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Encyclopedia > LaSalle County, Illinois
LaSalle County, Illinois
Map
Map of Illinois highlighting LaSalle County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the USA highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location in the USA
Statistics
Formed 1829
Seat Ottawa
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,973 km² (1,148 mi²)
2,939 km² (1,135 mi²)
34 km² (13 mi²), 1.14%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

111,509
81/km² 
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 Ottawa, Illinois6. Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_IL.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Illinois ... Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1829 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Ottawa is a city in north-central Illinois. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Ottawa is a city in north-central Illinois. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,973 km² (1,148 mi²). 2,939 km² (1,135 mi²) of it is land and 34 km² (13 mi²) of it (1.14%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Adjacent Counties

Lee County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Location in the state of Illinois Formed 1836 Seat Sycamore Area  - Total  - Water 1,645 km² (634 mi²) 2 km² (1 mi²) 0. ... Kendall County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Grundy County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Livingston County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Woodford County is a county located in the state of Illinois, USA. As of 2000, the population is 35,469. ... Marshall County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Putnam County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Bureau County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ...

History

LaSalle County was formed in 1831 out of Tazewell and Putnam Counties. It is named for the early French explorer, Robert de LaSalle. Tazewell County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Putnam County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Engraving of Cavelier de La Salle René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, or Robert de LaSalle (November 24, 1643 – March 19, 1687) was a French explorer. ...


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
This article is about the year 2000. ... 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... Year 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

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/mi²). There were 46,438 housing units at an average density of 16/km² (41/mi²). 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. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ...


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. Matrimony redirects here. ...


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. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Cedar Point is a village located in La Salle County, Illinois. ... Dana is a village located in La Salle County, Illinois. ... Earlville is a city located in La Salle County, Illinois. ... Grand Ridge is a village located in La Salle County, Illinois. ... Kangley is a village located in La Salle County, Illinois. ... The city of La Salle is located in LaSalle County, Ill. ... Leland is a village located in La Salle County, Illinois. ... Leonore is a village located in La Salle County, Illinois. ... Lostant is a village located in La Salle County, Illinois. ... Marseilles is a city located in La Salle County, Illinois. ... Mendota is a city located in La Salle County, Illinois. ... Naplate is a village located in La Salle County, Illinois. ... North Utica is a village located in La Salle County, Illinois. ... Oglesby is a city located in La Salle County, Illinois. ... Ottawa is a city in north-central Illinois. ... Ransom is a village located in La Salle County, Illinois. ... Rutland is a village located in La Salle County, Illinois. ... Seneca is a village located in Grundy County, Illinois. ... Sheridan is a village located in La Salle County, Illinois. ... Streator is a city located in La Salle County, Illinois in the midwestern United States. ... Tonica is a village located in La Salle County, Illinois. ... Troy Grove is a village located in La Salle County, Illinois. ...

Trivia

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


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


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. 


Flag of Illinois Municipalities and Communities of LaSalle County, Illinois
(County Seat: Ottawa)
Cities, Towns and Villages Cedar Point | Dana | Earlville | Grand Ridge | Kangley | La Salle | Leland | Leonore | Lostant | Marseilles | Mendota | Naplate | North Utica | Oglesby | Ottawa | Peru | Ransom | Rutland | Seneca | Sheridan | Streator | Tonica | Triumph | Troy Grove
Townships Adams | Allen | Brookfield | Bruce | Dayton | Deer | Dimmick | Eagle | Earl | Eden | Fall River | Farm Ridge | Freedom | Grand Rapids | Groveland | Hope | La Salle | Manlius | Mendota | Meriden | Miller | Mission | Northville | Ophir | Osage | Ottawa | Otter Creek | Peru | Richland | Rutland | Serena | South Ottaw | Troy Grove | Utica | Vermilion | Wallace | Waltham
Flag of Illinois State of Illinois
Springfield (capital)
Topics History | Government | Economy | Culture
Regions American Bottom | Central Illinois | Champaign-Urbana | Chicagoland | Coulee Region | Forgottonia | Fox Valley | Little Egypt | St. Louis Metro-East | Northern Illinois | Northwestern Illinois | Quad Cities | River Bend | Wabash Valley
Major cities Aurora | Belleville | Bloomington/Normal | Carbondale | Champaign/Urbana | Chicago | Danville | Decatur | DeKalb | East St. Louis | Elgin | Freeport | Galesburg | Joliet | Kankakee | Moline/Rock Island | Naperville | Peoria | Quincy | Rockford | Springfield | Waukegan
Counties Adams | Alexander | Bond | Boone | Brown | Bureau | Calhoun | Carroll | Cass | Champaign | Christian | Clark | Clay | Clinton | Coles | Cook | Crawford | Cumberland | DeKalb | DeWitt | Douglas | DuPage | Edgar | Edwards | Effingham | Fayette | Ford | Franklin | Fulton | Gallatin | Greene | Grundy | Hamilton | Hancock | Hardin | Henderson | Henry | Iroquois | Jackson | Jasper | Jefferson | Jersey | Jo Daviess | Johnson | Kane | Kankakee | Kendall | Knox | LaSalle | Lake | Lawrence | Lee | Livingston | Logan | Macon | Macoupin | Madison | Marion | Marshall | Mason | Massac | McDonough | McHenry | McLean | Menard | Mercer | Monroe | Montgomery | Morgan | Moultrie | Ogle | Peoria | Perry | Piatt | Pike | Pope | Pulaski | Putnam | Randolph | Richland | Rock Island | Saline | Sangamon | Schuyler | Scott | Shelby | St. Clair | Stark | Stephenson | Tazewell | Union | Vermilion | Wabash | Warren | Washington | Wayne | White | Whiteside | Will | Williamson | Winnebago | Woodford

 
 

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