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People

Total Population 5,258
Male Share of the Population 53.3%
Female Share of the Population 46.7%
Senior Citizens 14.8%
Employed Population 16+ 2,571
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 66.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $59,844
% Above Poverty Level 86.6%
% Below Poverty Level 13.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 12.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,046
Median House Value $158,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.1%
US/American 0%
English 5.5%
Irish 19.8%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station MARENGO
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Belvidere 25,741 $55,933
Caledonia 219 $73,125
Capron 1,846 $53,950
Cherry Valley 2,913 $78,793

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

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Poplar Grove High Schools

NORTH BOONE HIGH SCHOOL
17641 POPLAR GROVE
815-765-3311
Serves 393 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.6

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