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Welcome to Poplar Grove ...

The village of Poplar Grove is located in Boone County<1>.

The location of Poplar Grove has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Poplar Grove: PAHP-ler<3>

A typical abbreviation for Poplar Grove: Poplar Grv.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Poplar Grove has a population of 5,087 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Poplar Grove.

Poplar Grove is 870 feet [265 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Poplar Grove lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Poplar Grove: (815) and (779)<6>

The ZIP code for Poplar Grove: 61065<7>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Poplar Grove had an population of 5,087 people. This is an increase of 1.27% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 271.86% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Poplar Grove had a population of 5,023 people (or 9.27% of the total population of Boone County). This makes Poplar Grove the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Poplar Grove represents 0.04% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 337th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,023 people, the population of Poplar Grove increased 267.18% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,368 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Poplar Grove.

Communities Also Named Poplar Grove ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Illinois communities named Poplar Grove: This one is located in Boone County and the other is located in Rock Island County.

Beyond Illinois, there are 34 communities that are also named Poplar Grove - they are located in Arkansas (2), British Columbia, Georgia, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kentucky (3), Louisiana (2), Maryland, North Carolina (3), Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Tennessee (8), Utah and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Poplar Grove.

Communities near Poplar Grove ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Poplar Grove.

  • Rockford [Winnebago County]
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    • Rockford [Winnebago County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<8> to the southwest of Poplar Grove
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 144,835 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockford<9>
  • Beloit [Rock County]
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    • Beloit [Rock County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<8> to the northwest of Poplar Grove
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,637 people
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  • Loves Park [Winnebago County]
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    • Loves Park [Winnebago County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<8> to the west of Poplar Grove
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,382 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loves Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loves Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loves Park<9>
  • Machesney Park [Winnebago County]
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    • Machesney Park [Winnebago County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<8> to the west of Poplar Grove
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,678 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Machesney Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Machesney Park<9>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Roscoe [Winnebago County]
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      • Roscoe [Winnebago County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<8> to the northwest of Poplar Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,406 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roscoe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roscoe<9>
    • Harvard [McHenry County]
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      • Harvard [McHenry County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<8> to the northeast of Poplar Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,979 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harvard<9>
    • Beloit [Rock County]
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      • Beloit [Rock County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<8> to the northwest of Poplar Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,716 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beloit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • South Beloit [Winnebago County]
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      • South Beloit [Winnebago County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<8> to the northwest of Poplar Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,540 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Beloit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Beloit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Beloit<9>
    • Rockton [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockton
      • Rockton [Winnebago County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<8> to the northwest of Poplar Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,477 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockton<9>
    • Marengo [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marengo
      • Marengo [McHenry County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<8> to the southeast of Poplar Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,377 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marengo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marengo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marengo<9>

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 Poplar Grove. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Poplar Grove.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Poplar Grove. 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 Poplar Grove.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Poplar Grove. See our Newspapers Page for Poplar Grove.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Poplar Grove ...

Looking for more information about Poplar Grove? 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 Poplar Grove, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Poplar Grove.

Adding Poplar Grove to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Poplar Grove in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Poplar Grove was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Poplar Grove on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Illinois

About Boone County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Poplar Grove. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Boone County: www.boonecountyil.org/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Boone, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Poplar Grove. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Poplar Grove.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Poplar Grove - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (779) is an overlay for area code (815).
<7>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Poplar Grove). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Poplar Grove or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<8>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Poplar Grove) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Poplar Grove. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Poplar GroveOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Poplar Grove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3458, Longitude: -88.8395       In this case, the coordinates for Poplar Grove have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<9>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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