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New Boston, Illinois - Basic Facts

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The City of New Boston had a population of 682 as of July 1, 2016. New Boston ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for New Boston is located at latitude 41.1704 and longitude -90.9998 in Mercer County. The formal boundaries for the City of New Boston (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.46 sq. miles. Mercer County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 568 feet.

The City of New Boston (GNIS ID: 2395186) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of New Boston is located within Township of New Boston, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mercer County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with New Boston population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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New Boston, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 682
Population in Households 682
Population in Familes 551
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 731
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 277
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 188
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 334 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 221 (66.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 56 (16.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $73,670
Average Home Value $75,905


Median Household Income $46,919
Average Household Income $53,606
Per Capita Income $22,214
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.02% -0.09%
Households -0.12% -0.07%
Families -0.34% -0.21%
Median Household Income   0.68%
Per Capita Income   1.07%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

New Boston, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Boston to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 827 40th
Population Density1 # 932 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 1182 14th
Median Household Income # 891 35th
Per Capita Income # 1038 24th

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