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Ottawa is a township in La Salle County, in the Ottawa-Streator metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Ottawa. For links to other places called Ottawa, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Ottawa is 41.348N. The longitude is -88.88W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 479 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 12,177.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ottawa demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the La Salle 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 61350 ZIP code.
22% of Ottawa residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ottawa ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ottawa was $19,735, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Ottawa residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Ottawa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $400. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $827.
La Salle County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ottawa political report.
The average commute time for Ottawa workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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