Ottawa, Illinois Population 2022

18,854
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Ottawa is a city located in Illinois. Ottawa has a 2020 population of 18,854. Ottawa is currently growing at a rate of 0.04% annually and its population has increased by 0.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,840 in 2010.

The average household income in Ottawa is $65,160 with a poverty rate of 16.75%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $822 per month, and the median house value is $123,500. The median age in Ottawa is 38.7 years, 35.3 years for males, and 41.7 years for females.

Ottawa Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ottawawas:

  • White: 90.66%
  • Black or African American: 4.59%
  • Two or more races: 2.52%
  • Other race: 1.41%
  • Asian: 0.52%
  • Native American: 0.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Ottawa, Illinois is 18,854 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 18,840.

Ottawa, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,99190.66%
Black or African American8614.59%
American Indian and Alaska Native520.28%
Asian980.52%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander30.02%
Some Other Race2651.41%
Two or More Races4722.52%
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Ottawa Population by Race

Ottawa Population Pyramid 2022

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Ottawa Median Age

39.5


Total

38.5


Male

40.3


Female

Ottawa Adults

There are 14,225 adults, (3,208 of whom are seniors) in Ottawa.

Ottawa Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

29.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41

Child Dependency Ratio

Ottawa Sex Ratio

Female

10,014

53.43%

Male

8,728

46.57%

Ottawa Population by Age

Ottawa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ottawa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.8%16.2%
Male74.3%25.7%
All65.4%34.6%
Non Family55.3%44.7%
Female41%59%

65.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ottawa Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,7642.3665.4
Married3,0823.0483.8
Male3823.5874.3
Female1,1943.3541
Non Family3,1061.1655.3

2.93

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

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Ottawa Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3392.69%
9th to 12th Grade8887.04%
High School Graduate4,27933.92%
Some College3,23725.66%
Associates Degree1,1869.40%
Bachelors Degree1,61712.82%
Graduate Degree1,0708.48%
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Ottawa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ottawa Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian494914
White10,94810,2232,436
Hispanic978626177
2+ Races21419437
Other Race2039830
Black39928717
Islander33
Native American3012

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 28.57%.

Ottawa Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,507$43,514$27,494
Less Than 9th Grade$17,222$17,351$16,750
High School Graduate$27,253$39,848$25,346
Some College$35,349$51,518$27,930
Bachelors Degree$38,906$42,413$31,426
Graduate Degree$69,025$86,023$61,897

$35,507

Average Earnings

$43,514

Average Male

$27,494

Average Female

Ottawa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ottawa Language by Age

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Ottawa Language

92.44% of Ottawa residents speak only English, while 7.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.46% of the population.

Ottawa Language

Ottawa Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian983939.80%
Hispanic1,70264637.96%
Multiple47216835.59%
Black76019725.92%
White15,0872,00413.28%
Other53NaN%

16.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.36%

Male Poverty Rate

18.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ottawa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ottawa is Asian, with 39.80% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ottawa is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.34%.

Ottawa Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.26%
High School14.01%
Some College13.50%
Bachelors or Greater5.74%

Ottawa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.82%
Male Unemployed30.59%
Female Employed12.28%
Female Unemployed35.60%

Ottawa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ottawa Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,544$67,274
Families$64,128$81,900
Married Families$76,984-
Non Families$33,909$41,497
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Income by Household Type

Ottawa Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.3%

Male Marriage Rate

42.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Ottawa Married by Age and Sex

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Ottawa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Ottawa Marital Status by Race

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Ottawa Marital Status

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1,028

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War92
First Gulf War323
Vietnam403
Korea62
World War II23

Ottawa Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3442
35 to 54249
55 to 64265
65 to 74266
75+206

Ottawa Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0177.79%
Black111.99%
Hispanic211.99%

Ottawa Veterans by Race

Ottawa Veterans by Education

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2.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ottawa Veterans by Education

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63%

Labor Force Participation

59.5%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Ottawa Employment by Age

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Ottawa Employment by Race

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Ottawa Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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79.53%

Born in Ottawa

96.80%

Native Born

3.20%

Foreign Born

1.42%

Non Citizen

1.78%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.80% of Ottawa residents were born in the United States, with 79.53% having been born in Illinois. 1.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Ottawa Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18707,7360.00%
18807,834980.13%
18909,9852,1512.46%
190010,5886030.59%
19109,535-1,053-1.04%
192010,8161,2811.27%
193015,0944,2783.39%
194016,0059110.59%
195016,9579520.58%
196019,4082,4511.36%
197018,716-692-0.36%
198018,166-550-0.30%
199017,451-715-0.40%
200018,3078560.48%
201018,7684610.25%
201118,77570.04%
201218,78270.04%
201318,78970.04%
201418,79670.04%
201518,80370.04%
201618,81070.04%
201718,81770.04%
201818,82470.04%
201918,83170.04%
202018,84090.05%
202118,84770.04%
202218,85470.04%

Ottawa Population by Year