Port Byron, Illinois

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Port Byron, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Port Byron Well-Paid Single Men
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 7% Port Byron Affordability of Rents
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Port Byron Well-Paid Single Women
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Port Byron Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Port Byron Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Port Byron, Illinois

Comparing Port Byron 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 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 9
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Age of the Population 8 8
Senior Citizens 4 5
Racial Diversity 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1
Female Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 7
Average Household Size 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
Median Family Income 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 8 6
College Educated Adults 8 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 6 6
Short Commute Times 6 7
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 9
People Living Alone 7 7
Housing Recently Built 6 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 4

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Port Byron Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles NE of Davenport, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 139 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Rock Island
Metro Area Davenport - Moline - Rock Island
Standard Zip Codes 61275
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.606
Longitude -90.335

Port Byron Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station LE CLAIRE L & D 14
Distance 4.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 41 to 60 F
Jul Temp 67 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.1 inches
Distance 14.5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.4 inches
Distance 32.7 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 35 inches
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Port Byron Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,535 100%
Male 778 50.7%
Female 757 49.3%
Under 18 393 25.6%
18+ 1,142 74.4%
65+ 208 13.6%
Median Age 40.1
Average Family Size 3.08
White 1,517 98.8%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.2%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 12 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 25 1.6%

Estimated Port Byron Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,623
Growth 88
Growth % 5.7%

Port Byron 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 31.1%
English 11.5%
Irish 10.9%
Swedish 7.1%
US/American 6.9%
Belgian 5.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.5%
Italian 3.2%
Dutch 2.8%
Scottish 2.1%
Norwegian 2%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
French (except Basque) 1.8%
Polish 1.7%
Greek 1%
Welsh 1%
Czech 0.8%
Hungarian 0.7%
European 0.6%
Northern European 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
Syrian 0.5%
French Canadian 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Russian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Byron Hills (61275)
Coe (61275)
Mobet Meadows (61275)

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)
Port Byron 1,535 $59,000
Carbon Cliff 1,689 $41,429
Cleveland 253 $47,396
Cordova 633 $59,063
Hampton 1,626 $59,375
Rapids City 953 $50,893
Silvis 7,269 $41,390

Port Byron Public Libraries

River Valley District Library
214 S. MAIN ST.
Port Byron, Illinois
(309) 523-3440
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Serves 426 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.9

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