Christian County is located in central Illinois. The County Seat is Taylorville and the largest city is Taylorville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.christiancountyil.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 33,892 and the 2010 census population was 34,800. The land area is 709.38 square miles and there are 49.1 persons per square mile.
96.5% of the population is White, 1.6% is Black or African American, 1.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 88.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 13.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $82,400, there are 14,138 households, an average of 2.32 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,915, the median household income is $45,145, and 14.9% of the persons in Christian County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,949. Retail sales (in $1000) were $369,948, and sales per capita were $10,703. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 30.7%.
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