Shelby County, Illinois Population 2019

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
White21,54098.33%
Black or African American1510.69%
Two or More Races810.37%
Asian810.37%
American Indian and Alaska Native430.20%
Some Other Race100.05%

Shelby County, Illinois Population Pyramid 2019

Shelby County, Illinois Median Age

44.6


Total

43.1


Male

46.6


Female

Shelby County, Illinois Adults

There are 17,184 adults, (4,593 of whom are seniors) in Shelby County, Illinois.

Shelby County, Illinois Age Dependency

74

Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelby County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

11,021

50.31%

Male

10,885

49.69%

Shelby County, Illinois Households and Families

Shelby County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Shelby County, Illinois Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.8%10.2%
All80.7%19.3%
Non Family70.1%29.9%
Female65.8%34.2%
Male65.4%34.6%

80.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,1832.3680.7
Married5,2092.989.8
Non Family2,8811.1670.1
Female711365.8
Male3822.9865.4

2.85

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

5.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Shelby County, Illinois Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3642.34%
9th to 12th Grade8605.52%
High School Graduate7,12845.76%
Some College3,11520.00%
Associates Degree1,62210.41%
Bachelors Degree1,76811.35%
Graduate Degree7194.62%

Shelby County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White15,27314,0622,399
Hispanic12912129
Black605540
Native American4343
Multiple Races36364
Asian353515
Other Race101010

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 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,328$42,313$23,741
Less Than High School$37,569$38,403$
High School Grad$30,792$39,186$18,439
Some College$31,890$44,716$23,707
Bachelors Degree$46,548$49,450$40,750
Graduate Degree$47,188$44,550$49,671

$34,328

Average Earnings

$42,313

Average Male

$23,741

Average Female

Shelby County, Illinois Language

Shelby County, Illinois Language by Age

Shelby County, Illinois Language

99.41% of Shelby County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 0.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.21% of the population.

Shelby County, Illinois Poverty

Shelby County, Illinois Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White21,1442,54012.01%
Hispanic2086531.25%
Multiple802328.75%
Black12321.63%

12.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.73%

Male Poverty Rate

12.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelby County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Illinois is Hispanic, with 31.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Illinois is Black, with 1.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.55%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.91%
High School11.14%
Some College7.70%
Bachelors or Greater2.64%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed45.33%
Female Unemployed26.84%
Female Employed9.01%
Male Employed5.00%

Shelby County, Illinois Income

Shelby County, Illinois Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,807$58,633
Families$59,570$67,885
Married Families$66,542-
Non Families$26,627$35,934

Shelby County, Illinois Marital Status

Shelby County, Illinois Marital Status

Marriage Rates

59.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.2%

Male Marriage Rate

58.2%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Shelby County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

Shelby County, Illinois Veterans

1,812

Number of Veterans

1,717

Male Veterans

95

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam670
First Gulf War258
Korea236
Second Gulf War159
World War II143

Shelby County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,80910.67%
Hispanic53.45%
2 or More36.82%

Shelby County, Illinois Veterans by Education

8.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shelby County, Illinois Employment Status

60.9%

Labor Force Participation

58.2%

Employment Rate

4.4%

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

89.66%

Born in Illinois

99.64%

Native Born

0.36%

Foreign Born

0.19%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.64% of Shelby County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 89.66% 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