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Oglesby is a city in La Salle County, in the Ottawa-Streator metro area.

The community was named after Gov. Richard J. Oglesby

The latitude of Oglesby is 41.295N. The longitude is -89.059W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 630 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,634.


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Median household income
Local
$35,000
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Oglesby demographic reports
Oglesby is on the Vermilion River
Well-known residents have included:
· Jim Bottomley, baseball player
Nearby parks & recreation: Matthiessen State Park, Starved Rock State Park
Colleges and universities: Illinois Valley Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

23% of Oglesby residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Oglesby ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oglesby was $18,674, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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11% of Oglesby residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Oglesby, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $329.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $926.


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Libraries in Oglesby include Oglesby Public Library ... View libraries

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La Salle County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oglesby political report.

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The average commute time for Oglesby workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Oglesby include Days Inn Oglesby, Holiday Inn Express.

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