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Tampico
The Main Street Historic District in downtown Tampico
The Main Street Historic District in downtown Tampico
Location of Tampico in Whiteside County, Illinois
Location of Tampico in Whiteside County, Illinois
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Tampico is located in Illinois
Tampico
Tampico
Location in Illinois
Tampico is located in the United States
Tampico
Tampico
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  Illinois
County Whiteside
Township Tampico
Founded 1875
Area
 • Total 0.39 sq mi (1.02 km2)
 • Land 0.39 sq mi (1.02 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
640 ft (200 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 689
 • Density 1,748.73/sq mi (675.39/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
61283
Area codes 815, 779
FIPS code 17-74470
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Tampico is a village located in Tampico Township, Whiteside County, Illinois, United States next to Rock Falls and Sterling, Illinois. As of the 2010 census the village had a total population of 790, up from 772 at the 2000 census. It is known as the birthplace of Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States.

Geography

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Welcome sign

Tampico is located at 41°37′50″N 89°47′07″W / 41.63056°N 89.78528°W / 41.63056; -89.78528 (41.6304686 -89.7853130). Its elevation is 640 ft (200 m).

According to the 2010 census, Tampico has a total area of 0.39 square miles (1.01 km2), all land. About a 1 mi (1.6 km) to the east of Tampico is the Hennepin Canal feeder.

Tampico is located about 40 mi (64 km) east-northeast of Moline and approximately 110 mi (180 km) west of Chicago.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 424
1890 429 1.2%
1900 807 88.1%
1910 849 5.2%
1920 788 −7.2%
1930 693 −12.1%
1940 727 4.9%
1950 760 4.5%
1960 790 3.9%
1970 838 6.1%
1980 966 15.3%
1990 833 −13.8%
2000 772 −7.3%
2010 790 2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2000 census there were 772 people, 292 households, and 205 families in the village. The population density was 1,941.3 inhabitants per square mile (749.5/km2). There were 315 housing units at an average density of 792.1 per square mile (305.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 99.74% White, 0.00% Black, 0.00% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.13% from two or more races. 1.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 292 households, 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 24.7% of households were one person and 13.0% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.10.

The age distribution was 28.9% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% 65 or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.6 males.

The median household income was $40,221 and the median family income is $43,646. Males had a median income of $30,667 versus $18,409 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,467. 8.5% of the population and 6.4% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 10.2% of those under the age of 18 and 4.6% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

History

The area containing the future Tampico township was a slough. The first nonaboriginal settlers arrived in 1852. The township of Tampico was established in 1861. In 1863-64, the area was drained. The local railroad went into service in 1871. In June 1874, a tornado struck, destroying 27 buildings. In 1875, the village of Tampico was incorporated.

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