Effingham County is located in central Illinois. The County Seat is Effingham and the largest city is Effingham. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.effingham.il.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 34,320 and the 2010 census population was 34,242. The land area is 478.78 square miles and there are 71.5 persons per square mile.
98.1% of the population is White, 0.4% is Black or African American, 1.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.7% is two or more races. 90.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 20% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $115,200, there are 13,544 households, an average of 2.50 persons per household. The per capita income is $27,051, the median household income is $52,108, and 9.1% of the persons in Effingham County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,422. Retail sales (in $1000) were $857,847, and sales per capita were $25,050.
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