Ottawa, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 18,180 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -0.7%
 
Males: 8,331  (45.8%)
Females: 9,849  (54.2%)
Median resident age:

38.1 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 61350.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $52,274 (it was $36,513 in 2000)
Ottawa:

$52,274
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $30,630 (it was $19,426 in 2000)

Ottawa city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $143,776 (it was $87,800 in 2000)
Ottawa:

$143,776
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $178,713; detached houses: $178,301; townhouses or other attached units: $115,485; in 2-unit structures: $297,389; in 3-to-4-unit structures: over $1,000,000; mobile homes: $71,529

Median gross rent in 2017: $816.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ottawa: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.2%
(13.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.6% for Black residents, 28.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 45.7% for American Indian residents, 39.7% for other race residents, 29.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Ottawa, IL (2017)
    • 15,45682.6%White alone
    • 1,7139.2%Hispanic
    • 8274.4%Black alone
    • 4282.3%Two or more races
    • 1420.8%Asian alone
    • 280.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 48 registered sex offenders living in Ottawa, Illinois as of August 06, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ottawa is 388 to 1.


Crime rates in Ottawa by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(37.5)
10
(53.1)
5
(26.2)
11
(57.5)
11
(56.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.4)
2
(10.9)
1
(5.5)
1
(5.5)
1
(5.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
7
(37.5)
6
(31.9)
6
(31.5)
5
(26.1)
3
(15.4)
17
(88.6)
12
(63.7)
2
(10.7)
5
(27.0)
2
(10.8)
2
(10.9)
3
(16.4)
6
(33.0)
2
(11.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
20
(107.0)
25
(132.8)
38
(199.4)
25
(130.6)
31
(159.6)
3
(15.6)
2
(10.6)
23
(122.9)
8
(43.2)
12
(64.8)
20
(109.0)
19
(104.0)
29
(159.3)
12
(66.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
125
(669.0)
124
(658.7)
107
(561.4)
107
(559.0)
138
(710.6)
67
(349.0)
61
(324.1)
63
(336.8)
36
(194.5)
52
(280.8)
46
(250.7)
45
(246.4)
53
(291.1)
45
(248.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
500
(2,676)
441
(2,343)
472
(2,477)
350
(1,828)
322
(1,658)
390
(2,031)
338
(1,796)
363
(1,940)
350
(1,891)
427
(2,306)
399
(2,174)
333
(1,823)
292
(1,604)
259
(1,431)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
20
(107.0)
15
(79.7)
13
(68.2)
9
(47.0)
10
(51.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(10.7)
0
(0.0)
8
(43.2)
1
(5.4)
12
(65.7)
7
(38.4)
6
(33.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
7
(37.5)
6
(31.9)
3
(15.7)
7
(36.6)
10
(51.5)
6
(31.3)
3
(15.9)
2
(10.7)
2
(10.8)
3
(16.2)
2
(10.9)
3
(16.4)
2
(11.0)
5
(27.6)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)225.1224.8214.1196.0202.1135.4126.4129.8106.0135.9138.7125.6133.798.3

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City-data.com crime index in Ottawa, IL

Crime rate in Ottawa detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 49 (34 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.88
Illinois average:

2.09
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Ancestries: German (20.6%), Irish (9.1%), Italian (6.9%), American (6.6%), English (5.2%), Polish (4.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/13/1882

Elevation: 480 feet

Land area: 7.33 square miles.

Population density: 2,481 people per square mile   (low).

Ottawa, Illinois map

746 residents are foreign born (1.7% Latin America, 1.3% Europe, 0.6% Asia).

