The Main Street Historic District in downtown Tampico
Location of Tampico in Whiteside County, Illinois
Location of Illinois in the United States
|• Total||0.39 sq mi (1.00 km2)|
|• Land||0.39 sq mi (1.00 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||640 ft (200 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||1,932.99/sq mi (746.98/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Area code(s)||815, 779|
|Wikimedia Commons||Tampico, Illinois|
Tampico // is a village located in Tampico Township, Whiteside County, Illinois, United States next to Rock Falls and Sterling IL. 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.
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 CB&Q went into service in 1871 and was taken out in the early 80s. In June 1874, a tornado struck, destroying 27 buildings. In 1875, the village of Tampico was incorporated.
Tampico is located at  Its elevation is 640 ft (200 m).(41.6304686 -89.7853130).
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, there were 772 people, 292 households, and 205 families residing 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, out of which 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 all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.10.
In the village, the population was spread out with 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% who were 65 years of age 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 income for a household in the village was $40,221, and the median income for a family 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.
- Hazel A. McCaskrin, Illinois state legislator; born in Tampico
- Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States; born February 6, 1911 in Tampico
- Joseph M. Reeves, U.S. Navy Admiral and veteran of the Spanish–American War, World War I and World War II, born in Tampico
- Birthplace of Ronald Reagan
- H. C. Pitney Variety Store Building
- Tampico Main Street Historic District
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