Polo, Illinois

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Population in 2019: 2,171 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -12.4%
 
Males: 1,058  (48.8%)
Females: 1,113  (51.2%)
Median resident age:

40.4 years
Illinois median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 61064.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $48,896 (it was $38,833 in 2000)
Polo:

$48,896
IL:

$69,187

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $25,418 (it was $18,604 in 2000)

Polo city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $96,863 (it was $78,500 in 2000)
Polo:

$96,863
IL:

$209,100

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $177,261; detached houses: $181,469; townhouses or other attached units: $135,421; in 2-unit structures: $157,552; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $93,783; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $136,190; mobile homes: $66,670

Median gross rent in 2019: $717.

March 2019 cost of living index in Polo: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 22.4%
(19.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 57.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.5% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Polo, IL (2019)
    • 1,88589.1%White alone
    • 1155.4%Hispanic
    • 512.4%Asian alone
    • 401.9%Black alone
    • 80.4%Two or more races

Races in Polo detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Polo, Illinois as of January 29, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Polo is 193 to 1.


Crime rates in Polo by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2017

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(87.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(39.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(40.7)
1
(42.3)
0
(0.0)
3
(130.4)
4
(175.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(91.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(39.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(81.5)
1
(42.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(90.5)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(79.7)
1
(40.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(128.2)
1
(43.5)
1
(43.9)
3
(135.8)
3
(137.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
6
(239.3)
9
(358.7)
7
(282.0)
13
(524.8)
11
(448.2)
4
(169.3)
8
(341.9)
4
(173.9)
6
(263.4)
5
(226.3)
2
(91.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
24
(957.3)
23
(916.7)
27
(1,088)
41
(1,655)
35
(1,426)
34
(1,439)
29
(1,239)
15
(652.2)
23
(1,010)
34
(1,539)
12
(550.5)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(40.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(40.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(43.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(91.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(39.9)
1
(39.9)
1
(40.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(81.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(43.9)
1
(45.3)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index55.0121.674.5102.9148.7116.099.1328.7208.1131.7136.7

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Polo, IL

Crime rate in Polo detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 5 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.81
Illinois average:

1.96
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Ancestries: German (29.1%), American (28.1%), Irish (8.9%), English (7.5%), Danish (2.0%), Scottish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/13/1877

Elevation: 874 feet

Land area: 1.31 square miles.

Population density: 1,653 people per square mile   (low).

Polo, Illinois map

60 residents are foreign born (1.9% Africa, 0.7% Asia).

This city:

2.8%
Illinois:

14.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,025 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,884 (1.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rockford, IL (32.6 miles , pop. 150,115).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (75.8 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (98.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Mount Morris, IL (2.9 miles ),
Forreston, IL (3.1 miles ),
Milledgeville, IL (3.2 miles ),
Grand Detour, IL (3.2 miles ),
Dixon, IL (3.3 miles ),
Adeline, IL (3.4 miles),
Lost Nation, IL (3.5 miles ),
Oregon, IL (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 41.99 N, Longitude: 89.58 W

Area code: 815

Distribution of median household income in Polo, IL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Polo, IL in 2019
Polo satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $80,300
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $108,700
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $90,600
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $170,000
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $94,500
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $139,800
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $127,900
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $45,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $81,500
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $90,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Polo, IL residents
Average permit cost in Polo, IL
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.2%
Illinois:

6.5%
Historical population in Polo, IL
Historical housing units in Polo, IL
Most common industries in Polo, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.2%)
  • Educational services (6.4%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.9%)
  • Construction (5.6%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.9%)
  • Machinery (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.9%)
  • Machinery (8.5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (6.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.2%)
  • Educational services (5.0%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.4%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Educational services (7.7%)
  • Computer & electronic products (7.4%)
  • Public administration (6.7%)
  • Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (5.4%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (5.0%)
Most common occupations in Polo, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)
  • Registered nurses (3.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (7.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Cashiers (5.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.0%)

Average climate in Polo, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Polo-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 51% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/29/1981, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.6 miles away from the Polo city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 8/5/1979, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.3 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Polo-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 79% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 260.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 50.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 236.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 260.3 miles away from Polo center
On 2/10/2010 at 09:59:35, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 55.5 miles away from Polo center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 292.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ogle County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Polo topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Polo:

