Poplar Grove, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Poplar Grove, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Poplar Grove had a population of 5,400 as of July 1, 2016. Poplar Grove ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Poplar Grove is located at latitude 42.351 and longitude -88.8437 in Boone County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Poplar Grove (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Boone County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 899 feet.

The Village of Poplar Grove (GNIS ID: 2398999) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Poplar Grove is located within Township of Poplar Grove, a minor civil division (MCD) of Boone County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Poplar Grove population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Poplar Grove: Poplargrove.

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Poplar Grove, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,400
Population in Households 5,361
Population in Familes 4,826
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density1 661
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 1,737
Average Household Size 3.09
Family Households 1,421
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,869 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,504 (80.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 233 (12.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 132 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $172,378
Average Home Value $201,859


Median Household Income $61,418
Average Household Income $76,165
Per Capita Income $25,132
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.16% 2.25%
Households 1.09% 2.17%
Families 1.21% 2.05%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   1.34%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Poplar Grove, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Poplar Grove to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 326 76th
Population Density1 # 975 29th
Diversity Index2 # 260 81st
Median Household Income # 364 73rd
Per Capita Income # 735 46th

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