This river town has a population of about 1,675 residents. About a third of the population works in the manufacturing sector and commute times to work are about 20 minutes.
The city is best known for Tug Fest, a bi-state tug of war across the Mississippi River. Teams compete and pull on the 2,400 foot long rope and families gather to watch the tugs, participate in the 5K, watch stage shows and marvel at the fireworks display. The city is known for its low cost of living, affordable housing, ample local amenities and high local graduation rates. If you're searching for a quality place to live in Illinois, Port Byron is an excellent option.