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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>

Amboy was established in 1854.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Amboy has a population of 2,322 people<3> (see below for details).

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) & (779)<5>

The ZIP code for Amboy: 61310<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 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 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
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Sterling
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
  • Rock Falls
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
  • Mendota
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • 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 is located in La Salle County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,904 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mendota <7>
  • Oregon
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
  • Walnut
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Franklin Grove
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • 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 is located in Lee County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 919 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin Grove <7>
  • Ashton
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
  • La Moille
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
  • Ohio
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • 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 is located in Bureau County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 475 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ohio <7>

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.

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Amboy was in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

We also found Amboy on a map titled Rand McNally Map (1881).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Amboy.

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

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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 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>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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