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The City of Polo had a population of 2,300 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Polo is located at latitude 41.9847 and longitude -89.5788 in Ogle County. The formal boundaries for the City of Polo (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ogle County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 863 feet.

The City of Polo (GNIS ID: 2396246) 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 City of Polo is located within Township of Buffalo, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ogle County.

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

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


Total Population 2,300
Population in Households 2,292
Population in Familes 1,775
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 1,697
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 974
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 604
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,094 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 685 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 289 (26.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 120 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $90,950
Average Home Value $117,178


Median Household Income $49,059
Average Household Income $58,201
Per Capita Income $25,134
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.38% -0.49%
Households -0.23% -0.35%
Families -0.42% -0.54%
Median Household Income   0.62%
Per Capita Income   1.19%
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.

Polo, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Polo 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 # 485 65th
Population Density1 # 395 71st
Diversity Index2 # 748 46th
Median Household Income # 815 40th
Per Capita Income # 734 46th

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