Ottawa-Peru, IL

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Population

150,541

0.635% decline

Median Age

42.5


Median Household Income

$54,830

5.7% growth

Poverty Rate

13.2%


Number of Employees

70,056

0.581% growth

Median Property Value

$121,000

2.2% growth

About

In 2017, Ottawa-Peru, IL had a population of 151k people with a median age of 42.5 and a median household income of $54,830. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Ottawa-Peru, IL declined from 151,503 to 150,541, a -0.635% decrease and its median household income grew from $51,873 to $54,830, a 5.7% increase.

The population of Ottawa-Peru, IL is 86.9% White Alone, 9.02% Hispanic or Latino, and 2% Black or African American Alone. 7.1% of the people in Ottawa-Peru, IL speak a non-English language, and 98.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ottawa-Peru, IL are Illinois Valley Community College (1,010 degrees awarded in 2016) and Educators of Beauty College of Cosmetology-La Salle (24 degrees).

The median property value in Ottawa-Peru, IL is $121,000, and the homeownership rate is 73.8%. Most people in Ottawa-Peru, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Ottawa-Peru, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Ottawa-Peru, IL employs 70.1k people. The largest industries in Ottawa-Peru, IL are Manufacturing (10,663 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,835 people), and Retail Trade (9,569 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($91,875), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,989), and Public Administration ($55,625).

Median household income in Ottawa-Peru, IL is $54,830. Males in Ottawa-Peru, IL have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,403. The income inequality in Ottawa-Peru, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,830

2017 value

± $1,099

5.7%

1 Year Growth

± 2.59%

Households in Ottawa-Peru, IL have a median annual income of $54,830, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $51,873 in 2016, which represents a 5.7% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$71,579

Average Male Salary

± $1,160

$52,403

Average Female Salary

± $852

In 2017, full-time male employees in Ottawa-Peru, IL made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Ottawa-Peru, IL by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,613 ± $3,132

  2. White

    $56,297 ± $776

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $46,947 ± $14,340

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Ottawa-Peru, IL workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.17 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ottawa-Peru, IL is from Illinois.

0.483

2017 Wage GINI

0.481

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.483 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.351% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ottawa-Peru, IL was Kendall County, IL with a value of $91,250, followed by DuPage County, IL and McHenry County, IL, with respective values of $89,521 and $86,348.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ottawa-Peru, IL (19.3k out of 146k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    17,054 ± 801

  2. Hispanic

    2,801 ± 327

  3. Black

    857 ± 212

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ottawa-Peru, IL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

70.1k

2017 Value

± 1,466

0.581%

1 Year growth

± 2.89%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ottawa-Peru, IL grew at a rate of 0.581%, from 69.7k employees to 70.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ottawa-Peru, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,766 people), Production Occupations (6,371 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,909 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ottawa-Peru, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ottawa-Peru, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,766 people), Production Occupations (6,371 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,909 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Ottawa-Peru, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (1.89 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.59 times), and Production Occupations (1.57 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ottawa-Peru, IL, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($75,208), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($71,406), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($69,167).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

70.1k

2017 Value

± 1,466

0.581%

1 Year growth

± 2.89%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ottawa-Peru, IL grew at a rate of 0.581%, from 69.7k employees to 70.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ottawa-Peru, IL, are Manufacturing (10,663 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,835 people), and Retail Trade (9,569 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ottawa-Peru, IL, though some of these residents may live in Ottawa-Peru, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Ottawa-Peru, IL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (10,663 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,835 people), and Retail Trade (9,569 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Ottawa-Peru, IL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.71 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.35 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.06 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ottawa-Peru, IL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($91,875), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,989), and Public Administration ($55,625).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $76.6B

  2. $75B

  3. $66.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $76.6B, followed by Gasoline with $75B and Pharmaceuticals and $66.8B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Illinois products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$871B

2015 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

50.5% growth

In 2015, total outbound Illinois trade was $871B. This is expected to increase 50.5% to $1.31T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Illinois trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.2B

  2. $48.1B

  3. $32.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $63.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $48.1B and Michigan and $32.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Illinois shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

94% of the population of Ottawa-Peru, IL has health coverage, with 50.5% on employee plans, 16.6% on Medicaid, 14.5% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 0.962% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Ottawa-Peru, IL was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in Ottawa-Peru, IL see 1240 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1332 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 526 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.7%). Additionally, Stephenson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,240 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1,240 patients per year. This represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1,244 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,262

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,875

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$4,959

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,116

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Illinois (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.44%, from $7,911 to $8,262.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.99%

