New Boston, IL Profile: Facts & Data


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New Boston, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of New Boston had a population of 650 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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New Boston, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 650
Population in Households 650
Population in Familes 526
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 697
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $48,094
Average Household Income $60,627
Per Capita Income $25,123


Total Housing Units 316 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 210 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 54 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 52 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $82,778
Average Home Value $84,524


Total Households 264
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 178
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.6% -0.88%
Households -0.67% -0.85%
Families -0.91% -1.03%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   2.68%

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, 2018 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 # 841 39th
Population Density # 943 31st
Diversity Index # 1107 19th
Median Household Income # 943 31st
Per Capita Income # 923 33rd

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