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Welcome to Amboy ...

The city of Amboy is located in Lee County<1>.

The location of Amboy has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Amboy has a population of 2,322 people<3> (see below for details).

Amboy was established in 1854.

The community of Amboy is 770 feet [235 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Amboy lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Amboy: (815) & (779)<5>

The ZIP code for Amboy: 61310<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Amboy had an population of 2,322 people. This is a decrease of 7.12% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.33% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Amboy had a population of 2,500 people (which is 6.94% of the total population of Lee County). This makes Amboy the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Amboy represents 0.02% of the population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 451st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,500 people, the population of Amboy decreased 2.38% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,561 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Amboy.

Communities Also Named Amboy ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 17 communities that are also named Amboy - they are located in Arkansas, California, Georgia (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota (2), Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Dakota, Washington and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Amboy.

Communities near Amboy ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Amboy.

  • Dixon [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixon
    • Dixon [Lee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Amboy
    • Estimated population in 2018: 15,165 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dixon<8>
  • Sterling [Whiteside County]
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    • Sterling [Whiteside County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the west of Amboy
    • Estimated population in 2018: 14,609 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sterling<8>
  • Rock Falls [Whiteside County]
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    • Rock Falls [Whiteside County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the west of Amboy
    • Estimated population in 2018: 8,814 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Falls
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rock Falls<8>
  • Mendota [La Salle County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mendota have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mendota
    • Mendota [La Salle County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Amboy
    • Estimated population in 2018: 7,057 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mendota<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Oregon [Ogle County]
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      • Oregon [Ogle County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Amboy
      • Estimated population in 2018: 3,496 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oregon<8>
    • Walnut [Bureau County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut
      • Walnut [Bureau County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Amboy
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,323 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walnut<8>
    • Franklin Grove [Lee County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin Grove
      • Franklin Grove [Lee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Amboy
      • Estimated population in 2018: 948 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin Grove<8>
    • Ashton [Lee County]
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      • Ashton [Lee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Amboy
      • Estimated population in 2018: 895 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashton<8>
    • La Moille [Bureau County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Moille have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Moille
      • La Moille [Bureau County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the south of Amboy
      • Estimated population in 2018: 686 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Moille
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Moille<8>
    • Ohio [Bureau County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ohio have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ohio
      • Ohio [Bureau County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the south of Amboy
      • Estimated population in 2018: 485 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ohio
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ohio<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Amboy. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Amboy.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Amboy. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Amboy.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Amboy. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Amboy.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Amboy ...

Looking for more information about Amboy? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Amboy, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Amboy.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Amboy. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Lee, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Amboy.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Amboy - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (779) is an overlay for area code (815).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Amboy). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Amboy or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Amboy) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Amboy. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Amboy

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Amboy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7287, Longitude: -89.3676       In this case, the coordinates for Amboy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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