Wabash County is located in southeast Illinois. The County Seat is Mount Carmel and the largest city is Mount Carmel. The 2014 population estimate is 11,549 and the 2010 census population was 11,947. The land area is 223.25 square miles and there are 53.5 persons per square mile.
97% of the population is White, 0.8% is Black or African American, 1.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.7% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.2% is two or more races. 89.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 16.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $80,900, there are 4,785 households, an average of 2.45 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,096, the median household income is $47,365, and 12.7% of the persons in Wabash County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,104. Retail sales (in $1000) were $109,214, and sales per capita were $8,966. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 13.2%.
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