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La Salle County, Illinois (IL)

County population in 2014: 111,241 (70% urban, 30% rural); it was 111,509 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 21,246
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 12,527
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 32,596
Renter-occupied apartments: 11,574 (it was 10,821 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

33%

Land area: 1135 sq. mi.

Water area: 13.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 98 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in La Salle County: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (15.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (14.3%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (13.7%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 61%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 31%
  • Unpaid family work: 5%
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Races in La Salle County, Illinois:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (88.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (8.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Asian alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Illinois median age:  36.0 years
Males: 55,532  (49.9%)
Females: 55,709  (50.1%)
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La Salle County,IL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
La Salle County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $51,936 ($40,308 in 1999)

This county:

$51,936
Illinois:

$59,588

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $593 (lower quartile is $453, upper quartile is $726)
This county:

$593
State:

$811


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $131,400 (it was $86,500 in 2000)
La Salle:

$131,400
Illinois:

$180,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $77,200 - $189,800

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $156,246
Here:

$156,246
State:

$243,209

Townhouses or other attached units: $190,610
Here:

$190,610
State:

$218,951

In 2-unit structures: $93,737
Here:

$93,737
State:

$241,787

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $109,836
Here:

$109,836
State:

$265,773

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $212,230
Here:

$212,230
State:

$280,416

Mobile homes: $50,292
Here:

$50,292
State:

$52,981
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,142
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $468

Institutionalized population: 2,741
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 250 buildings, average cost: $177,600
  • 2008: 114 buildings, average cost: $189,900
  • 2009: 73 buildings, average cost: $176,100
  • 2010: 69 buildings, average cost: $167,700
  • 2011: 47 buildings, average cost: $162,400
  • 2012: 56 buildings, average cost: $170,800
  • 2013: 73 buildings, average cost: $197,100
  • 2014: 79 buildings, average cost: $216,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $2,891 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $2,431 (2.1%)

La Salle County household income distribution in 2009 La Salle County home values distribution La Salle County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 12.6%
(11.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.9% for Black residents, 22.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.7% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 33.9% for other race residents, 21.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 12.6%
La Salle County:

12.6%
Illinois:

13.6%
(11.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.0% for Black residents, 21.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.6% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 31.7% for other race residents, 20.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 41 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 30 years old, American Indian residents: 42 years old, Asian residents: 29 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in La Salle County is $438 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $577 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $728 a month.

Cities in this county include: Ottawa, Streator, Peru, La Salle, Mendota, Lake Holiday, Marseilles, Oglesby, Sheridan, Seneca.

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

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Neighboring counties: Dukes County, Massachusetts , Sussex County, New Jersey , Fulton County, Ohio , Jasper County, Indiana , Johnson County, Iowa , Summit County, Ohio .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 3,807
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,006 (49% naturalized citizens)

La Salle County:

2.7%
Whole state:

12.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 646
  • 1990 to 1994: 469
  • 1985 to 1989: 232
  • 1980 to 1984: 228
  • 1975 to 1979: 293
  • 1970 to 1974: 285
  • 1970 to 1974: 213
  • 1965 to 1969: 640
Note: State values scaled to La Salle County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 73.3%

La Salle County marital status for males La Salle County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 36,215
  • One, attached: 603
  • Two: 2,238
  • 3 or 4: 2,074
  • 5 to 9: 1,175
  • 10 to 19: 672
  • 20 or more: 901
  • Mobile homes: 2,535
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 25

Housing units in La Salle County with a mortgage: 16,465 (1,385 second mortgage, 1,613 home equity loan, 52 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,671

Here:

58.5% with mortgage
State:

69.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for La Salle County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic30,42929
Mainline Protestant12,96247
Evangelical Protestant9,47569
Other6899
None60,369-
La Salle County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 25
La Salle County:

2.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 116
This county:

10.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
La Salle County:

8.9%
Illinois:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
La Salle County:

27.1%
State:

25.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.3%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in La Salle County:

Average size of farms: 392 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $109,407
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $275.21
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.54%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 9.50%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $86,848
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 91.81%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.45%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $118,395
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.77%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.55
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.72%
Corn for grain: 270021 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1526 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 247094 harvested acres
Vegetables: 6,535 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 44 acres

Earthquake activity:

