For population 25 years and over in Amboy:
For population 15 years and over in Amboy city:
31 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,112 (2.1%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rockford, IL (40.7 miles , pop. 150,115).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (85.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Sublette, IL (2.7 miles ), Franklin Grove, IL (3.0 miles ), West Brooklyn, IL (3.1 miles) , Harmon, IL (3.4 miles) , Ashton, IL (3.5 miles ), Dixon, IL (3.5 miles ), Ohio, IL (3.6 miles ), Compton, IL (3.6 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 41.71 N, Longitude: 89.33 W
Area code: 815
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Amboy detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +173 (+7.2%).
Work and jobs in Amboy: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Amboy, Illinois
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Amboy-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 128% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/29/1981, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.4 miles away from the Amboy city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 12/6/1951, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.9 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Amboy-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 28.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 5.2 miles away from Amboy center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Lee County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Frank Shaughnessy - Football player and coach, Michael M. Mihm - Federal judge.
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Amboy and their reported violations in the past:AMBOY (Address: 227 E. MAIN , Population served: 2700, Groundwater):
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.8%
(12.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
27 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
78 people in nursing homes in 2000
32 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000
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Banks with branches in Amboy (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Amboy city (based on Lee County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.12%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
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6.04% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,498 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.31% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,521 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
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National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 9 meters (30ft)
Total average daily traffic: 5,350
Total average daily truck traffic: 463
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 5,944
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Amboy)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Amboy, IL)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:3
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Amboy)
FAA Registered Aircraft:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.