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Ottawa is a city in La Salle County.

It is the county seat. [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 41.345N. The longitude is -88.842W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 482 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 18,635.


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Median household income
Local
$36,513
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ottawa demographic reports
Ottawa is at the junction of the Fox and Illinois rivers
1830s canal town

The first Lincoln-Douglas debate took place here

Site of Guinness World Record for "Biggest Mass Free-Fall Formation," achieved in 1998 when 246 sky divers came together for 7.3 seconds
Local festivals include:
  • La Salle County Junior Fair - July 11-15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Ottawa web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Buffalo Rock State Park, Illinois & Michigan Canal State Trail
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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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 61341 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

24% of Ottawa residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ottawa ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ottawa was $19,426, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

16% of Ottawa residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Ottawa festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.



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Government
Guides to Ottawa
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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Ottawa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $413.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $857.


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Libraries

Libraries in Ottawa include Reddick Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Ottawa include Ottawa Daily Times

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Politics

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Ottawa workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Ottawa between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Ottawa include Comfort Inn Ottawa, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express Ottawa, Super 8.

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