La Salle County-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 206.4 miles away from La Salle County 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 county 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 8.8 miles away from the county 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 239.0 miles away from the county 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 205.4 miles away from La Salle County center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 194.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Illinois Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: November 17, 2013 to November 18, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4157: November 26, 2013, FEMA Id: 4157, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • Illinois Severe Storms, Straight-Line Winds and Flooding, Incident Period: April 16, 2013 to May 05, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4116: May 10, 2013, FEMA Id: 4116, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Illinois Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 03, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1960: March 17, 2011, FEMA Id: 1960, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Illinois Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 13, 2008 to October 05, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1800: October 03, 2008, FEMA Id: 1800, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 20, 2007 to August 31, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1729: September 25, 2007, FEMA Id: 1729, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois Snow, Incident Period: November 30, 2006 to December 01, 2006, Emergency Declared EM-3269: December 29, 2006, FEMA Id: 3269, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Illinois Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3230: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3230, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Illinois Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: April 20, 2004 to April 23, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1513: April 23, 2004, FEMA Id: 1513, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Illinois Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2000 to December 31, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3161: January 17, 2001, FEMA Id: 3161, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Illinois Winter Snow Storm, Incident Period: January 01, 1999 to January 15, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3134: January 08, 1999, FEMA Id: 3134, Natural disaster type: Storm, Snow
  • 8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (53%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)
  • Poland (4%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • Italy (3%)
  • India (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in La Salle County (%):

  • German (26%)
  • Irish (13%)
  • Italian (9%)
  • United States or American (8%)
  • English (7%)
  • Polish (7%)
  • Norwegian (5%)

La Salle County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 41,268 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 5,282 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 133 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 5 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 4 (0%)
  • Railroad: 29 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 4 (0%)
  • Taxi: 44 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 18 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 194 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,320 (3%)
  • Other means: 298 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,559 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in La Salle County, Illinois in 2000:

  • 1,596 people in state prisons
  • 1,225 people in nursing homes
  • 201 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 45 people in religious group quarters
  • 44 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 43 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 27 people in other group homes
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 8 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 6 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in La Salle County, Illinois in 2010:

  • 1,340 people in state prisons
  • 1,009 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 202 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 176 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 159 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 33 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 17 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 10 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $54,026.

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.
3.00% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($25,110 average AGI)
1.01% relocated from other states ($8,513 average AGI)
La Salle County:

1.01%
Illinois average:

1.87%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from DeKalb County, IL  0.25% ($33,259)
from Cook County, IL  0.24% ($36,598)
from Grundy County, IL  0.22% ($35,860)
from Kane County, IL  0.20% ($38,141)


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%

2.98% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($21,944 average AGI)
1.57% relocated to other states ($12,849 average AGI)
La Salle County:

1.57%
Illinois average:

2.36%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Grundy County, IL  0.23% ($34,914)
to DeKalb County, IL  0.21% ($33,177)
to Will County, IL  0.18% ($42,349)
to Kane County, IL  0.18% ($39,293)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.5
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.0

Births per 1000 population in La Salle County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.3

Deaths per 1000 population in La Salle County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in La Salle County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 3.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in La Salle County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in La Salle County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 20,769 (17,974 aged, 2,795 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,354 (9%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in La Salle County, Illinois in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2,134)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,408)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,271)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (890)
  • Unspecified dementia (700)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (624)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (598)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (470)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (418)
  • Congestive heart failure (361)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.56
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 12,482
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 302
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 47,963

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,257
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,164
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 43
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 71

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 94.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 34.6
  • Suffocation - 34.6
  • Other - 25.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 110,974
  • In family households: 92,930 (22,647 male householders, 7,469 female householders)
    23,074 spouses, 32,467 children (29,963 natural, 671 adopted, 1,833 stepchildren), 1,986 grandchildren, 705 brothers or sisters, 666 parents, 769 other relatives, 2,726 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 18,044 (7,446 male householders (6,005 living alone)), 7,785 female householders (6,947 living alone)), 2,813 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,950 (2,741 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 13,759 2-persons, 6,631 3-persons, 5,496 4-persons, 2,720 5-persons, 973 6-persons, 537 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 12,952 1-person, 1,937 2-persons, 219 3-persons, 80 4-persons, 27 5-persons, 9 6-persons, 7 7-or-more-persons.

20,375 married couples with children.
5,642 single-parent households (1,430 men, 4,212 women).

94.4% of residents of La Salle County speak English at home.
3.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (75% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $546,472,000 ($4,865 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $18,860,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $287,998,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $136,546,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $23,800,000
Federal grants: $58,799,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,439,000 ($737,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $33,890,000 ($13,506,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $7,706,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $38,329,000
Federal Government insurance: $126,310,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 7,320
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,622
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

43 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +523
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -51
Here -0 per 1000 residents
State -31 per 1000 residents

