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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B+
Amboy is a town in Illinois with a population of 2,525. Amboy is in Lee County. Living in Amboy offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Amboy and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$86,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$705
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    43.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    43.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    216.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,516.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Amboy

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,041
National
$55,322
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Amboy Reviews

3 reviews
Nice small town. Good school district. Has 2 gas stations and a grocery store. A few bars and restaurants. A flower shop, coffee shop, hair salon, and an antique store. A doctor, dentist, physical therapy and chiropractor. A repair shop and also a car dealer.
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I love the over all atmosphere of Amboy and would definitely chose to live here again. I love the people. The only thing I might want to change is that there isn't really much to do. The closest shopping mall, movie theatre, or bowling ally (for example) are about 40 minutes away.
There is no prevalent crime activity in Amboy. Nothing big has happened in the area recently, mostly kids being kids and a drug bust. Violence is very low. The police and other emergency services are always there in an emergency.