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Welcome to Polo ...
While we don't have a date for the founding of Polo, you might consider that their post office opened in 1856.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Polo has a population of 2,178 people<2> (see below for details).
Polo is 850 feet [259 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Polo lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Polo: (815) & (779)<4>
The ZIP code for Polo: 61064<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Polo had an population of 2,178 people. This is a decrease of 7.52% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.07% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Polo had a population of 2,355 people. This makes Polo the county's 6th most populous community.
The population of Polo represents 0.02% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 460th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 2,355 people, the population of Polo decreased 4.93% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,477 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Polo.
Communities Also Named Polo ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 5 communities that are also named Polo - they are located in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio and South Dakota.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Polo.
Communities near Polo ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Polo.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Polo. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Polo.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Polo. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Polo.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Polo. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Polo.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Polo ...
Looking for more information about Polo? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Polo, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Polo.
Adding Polo to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Polo in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Polo was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>
We also found Polo on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1870.
For more details, see References and Mentions for Polo.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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The official website for Ogle County: www.oglecounty.org/
The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov
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