Polo, Illinois Population 2024

2,240

Polo is a city located in Ogle County Illinois. Polo has a 2024 population of 2,240. Polo is currently declining at a rate of -0.36% annually and its population has decreased by -1.75% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,280 in 2020.

The average household income in Polo is $64,355 with a poverty rate of 24.58%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Polo is 30.2 years, 29.7 years for males, and 30.6 years for females.

Polo Demographics

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

  • White: 97.82%
  • Asian: 0.95%
  • Native American: 0.71%
  • Two or more races: 0.52%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
1.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,678.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.75% (-40)
The current population of Polo, Illinois is 2,240 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,280.

Polo, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,46597.82%
Asian240.95%
Native American180.71%
Two or more races130.52%
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Asian

Native American

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Polo Population by Race

Polo Population Pyramid 2024

Polo Median Age

30.2

Total

29.7

Male

30.6

Female

Polo Adults

There are 1,787 adults, (366 of whom are seniors) in Polo.

Polo Age Dependency

77.3

Age Dependency Ratio

25.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Polo Sex Ratio

Female1,25449.76%
Male1,26650.24%

Polo Population by Age

Polo Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9782.5360.339.7
Married3903.0374.625.4
Non Family3281.2662.237.8
Female1772.9639.560.5
Male834.2830.169.9
showing: 5 rows

2.92

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

60.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Polo Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Polo Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Polo Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 14.29%.

Polo Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,117

Average Earnings

$45,486

Average Male

$33,846

Average Female

Polo Earnings by Educational Attainment

Polo Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Polo Language

97.34% of Polo residents speak only English, while 2.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 1.29% of the population.

Polo Language

Polo Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,39757523.99%
Hispanic3131100%
Native1818100%
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24.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.35%

Male Poverty Rate

22.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Polo

The race most likely to be in poverty in Polo is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Polo is White, with 23.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.4%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 43.71%.

Polo Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.02%
High School25.19%
Some College9.7%
Bachelors or Greater1.83%
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Polo Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed71.43%
Male Employed6.31%
Female Employed5.99%
Male Unemployed
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Polo Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Polo Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Polo Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.4%

Male Marriage Rate

41.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Polo Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Polo Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

170

Number of Veterans

152

Male Veterans

18

Female Veterans

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Polo Veterans by War

count

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Polo Veterans by Age

count

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Polo Veterans by Race

Polo Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

18.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Polo Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.3%

Labor Force Participation

62.2%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Polo Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Polo Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Polo Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

86.27%

Born in Polo

98.45%

Native Born

1.55%

Foreign Born

1.03%

Non Citizen

0.52%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.45% of Polo residents were born in the United States, with 86.27% having been born in Illinois. 1.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Polo Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,200-8-0.36%
20282,208-8-0.36%
20272,216-8-0.36%
20262,224-8-0.36%
20252,232-8-0.36%
20242,240-8-0.36%
20232,248-8-0.35%
20222,256-8-0.35%
20212,264-16-0.7%
20202,2801024.68%
20192,178-14-0.64%
20182,192-17-0.77%
20172,209-14-0.63%
20162,223-24-1.07%
20152,247-20-0.88%
20142,267-18-0.79%
20132,285-22-0.95%
20122,307-15-0.65%
20112,322-25-1.07%
20102,347
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Polo Population by Year