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People Of Ottawa And Streator Highly Uneducated?

Posted by wlpo on January 15, 2013

Ottawa and Streator are being mentioned in Forbes Magazine.  Unfortunately it’s not in a positive way.

Forbes came out with a list of the 10 best and worst educated cities in the United States and the Ottawa-Streator area is listed as the 8th worst educated place in the country.  Take the report with a grain of salt however as the magazine claims Ottawa and Streator has a population of 103 thousand, which is actually La Salle County’s total population.

Forbes based its list on the number of people older than 25 in a city who have some type of degree.  Their stats show that only 15 percent of the county’s 25 and over population have a degree.

The list’s author says “for college graduates, the lure of nearby Chicago is too great” in explaining the lack of degrees.

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