Ottawa, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 18,562 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.4%
 
Males: 9,616  (51.8%)
Females: 8,946  (48.2%)
Median resident age:  40.2 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 61350.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,603 (it was $36,513 in 2000)
Ottawa:

$44,603
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,337 (it was $19,426 in 2000)

Ottawa city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $126,616 (it was $87,800 in 2000)
Ottawa:

$126,616
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $162,895; Detached houses: $164,064; Townhouses or other attached units: $128,338; In 2-unit structures: $117,047; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $319,551; Mobile homes: $69,819

Median gross rent in 2012: $697.

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Ottawa races chart
  • White alone - 16,539 (85.9%)
  • Hispanic - 1,440 (7.5%)
  • Black alone - 555 (2.9%)
  • Two or more races - 455 (2.4%)
  • Asian alone - 213 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 43 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 13 (0.07%)

Races in Ottawa detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ottawa: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (23.2%), Irish (18.4%), English (7.9%), Italian (6.2%), Norwegian (5.6%), United States (3.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/13/1882

Elevation: 480 feet

Land area: 7.33 square miles.

Population density: 2,533 people per square mile   (average).

Ottawa,IL real estate house value index trend

Ottawa, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Ottawa:

  • High school or higher: 87.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ottawa city:

  • Never married: 28.8%
  • Now married: 49.5%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

647 residents are foreign born (0.6% Asia).

This city:  3.4%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 33 registered sex offenders living in Ottawa, Illinois as of April 17, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Ottawa to the number of sex offenders is 563 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,351 (2.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,928 (2.3%)

Ottawa satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Aurora, IL (40.1 miles , pop. 142,990).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (69.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Naplate, IL (1.5 miles ), Dayton, IL (1.9 miles ), Marseilles, IL (2.7 miles ), Grand Ridge, IL (2.8 miles ), North Utica, IL (3.0 miles ), Oglesby, IL (3.5 miles ), Seneca, IL (3.5 miles ), La Salle, IL (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 65 buildings, average cost: $92,100
  • 1998: 74 buildings, average cost: $92,100
  • 1999: 77 buildings, average cost: $92,100
  • 2000: 73 buildings, average cost: $92,100
  • 2001: 71 buildings, average cost: $92,100
  • 2002: 73 buildings, average cost: $92,100
  • 2003: 81 buildings, average cost: $102,600
  • 2004: 84 buildings, average cost: $110,700
  • 2005: 80 buildings, average cost: $110,700
  • 2006: 72 buildings, average cost: $110,700
  • 2007: 39 buildings, average cost: $159,100
  • 2008: 20 buildings, average cost: $331,400
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $215,900
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $157,800
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $154,000
  • 2012: 11 buildings, average cost: $143,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.35 N, Longitude: 88.84 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,474 (+12.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,117 (50.3%)

Area code: 815

Ottawa household income distribution Ottawa home values distribution

Crime rates in Ottawa by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000100000010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.05.40.00.00.00.00.00.05.30.0
Rapes 8122871051111000
per 100,000 43.75.510.910.842.937.553.126.257.556.60.00.00.0
Robberies 9344167665317122
per 100,000 49.216.421.821.785.937.531.931.526.115.488.663.710.7
Assaults 162029292520253825313223
per 100,000 87.4109.2158.4157.2134.2107.0132.8199.4130.6159.615.610.6122.9
Burglaries 56574949121125124107107138676163
per 100,000 305.9311.4267.7265.5649.3669.0658.7561.4559.0710.6349.0324.1336.8
Thefts 527450467467525500441472350322390338363
per 100,000 2878.72458.12550.92530.82817.32676.12342.82476.71828.41658.22031.51795.61940.3
Auto thefts 1015202016201513910002
per 100,000 54.681.9109.2108.485.9107.079.768.247.051.50.00.010.7
Arson 8313138763710632
per 100,000 43.716.471.070.442.937.531.915.736.651.531.315.910.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 210.9159.9178.8177.4266.2228.1227.8217.0198.6204.8137.2128.1131.6

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Ottawa detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 45 (34 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.82
Illinois average:

