Shelby County is located in central Illinois. The County Seat is Shelbyville and the largest city is Shelbyville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.shelbycounty-il.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 22,048 and the 2010 census population was 22,363. The land area is 758.52 square miles and there are 29.5 persons per square mile.
98.5% of the population is White, 0.4% is Black or African American, 0.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.6% is two or more races. 89.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $86,100, there are 8,991 households, an average of 2.45 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,069, the median household income is $47,188, and 11.8% of the persons in Shelby County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,699. Retail sales (in $1000) were $140,900, and sales per capita were $6,477.
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