Scott County is located in west-central Illinois. The County Seat is Winchester and the largest city is Winchester. The 2014 population estimate is 5,204 and the 2010 census population was 5,355. The land area is 250.91 square miles and there are 21.3 persons per square mile.
98.2% of the population is White, 0.4% is Black or African American, 1.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.9% is two or more races. 89.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 13.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $82,900, there are 2,113 households, an average of 2.48 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,471, the median household income is $49,669, and 12.3% of the persons in Scott County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 449. Retail sales (in $1000) were $34,894, and sales per capita were $6,686.
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