Polo, IL Population

Population: 2,477. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,507 (+1.2% change)
Males: 1,183 (47.8%), Females: 1,294 (52.2%)

Ogle County

Zip code: 61064

Median resident age: 39.7 years
Median household income: $38,833
Median house value: $79,300

Races in Polo:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.4%)
  • Hispanic (1.6%)
  • Other race (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (41.0%), Irish (18.2%), English (12.4%), Dutch (5.0%), United States (3.8%), Scotch-Irish (3.3%).

Elevation: 874 feet

Land area: 1.3 square miles

Map of Polo, IL

Population

For population 25 years and over in Polo

  • High school or higher: 82.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 12.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Polo city

  • Never married: 21.2%
  • Now married: 55.2%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

0.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -42 (-1.7%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Polo:

  • KATHERINE SHAW BETHEA HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; DIXON, IL)
  • CGH MEDICAL CENTER (about 15 miles; STERLING, IL)
  • FREEPORT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; FREEPORT, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Polo:

  • WHITESIDE CO ARPT-JOS H BITTORF FLD (about 19 miles; STERLING/ROCKFALLS, IL; Abbreviation: SQI)
  • GREATER ROCKFORD (about 37 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; Abbreviation: RFD)
  • CLINTON MUNI (about 53 miles; CLINTON, IA; Abbreviation: CWI)

Other public-use airports nearest to Polo:

  • BARNETT MEMORIAL (about 14 miles; MOUNT MORRIS, IL; Abbreviation: C55)
  • DIXON MUNI-CHARLES R. WALGREEN FIELD (about 15 miles; DIXON, IL; Abbreviation: C73)
  • ALBERTUS (about 17 miles; FREEPORT, IL; Abbreviation: FEP)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Polo:

  • ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE (about 46 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,200)
  • KISHWAUKEE COLLEGE (about 49 miles; MALTA, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,289)
  • NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 58 miles; DeKalb, IL; Full-time enrollment: 19,477)
  • ILLINOIS VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 60 miles; OGLESBY, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,272)
  • BLACK HAWK COLLEGE (about 73 miles; MOLINE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,891)
  • SAINT AMBROSE UNIVERSITY (about 75 miles; DAVENPORT, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,310)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN COLLEGES (about 76 miles; MADISON, WI; Full-time enrollment: 8,737)

Public high school in Polo:

  • POLO COMM HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 260; Location: 100 S UNION AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Polo:

  • CENTENNIAL ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 324; Location: 308 S PLEASANT; Grades: PK – 05)
  • APLINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 193; Location: 610 E MASON; Grades: 06 – 08)

Libraries

Library in Polo:

  • POLO P.L.D. (Operating income: $124,296; Location: 302 WEST MASON STREET; 17,603 books; 314 audio materials; 224 video materials; 65 serial subscriptions)

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