Polo, Illinois

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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. [1]



Polo is located at 41°59′13″N 89°34′38″W / 41.98694°N 89.57722°W / 41.98694; -89.57722 (41.986852, -89.577100)[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.


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


The Polo Public Library at 302 West Mason Street in Polo is operated by the Polo Public Library District. The building is one of several Carnegie libraries on the National Register of Historic Places. The library was established in 1871 as an association which charged a membership fee and was transferred to the town under the new name Buffalo Township Free Public Library in 1891.[2]


As of the census[3] 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.

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