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Polo, IL

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Overview


Polo is a very small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 2,256 people and just one neighborhood, Polo is the 550th largest community in Illinois.

Occupations and Workforce

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Polo is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.16% of the Polo workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Polo is a city of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Polo who work in management occupations (11.11%), office and administrative support (10.50%), and sales jobs (8.42%).

Also of interest is that Polo has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.77% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Setting & Lifestyle

Overall, Polo’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

Demographics

The percentage of adults in Polo with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.41% of adults in Polo have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Polo in 2022 was $26,369, which is low income relative to Illinois, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $105,476 for a family of four. However, Polo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Polo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Polo residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Polo include German, Irish, English, Dutch, and Swiss.

The most common language spoken in Polo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Arabic.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Polo, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Modes of Transportation

In the neighborhood, 1.6% of people ride a ferry to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this is a higher level of ferry ridership than in 99.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

People

If you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the is an excellent choice for you to consider for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by NeighborhoodScout as among the top 7.6% of retiree-friendly neighborhoods in Illinois, combining peace and quiet, safety from crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking of or planning to retire in Illinois.

Real Estate

Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 40 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 90.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Polo are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 48.6% of the neighborhoods in America. With 32.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 83.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the neighborhood, 30.3% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 29.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (25.6%), and 13.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.1% of households. Some people also speak Italian (4.1%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Polo, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (29.7%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (11.1%), and residents who report English roots (8.6%), and some of the residents are also of Swedish ancestry (3.6%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (3.0%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (41.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (80.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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