Tampico, Illinois

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Tampico is a village located in Tampico Township, Whiteside County, Illinois, United States. As of the 2000 United States Census, the village had a total population of 772. U.S. President Ronald Reagan was born there and lived there for two brief periods of his childhood.



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).[1] Its elevation is 640 ft (200 m).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2), of which, 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) of it is land and none of it is covered by water. 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.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there are 772 people, 292 households, and 205 families residing in the village. The population density is 1,941.3 inhabitants per square mile (749.5 /km2). There are 315 housing units at an average density of 792.1 per square mile (305.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the village is 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 are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 292 households, out of which 33.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% are married couples living together, 9.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% are non-families. 24.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.64 and the average family size is 3.10.

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