2.76
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.1%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +507 (+2.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Work and jobs in Ottawa: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Ottawa, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ottawa-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 66% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 34.4 miles away from the Ottawa city center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/20/2004, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.3 miles away from the city center killed 8 people and injured 12 people and caused $8 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ottawa-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 206.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 181.9 miles away from Ottawa center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 8.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 239.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 205.5 miles away from Ottawa center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 194.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in La Salle County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ottawa topographic map

Birthplace of: Maria Kanellis - Professional wrestler, Terrence Malick - Film director, Jack Clapper - Recipient of the Purple Heart medal, Slip Madigan - Football player and coach of football, Aaron Shea - 2005 NFL player (Cleveland Browns, born: Dec 5, 1976), Bob McGrath - Singer and actor, Emil Lockwood - Politician, George R. Lawrence - Photographer, Harry Kelly (politician) - Judge, Reed G. Landis - World War I flying ace.

Main business address for: UNIONBANCORP INC (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS), FIRST OTTAWA BANCSHARES INC (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Ottawa:

  • HOSPICE OF COMMUNITY HOSP OF O (1000 E NORRIS DRIVE)
  • KANTHAK HOUSE (724 SECOND AVENUE)
  • OTTAWA REGIONAL HOSPITAL & HEALTHCARE CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1100 EAST NORRIS DRIVE)
  • SULLIVAN HOUSE (600 EAST GROVER)
  • FMC - OTTAWA DIALYSIS (1601 MERCURY CIRCLE, STE 3)
  • OTTAWA REGIONAL HOME HEALTH (1601 MERCURY CIRCLE, SUITE #1)
  • LA SALLE COUNTY NURSING HOME (1380 NORTH 27TH ROAD)
  • OTTAWA PAVILION (800 EAST CENTER STREET)
  • PLEASANT VIEW LUTHER HOME (505 COLLEGE AVENUE)

Airports and heliports located in Ottawa:

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Operable nuclear power plants near Ottawa:

  • 13 miles: LaSalle County 1 and 2 in Seneca, IL.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ottawa:

  • Illinois Valley Community College (about 14 miles; Oglesby, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,747)
  • Joliet Junior College (about 36 miles; Joliet, IL; FT enrollment: 11,401)
  • Waubonsee Community College (about 37 miles; Sugar Grove, IL; FT enrollment: 7,698)
  • Aurora University (about 39 miles; Aurora, IL; FT enrollment: 4,596)
  • University of St Francis (about 41 miles; Joliet, IL; FT enrollment: 2,454)
  • Northern Illinois University (about 41 miles; Dekalb, IL; FT enrollment: 18,126)
  • Kishwaukee College (about 41 miles; Malta, IL; FT enrollment: 3,356)

Public high schools in Ottawa:

Private high school in Ottawa:

  • MARQUETTE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 222; Location: 1000 PAUL ST; Grades: 9 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Ottawa:

Private elementary/middle schools in Ottawa:

  • ST COLUMBA SCHOOL (Students: 221; Location: 1110 LA SALLE ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PATRICK SCHOOL (Students: 173; Location: 801 W JEFFERSON ST; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Ottawa, map of school districts

Library in Ottawa:

  • REDDICK PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $739,020; Location: 1010 CANAL STREET; 74,971 books; 2,834 audio materials; 3,961 video materials; 8 local licensed databases; 2 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 329 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Ottawa: Ottawa Boat Club (A), Ottawa Fire Department Station 2 (B), Ottawa Fire Department Station 1 (C), Reddick Library (D), La Salle County Jail (E), La Salle County Courthouse (F), Reddick Mansion (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: South Towne Mall Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Main business address in Ottawa include: UNIONBANCORP INC (A), FIRST OTTAWA BANCSHARES INC (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ottawa include: First Baptist Church (A), First Church of Christ Scientist (B), First Congregational Church (C), First Presbyterian Church (D), First United Methodist Church (E), Grace Baptist Church (F), Pilgrim Holiness Church (G), Pleasant View Lutheran Church (H), Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ottawa Avenue Cemetery (1), Oakwood Memorial Cemetery (2), Summit View Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

