Hamburg, Illinois

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For the unincorporated community in Bond County, see Hamburg, Bond County, Illinois.
Hamburg post office 62045.jpg
Hamburg post office
Country United States
State Illinois
County Calhoun
Coordinates 39°13′53″N 90°42′58″W / 39.23139°N 90.71611°W / 39.23139; -90.71611Coordinates: 39°13′53″N 90°42′58″W / 39.23139°N 90.71611°W / 39.23139; -90.71611
Area 0.66 sq mi (2 km2)
 - land 0.52 sq mi (1 km2)
 - water 0.13 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 126 (2000)
Density 241.5 / sq mi (93 / km2)
Village president Roger A. Proctor Sr.
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62045
Area code 618
Location of Hamburg within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Hamburg, Illinois

Hamburg is a village in Calhoun County, Illinois, United States. The population was 128 at the 2010 census, up from 126 in 2000.


Hamburg is located at 39°13′53″N 90°42′58″W / 39.23139°N 90.71611°W / 39.23139; -90.71611 (39.231277, -90.716207).[1]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 0.66 square miles (1.7 km2), of which 0.52 square miles (1.3 km2) (or 78.79%) is land and 0.13 square miles (0.34 km2) (or 19.70%) is water.[2]


One hundred lots in the town of Hamburg were offered for sale by John Shaw in 1836. Once a thriving river community where apples were loaded and shipped, banks were busy and profitable, stores were laden with goods and shoppers, Hamburg now sits quietly along and sometimes in the waters of the Mississippi. The only public facility is the Hamburg Post Office. A bluff top monument overlooks the village, indicating the burial of riverboat Captain Swarnes who wished to be buried upright to command a panoramic view of the river. In 1975, National Geographic published a two-page picture with the Delta Queen heading up the Mississippi using Captain Swarnes' monument as the photographer's vantage point.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 126 people, 60 households, and 39 families residing in the village. The population density was 241.5 people per square mile (93.6/km²). There were 94 housing units at an average density of 180.2 per square mile (69.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.21% White, and 0.79% from two or more races.

There were 60 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.62.

In the village the population was spread out with 19.8% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 21.4% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 29.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $31,250, and the median income for a family was $43,125. Males had a median income of $41,875 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,290. About 6.9% of families and 7.2% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 7.7% of those over 64.


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places – Illinois". United States Census. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.