Shelby County is located in northeastern Missouri. The County Seat is Shelbyville and the largest city is Shelbina. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.mocounties.com/shelby-county.php. The 2014 population estimate is 6,108 and the 2010 census population was 6,373. The land area is 500.86 square miles and there are 12.7 persons per square mile.
97.9% of the population is White, 0.6% is Black or African American, 1.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.9% is two or more races. 89.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 12.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $71,500, there are 2,597 households, an average of 2.31 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,331, the median household income is $35,938, and 18.4% of the persons in Shelby County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 684. Retail sales (in $1000) were $49,094, and sales per capita were $7,606. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 15.8%.
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