River: Fox River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Ottawa include: Peck Park (1), Rigden Park (2), Walsh Park (3), Lincoln-Douglas Park (4), East Side Park (5), Varland Park (6), Kiwanis Park (7), Allen Park (8), Washington Park Historic District (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Comfort Inn (510 E Etna Rd), Hampton Inn Ottawa- IL (4115 Holiday Lane), Hampton Inn Ottawa-Starved Rock Area (4115 Holiday Ln), Holiday Inn Express Ottawa (120 West Stevenson Road), Fox River Bed and Breakfast (3367 E 2072nd Rd.).

Courts: La Salle County - Courts- Court Services (Courthouse), Illinois State - Appellate Court District No 3- Appellate Research (1007 La Salle Street), Illinois State - Appellate Court District No 3 (1004 Columbus Street).

La Salle County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 46.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.5
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 9.66. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.66
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ottawa and their reported violations in the past:

SIP N SNACK (Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JAN-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-18-2009)
THE BUSTED PROP (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
MOOSE LODGE 960/DAYTON RIDGE (Population served: 130, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
DATTIS MHP (Population served: 115, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-16-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-16-2008), St Public Notif received (JAN-07-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-30-2009), St BCA signed (MAR-26-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2009)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In NOV-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-01-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-01-2008), St Public Notif received (JAN-07-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-30-2009), St BCA signed (MAR-26-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-15-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-15-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-23-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-07-2012)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
SPRING BROOK MARINA INC (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-09-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-09-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAR-24-2008)
THE BOURNE (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
NEW CHIAM RESTAURANT (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
KNOTTY PINE (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ottawa that have no violations reported:

  • THE GREAT SAUK TRAIL - EAST (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • THE GREAT SAUK TRAIL-WEST (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ILLINOIS WATERWAY VISITOR CTR (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GRAND BEAR LODGE LLC # 1 NORTH (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PINE HILLS GOLF COURSE (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GRAND BEAR LODGE LLC # 2 NORTH (Population served: 120, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GRAND BEAR LODGE LLC # 3 NORTH (Population served: 120, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GRAND BEAR LODGE LLC # 5 NORTH (Population served: 120, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GRAND BEAR LODGE LLC # 4 NORTH (Population served: 120, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SILVER SLIPPER SALOON (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.0%
(10.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.6% for Black residents, 25.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 26.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.6%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.2%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Ottawa in 2010:

  • 234 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 176 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 30 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 22 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 10 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Ottawa in 2000:

  • 303 people in nursing homes
  • 44 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 32 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 22 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 8 people in other group homes
  • 5 people in religious group quarters

Ottawa, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Ottawa compared to Illinois state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Ottawa (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank of Ottawa: Plaza Facility, South Branch, Northfield Branch, The First National Bank Of Ottawa. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $270.5 mil, Deposits: $242.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 8 total offices, Holding Company: First Ottawa Bancshares, Inc.
  • Centrue Bank: Ottawa North Branch, Ottawa Columbus Str Branch, Ottawa Lending Center & Executive Of. Info updated 2007/06/27: Bank assets: $964.9 mil, Deposits: $850.6 mil, headquarters in Streator, IL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 28 total offices, Holding Company: Centrue Financial Corporation
  • First Federal Savings Bank: at 633 La Salle St, branch established on 1889/01/01; West Main Street Branch at 433 West Main Street, branch established on 1994/07/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $398.1 mil, Deposits: $355.1 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 13 total offices
  • First State Bank: Ottawa Branch at 1212 Columbus Avenue, branch established on 2004/11/12. Info updated 2011/02/28: Bank assets: $751.6 mil, Deposits: $619.5 mil, headquarters in Mendota, IL, positive income, 16 total offices, Holding Company: Tri-County Financial Group, Inc.
  • Ottawa Savings Bank: at 925 La Salle St, branch established on 1871/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $182.7 mil, Deposits: $160.4 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • Old Second National Bank: Ottawa Branch at 323 East Norris Drive, branch established on 1978/02/01. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $1,939.3 mil, Deposits: $1,741.1 mil, headquarters in Aurora, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 27 total offices, Holding Company: Old Second Bancorp, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Ottawa, Illinois:

  • Comfort Inn Ottawa, 510 E Etna Rd, Ottawa, IL 61350 , Phone: (815) 433-9600, Fax: (815) 433-9696
  • Holiday Inn Express, 120 W Stevenson, Ottawa, IL 61350 , Phone: (815) 433-0029, Fax: (815) 433-0382
  • Surrey Motel, 1215 Lasalle St, Ottawa, IL 61350 , Phone: (815) 433-1263, Fax: (815) 433-1263
  • Super 8, 500 E Etna Rd, Ottawa, IL 61350 , Phone: (815) 434-2888, Fax: (815) 434-2891
  • Sands Motel, 1215 Ln Salle St, Ottawa, IL 61350 , Phone: (815) 434-6440
  • Ottawa Inn Motel, 3000 Columbus St, Ottawa, IL 61350 , Phone: (815) 434-3400, Fax: (815) 434-3904
  • Surrey Motel, 2750 Columbus St, Ottawa, IL 61350 , Phone: (815) 433-1263
  • Hampton Inn Ottawa, 4115 Holiday Ln, Ottawa, IL 61350 , Phone: (815) 434-6040, Fax: (815) 434-6045
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites, 3000 Fairfield Ln, Ottawa, IL 61350 , Phone: (815) 431-8955
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Ottawa, Illinois

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Ottawa travel time to work - commute Ottawa mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (85%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Ottawa:

(Ottawa, Illinois Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Ottawa city (based on La Salle County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.49%
Here: 62.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of the Nazarene
Adherents64.2%9.8%8.0%2.3%2.1%
Congregations22.1%18.4%8.1%4.4%5.1%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Church of ChristLutheran ChurchAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsOther
Adherents2.0%1.9%1.9%1.3%6.6%
Congregations2.9%4.4%2.9%2.9%28.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 25
La Salle County:

2.23 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
La Salle County:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 61
La Salle County:

5.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 116
Here:

10.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.9%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
La Salle County:

27.1%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.3%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 3$5,874
Other Government Administration 14$63,004$54,0035$6,489
Police Protection - Officers 35$197,830$67,8270$0
Police - Other 11$44,769$48,8390$0
Firefighters 28$178,628$76,5550$0
Fire - Other 1$3,217$38,6040$0
Streets and Highways 6$27,237$54,4740$0
Solid Waste Management 1$3,828$45,9360$0
Sewerage 9$41,951$55,9350$0
Parks and Recreation 7$26,150$44,8296$2,756
Water Supply 8$36,172$54,2580$0
Transit 0$0 5$6,232
Totals for Government 120$622,786$62,27919$21,351

Ottawa government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,646,000 ($88.68)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $4,403,000 ($237.21)
    General - Other: $2,308,000 ($124.34)
    Police Protection: $2,303,000 ($124.07)
    Fire Protection: $1,724,000 ($92.88)
    Regular Highways: $1,466,000 ($78.98)
    Water Utilities: $729,000 ($39.27)
    Sewerage: $726,000 ($39.11)
    Libraries: $452,000 ($24.35)
    Parks & Recreation: $311,000 ($16.75)
    Financial Administration: $12,000 ($0.65)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $247,000 ($13.31)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $169,000 ($9.10)
    Libraries: $119,000 ($6.41)
    General - Other: $40,000 ($2.15)
    Parks & Recreation: $19,000 ($1.02)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,573,000 ($300.24)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $41,000 ($2.21)

Ottawa government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,364,000 ($73.48)
    Parks & Recreation: $144,000 ($7.76)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,401,000 ($129.35)
    Interest Earnings: $411,000 ($22.14)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,478,000 ($79.63)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $6,087,000 ($327.93)
    Highways: $508,000 ($27.37)
  • Tax - Property: $3,321,000 ($178.91)
    Public Utilities: $974,000 ($52.47)
    NEC: $719,000 ($38.74)