Uninsured

50.5%

Employer Coverage

16.6%

Medicaid

14.5%

Medicare

11.4%

Non-Group

0.962%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ottawa-Peru, IL declined by 23.5% from 7.84% to 5.99%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ottawa-Peru, IL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.7% prevalence

  2. 12.7% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 12.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Illinois by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Ottawa-Peru, IL is home to a population of 151k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.47% of Ottawa-Peru, IL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Ottawa-Peru, IL is composed of 131k White Alone residents (86.9%), 13.6k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.02%), 3k Black or African American Alone residents (2%), 1.71k Two or More Races residents (1.14%), 1.15k Asian Alone residents (0.761%), 303 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.201%), 27 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0179%), and 26 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0173%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Ottawa-Peru, IL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (7,719 speakers), German (396 speakers), and Tagalog (312 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Ottawa-Peru, IL was 42.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Ottawa-Peru, IL are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Ottawa-Peru, IL residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.47%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.39%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.47% of Ottawa-Peru, IL residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ottawa-Peru, IL was 3.39%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    669,904 ± 19,564 people

  2. India

    147,732 ± 9,382 people

  3. Poland

    136,910 ± 9,036 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ottawa-Peru, IL was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Ottawa-Peru, IL residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

98.1%

2017 Citizenship

98.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.1% of Ottawa-Peru, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Ottawa-Peru, IL was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    131k ± 26

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    13.6k ± 711

  3. Black or African American Alone

    3k ± 195

In 2017, there were 9.63 times more White Alone residents (131k people) in Ottawa-Peru, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.6k Hispanic or Latino and 3k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Ottawa-Peru, IL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    7,719 speakers (5.36%)

  2. German

    396 speakers (0.275%)

  3. Tagalog

    312 speakers (0.217%)

7.1% of Ottawa-Peru, IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Ottawa-Peru, IL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 5.36% of the overall population of Ottawa-Peru, IL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.275% speak German and 0.217% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,731 ± 263

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,178 ± 179

  3. Korea

    1,124 ± 160

Ottawa-Peru, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Ottawa-Peru, IL awarded 1,034 degrees. The student population of Ottawa-Peru, IL is skewed towards women, with 1,353 male students and 1,878 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ottawa-Peru, IL are White (852 and 82.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (105 and 10.2%), Unknown (57 and 5.51%), and Black or African American (11 and 1.06%).

The largest universities in Ottawa-Peru, IL by number of degrees awarded are Illinois Valley Community College (1,010 and 97.7%) and Educators of Beauty College of Cosmetology-La Salle (24 and 2.32%).

The most popular majors in Ottawa-Peru, IL are Biological & Physical Sciences (249 and 24.1%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (231 and 22.3%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (115 and 11.1%).

The median tuition costs in Ottawa-Peru, IL are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 249 degrees awarded

  2. 115 degrees awarded

  3. 63 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Ottawa-Peru, IL was Biological & Physical Sciences with 249 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Ottawa-Peru, IL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,010 degrees awarded

  2. 24 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Ottawa-Peru, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Illinois Valley Community College with 1,010 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

392

Degrees Awarded to Men

642

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 392 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ottawa-Peru, IL, which is 0.611 times less than the 642 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Ottawa-Peru, IL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    852 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    105 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    57 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Ottawa-Peru, IL were to White students. These 852 degrees mean that there were 8.11 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 105 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ottawa-Peru, IL was $121,000 in 2017, which is 0.556 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $118,400 to $121,000, a 2.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Ottawa-Peru, IL is 73.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ottawa-Peru, IL have an average commute time of 21.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ottawa-Peru, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$54,830

Median Household Income

± $1,099

60.7k

Number of Households

± 1,310

In 2017, the median household income of the 60.7k households in Ottawa-Peru, IL grew to $54,830 from the previous year's value of $51,873.

The following chart displays the households in Ottawa-Peru, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$121,000

2017 Median

± $2,063

$118,400

2016 Median

± $2,015

In 2017, the median property value in Ottawa-Peru, IL grew to to $121,000 from the previous year's value of $118,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ottawa-Peru, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ottawa-Peru, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Ottawa-Peru, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ottawa-Peru, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

73.8%

2017 Homeownership

73.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.8% of the housing units in Ottawa-Peru, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Ottawa-Peru, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Ottawa-Peru, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ottawa-Peru, IL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

21.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ottawa-Peru, IL have a shorter commute time (21.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.68% of the workforce in Ottawa-Peru, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84%

  2. Carpooled

    8.48%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.63%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Ottawa-Peru, IL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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