- LaSalle County, Illinois
Infobox U.S. County
county = LaSalle County
state = Illinois
map size = 150
founded = 1829
seat = Ottawa | area_total_sq_mi =1148
area percentage = 1.14%
census yr = 2000
pop = 111509
web = www.lasallecounty.org
LaSalle County is a
countylocated in the U.S. stateof Illinois. As of 2000, the population was 111,509. Its county seatand largest city is Ottawa, IllinoisGR|6.
LaSalle County is part of the Ottawa–Streator Micropolitan Statistical Area.
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) of it is land and 13 square miles (34 km²) of it (1.14%) is water.
Adams, Allen, Brookfield, Bruce, Dayton, Deer Park, Dimmick, Eagle, Earl, Eden, Fall River, Farm Ridge, Freedom, Grand Rapids, Groveland, Hope, LaSalle, Manlius, Mendota, Meriden, Miller, Mission, Northville, Ophir, Osage, Ottawa, Otter Creek, Peru, Richland, Rutland, Serena, South Ottawa, Troy Grove, Utica, Vermillion, Wallace, Waltham
Illinoisto the northwest
Illinoisto the northeast
Illinoisto the east
Illinoisto the east
Illinoisto the southeast
Illinoisto the south
Illinoisto the southwest
Illinoisto the west
Illinoisto the west
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 111,509 people, 43,417 households, and 29,827 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 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 incomefor 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
*Dalzell (mostly in Bureau County)
*Millington (partly in Kendall County)
*Seneca (small portion in Grundy County)
*Somonauk (mostly in DeKalb County)
*Streator (small portion in Livingston County)
*Wenona (mostly in Marshall County)
*1968 presidential election- Republican Richard Nixon.
*1972 presidential election- Republican Richard Nixon.
*1976 presidential election- Republican
*1980 presidential election- Republican
*1984 presidential election- Republican Ronald Regan.
*1988 presidential election- Democrat
*1992 presidential election- Democrat
*1996 presidential election- Democrat Bill Clinton.
*2000 presidential election- Democrat
*2004 presidential election- Republican
George W. Bush.
*LaSalle County has voted for the Republican candidate 7 out of 12 times.
*In the 2008 primaries the county went for
John McCainon the Republican ballot and Barack Obamaon the Democratic ballot.
LaSalle County is the second largest county by land area in the state of Illinois after
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
2004 Utica earthquake
* [http://www.onlinebiographies.info/il/lasalle/index.htm La Salle County Biographies]
first = Richard L. (editor)
last = Forstall
year = 1996
title = Population of states and counties of the United States: 1790 to 1990 : from the twenty-one decennial censuses
publisher = United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Population Division
id = ISBN 0-934213-48-8
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