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Population (year 2000): 18,307. Estimated population in July 2005: 18,824 (+2.8% change)
Males: 8,738 (47.7%), Females: 9,569 (52.3%)

La Salle County

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Median resident age: 38.2 years
Median household income: $36,513 (year 2000)
Median house value: $87,500 (year 2000)

Ottawa, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Ottawa:

  • White Non-Hispanic (91.5%)
  • Hispanic (5.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Black (1.4%)
  • Other race (0.9%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (27.5%), Irish (20.9%), English (9.0%), Italian (8.4%), Norwegian (7.9%), French (5.2%).

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Elevation: 480 feet

Land area: 7.3 square miles

Ottawa,

For population 25 years and over in Ottawa

  • High school or higher: 82.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ottawa city

  • Never married: 24.2%
  • Now married: 53.9%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 10.2%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

2.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +507 (+2.8%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IL Aurora, (47.0 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (86.9 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IL (2.8 miles Naplate, Ridge, IL (7.8 miles Grand IL Marseilles, (9.8 miles Utica, IL (11.6 miles North IL (14.0 miles Kangley, Leonore, IL (14.5 miles) , IL (15.4 miles Streator, IL (15.8 miles Oglesby,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 74 buildings, average cost: $92,000
  • 1997: 65 buildings, average cost: $92,100
  • 1998: 74 buildings, average cost: $92,100
  • 1999: 77 buildings, average cost: $92,100
  • 2000: 73 buildings, average cost: $92,100
  • 2001: 71 buildings, average cost: $92,100
  • 2002: 73 buildings, average cost: $92,100
  • 2003: 81 buildings, average cost: $102,600
  • 2004: 84 buildings, average cost: $110,700
  • 2005: 80 buildings, average cost: $110,700

Latitude: 41.35 N, Longitude: 88.84 W

Area code: 815


Ottawa, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (18.7%), Manufacturing (16.5%), Retail trade (14.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,374 (+7.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,207 (52.4%)


 

Crime in Ottawa by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 2 0 0 0 0 1
    per 100,000 10.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.5
Rapes 3 8 2 1 2 8
    per 100,000 16.4 43.7 10.9 5.5 10.9 43.7
Robberies 5 9 4 3 4 16
    per 100,000 27.3 49.2 21.8 16.4 21.8 87.4
Assaults 10 16 29 20 29 25
    per 100,000 54.6 87.4 158.4 109.2 158.4 136.6
Burglaries 109 56 49 57 49 121
    per 100,000 595.4 305.9 267.7 311.4 267.7 660.9
Thefts 539 527 467 450 467 525
    per 100,000 2944.2 2878.7 2550.9 2458.1 2550.9 2867.8
Auto thefts 13 10 20 15 20 16
    per 100,000 71.0 54.6 109.2 81.9 109.2 87.4
201.7 190.6 172.1 155.6 172.1 244.4


Average climate in Ottawa, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Ottawa,

Ottawa-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 79% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 40.9 miles away from the Ottawa city center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/20/2004, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.3 miles away from the city center killed 8 people and injured 12 people and caused $8 million in damages.


Birthplace of: Aaron Shea - 2005 NFL player (Cleveland Browns, born: Dec 5, 1976).


Main business address for: UNIONBANCORP INC (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS), FIRST OTTAWA BANCSHARES INC (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).


Hospital/medical center in Ottawa:
  • COMMUNITY HOSPITAL OF OTTAWA (1100 EAST NORRIS DRIVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Ottawa:
  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; STREATOR, IL)
  • ILLINOIS VALLEY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; PERU, IL)
  • MENDOTA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; MENDOTA, IL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Ottawa:
  • GREATER ROCKFORD (about 60 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; ID: RFD)
  • CENTRAL IL REGL ARPT AT BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL (about 61 miles; BLOOMINGTON/NORMAL, IL; ID: BMI)
  • WHITESIDE CO ARPT-JOS H BITTORF FLD (about 63 miles; STERLING/ROCKFALLS, IL; ID: SQI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Ottawa:
  • SKYDIVE CHICAGO (about 5 miles; OTTAWA, IL; ID: 8N2)
  • EARLVILLE (about 17 miles; EARLVILLE, IL; ID: C94)
  • CUSHING FIELD LTD (about 21 miles; NEWARK, IL; ID: 0C8)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Local Libraries 7 $16,410 $28,131 12 $4,579


