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The location of Amboy









Welcome to Amboy ...

The city of Amboy is located in Lee County.

The location of Amboy has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Amboy has a population of 2,344 people<2> (see below for details).

Amboy was established in 1854.

The community of Amboy is 770 feet [235 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Amboy: (815) and (779)<4>

The ZIP code for Amboy: 61310<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Amboy had a population of 2,500 people (or 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 total 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 (with a count of 2,561 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Amboy had an population of 2,344 people. This is a decrease of 6.24% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.47% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Amboy ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Amboy and not the distance if driven.<6>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Ashton   [Map]   907   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Dixon   [Map]   15,202   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Franklin Grove   [Map]   957   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
La Moille   [Map]   691   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Mendota   [Map]   7,099   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Ohio   [Map]   488   S   12 miles [19.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Amboy. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Amboy. Our list includes 8 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Illinois

About Lee County

About Illinois

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>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Amboy.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Amboy - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (779) is an overlay for area code (815).

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<5>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).

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<6>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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Amboy. Since we usually use Google Maps, 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Amboy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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