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Overview

Introduction to La Salle, Illinois

Located in La Salle county, La Salle, Illinois, is 50 miles SW of Aurora, Illinois (center to center) and 83 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois.

La Salle History

La Salle was named after the French explorer, Robert de LaSalle. The city was designated in 1830, and was officially incorporated into the state in 1852. Its development began with the establishment of the Matthiessen and Hegeler Zinc Company, by Frederich W. Matthiessen and Edward C. Hegeler. The company remained one of the largest employers in La Salle until the time of its closure in the year 1960.

La Salle and nearby Attractions

  • Illinois & Michigan Canal State Trail
  • Starved Rock State Park
  • Donnelley State Fish and Wildlife Area
  • Matthiessen State Park
  • Farnsworth House

Things To Do In La Salle

The parks in the area, such as Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen State Park, and Illini State Park provide many recreational opportunities. The Farnsworth House, built in 1951 by Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, is a showcase of modernistic architecture. The Donnelley State Fish and Wildlife Area is close to the city.

La Salle Transportation

The closest airport to the city is the Greater Peoria Regional Airport.

La Salle Higher Education

Higher education is available at Illinois Valley Community College, Northern Illinois University, and Kishwaukee College.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher
Median Earnings25+
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification
Median Earnings With High School Degree

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

La Salle Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 50 miles SW of Aurora, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City83 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
CountyLa Salle
Standard Zip Codes61301
Phone Area Codes815
Time ZoneCentral (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude41.333
Longitude-89.091

La Salle Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationPERU
Distance1.2 miles
Jan Temp12 to 29 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip37.7 inches
StationPRINCETON
Distance19.8 miles
Jan Temp14 to 29 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 63 F
Annual Precip37.8 inches
StationPAW PAW 2 NW
Distance26.9 miles
Jan Temp8 to 25 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 61 F
Annual Precip36.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, La Salle, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Dimmick (61301)

Rockwell (61301)

Tomahawk Bluff (61301)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cedar Point322$62,500
Dalzell725$70,278

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

La Salle Public Libraries

Library
Lasalle P.l.
305 MARQUETTE
La Salle, Illinois
(815) 223-2341

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La Salle High Schools

LA SALLE-PERU TWP HIGH SCHOOL
541 CHARTRES ST
815-223-1721
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,240 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

La Salle Colleges

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Historic La Salle

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Deer Park canon i.e. canyon between 1890 and 1901

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Deer Park canon i.e. canyon between 1890 and 1901

Deer Park canon i.e. canyon between 1890 and 1901

Entrance to Deer Park between 1880 and 1901

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