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ottawa:
  • ILLINOIS VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 16 miles; OGLESBY, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,272)
  • WAUBONSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 41 miles; SUGAR GROVE, IL; FT enrollment: 3,834)
  • NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 41 miles; DeKalb, IL; FT enrollment: 19,477)
  • KISHWAUKEE COLLEGE (about 41 miles; MALTA, IL; FT enrollment: 2,289)
  • JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 47 miles; JOLIET, IL; FT enrollment: 6,075)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ST FRANCIS (about 52 miles; JOLIET, IL; FT enrollment: 2,361)
  • LEWIS UNIVERSITY (about 56 miles; ROMEOVILLE, IL; FT enrollment: 2,974)
Public high school in Ottawa:
  • OTTAWA TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,576; Location: 211 E MAIN ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Ottawa:
  • MARQUETTE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 226; Location: 1000 PAUL STREET; Grades: 9 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Ottawa:
  • SHEPHERD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 513; Location: 701 E MCKINLEY RD; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • CENTRAL ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 476; Location: 400 CLINTON ST; Grades: 05 - 07)
  • MCKINLEY ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 389; Location: 1320 STATE ST; Grades: PK - 04)
  • LINCOLN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 378; Location: 1105 W MADISON ST; Grades: PK - 04)
  • JEFFERSON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 299; Location: 1709 COLUMBUS ST; Grades: KG - 04)
  • WALLACE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 277; Location: 1463 N 33RD RD; Grades: PK - 08)
  • RUTLAND ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 104; Location: 3231 IL RTE 71 EAST; Grades: KG - 08)
  • DEER PARK C C ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 75; Location: 2350 E 1025TH ROAD; Grades: KG - 08)
  • REGIONAL SAFE SCHOOL (Students: 53; Location: 119 W MADISON RM 102; Grades: 06 - 12)
  • LASALLE COUNTY DETENTION HOME (Students: 18; Location: 707 ETNA ROAD; Grades: 06 - 11)
Private primary/middle schools in Ottawa:
  • ST COLUMBA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 261; Location: 1110 LASALLE ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PATRICK (Students: 180; Location: 801 W JEFFERSON; Grades: KG - 8)
  • LASALLE COUNTY EASTER (Students: 56; Location: 1013 ADAMS STREET; Grades: PK - UG)
Library in Ottawa:
  • REDDICK LIB. (Operating income: $425,550; Location: 1010 CANAL STREET; 72,815 books; 1,208 audio materials; 2,017 video materials; 209 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Ottawa: Ottawa Boat Club (A), La Salle County Courthouse (B), La Salle County Jail (C), Reddick Mansion (D), Reddick Library (E).

Shopping Center: South Towne Mall Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Ottawa include: South Side Church of the Nazarene (A), South Side Christian Church (B), Seventh Day Adventist Church (C), Bethel Lutheran Church (D), Saint Patricks Church (E), First Church of Christ Scientist (F), First Congregational Church (G), First Nazarene Church (H).

Cemeteries: Summit View Cemetery (1), Ottawa Avenue Cemetery (2), Oakwood Memorial Cemetery (3).

River: Fox River (A).

Parks in Ottawa include: East Side Park (1), Peck Park (2), Rigden Park (3), Allen Park (4), Kiwanis Park (5), Thornton Park (6), Lincoln-Douglas Park (7), Varland Park (8), Walsh Park (9).

Post office: (A).  


Ottawa compared to Illinois state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Ottawa:
  • WCMY (1430 AM; 1 kW; OTTAWA, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WAUR (930 AM; 4 kW; SANDWICH, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLPO (1220 AM; 1 kW; LASALLE, IL; Owner: LASALLE COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WSPL (1250 AM; 1 kW; STREATOR, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ottawa:
  • WKOT (96.5 FM; MARSEILLES, IL; Owner: LASALLE COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WRKX (95.3 FM; OTTAWA, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WWGN (88.9 FM; OTTAWA, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WALS (102.1 FM; OGLESBY, IL; Owner: LACO RADIO, INC.)
  • WSTQ (97.7 FM; STREATOR, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYYS (106.1 FM; STREATOR, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBZG (100.9 FM; PERU, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WMKB (102.9 FM; EARLVILLE, IL; Owner: KM RADIO OF EARLVILLE, L.L.C.)
  • WCFL (104.7 FM; MORRIS, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS DISTRICT COUNCIL OF ASSEMBL)
  • WSOG (88.1 FM; SPRING VALLEY, IL; Owner: SPIRIT EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WIVQ (103.3 FM; SPRING VALLEY, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WAJK (99.3 FM; LA SALLE, IL; Owner: LA SALLE COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WGLC-FM (100.1 FM; MENDOTA, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJDK-FM (95.7 FM; SENECA, IL; Owner: GRUNDY COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • WSPY-FM (107.1 FM; PLANO, IL; Owner: NELSON ENTERPRISES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ottawa:
  • WWTO-TV (Channel 35; LASALLE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WSPY-LP (Channel 30; PLANO, IL; Owner: WSPY-TV, INC.)

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Source: City-Data.com


 

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