|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Ottawa is 18,749. Ottawa, Illinois is the 1,980th largest city in the US.
Ottawa is located entirely in LaSalle County.
The peak population of Ottawa was in 2020, when its population was 18,802. In 2020, Ottawa was the 1,962nd largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 1,980th largest city in the US. Ottawa is currently 0.3% smaller than it was in 2020.
Ottawa has grown 1.0% since the 2000. Ottawa, Illinois's growth is below average. 71% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Ottawa has a population density of 1,563.9 people per square mile.
|1975||Weirton, West Virginia||18,813||-7.6%|
|1981||Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin||18,738||1.2%|
|1984||Elizabeth City, North Carolina||18,703||8.4%|
|1985||La Marque, Texas||18,697||36.4%|
|1986||Lumberton, North Carolina||18,694||-11.4%|
The total voting age population of Ottawa, Illinois, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 14,225. The voting age population is 45.5% male and 54.5% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 17.9% of the residents of Ottawa are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Ottawa are 89.8% White, 4.2% Black, 3.0% Two or more races, 2.0% Other, 0.8% Asian and 0.2% American Indian. Additionally, 9.9% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Ottawa, 17.1% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 25.3%. On a per-household basis, 15.1% of families are below the poverty line in Ottawa.
Among those aged 16 and older, 64.8% of Ottawa residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 88.1% of Ottawa residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 20.0% have a bachelor's degree and 7.7% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Ottawa residents aged 5 and older, 8.3% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 5.1% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.9% speak an Indo-European language, and 1.3% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Ottawa is 6.2%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Ottawa, 13.5% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Ottawa is $51,288.
In Ottawa, 60.2% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 39.8% of housing units in Ottawa.
Of all the housing units in Ottawa, 31.3% of them were build before 1940.
In Ottawa, 13.1% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 1,200 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Ottawa is $819.
In Ottawa, 84.1% of households have an active broadband internet connection.