  • POLO REHAB AND HCC (703 EAST BUFFALO)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Polo:

  • PINECREST MANOR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; MOUNT MORRIS, IL)
  • DAVITA- DIXON KIDNEY CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; DIXON, IL)
  • JACK MABLEY DEVELOPEMENTAL CTR (Hospital, about 11 miles away; DIXON, IL)
  • KILKER-PINE ACRES GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 11 miles away; DIXON, IL)
  • OTTAWA GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 11 miles away; DIXON, IL)
  • BLACKHAWK GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 11 miles away; DIXON, IL)
  • HERITAGE SQUARE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; DIXON, IL)

Airports located in Polo:

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Operable nuclear power plants near Polo:

  • 19 miles: Byron 1 and 2 in Byron, IL.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Polo:

  • Ashford University (about 34 miles; Clinton, IA; Full-time enrollment: 73,330)
  • Kishwaukee College (about 37 miles; Malta, IL; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • Rock Valley College (about 38 miles; Rockford, IL; FT enrollment: 6,269)
  • Northern Illinois University (about 42 miles; Dekalb, IL; FT enrollment: 18,126)
  • Illinois Valley Community College (about 54 miles; Oglesby, IL; FT enrollment: 2,747)
  • Black Hawk College (about 58 miles; Moline, IL; FT enrollment: 5,086)
  • Kaplan University-Davenport Campus (about 59 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 60,376)

Public high school in Polo:

Public elementary/middle schools in Polo:

See full list of schools located in Polo

Library in Polo:

  • POLO PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $218,443; Location: 302 WEST MASON STREET; 18,026 books; 361 e-books; 518 audio materials; 998 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 17 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 42 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Polo: Polo City Hall (A), Buffalo Township Public Library (B), Polo Community Ambulance Service (C), Polo Fire Protection District (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Polo include: First Christian Church (A), Open Bible Church (B), Polo Church of the Brethren (C), Polo United Methodist Church (D), Saint Marks Evangelical Lutheran Church (E), Saint Marys Catholic Church (F), Emmanuel United Methodist Church (G), First Baptist Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Polo include: Westside Park (1), Keator Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: George Peek - Economist.

Ogle County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.8%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.2%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
46 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
61 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Polo (2011 data):

  • First State Bank Shannon-Polo: Polo Branch at 211 South Division Street, branch established on 1993/09/13. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $151.4 mil, Deposits: $129.0 mil, headquarters in Shannon, IL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Shannon Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Polo:

Marital status in Polo, IL
  • Never married: 32.7%
  • Now married: 48.6%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

For population 25 years and over in Polo:

  • High school or higher: 91.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
Illinois average:

12.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Polo
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Polo, IL (based on Ogle County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant8,51231
Catholic7,6754
Evangelical Protestant5,46441
Other2533
None31,593-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Ogle County:

1.64 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Ogle County:

5.28 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 49
This county:

8.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Ogle County:

8.4%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.7%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Ogle County:

11.4%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Polo:

57.1%
Illinois:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Polo:

58.2%
Illinois:

47.2%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.2
Illinois:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Polo:

16.5%
Illinois:

20.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

6.6%
State:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Polo:

36.3%
Illinois:

33.4%

General health condition:
This city:

62.8%
State:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.4%
State:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Polo, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 4$18,190$54,5702$930
Water Supply 2$6,377$38,2620$0
Streets and Highways 2$5,996$35,9760$0
Sewerage 1$5,536$66,4320$0
Parks and Recreation 1$1,417$17,0040$0
Other Government Administration 1$4,548$54,5769$1,150
Police - Other 0$0 1$1,231
Totals for Government 11$42,065$45,88912$3,311

Polo government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $371,000 ($170.89)
    Regular Highways: $348,000 ($160.29)
    Sewerage: $211,000 ($97.19)
    General - Other: $210,000 ($96.73)
    Water Utilities: $200,000 ($92.12)
    Solid Waste Management: $197,000 ($90.74)
    Financial Administration: $147,000 ($67.71)
    Parks and Recreation: $114,000 ($52.51)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $260,000 ($119.76)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $75,000 ($34.55)
    Regular Highways: $55,000 ($25.33)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($3.68)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($1.38)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $624,000 ($287.43)

