Amboy (Illinois)

Lee County


Amboy is a small town ( with a status of "City" ) in Lee County in the north of the U.S. state of Illinois. In 2010 Amboy had 2500 inhabitants


Amboy is located at 41 ° 42'51 " north latitude and 89 ° 19'43 " west longitude and extending over 16 km ². The city is located 80 km east of the Mississippi River, which forms the border with Iowa. The Wisconsin border runs some 110 km to the north.

The city is the center of Amboy Township, but extends to a part also to the Marion Township.

Towns nearby Amboy are Binghampton (2.1 km east), Sublette (11,7 km southeast), Harmon (20,2 km west ) and Eldena (12,8 km to the northwest ). Dixon, the county seat of Lee County, located 21.1 km north west.

The nearest large towns are Rockford ( 86.6 km NNE ), Chicago (152 km east), Peoria ( 141 lm south ), the Quad Cities (124 km west-southwest ) and Dubuque, Iowa (176 km north-west ).


In north -south U.S. Highway 52 runs through the city of Amboy. All other roads are subordinate partly unpaved roadways and urban roads.

The nearest airports are located 73.3 km north-northeast Chicago Rockford International Airport and 125 km west-southwest of the city center Quad City International Airport.

Demographic data

According to the census in 2010 lived in Amboy 2,500 people in 983 households. The population density was 156.3 inhabitants per square kilometer. In the 983 households lived statistically 2.47 per person.

The racial the population was composed of 97.2 percent white, 0.8 percent African American, 0.1 percent Native American, 0.1 percent Asian and 0.5 percent from other ethnic groups; 1.3 percent were descended from two or more races. Regardless of ethnicity were 3.8 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

25.5 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 58.8 percent were between 18 and 64 and 15.7 percent were 65 years or older. 50.7 percent of the population was female.

The median annual income for a household was $ 36,250. The per capita income was $ 18,530. 10.8 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.