Shelby County, Illinois Population 2020

Shelby County, Illinois's estimated population is 21,752 with a growth rate of 0.06% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Shelby County, Illinois is the 54th largest county in Illinois.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201821,741-11-0.05%
201721,752140.06%
201621,738-85-0.39%
201521,823-283-1.28%
201422,106-35-0.16%
201322,141-66-0.30%
201222,207-74-0.33%
201122,281-77-0.34%
201022,358970.44%
199022,261-1,662-6.95%
198023,9231,3345.91%
197022,589-815-3.48%
196023,404-1,030-4.22%
195024,434-1,856-7.06%
194026,2908193.22%
193025,471-4,130-13.95%
192029,601-2,092-6.60%
191031,693-433-1.35%
190032,1269353.00%
189031,1919213.04%
188030,2704,79418.82%
187025,47610,86374.34%
186014,6136,80687.18%
18507,8071,14817.24%
18406,6593,687124.06%
18302,9720.00%

How Many People Live in Shelby County, Illinois?

21,752

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,45998.29%
Black or African American2030.93%
Two or More Races1110.51%
Asian250.11%
American Indian and Alaska Native190.09%
Some Other Race150.07%

Shelby County, Illinois Population Pyramid 2020

Shelby County, Illinois Median Age

44.8


Total

43.2


Male

46.6


Female

Shelby County, Illinois Adults

There are 17,163 adults, (4,684 of whom are seniors) in Shelby County, Illinois.

Shelby County, Illinois Age Dependency

74.9

Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelby County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

11,041

50.57%

Male

10,791

49.43%

Shelby County, Illinois Households and Families

Shelby County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Shelby County, Illinois Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.4%10.6%
All80.2%19.8%
Non Family71.2%28.8%
Female62.5%37.5%
Male59%41%

80.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,2032.3580.2
Married5,1592.8989.4
Non Family2,9211.271.2
Female7622.8162.5
Male3612.9559

2.83

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

6.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Shelby County, Illinois Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3101.99%
9th to 12th Grade9035.79%
High School Graduate7,00144.88%
Some College3,14620.17%
Associates Degree1,60510.29%
Bachelors Degree1,84911.85%
Graduate Degree7845.03%

Shelby County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White15,27214,0802,517
Hispanic13512327
Black938776
Multiple Races61614
Native American1919
Asian18159
Other Race151513

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 86.67%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,160$43,279$25,368
Less Than High School$19,063$21,188$11,136
High School Grad$30,949$39,934$20,962
Some College$31,781$46,964$23,731
Bachelors Degree$47,750$50,638$41,569
Graduate Degree$51,176$46,771$52,353

$34,160

Average Earnings

$43,279

Average Male

$25,368

Average Female

Shelby County, Illinois Language

Shelby County, Illinois Language by Age

Shelby County, Illinois Language

99.28% of Shelby County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 0.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.33% of the population.

Shelby County, Illinois Poverty

Shelby County, Illinois Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White21,0762,30410.93%
Hispanic2158740.47%
Multiple1102926.36%
Black17331.73%

11.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.99%

Male Poverty Rate

11.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelby County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Illinois is Hispanic, with 40.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Illinois is Black, with 1.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.24%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.69%
High School10.48%
Some College6.35%
Bachelors or Greater3.21%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed33.53%
Female Unemployed21.12%
Female Employed8.70%
Male Employed5.14%

Shelby County, Illinois Income

Shelby County, Illinois Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$51,157$59,674
Families$60,206$68,943
Married Families$68,010-
Non Families$27,633$37,783

Shelby County, Illinois Marital Status

Shelby County, Illinois Marital Status

Marriage Rates

59.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.7%

Male Marriage Rate

56.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Shelby County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

Shelby County, Illinois Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Shelby County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

Shelby County, Illinois Veterans

1,721

Number of Veterans

1,622

Male Veterans

99

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam691
Korea240
First Gulf War182
Second Gulf War174
World War II84

Shelby County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,71810.15%
Hispanic1510.07%
2 or More34.55%

Shelby County, Illinois Veterans by Education

8.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shelby County, Illinois Employment Status

61.1%

Labor Force Participation

58.2%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Shelby County, Illinois Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

90.39%

Born in Illinois

99.70%

Native Born

0.30%

Foreign Born

0.19%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.70% of Shelby County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 90.39% having been born in Illinois. 0.19% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Population of Cities in Shelby County, Illinois

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Pana 58615565-296-5.05%
Shelbyville46974576-121-2.58%
Moweaqua 18311738-93-5.08%
Windsor11871153-34-2.86%
Stewardson734721-13-1.77%
Findlay683649-34-4.98%
Tower Hill611586-25-4.09%
Cowden615578-37-6.02%
Strasburg467445-22-4.71%
Herrick436424-12-2.75%
Sigel373361-12-3.22%
Oconee180175-5-2.78%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990