Population growth in La Salle County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 11.02 millions of gallons per day (91% from ground, 9% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 49
  • 2010 to 2013: 434
  • 2000 to 2009: 5,119
  • 1990 to 1999: 5,938
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,558
  • 1970 to 1979: 6,101
  • 1960 to 1969: 5,550
  • 1950 to 1959: 6,593
  • 1940 to 1949: 3,070
  • 1939 or earlier: 14,482
Note: State values scaled to La Salle population
Rooms in houses/apartments in La Salle County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to La Salle County population
  • 1 room: 24
  • 2 rooms: 135
  • 3 rooms: 469
  • 4 rooms: 3,772
  • 5 rooms: 8,786
  • 6 rooms: 8,216
  • 7 rooms: 5,188
  • 8 rooms: 3,183
  • 9+ rooms: 2,823
  • 1 room: 186
  • 2 rooms: 773
  • 3 rooms: 1,835
  • 4 rooms: 3,249
  • 5 rooms: 2,242
  • 6 rooms: 1,214
  • 7 rooms: 649
  • 8 rooms: 398
  • 9+ rooms: 275
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in La Salle County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to La Salle County population
  • no bedroom: 30
  • 1 bedroom: 757
  • 2 bedrooms: 8,548
  • 3 bedrooms: 16,953
  • 4 bedrooms: 5,164
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,144
  • no bedroom: 256
  • 1 bedroom: 2,854
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,634
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,335
  • 4 bedrooms: 610
  • 5+ bedrooms: 132
Cars and other vehicles available in La Salle County, Illinois in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to La Salle County population
  • no vehicle: 1,281
  • 1 vehicle: 9,589
  • 2 vehicles: 14,585
  • 3 vehicles: 5,176
  • 4 vehicles: 1,481
  • 5+ vehicles: 484
  • no vehicle: 1,485
  • 1 vehicle: 5,638
  • 2 vehicles: 2,867
  • 3 vehicles: 605
  • 4 vehicles: 179
  • 5+ vehicles: 47

64% of La Salle County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 68% lived in Illinois.

La Salle County:

64.0%
State average:

58.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 93,363
  • Northeast: 1,520
  • Midwest: 7,150
  • South: 4,174
  • West: 1,892

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $82,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in La Salle County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (85.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.5%)
  • Electricity (4.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.1%)
  • Utility gas (69.2%)
  • Electricity (20.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,708
Here:

13.0%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 683
Here:

10.2%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 299
Here:

8.9%
Illinois:

25.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

La Salle County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $31,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $8,100,000
    Police Protection: $6,793,000
    Health - Other: $5,578,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $5,354,000
    General - Other: $4,345,000
    Financial Administration: $3,343,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,882,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,774,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,233,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,224,000
    Parks and Recreation: $133,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $391,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $1,403,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $18,354,000

La Salle County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $4,223,000
    Solid Waste Management: $225,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,150,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $7,338,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,719,000
    Interest Earnings: $754,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,527,000
    Highways: $4,432,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,105,000
    All Other: $411,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,584,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,931,000

La Salle County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,730,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,635,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,095,000

La Salle County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,978,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2004:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,182
  • Number of aged recipients: 73
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,109
  • Number of recipients under 18: 205
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 820
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 157
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 386
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 475
La Salle County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

La Salle County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in La Salle County, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,41775.9 years
Mary1,28981.1 years
William88275.1 years
Joseph70776.3 years
Robert66570.1 years
James62372.0 years
George58076.8 years
Margaret55981.6 years
Edward54674.8 years
Frank53677.7 years
Most common last names in La Salle County, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson30178.6 years
Smith27277.3 years
Miller21577.7 years
Anderson20075.9 years
Brown16777.0 years
Thompson13376.7 years
Martin10175.0 years
Baker9679.1 years
Davis8674.8 years
Nelson8679.0 years
Businesses in La Salle County, IL
NameCountNameCount
ALDI3Kroger3
AT&T3La Quinta1
Ace Hardware4La-Z-Boy4
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Bryant1
Applebee's1Lane Furniture1
Arby's3Long John Silver's2
AutoZone3Marriott1
Bath & Body Works1Marshalls1
Best Western1MasterBrand Cabinets9
Blockbuster1Maurices2
Buffalo Wild Wings1Mazda1
Burger King6McDonald's9
CVS2Menards1
Carson Pirie Scott1Nike1
Chevrolet2Nissan1
Circle K5Papa John's Pizza2
Comfort Inn1Payless1
Cracker Barrel1Penske1
Curves3PetSmart1
Dairy Queen2Pizza Hut4
Days Inn1RadioShack4
Dennys1Red Lobster1
Dunkin Donuts2Rue211
Econo Lodge1SAS Shoes2
Famous Footwear1Sears3
Fashion Bug1Spencer Gifts1
FedEx11Sprint Nextel1
Finish Line1Staples1
Ford4Starbucks2
GNC1Steak 'n Shake1
GameStop3Subway11
Goodwill5Super 83
H&R Block4T-Mobile3
Hilton1Taco Bell4
Hobby Lobby1Target1
Holiday Inn2The Limited1
Home Depot1Toyota1
Honda1True Value1
Hyundai1U-Haul8
IHOP1UPS13
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless1
Jewel-Osco1Victoria's Secret1
Jimmy John's3Volkswagen1
Jones New York2Walgreens3
KFC5Walmart2
Kmart2Wendy's2
Kohl's1YMCA4

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