Edwards County is located in southeast Illinois. The County Seat is Albion and the largest city is Albion. The 2014 population estimate is 6,617 and the 2010 census population was 6,721. The land area is 222.42 square miles and there are 30.2 persons per square mile.
97.8% of the population is White, 0.7% is Black or African American, 1.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 86.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 10.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $65,800, there are 2,728 households, an average of 2.43 persons per household. The per capita income is $20,898, the median household income is $39,075, and 11.4% of the persons in Edwards County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 500. Retail sales (in $1000) were $40,643, and sales per capita were $6,229. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 22.2%.
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