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La Salle is a city in La Salle County, in the Ottawa-Streator metro area.
The community was named for the French explorer who sailed down the Illinois River in 1679
The latitude of La Salle is 41.333N. The longitude is -89.091W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 571 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,596.
Longtime center for production of zinc
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23% of La Salle residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the La Salle ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in La Salle was $19,099, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of La Salle residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in La Salle, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $339. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $793.
Libraries in La Salle include LaSalle Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in La Salle include La Salle News Tribune
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WNIW.
La Salle County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our La Salle political report.
The average commute time for La Salle workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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