People Above Poverty 7 5
Median Family Income 6 4
College Educated Adults 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 6 6
Walking and Biking to Work 6 4
Public Transportation Use 5 3
Short Commute Times 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 7
People Living Alone 6 6
Affordability of Rents 4 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 6
Housing Recently Built 2 2

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Amboy Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 40 miles S of Rockford, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 87 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Lee
Standard Zip Codes 61310
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.714
Longitude -89.328

Amboy Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station DIXON 1 NW
Distance 12.9 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 26 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Distance 19.5 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33.6 inches
Distance 24 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
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Amboy Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,561 100%
Male 1,256 49%
Female 1,305 51%
Under 18 706 27.6%
18+ 1,855 72.4%
65+ 454 17.7%
Median Age 36.1
Average Family Size 3.12
White 2,509 98%
African-American 20 0.8%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0%
Other 6 0.2%
Mixed Race 25 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 55 2.1%

Estimated Amboy Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,570
Growth 9
Growth % 0.4%

Amboy Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 32.4%
Irish 23.6%
English 11.2%
US/American 8.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.7%
Swedish 3%
French (except Basque) 2.7%
Polish 2.6%
Norwegian 1.8%
Italian 1.4%
European 1.1%
Dutch 0.8%
Albanian 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Scottish 0.5%
Danish 0.4%
Swiss 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
British 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Amboy, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Binghampton (61310)
Maytown (61310)
Shaws (61310)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Amboy 2,561 $42,027
Ashton 1,142 $43,750
Dixon 15,941 $45,088
Franklin Grove 1,052 $45,875
Harmon 149 $63,750
Sublette 456 $51,250
West Brooklyn 174 $44,750

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Serves 334 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

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