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Coordinates: 41°16′N 88°53′W / 41.267°N 88.883°W / 41.267; -88.883

LaSalle County, Illinois
Map of Illinois highlighting LaSalle County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location in the U.S.
Seat Ottawa
Largest city Ottawa
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,148.04 sq mi (2,973 km²)
1,134.92 sq mi (2,939 km²)
13.12 sq mi (34 km²), 1.14%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

111,509
98.3/sq mi (38/km²)
Founded January 15, 1831
Named for René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle
Congressional district 11th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.lasallecounty.org
Footnotes: [1][2]

LaSalle County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population was 111,509. Its county seat and largest city is Ottawa, Illinois[3].

LaSalle County is part of the Ottawa–Streator Micropolitan Statistical Area. LaSalle County also borders Woodford, Marshall, Putnam, Bureau, Livingston, Lee, DeKalb, Kendall, and Grundy Counties.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,148 square miles (2,973 km²), of which 1,135 square miles (2,939 km²) is land and 13 square miles (34 km²) (1.14%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

LaSalle County, Illinois, is one of the few counties in the United States to border as many as nine counties. Illinois has two such counties--LaSalle and Pike. LaSalle County is the second largest county by land area in the state of Illinois after McLean County.[citation needed]

History

LaSalle County was formed in 1831 out of Tazewell and Putnam Counties. It is named for the early French explorer, René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle.

Disputedly, it is believed that W.D. Boyce founded the Boy Scouts of America in Ottawa, for which the Council is currently named, but the claim is currently in contention.[citation needed]

Demographics

2000 census age pyramid for LaSalle County.

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 111,509 people, 43,417 households, and 29,827 families residing in the county. The population density was 98 people per square mile (38/km²). There were 46,438 housing units at an average density of 41 per square mile (16/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.97% White, 1.55% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.71% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. 5.19% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 25.8% were of German, 12.7% Irish, 8.8% Italian, 7.6% American, 7.3% English and 7.3% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000. 94.7% spoke English and 3.6% Spanish as their first language.

There were 43,417 households out of which 31.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.70% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.30% were non-families. 27.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.20% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 16.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,308, and the median income for a family was $49,533. Males had a median income of $39,256 versus $22,097 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,185. About 6.90% of families and 9.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.10% of those under age 18 and 6.20% of those age 65 or over.

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1840 9,348
1850 17,815 90.6%
1860 48,332 171.3%
1870 60,792 25.8%
1880 70,403 15.8%
1890 80,798 14.8%
1900 87,776 8.6%
1910 90,132 2.7%
1920 92,925 3.1%
1930 97,695 5.1%
1940 97,801 0.1%
1950 100,610 2.9%
1960 110,800 10.1%
1970 111,409 0.5%
1980 112,003 0.5%
1990 106,913 −4.5%
2000 111,509 4.3%
Est. 2008 112,474 0.9%

Cities and towns

Townships

LaSalle County is divided into thirty-seven townships:

Election history

Attractions

The Times newspaper, with a main office in Ottawa and branches in Streator and Marseilles, named the Seven Wonders of La Salle County in July 2007.[citation needed] They are: Hegeler Carus Mansion, La Salle; Effigy Tumuli at Buffalo Rock State Park; Streator Public Library building; Gen. W.H.L. Wallace window at Christ Episcopal Church, Ottawa; Fox River aqueduct; Vermilion River; and Middle East Conflicts Memorial Wall, Marseilles.

See also

Notes

References

  • Forstall, Richard L. (editor) (1996). Population of states and counties of the United States: 1790 to 1990 : from the twenty-one decennial censuses. United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Population Division. ISBN 0-934213-48-8. 

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LaSalle County, Illinois
Map
File:Map of Illinois highlighting LaSalle County.png
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the USA highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1829
Seat Ottawa
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.14%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

111509
Website: www.lasallecounty.org

LaSalle County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population was 111,509. Its county seat and largest city is Ottawa6.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,973 km² (1,148 sq mi). 2,939 km² (1,135 sq mi) of it is land and 34 km² (13 sq mi) of it (1.14%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

History

LaSalle County was formed in 1831 out of Tazewell and Putnam Counties. It is named for the early French explorer, Robert de LaSalle.

Demographics

LaSalle County
Population by year

2000 - 111,509
1990 - 106,913
1980 - 112,033
1970 - 111,409
1960 - 110,800
1950 - 100,610
1940 - 97,801
1930 - 97,695
1920 - 92,925
1910 - 90,132
1900 - 87,776
1890 - 80,798
1880 - 70,403
1870 - 60,792
1860 - 48,332
1850 - 17,815
1840 - 9,348

2000 census age pyramid for LaSalle County.

As of the census² of 2000, there were 111,509 people, 43,417 households, and 29,827 families residing in the county. The population density was 38/km² (98/sq mi). There were 46,438 housing units at an average density of 16/km² (41/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 94.97% White, 1.55% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.71% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. 5.19% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 43,417 households out of which 31.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.70% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.30% were non-families. 27.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.20% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 16.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,308, and the median income for a family was $49,533. Males had a median income of $39,256 versus $22,097 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,185. About 6.90% of families and 9.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.10% of those under age 18 and 6.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Trivia

LaSalle County is the second largest county in area in the state of Illinois after McLean County

LaSalle County is one of the few counties in the United States to border as many as nine counties

The Times newspaper, with a main office in Ottawa and branches in Streator and Marseilles, named the Seven Wonders of La Salle County in July 2007. They are: Hegeler Carus Mansion, La Salle; Effigy Tumuli at Buffalo Rock State Park; Streator Public Library building; Gen. W.H.L. Wallace window at Christ Episcopal Church, Ottawa; Fox River aqueduct; Vermilion River; and Middle East Conflicts Memorial Wall, Marseilles

References

  • Forstall, Richard L. (editor) (1996). Population of states and counties of the United States: 1790 to 1990 : from the twenty-one decennial censuses. United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Population Division. ISBN 0-934213-48-8. 

Coordinates: 41°20′44″N 88°50′33″W / 41.34556, -88.8425

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