Ottawa government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $685,000 ($36.90)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,044,000 ($271.74)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $6,087,000 ($327.93)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $3,413,000 ($183.87)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $215,000 ($11.58)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $7,021,000 ($378.25)
    Water Utilities: $315,000 ($16.97)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $697,000 ($37.55)
    Water Utilities: $155,000 ($8.35)

Ottawa government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,669,000 ($89.91)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $9,196,000 ($495.42)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $192,000 ($10.34)

4.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,624 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.01%
Illinois average:

4.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bureau County, IL  0.44% ($27,837 average AGI)
from Will County, IL  0.27% ($37,508)
from Kendall County, IL  0.26% ($37,214)


4.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,963 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.58%
Illinois average:

4.96%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($170 average AGI)
La Salle County:

0.03%
Illinois average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Bureau County, IL  0.39% ($29,511 average AGI)
to Cook County, IL  0.28% ($31,646)
to Kendall County, IL  0.23% ($37,226)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ottawa:

  • WCMY (1430 AM; 1 kW; OTTAWA, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WAUR (930 AM; 4 kW; SANDWICH, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • WLPO (1220 AM; 1 kW; LASALLE, IL; Owner: LASALLE COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WSPL (1250 AM; 1 kW; STREATOR, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ottawa:

  • WKOT (96.5 FM; MARSEILLES, IL; Owner: LASALLE COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WRKX (95.3 FM; OTTAWA, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WWGN (88.9 FM; OTTAWA, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WALS (102.1 FM; OGLESBY, IL; Owner: LACO RADIO, INC.)
  • WBZG (100.9 FM; PERU, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WSTQ (97.7 FM; STREATOR, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYYS (106.1 FM; STREATOR, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCFL (104.7 FM; MORRIS, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS DISTRICT COUNCIL OF ASSEMBL)
  • WIVQ (103.3 FM; SPRING VALLEY, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WAJK (99.3 FM; LA SALLE, IL; Owner: LA SALLE COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WSOG (88.1 FM; SPRING VALLEY, IL; Owner: SPIRIT EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WMKB (102.9 FM; EARLVILLE, IL; Owner: KM RADIO OF EARLVILLE, L.L.C.)
  • WJDK-FM (95.7 FM; SENECA, IL; Owner: GRUNDY COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • WGLC-FM (100.1 FM; MENDOTA, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSPY-FM (107.1 FM; PLANO, IL; Owner: NELSON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WJCH (91.9 FM; JOLIET, IL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WRXQ (100.7 FM; COAL CITY, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WJEZ (98.9 FM; DWIGHT, IL; Owner: LIVINGSTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WNIW (91.3 FM; LA SALLE, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Ottawa:

  • WWTO-TV (Channel 35; LASALLE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WSPY-LP (Channel 30; PLANO, IL; Owner: WSPY-TV, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Ottawa fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 15
Total length: 97 meters (318ft)
Total costs: $2,023,000
Total average daily traffic: 184,200
Total average daily truck traffic: 28,029

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 3
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 5
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Ottawa, IL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ottawa)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 94 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Ottawa, IL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 106 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ottawa)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 17 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Ottawa)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 231
  • Hazardous Condition: 41

Incident types - Ottawa

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ottawa, IL
Businesses in Ottawa, IL
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Lane Furniture1
AT&T1Long John Silver's1
Advance Auto Parts1Marriott1
Arby's1Maurices1
AutoZone1Mazda1
Burger King1McDonald's2
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza1
Circle K1Penske1
Cracker Barrel1Pizza Hut1
Dunkin Donuts1RadioShack1
Econo Lodge1Sears1
Fashion Bug1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx3Subway2
Ford1Super 81
GameStop1T-Mobile1
Goodwill2Taco Bell1
H&R Block1Toyota1
Hilton1U-Haul3
Holiday Inn1UPS4
Honda1Volkswagen1
Jimmy John's1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Kroger2Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy1YMCA1

Ottawa on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Nonmetallic mineral products (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Office supplies and stationery stores"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Plastics and rubber products (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Nonmetallic mineral products (population 5,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Utilities (population 5,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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Total of 91 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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