Poplar Grove, Illinois

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Poplar Grove, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Poplar Grove People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Poplar Grove Median Family Income
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Poplar Grove Public Transportation Use
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Poplar Grove Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Poplar Grove, Illinois

Comparing Poplar Grove 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
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 8 5
Racial Diversity 2 3
Age of the Population 2 2
Senior Citizens 1 2
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 10
Portion of People Married 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 9
Median Family Income 10 8
People Above Poverty 9 8
College Educated Adults 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Working at Home 9 9
Short Commute Times 1 2
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 4
Affordability of Rents 2 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 3
People Living Alone 1 1

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Poplar Grove Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles NE of Rockford, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 65 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Boone
Metro Area Rockford
Standard Zip Codes 61065
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.368
Longitude -88.821

Poplar Grove Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.4 inches
Station BELOIT
Distance 14.1 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 27 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 35.2 inches
Station AFTON
Distance 21.2 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 27 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.7 inches
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Poplar Grove Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,368 100%
Male 700 51.2%
Female 668 48.8%
Under 18 458 33.5%
18+ 910 66.5%
65+ 111 8.1%
Median Age 32.5
Average Family Size 3.3
White 1,347 98.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.2%
Other 14 1%
Mixed Race 3 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 25 1.8%

Estimated Poplar Grove Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,077
Growth 1,709
Growth % 124.9%

Poplar Grove 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 30.5%
Irish 15.6%
English 7.7%
Swedish 7.4%
US/American 7.1%
Italian 5.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.3%
Norwegian 4.8%
Polish 4.5%
European 1.8%
Scottish 1.6%
Yugoslavian 1.5%
Dutch 1.2%
Czech 1%
Greek 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Belgian 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Danish 0.4%
Slavic 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Albanian 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Blaine (61065)
Candlewick Lake (61065)

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)
Poplar Grove 1,368 $60,800
Belvidere 20,820 $50,601
Caledonia 199 $52,500
Capron 961 $52,500
Cherry Valley 2,191 $70,833
Machesney Park 20,759 $53,788
Roscoe 6,244 $61,515
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Poplar Grove High Schools (2004)

Serves 393 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.6

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