Polo government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $613,000 ($282.36)
    Solid Waste Management: $216,000 ($99.49)
    Parks and Recreation: $29,000 ($13.36)
    Other: $26,000 ($11.98)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $142,000 ($65.41)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $25,000 ($11.52)
    Interest Earnings: $19,000 ($8.75)
    Fines and Forfeits: $7,000 ($3.22)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $309,000 ($142.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $477,000 ($219.71)
    Highways: $60,000 ($27.64)
  • Tax - Property: $387,000 ($178.26)
    Public Utilities Sales: $122,000 ($56.20)
    Other License: $18,000 ($8.29)

Polo government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,516,000 ($3001.38)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,147,000 ($2831.41)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $372,000 ($171.35)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,000 ($1.84)

Polo government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,960,000 ($1824.04)

5.42% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,619 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.42%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Winnebago County, IL  1.19% ($41,771 average AGI)
from Lee County, IL  0.68% ($46,317)
from DeKalb County, IL  0.62% ($46,894)


6.10% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($50,096 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.10%
Illinois average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Winnebago County, IL  1.20% ($46,825 average AGI)
to Lee County, IL  0.74% ($36,570)
to DeKalb County, IL  0.52% ($39,884)

Businesses in Polo, IL

  • True Value: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Polo:

  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WFRL (1570 AM; 5 kW; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: MAYFAIR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSDR (1240 AM; 1 kW; STERLING, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WIXN (1460 AM; 1 kW; DIXON, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WROK (1440 AM; 5 kW; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTJK (1380 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH BELOIT, IL; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Polo:

  • WLLT (107.7 FM; POLO, IL; Owner: SAUK VALLEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNIQ (91.5 FM; STERLING, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WSEY (95.7 FM; OREGON, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WRCV (101.7 FM; DIXON, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WSSQ (94.3 FM; STERLING, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WXXQ (98.5 FM; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KUUL (101.3 FM; EAST MOLINE, IL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFPS (92.1 FM; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: MAYFAIR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZZT (95.1 FM; MORRISON, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WYHY (95.3 FM; WINNEBAGO, IL; Owner: AIRPLAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCCI (100.3 FM; SAVANNA, IL; Owner: CARROLL COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Polo:

  • W52BI (Channel 52; STERLING/DIXON, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W48CK (Channel 48; STERLING, IL; Owner: BLACK HAWK COLLEGE)
  • WIFR (Channel 23; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WTVO (Channel 17; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WINNEBAGO TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WFBN-LP (Channel 33; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WREX-TV (Channel 13; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WREX TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WQRF-TV (Channel 39; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: QUORUM OF ROCKFORD LICENSE, LLC)
Polo fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019

Polo fatal accident list:

Jun 3, 1993 03:45 PM, Union, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 131ft / 40.4mTotal length
  • 13,235Total average daily traffic
  • 1,863Total average daily truck traffic
  • 14,935Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Polo, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Polo, IL
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$47,3703$90,910
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9615.00

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 34. The highest number of fire incidents - 51 took place in 2010, and the least - 2 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Polo, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (51.0%), and Outside Fires (33.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Polo, IL
    • 29651.0%Structure Fires
    • 19533.6%Outside Fires
    • 518.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 386.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Polo, IL
Most common first names in Polo, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4478.1 years
Robert3772.5 years
Mary2482.5 years
Ruth2482.7 years
James2370.1 years
William2280.7 years
Paul1973.2 years
George1978.0 years
Helen1880.5 years
Charles1674.6 years
Most common last names in Polo, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller2477.4 years
Smith2380.7 years
Brown1382.8 years
Coffman1282.2 years
Powell1176.9 years
Stauffer1081.8 years
Scott1078.9 years
Johnson1080.4 years
Jones977.8 years
Davis980.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Polo, IL
  • 93.0%Utility gas
  • 5.4%Electricity
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Polo, IL
  • 68.8%Utility gas
  • 31.2%Electricity


Polo compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 5 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • James E. Mccambridge (5)
  • David Joseph Todd (2)
  • John H. Carbaugh (2)
  • Timothy Powell (1)
  • Marty Jay Cox (1)
  • Drew Paul Mitchell (1)
  • Michael J. Naylon (1)
  • Frank Shray (1)
  • Christie Marie Cox (1)

Total of 13 patent applications in 2008-2023.