New Boston, Illinois

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New Boston strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 12% New Boston Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 19% New Boston Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of New Boston, Illinois

Comparing New Boston 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
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Age of the Population 8 9
Senior Citizens 6 7
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Racial Diversity 2 2
Female Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 4
Average Household Size 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 5 3
People Above Poverty 5 3
Median Family Income 4 2
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 4 3
Short Commute Times 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Affordability of Rents 8 9
People Living Alone 7 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
Housing Recently Built 3 3

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New Boston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 32 miles SW of Davenport, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 179 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Mercer
Standard Zip Codes 61272
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.17
Longitude -90.996

New Boston Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ALEDO
Distance 13 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 35.9 inches
Distance 16.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches
Distance 25.8 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 31 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
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New Boston Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 632 100%
Male 321 50.8%
Female 311 49.2%
Under 18 146 23.1%
18+ 486 76.9%
65+ 108 17.1%
Median Age 40.2
Average Family Size 2.92
White 629 99.5%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.3%

Estimated New Boston Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 643
Growth 11
Growth % 1.7%

New Boston 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 26.4%
US/American 18.7%
English 15.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.5%
Irish 6.6%
French (except Basque) 6%
Swedish 4.3%
Dutch 4%
Scotch-Irish 3.7%
Scottish 2%
Belgian 1.1%
Arab/Arabic 1.1%
Norwegian 0.9%
Polish 0.9%
Danish 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.6%
Hungarian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Eliza (61272)

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)
New Boston 632 $36,875
Aledo 3,613 $41,934
Gladstone 284 $41,429
Joy 373 $39,722
Keithsburg 714 $40,781
Oquawka 1,539 $38,152
Seaton 242 $46,389
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