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Living In Ottawa, IL

A town in Illinois, Ottawa has a population of slightly more than 18,000. Retirees are widely prevalent, as they account for 18% of the population compared to 14% nationally. Renters tend to be in the minority in Ottawa, and 64% of residents own their homes. With a relatively low average rent of $760 a month in the city, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Illinois. Over the course of a year, renters in Ottawa will save around $3,500 compared to the state average.

Ottawa residents have an average commute of about 22 minutes, quicker than the state average of about 32 minutes. Many residents (40%) commute to work by car, while public transportation isn't extensively used. A small percentage of residents commute to work on foot.

Compared to the national average (5%), Ottawa has a relatively high percentage of residents older than 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (7%). Furthermore, 8% have a Bachelor's degree and 4% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree. Many Ottawa residents work in one of three industries: retail, healthcare, and manufacturing. Combined, these industries make up 19% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in sales, which ranks as the top field in the city. With an average annual income of about $64,000, Ottawa workers earn around $13,000 less than the average Illinois resident. Ottawa's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345).



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