Polo, Illinois Population 2021

2,143
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Polo is a city located in Ogle County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 2,143, it is the 467th largest city in Illinois and the 7363rd largest city in the United States . Polo is currently declining at a rate of -0.65% annually and its population has decreased by -9.00% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,355 in 2010. Polo reached it's highest population of 2,341 in 2010. Spanning over 1 miles, Polo has a population density of 1,606 people per square mile.

The average household income in Polo is $56,593 with a poverty rate of 22.43%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $710 per month, and the median house value is $90,100. The median age in Polo is 39.9 years, 39.6 years for males, and 40.5 years for females.

Polo Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Polo was:

  • White: 93.62%
  • Asian: 2.34%
  • Black or African American: 1.92%
  • Other race: 1.50%
  • Two or more races: 0.61%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Polo, Illinois is 2,143 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,185.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,355.

Polo, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,99793.62%
Asian502.34%
Black or African American411.92%
Some Other Race321.50%
Two or More Races130.61%
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Polo Population by Race

Polo Population Pyramid $2021

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Polo Median Age

39.9


Total

39.6


Male

40.5


Female

Polo Adults

There are 1,565 adults, (401 of whom are seniors) in Polo.

Polo Age Dependency

83.2

Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Polo Sex Ratio

Female

1,091

51.15%

Male

1,042

48.85%

Polo Population by Age

Polo Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Polo Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.8%16.2%
All69%31%
Non Family59.4%40.6%
Female56.3%43.8%
Male39.6%60.4%

69.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Polo Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9092.2969
Married4132.7283.8
Non Family3201.1559.4
Female1282.6856.3
Male485.2339.6

2.71

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

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Polo Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade382.59%
9th to 12th Grade896.05%
High School Graduate57539.12%
Some College37425.44%
Associates Degree17111.63%
Bachelors Degree1278.64%
Graduate Degree966.53%
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Polo Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Polo Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,4071,287218
Black2323
Hispanic19195
Asian1811
Other Race555
2+ Races33

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

Polo Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,500$40,156$28,780
Less Than 9th Grade$20,774$$20,268
High School Graduate$29,286$40,875$22,679
Some College$35,905$42,969$30,050
Bachelors Degree$45,500$46,000$42,083
Graduate Degree$47,619$$49,048

$32,500

Average Earnings

$40,156

Average Male

$28,780

Average Female

Polo Earnings by Educational Attainment

Polo Language by Age

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Polo Language

97.07% of Polo residents speak only English, while 2.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.59% of the population.

Polo Language

Polo Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,86035919.30%
Hispanic1146557.02%
Black4141100.00%
Multiple13538.46%

22.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.98%

Male Poverty Rate

24.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Polo

The race most likely to be in poverty in Polo is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Polo is White, with 19.30% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.20%.

Polo Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.02%
Some College16.15%
High School14.18%
Bachelors or Greater7.62%

Polo Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed70.69%
Female Unemployed36.84%
Female Employed12.75%
Male Employed7.34%

Polo Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Polo Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,563$56,593
Families$60,430$68,066
Married Families$68,603-
Non Families$31,750$33,790
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Income by Household Type

Polo Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.6%

Male Marriage Rate

45.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Polo Married by Age and Sex

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Polo Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Polo Marital Status by Race

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Polo Marital Status

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133

Number of Veterans

128

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam61
Korea23
First Gulf War9
Second Gulf War9
World War II

Polo Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7455
75+49
55 to 6414
35 to 5411
18 to 344

Polo Veterans by Age

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Polo Veterans by Race

Polo Veterans by Education

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4.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Polo Veterans by Education

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62.4%

Labor Force Participation

57.8%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Polo Employment by Age

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Polo Employment by Race

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Polo Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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83.68%

Born in Polo

97.23%

Native Born

2.77%

Foreign Born

1.92%

Non Citizen

0.84%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.23% of Polo residents were born in the United States, with 83.68% having been born in Illinois. 1.92% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Polo Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20212,143-14-0.65%
20202,157-14-0.64%
20192,171-14-0.64%
20182,185-18-0.82%
20172,203-13-0.59%
20162,216-24-1.07%
20152,240-21-0.93%
20142,261-18-0.79%
20132,279-22-0.96%
20122,301-14-0.60%
20112,315-26-1.11%
20102,3410.00%

Polo Population by Year