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Polo, Illinois - Basic Facts

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The City of Polo had a population of 2,337 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 2,337
Daytime Population: Workers 1,039
Daytime Population: Residents 1,165
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,204
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 2,329
Population in Familes 1,805
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 1,725
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $49,936
Average Household Income $60,565
Per Capita Income $26,200


Total Housing Units 1,102 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 693 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 301 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 108 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $90,922
Average Home Value $114,668


Total Households 994
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 616
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 -0.11% -0.46%
Households 0.08% -0.32%
Families -0.09% -0.46%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   2.91%

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, 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 # 479 65th
Population Density # 374 73rd
Diversity Index # 734 46th
Median Household Income # 854 38th
Per Capita Income # 721 47th

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