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Polo, Illinois


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Polo, Illinois

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High Points

Polo strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Polo Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Polo Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Polo Well-Paid Single Men
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Polo Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Polo, Illinois

Comparing Polo to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).


The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 9 7
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Senior Citizens 8 8
Age of the Population 7 8
Female Share of the Population 6 7
Male Share of the Population 5 4
Racial Diversity 4 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2

Families

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Portion of People Married 5 4
Average Household Size 4 4

Wealth

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 6
Median Family Income 7 5
People Above Poverty 6 4
College Educated Adults 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Short Commute Times 6 8
Working at Home 3 3

Housing

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
People Living Alone 8 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 8
Affordability of Rents 6 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 6
Housing Recently Built 2 2

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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
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Polo Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,477 100%
Male 1,183 47.8%
Female 1,294 52.2%
Under 18 621 25.1%
18+ 1,856 74.9%
65+ 482 19.5%
Median Age 39.7
Average Family Size 3
White 2,437 98.4%
African-American 1 0%
Asian 8 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.2%
Other 16 0.6%
Mixed Race 9 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 39 1.6%

Estimated Polo Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,507
Growth 30
Growth % 1.2%

Polo Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 43.9%
Irish 11.7%
English 7.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.8%
US/American 5%
Dutch 4.4%
Scotch-Irish 3.8%
Polish 3.6%
Norwegian 2.2%
Swedish 2.1%
French (except Basque) 1.8%
European 1.7%
Italian 1.2%
Danish 1%
Russian 0.9%
Scottish 0.8%
Swiss 0.7%
Greek 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.3%
British 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Polo 2,477 $46,250
Adeline 139 $61,250
Dixon 15,941 $45,088
Forreston 1,469 $44,853
Milledgeville 1,016 $43,807
Mount Morris 3,013 $51,019
Oregon 4,060 $41,250

Polo Public Libraries

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

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Polo High Schools (2004)

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

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