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Peru and Ottawa populations grew since 2000

Posted by wlpo on February 18, 2011

La Salle County has three cities with populations over 10,000.

According to the new census, Peru’s population went up four percent to 10,295.  Ottawa’s new population is 18,768, a two percent jump from the 2000 census.  Streator’s new population decreased 3% to 13,710.

Utica saw the biggest population jump in the area with a 38% increase to 1,352.  Marseilles population went up 9% to 5,094.  Oglesby’s population is up 3% to 3,791.  Princeton and Spring Valley’s populations are both up 2%.

La Salle and Ladd both had 1% drops from the last census.  There are now 9,609 people in La Salle and 1,295 in Ladd.

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