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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-
Polo is a town in Illinois with a population of 2,168. Polo is in Ogle County. Living in Polo offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Polo and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Polo are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$87,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$681
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    137.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    91.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    91.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    550.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    91.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Polo

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$45,776
National
$55,322
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Polo Reviews

1 review
Living in this small town has shaped me as who I am today. It is a place that you know your neighbor will always look out for you, as well as the rest of the town. Theres no part of my small town that will make you feel unsafe. It is a wonderful place to grow up and I will always call it home.
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