Shelby County, Illinois Population 2022

Shelby County, Illinois's estimated population is 20,716 with a growth rate of -0.66% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Shelby County, Illinois is the 56th largest county in Illinois. The 2010 Population was 22,363 and has seen a growth of -7.36% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18302,9720.00%
18406,6593,687124.06%
18507,8071,14817.24%
186014,6136,80687.18%
187025,47610,86374.34%
188030,2704,79418.82%
189031,1919213.04%
190032,1269353.00%
191031,693-433-1.35%
192029,601-2,092-6.60%
193025,471-4,130-13.95%
194026,2908193.22%
195024,434-1,856-7.06%
196023,404-1,030-4.22%
197022,589-815-3.48%
198023,9231,3345.91%
199022,261-1,662-6.95%
201022,3631020.46%
201122,226-137-0.61%
201222,089-137-0.62%
201321,952-137-0.62%
201421,815-137-0.62%
201521,678-137-0.63%
201621,541-137-0.63%
201721,404-137-0.64%
201821,267-137-0.64%
201921,130-137-0.64%
202020,990-140-0.66%
202120,853-137-0.65%
202220,716-137-0.66%
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Shelby County, Illinois Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,15897.85%
Black or African American1390.64%
American Indian and Alaska Native120.06%
Asian670.31%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander100.05%
Some Other Race70.03%
Two or More Races2301.06%
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Shelby County, Illinois Population by Race

Shelby County, Illinois Population Pyramid 2022

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Shelby County, Illinois Median Age

45.1


Total

44


Male

46.5


Female

Shelby County, Illinois Adults

There are 16,969 adults, (4,862 of whom are seniors) in Shelby County, Illinois.

Shelby County, Illinois Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

40.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelby County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

11,016

50.95%

Male

10,607

49.05%

Shelby County, Illinois Population by Age

Shelby County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Shelby County, Illinois Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.2%11.8%
All80.3%19.7%
Non Family74.8%25.2%
Female58.1%41.9%
Male52.1%47.9%

80.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Shelby County, Illinois Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,1582.3480.3
Married5,1992.8688.2
Male3633.1352.1
Female6892.9158.1
Non Family2,9071.1674.8

2.82

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

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Shelby County, Illinois Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2181.40%
9th to 12th Grade8105.22%
High School Graduate6,89844.45%
Some College3,26721.05%
Associates Degree1,75211.29%
Bachelors Degree1,78511.50%
Graduate Degree7875.07%
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Shelby County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shelby County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black595954
Asian535139
2+ Races10510049
Hispanic15013464
White15,19514,1852,411
Native American1212
Other Race77

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 91.53%.

Shelby County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,919$44,775$31,303
Less Than 9th Grade$12,500$13,750$
High School Graduate$36,498$42,387$25,925
Some College$36,924$46,826$26,475
Bachelors Degree$48,438$50,425$46,181
Graduate Degree$53,682$49,722$54,205

$38,919

Average Earnings

$44,775

Average Male

$31,303

Average Female

Shelby County, Illinois Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shelby County, Illinois Language by Age

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Shelby County, Illinois Language

98.07% of Shelby County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 1.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.04% of the population.

Shelby County, Illinois Language

Shelby County, Illinois Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White20,8242,0239.71%
OtherNaN%
Hispanic2305724.78%
Multiple221209.05%

9.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.03%

Male Poverty Rate

9.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelby County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Illinois is White, with 9.71% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Illinois is Multiple, with 9.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.99%.

Shelby County, Illinois Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.84%
High School10.60%
Some College5.51%
Bachelors or Greater2.00%

Shelby County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.15%
Male Unemployed40.00%
Female Employed7.01%
Female Unemployed45.54%

Shelby County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shelby County, Illinois Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$59,134$67,778
Families$70,727$78,240
Married Families$76,656-
Non Families$32,779$42,948
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Income by Household Type

Shelby County, Illinois Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

59.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.5%

Male Marriage Rate

57.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Shelby County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

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Shelby County, Illinois Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Shelby County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

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Shelby County, Illinois Marital Status

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1,531

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War212
First Gulf War212
Vietnam625
Korea200
World War II20

Shelby County, Illinois Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3480
35 to 54253
55 to 64229
65 to 74511
75+458

Shelby County, Illinois Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4968.95%
Asian11.82%
2+ Races3431.78%
Hispanic4629.30%

Shelby County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Shelby County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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7.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shelby County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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61.9%

Labor Force Participation

59.4%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Shelby County, Illinois Employment by Age

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Shelby County, Illinois Employment by Race

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Shelby County, Illinois Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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88.47%

Born in Shelby County, Illinois

98.93%

Native Born

1.07%

Foreign Born

0.35%

Non Citizen

0.72%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.93% of Shelby County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 88.47% having been born in Illinois. 0.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Shelby County, Illinois Place of Birth

  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

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