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People

Total Population 2,172
Male Share of the Population 50.6%
Female Share of the Population 49.4%
Senior Citizens 20.7%
Employed Population 16+ 924
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 46.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $56,538
% Above Poverty Level 88.7%
% Below Poverty Level 11.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 34.7%
Median Gross Rent $640
Median House Value $85,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.8%
US/American 0%
English 8.8%
Irish 14.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Polo Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 31 miles SW of Rockford, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 99 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Ogle
Metro Area Rockford
Standard Zip Codes 61064
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.986
Longitude -89.579

Polo Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station DIXON 1 NW
Distance 10.3 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 26 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Station MOUNT CARROLL
Distance 22.2 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 85 F
Oct Temp 36 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
Station FULTON L&D #13
Distance 30 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 26 F
Apr Temp 38 to 56 F
Jul Temp 64 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 59 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Polo, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Brookville (61064)

Stratford (61064)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Adeline 83 $61,250
Dixon 15,196 $61,356
Forreston 1,707 $64,219

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Polo Public Libraries

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Polo P.l.d.
302 WEST MASON STREET
Polo, Illinois
(815) 946-2713

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Polo High Schools

POLO COMM HIGH SCHOOL
100 S UNION AVE
815-946-3314
Serves 260 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.4

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