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Encyclopedia > Port Byron, Illinois

Port Byron is a village located in Rock Island County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 1,535.


Port Byron is located at 41°37'5" North, 90°19'58" West (41.618051, -90.332789)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 6.0 km˛ (2.3 mi˛). 6.0 km˛ (2.3 mi˛) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,535 people, 623 households, and 419 families residing in the village. The population density is 256.6/km˛ (664.3/mi˛). There are 659 housing units at an average density of 110.1/km˛ (285.2/mi˛). The racial makeup of the village is 98.83% White, 0.07% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. 1.63% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 623 households out of which 30.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% are married couples living together, 6.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% are non-families. 28.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.46 and the average family size is 3.08.

In the village the population is spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 102.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 99.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village is $47,768, and the median income for a family is $59,000. Males have a median income of $44,926 versus $26,208 for females. The per capita income for the village is $24,363. 4.0% of the population and 2.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 1.0% of those under the age of 18 and 8.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=41.618051&longitude=-90.332789&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=41.618051&lon=-90.332789&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-90.332789&lat=41.618051&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
Port Byron HS Red Devils (445 words)
Port Byron, Illinois (population 1,535) is located on the panhandle of Rock Island County in Northwestern Illinois along the mighty Mississippi River and on the Great River Road, Illinois Route 84.
Port Byron High School consolidated with Cordova and Hillsdale High Schools in the mid-1950s (around 1955) to form Riverdale High School.
It is known that Port Byron competed in the old Two Rivers Conference during the 1940s and 1950s.
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