Edgar County is located in east-central Illinois. The County Seat is Paris and the largest city is Paris. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.edgarcountyillinois.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 17,841 and the 2010 census population was 18,576. The land area is 623.37 square miles and there are 29.8 persons per square mile.
98.2% of the population is White, 0.5% is Black or African American, 1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.8% is two or more races. 86% have a high school degree or higher, and 18.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $72,900, there are 7,893 households, an average of 2.28 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,368, the median household income is $42,133, and 18.4% of the persons in Edgar County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,251. Retail sales (in $1000) were $197,055, and sales per capita were $10,476.
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