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Welcome to Amboy ...
The location of Amboy has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Amboy has a population of 2,321 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
Telephone area codes for Amboy: (815) and (779)<5>
The ZIP code for Amboy: 61310<6>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Amboy had an population of 2,321 people. This is a decrease of 7.16% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.37% 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 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 (which had a count of 2,561 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Amboy.
Adding Amboy to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Amboy in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Amboy was on a map titled Rand McNally Map (1881).
We also found Amboy in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Amboy on our Genealogy Page.
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.
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 ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 14 Jun 2021