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La Salle, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of LaSalle had a population of 9,257 as of July 1, 2018. La Salle ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for La Salle is located at latitude 41.3566 and longitude -89.0642 in LaSalle County. The formal boundaries for the City of LaSalle (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. LaSalle County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 571 feet.

The City of LaSalle (GNIS ID: 2395636) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of LaSalle is located within Township of LaSalle, a minor civil division (MCD) of LaSalle County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with La Salle population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for La Salle: Lasalle.

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La Salle, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 9,257
Population in Households 9,026
Population in Familes 6,890
Population in Group Qrtrs 231
Population Density2 762
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $43,795
Average Household Income $57,276
Per Capita Income $24,348


Total Housing Units 4,464 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,364 (53.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,441 (32.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 660 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $103,808
Average Home Value $135,565


Total Households 3,804
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 2,255
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.49% -0.6%
Households -0.56% -0.59%
Families -0.73% -0.71%
Median Household Income   3.26%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

La Salle, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Salle to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 234 83rd
Population Density # 904 34th
Diversity Index # 210 85th
Median Household Income # 1096 20th
Per Capita Income # 1008 26th

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