Ottawa, IL Population

Population: 18,307. Estimated population in July 2020: 18,824 (+2.8% change)
Males: 8,738 (47.7%), Females: 9,569 (52.3%)

La Salle County

Zip code: 61350

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

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%).

Elevation: 480 feet

Land area: 7.3 square miles

Population

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%).

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

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Ottawa:

  • GREATER ROCKFORD (about 60 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; Abbreviation: RFD)
  • CENTRAL IL REGL ARPT AT BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL (about 61 miles; BLOOMINGTON/NORMAL, IL; Abbreviation: BMI)
  • WHITESIDE CO ARPT-JOS H BITTORF FLD (about 63 miles; STERLING/ROCKFALLS, IL; Abbreviation: SQI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Ottawa:

  • SKYDIVE CHICAGO (about 5 miles; OTTAWA, IL; Abbreviation: 8N2)
  • EARLVILLE (about 17 miles; EARLVILLE, IL; Abbreviation: C94)
  • CUSHING FIELD LTD (about 21 miles; NEWARK, IL; Abbreviation: 0C8)

Colleges and Universities

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; Full-time enrollment: 3,834)
  • NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 41 miles; DeKalb, IL; Full-time enrollment: 19,477)
  • KISHWAUKEE COLLEGE (about 41 miles; MALTA, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,289)
  • JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 47 miles; JOLIET, IL; Full-time enrollment: 6,075)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ST FRANCIS (about 52 miles; JOLIET, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,361)
  • LEWIS UNIVERSITY (about 56 miles; ROMEOVILLE, IL; Full-time 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)

Libraries

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)

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