Poplar Grove is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 5,169 people and just one neighborhood, Poplar Grove is the 337th largest community in Illinois. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Poplar Grove, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Poplar Grove, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Poplar Grove’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Poplar Grove does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $57,167.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Poplar Grove is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Poplar Grove is a village of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Poplar Grove who work in office and administrative support (13.56%), sales jobs (10.74%) and management occupations (9.27%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Poplar Grove is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Poplar Grove’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Poplar Grove, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.44 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.