This city:

4.0%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,155 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,218 (2.2%)

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 )

Latitude: 41.35 N, Longitude: 88.84 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,359 (+18.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,357 (62.9%)

Area code: 815

Distribution of median household income in Ottawa, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Ottawa, IL in 2017
Ottawa satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 27 buildings, average cost: $231,900
  • 2014: 27 buildings, average cost: $187,600
  • 2015: 21 buildings, average cost: $201,100
  • 2016: 25 buildings, average cost: $228,100
  • 2017: 29 buildings, average cost: $227,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Ottawa, IL residents
Average permit cost in Ottawa, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.5%
Illinois:

4.5%
Historical population in Ottawa, IL
Historical housing units in Ottawa, IL

Population change in the 1990s: +507 (+2.8%).
Most common industries in Ottawa, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.1%)
  • Educational services (7.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Construction (7.3%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.6%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.9%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (5.8%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Utilities (5.1%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
  • Machinery (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.8%)
  • Educational services (12.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.5%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.4%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Ottawa, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Engineers (3.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.9%)

Average climate in Ottawa, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Ottawa, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 4.66. This is significantly better than average.

City:

4.66
U.S.:

74.20
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.785. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.785
U.S.:

1.789
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 9.49. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.49
U.S.:

8.46

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 Ottawa 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 the city 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 Ottawa 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 the city 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 Ottawa 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 (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 3, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ottawa topographic map

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)
  • LA SALLE COUNTY NURSING HOME (1380 NORTH 27TH ROAD)
  • OTTAWA PAVILION (800 EAST CENTER STREET)
  • PLEASANT VIEW LUTHER HOME (505 COLLEGE AVENUE)
  • FMC - OTTAWA DIALYSIS (1601 MERCURY CIRCLE, STE 3)
  • OTTAWA REGIONAL HOME HEALTH (1601 MERCURY CIRCLE, SUITE #1)

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 ACADEMY (Students: 446, Location: 1000 PAUL ST, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Ottawa:

  • SHEPHERD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 449, Location: 701 E MCKINLEY RD, Grades: 7-8)
  • JEFFERSON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 346, Location: 1709 COLUMBUS ST, Grades: PK-4)
  • WALLACE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 316, Location: 1463 N 33RD RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • RUTLAND ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 85, Location: RR 71 E 3231, Grades: KG-8)
  • DEER PARK C C ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 67, Location: 2350 E 1025TH RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • CENTRAL INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Location: 711 E MCKINLEY RD, Grades: 5-6)
  • LINCOLN ELEM SCHOOL (Location: 1110 W MAIN ST, Grades: PK-4)
  • MCKINLEY ELEM SCHOOL (Location: 1320 STATE ST, Grades: PK-4)
See full list of schools located in Ottawa

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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

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

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)
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Ottawa:

Marital status in Ottawa, IL
  • Never married: 31.0%
  • Now married: 48.2%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

For population 25 years and over in Ottawa:

  • High school or higher: 89.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Ottawa
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Ottawa:

(Ottawa, Illinois Neighborhood Map)

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic30,42929
Mainline Protestant12,96247
Evangelical Protestant9,47569
Other6899
None60,369-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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
This 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
This county:

10.35 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

8.9%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.1%
Illinois:

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

14.3%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Ottawa:

49.1%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Ottawa:

45.3%
State:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Ottawa:

28.8
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.0%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Ottawa:

11.5%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.3%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Ottawa:

55.0%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Ottawa:

76.8%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ottawa, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 36$221,909$73,9700$0
Firefighters 28$203,825$87,3540$0
Police - Other 14$67,093$57,5080$0
Parks and Recreation 10$46,423$55,7081$1,402
Other Government Administration 9$50,187$66,91610$14,043
Sewerage 8$34,253$51,3800$0
Water Supply 7$32,953$56,4910$0
Streets and Highways 5$21,986$52,7660$0
Financial Administration 2$5,091$30,5460$0
Transit 2$5,432$32,59219$24,196
Fire - Other 1$3,620$43,4400$0
Solid Waste Management 1$3,995$47,9400$0
Totals for Government 123$696,767$67,97730$39,641

