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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.
The first Lincoln-Douglas debate took place here
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.
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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ottawa was $19,426, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Ottawa residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Ottawa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $413. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $857.
Libraries in Ottawa include Reddick Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Ottawa include Ottawa Daily Times
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 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.
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