LaSalle County

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LaSalle County, Illinois

707 E Etna Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350
Phone: (815) 434-8205
Fax: (815) 434-8319
www.lasallecounty.org

In north-central IL southwest of Chicago; organized Jan 15, 1831 from Putnam and Vermilion counties. Name Origin: For Robert Cavelier (1643-87), Sieur de La Salle, French adventurer and explorer who claimed the land west of the Mississippi River for France

Area (sq mi):: 1148.04 (land 1134.92; water 13.12) Population per square mile: 99.20
Population 2005: 112,604 State rank: 16 Population change: 2000-20005 1.00%; 1990-2000 4.30% Population 2000: 111,509 (White 91.90%; Black or African American 1.50%; Hispanic or Latino 5.20%; Asian 0.50%; Other 2.90%). Foreign born: 2.70%. Median age: 38.10
Income 2000: per capita $19,185; median household $40,308; Population below poverty level: 9.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,622-$25,493
Unemployment (2004): 7.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 22.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 26.70%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Ottawa County seat (18,684)
  • Streator (13,995)

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    References in periodicals archive ?
    2 Jamison Brown was in only his third season hunting whitetails when he shot this LaSalle County, Illinois, buck on opening day of the 2012 firearms season.
    Nelson, The Census of Adams County, Illinois, for the year 1850 by Townships (Illinois State Genealogical Society, 1972), n.p.; Lasalle County, Illinois, 1860 Federal Census (Ottawa, IL: Lasalle County Genealogy Guild, 1993), n.p.; The 1850 Federal Census of Lasalle County, Illinois (Yakima, WA: Yakima Genealogical Society, 1978), n.p.; Smith D.