Polo, Illinois


Polo, Illinois

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name = Polo
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category = City
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motto = Gateway to the Pines
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image_caption = Downtown Polo.


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country = United States
state = Illinois
region_type = County
region = Ogle
district_type = Township
district = Buffalo
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area_imperial = 3.4
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population = 2477
population_date = 2000
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leader_type = Mayor
leader = Jeff Van Oosten (R)
timezone = CST
utc_offset = -6
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utc_offset_DST = -5
postal_code = 61064
area_code = 815
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map_caption = Location of Polo within Illinois
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commons = Polo, Illinois
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website = http://www.poloil.net/
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Polo is a city in Ogle County, Illinois, United States. The population was 2,477 at the 2000 census. As of the 2005 census estimate, the population was 2,501. [http://www.citytowninfo.com/places/illinois/polo]

Geography

Polo is located at coor dms|41|59|13|N|89|34|38|W|city (41.986852, -89.577100)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²), all of it land.

Education

Polo has its own school district, Polo School District 222, which includes the following schools:

*Polo Community High School
*Aplington Middle School
*Centennial Elementary School

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,477 people, 1,007 households, and 654 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,886.2 people per square mile (730.1/km²). There were 1,081 housing units at an average density of 823.2/sq mi (318.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.39% White, 0.04% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.65% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.57% of the population.

There were 1,007 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 19.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,833, and the median income for a family was $46,250. Males had a median income of $37,857 versus $24,135 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,604. About 7.2% of families and 9.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.2% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over.

References

External links

* [http://www.poloil.net/ Polo official website]
* [http://www.poloil.net/history/polo_1872-1.htm History of Polo]
* [http://www.leeogle.org/pchs/Historical/Founding.htm Founding of Polo]
* [http://www.leeogle.org/pchs/Historical/hindex.htm 2nd History of Polo]


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