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Location of Polo, Missouri
|• Total||0.62 sq mi (1.61 km2)|
|• Land||0.62 sq mi (1.59 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)|
|Elevation||1,014 ft (309 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||857.14/sq mi (331.15/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0724721|
Polo is a city in southwest Caldwell County, Missouri, and is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area with the United States. The population was 509 at the 2020 census.
Polo was laid out in 1867. The city's name is a transfer from Polo, Illinois. A post office called Polo has been in operation since 1868.
Polo is located at 39°33′10″N 94°2′20″W / 39.55278°N 94.03889°W (39.552842, -94.039022).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.63 square miles (1.63 km2), of which 0.62 square miles (1.61 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 575 people, 229 households, and 136 families residing in the city. The population density was 927.4 inhabitants per square mile (358.1/km2). There were 256 housing units at an average density of 412.9 per square mile (159.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.1% White, 0.3% African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 4.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.
There were 229 households, of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.5% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.6% were non-families. 33.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.17.
The median age in the city was 38.9 years. 26.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.2% were from 25 to 44; 22.8% were from 45 to 64; and 19.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.3% male and 52.7% female.
- Mack Wheat, was a Major League Baseball catcher for Brooklyn and the Philadelphia Phillies
- In Spanish: Polo (Misuri)