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New Boston is a township in Mercer County, in the Davenport-Moline metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named New Boston. For links to other places called New Boston, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of New Boston is 41.201N. The longitude is -90.994W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 574 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,207.
Sections below provide additional information and links about New Boston demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Mercer County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61272 ZIP code.
23% of New Boston residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the New Boston ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in New Boston was $16,009, compared with $21,587 nationally.
3% of New Boston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in New Boston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $234. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $648.
Mercer County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our New Boston political report.
The average commute time for New Boston workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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