Living in Ottawa, IL

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Ottawa SnackAbility

8
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
6
Affordability
8
Diversity
8
Safety
8
Amenities
8.5
Education
6
Commute
8.5

Ottawa, IL Crime Report

325
Total Crimes
1,796.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
-30.07%
Below National Average

Ottawa, IL Cost Of Living

92
Ottawa's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Ottawa, Illinois Info Snack

Ottawa is a city located at the confluence of the navigable Illinois River and Fox River in LaSalle County, Illinois, United States. The Illinois River is a conduit for river barges and connects Lake Michigan at Chicago, to the Mississippi River, and North America's 25,000 mile river system. The population estimate was 18,562 as of 2013. It is the county seat of LaSalle County and it is part of the Ottawa-Peru, IL Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Population
18,701
Unemployment
8.1%
Poverty
17.6%
Median Home
$131,100
Median Income
$50,437
Median Rent
$782

Ottawa, IL Photos

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Rankings for Ottawa in Illinois

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3

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4

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5

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Map Of Ottawa, IL

Population over time in Ottawa

Year Population % Change
2017 18,701 -0.4%
2016 18,779 0.4%
2015 18,707 0.8%
2014 18,565 -2.2%
2013 18,992 -0.6%
2012 19,116 -0.7%
2011 19,258 0.2%
2010 19,228 -0.2%
2009 19,263 -
Crime/100k Ottawa IL USA
Violent Crime 82.9 404.1 368.9
Murder 0.0 6.9 5.0
Robbery 11.1 111.5 86.2
Aggravated Assault 66.3 239.7 246.8
Property Crime 1713.1 1932.8 2199.5
Burglary 248.7 306.7 376.0
Larceny 1431.3 1472.3 1594.6
Car Theft 33.2 153.8 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Ottawa

White
83.3% (15,569)
African American
3.9% (727)
American Indian
0.1% (24)
Asian
0.9% (168)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
2.6% (491)
Hispanic
9.2% (1,722)
Race Ottawa IL USA
White 83.3% 61.6% 61.1%
African American 3.9% 14.0% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 0.9% 5.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.6% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 9.2% 17.0% 17.8%

Household Income For Ottawa, Illinois

Less than $10,000
5.5% (102,828)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.7% (125,099)
$15,000 to $24,999
11.5% (214,659)
$25,000 to $34,999
12.1% (226,032)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.7% (257,070)
$50,000 to $74,999
22.2% (414,630)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.2% (191,440)
$100,000 to $149,999
11.8% (220,820)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.9% (72,501)
$200,000 or more
2.4% (45,016)
Income Ottawa IL USA
Less than $10,000 5.5% 6.5% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.7% 4.0% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 11.5% 8.9% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 12.1% 8.6% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.7% 12.0% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 22.2% 17.2% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.2% 12.7% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 11.8% 15.6% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.9% 6.9% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 2.4% 7.6% 7.0%

Gender in Ottawa

Female
53.8% (10,062)
Male
46.2% (8,639)
Gender Ottawa IL USA
Female 53.8% 50.9% 50.8%
Male 46.2% 49.1% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Ottawa for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (561)
9-12th Grade
9.0% (1,683)
High School / GED
34.0% (6,358)
Some College
24.0% (4,488)
Associate's Degree
10.0% (1,870)
Bachelor's Degree
12.0% (2,244)
Master's Degree
5.0% (935)
Professional Degree
2.0% (374)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (187)
Education Ottawa IL USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 9.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 34.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 24.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 10.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 12.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 5.0% 10.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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