Ottawa government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $3,822,000 ($210.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $77,000 ($4.24)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $4,225,000 ($232.40)
    Central Staff Services: $4,133,000 ($227.34)
    Police Protection: $3,989,000 ($219.42)
    General - Other: $3,946,000 ($217.05)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,751,000 ($151.32)
    Regular Highways: $2,386,000 ($131.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,164,000 ($119.03)
    Solid Waste Management: $22,000 ($1.21)
    Financial Administration: $17,000 ($0.94)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $449,000 ($24.70)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing and Community Development: $804,000 ($44.22)
    Water Utilities: $632,000 ($34.76)
    Central Staff Services: $469,000 ($25.80)
    Police Protection: $365,000 ($20.08)
    Regular Highways: $112,000 ($6.16)
    Solid Waste Management: $83,000 ($4.57)
    Parks and Recreation: $65,000 ($3.58)
    Parking Facilities: $38,000 ($2.09)
    Local Fire Protection: $32,000 ($1.76)
    Public Welfare - Other: $25,000 ($1.38)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,291,000 ($511.06)

Ottawa government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $736,000 ($40.48)
    Parks and Recreation: $206,000 ($11.33)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,242,000 ($178.33)
    Fines and Forfeits: $332,000 ($18.26)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($0.33)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $6,454,000 ($355.01)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $8,720,000 ($479.65)
    Other: $1,000,000 ($55.01)
    Highways: $490,000 ($26.95)
    Public Welfare: $402,000 ($22.11)
    Housing and Community Development: $180,000 ($9.90)
  • Tax - Property: $8,884,000 ($488.67)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,154,000 ($63.48)
    Other License: $908,000 ($49.94)
    Other Selective Sales: $378,000 ($20.79)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $107,000 ($5.89)

Ottawa government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,963,000 ($933.06)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,318,000 ($897.58)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,995,000 ($109.74)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,350,000 ($74.26)

Ottawa government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,214,000 ($726.84)

4.66% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,733 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.66%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Bureau County, IL  0.42% ($38,201 average AGI)
from Kendall County, IL  0.38% ($52,144)
from Cook County, IL  0.37% ($34,585)


5.24% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,389 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.24%
Illinois average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Bureau County, IL  0.55% ($36,259 average AGI)
to DeKalb County, IL  0.34% ($40,538)
to Cook County, IL  0.27% ($54,857)
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

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
See more detailed statistics of Ottawa fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 46Number of bridges
  • 525ft / 160mTotal length
  • $455,000Total costs
  • 294,025Total average daily traffic
  • 54,016Total average daily truck traffic
  • 187,613Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Ottawa, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 71960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 81980-1989
  • 121990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 32010-2018
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: 129 (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: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 77 (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: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 120 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ottawa)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 19 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Ottawa)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 128. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 260 took place in 2007, and the least - 56 in 2013. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Ottawa, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Other (44.4%), and Outside Fires (25.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Ottawa, IL
    • 96644.4%Other
    • 54725.1%Outside Fires
    • 44720.5%Structure Fires
    • 2169.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ottawa, IL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Ottawa, Illinois:

  • Comfort Inn Ottawa, 510 E Etna Rd, Ottawa, Illinois 61350 , Phone: (815) 433-9600, Fax: (815) 433-9696
  • Comfort Inn, 120 W Stevenson, Ottawa, Illinois 61350 , Phone: (815) 433-0029, Fax: (815) 433-0382
  • Super 8, 500 E Etna Rd, Ottawa, Illinois 61350 , Phone: (815) 434-2888, Fax: (815) 434-2891
  • Sands Motel, 1215 Ln Salle St, Ottawa, Illinois 61350 , Phone: (815) 434-6440
  • Ottawa Inn Motel, 3000 Columbus St, Ottawa, Illinois 61350 , Phone: (815) 434-3400, Fax: (815) 434-3904
  • Hampton Inn Ottawa, 4115 Holiday Ln, Ottawa, Illinois 61350 , Phone: (815) 434-6040, Fax: (815) 434-6045
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites, 3000 Fairfield Ln, Ottawa, Illinois 61350 , Phone: (815) 431-8955
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Ottawa, Illinois
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ottawa, IL
  • 89.0%Utility gas
  • 8.7%Electricity
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ottawa, IL
  • 68.2%Utility gas
  • 29.6%Electricity
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Other fuel


Ottawa compared to Illinois state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below 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.
There are 29 pilots and 30 other airmen in this city.
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