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Poplar Grove is a township in Boone County, in the Rockford metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Poplar Grove. For links to other places called Poplar Grove, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Poplar Grove is 42.369N. The longitude is -88.822W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 902 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,176.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Poplar Grove demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Boone County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61012 ZIP code.
29% of Poplar Grove residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Poplar Grove ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Poplar Grove was $19,972, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Poplar Grove residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Poplar Grove, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $494. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,239.
Boone County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Poplar Grove political report.
The average commute time for Poplar Grove workers is 35 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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