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Poplar Grove, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Poplar Grove had a population of 5,317 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Poplar Grove: Poplargrove.

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Poplar Grove, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,317
Daytime Population: Workers 538
Daytime Population: Residents 2,737
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,275
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 5,278
Population in Familes 4,751
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density2 651
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $62,437
Average Household Income $78,883
Per Capita Income $26,323


Total Housing Units 1,791 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,492 (83.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 236 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $181,738
Average Home Value $209,233


Total Households 1,728
Average Household Size 3.05
Family Households 1,412
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.78% 2.07%
Households 0.87% 2.1%
Families 0.95% 1.97%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

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, 2017 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 # 329 76th
Population Density # 982 28th
Diversity Index # 259 81st
Median Household Income # 373 73rd
Per Capita Income # 710 48th

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