Poplar Grove is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 5,049 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Poplar Grove is the 341st largest community in Illinois. Poplar Grove has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Poplar Grove, where the median household income is $74,896.00.
Poplar Grove real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Poplar Grove house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Poplar Grove is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Poplar Grove is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Poplar Grove who work in management occupations (11.78%), healthcare (11.50%), and sales jobs (11.18%).
Also of interest is that Poplar Grove has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Poplar Grove is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Poplar Grove really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Poplar Grove perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In terms of college education, Poplar Grove is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.53% of adults in Poplar Grove have a college degree.
The per capita income in Poplar Grove in 2018 was $38,756, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $155,024 for a family of four.
Poplar Grove is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Poplar Grove home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Poplar Grove residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Poplar Grove include German, Swedish, Irish, Polish, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Poplar Grove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.