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City of Oglesby
City
Water tower near I-39 in Oglesby, Illinois
Country United States
State Illinois
County LaSalle
Township LaSalle
Coordinates 41°17′48″N 89°03′58″W / 41.29667°N 89.06611°W / 41.29667; -89.06611
Area sq mi (10.4 km2)
 - land sq mi (10 km2)
 - water sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 3,647 (2000)
Density 911.6 /sq mi (352 /km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 61348
Location of Oglesby within Illinois
Location of Illinois in the United States

Oglesby (zip code 61348) is a city in LaSalle County, Illinois, United States. The population was 3,647 at the 2000 census. It is part of the OttawaStreator Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Oglesby is located near the confluence of the Illinois River and the north-flowing Vermilion River. It was originally called "Portland", due to the cement mined and manufactured in the area that was similar to Portland Cement from England. Renamed in honor of Richard Oglesby, Governor of Illinois.

Oglesby has excellent exposed limestone and coal, as well as riverine transport. It soon became an important center for cement manufacture. The term "Portland cement" refers to the cement developed in England; that made in early Oglesby was almost identical.

Illinois Valley Community College and Oglesby Washington Public School are located in Oglesby.

Geography

Oglesby is located at 41°17′48″N 89°3′58″W / 41.29667°N 89.06611°W / 41.29667; -89.06611 (41.296762, -89.066074).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.4 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,647 people, 1,583 households, and 1,016 families residing in the city. The population density was 911.6 people per square mile (352.0/km²). There were 1,701 housing units at an average density of 425.2/sq mi (164.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.11% White, 0.44% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.36% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.82% of the population.

There were 1,583 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.8% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 21.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,000, and the median income for a family was $44,778. Males had a median income of $36,875 versus $20,331 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,674. About 9.5% of families and 10.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.0% of those under age 18 and 6.9% of those age 65 or over.

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