Shelby County, Illinois Population 2021

Shelby County, Illinois's estimated population is 21,450 with a growth rate of -0.43% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Shelby County, Illinois is the 55th largest county in Illinois. The 2010 Population was 22,354 and has seen a growth of -4.04% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202121,450-92-0.43%
202021,542-92-0.43%
201921,634-92-0.42%
201821,726-48-0.22%
201721,774410.19%
201621,733-86-0.39%
201521,819-283-1.28%
201422,102-35-0.16%
201322,137-66-0.30%
201222,203-75-0.34%
201122,278-76-0.34%
201022,354930.42%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.43%
County Website
Founded
1827
County Seat
2010 Population
22,354
Growth Since 2010
-4.04%
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Shelby County, Illinois Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,35798.25%
Black or African American1490.69%
Two or More Races1400.64%
Asian630.29%
American Indian and Alaska Native170.08%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander80.04%
Some Other Race30.01%
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Shelby County, Illinois Population by Race

Shelby County, Illinois Population Pyramid $2021

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Shelby County, Illinois Median Age

45.1


Total

43.6


Male

46.6


Female

Shelby County, Illinois Adults

There are 17,103 adults, (4,801 of whom are seniors) in Shelby County, Illinois.

Shelby County, Illinois Age Dependency

76.7

Age Dependency Ratio

39

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelby County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

11,016

50.68%

Male

10,721

49.32%

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
Married90.2%9.8%
All81%19%
Non Family74%26%
Female60.8%39.2%
Male48%52%

81.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Shelby County, Illinois Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,1892.3481
Married5,1032.9190.2
Non Family3,0041.1774
Female7612.960.8
Male321348

2.86

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 Grade2691.73%
9th to 12th Grade9315.98%
High School Graduate6,92244.44%
Some College3,20420.57%
Associates Degree1,63210.48%
Bachelors Degree1,80311.57%
Graduate Degree8165.24%
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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
White15,25414,0792,516
Hispanic13912332
2+ Races62624
Black626049
Asian433618
Native American1717
Other Race33

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 black people with a rate of 79.03%.

Shelby County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,447$44,963$27,464
Less Than 9th Grade$17,153$17,112$
High School Graduate$32,415$41,875$23,021
Some College$32,286$48,271$24,793
Bachelors Degree$46,616$49,337$42,500
Graduate Degree$50,188$49,479$50,556

$36,447

Average Earnings

$44,963

Average Male

$27,464

Average Female

Shelby County, Illinois Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shelby County, Illinois Language by Age

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Shelby County, Illinois Language

99.19% of Shelby County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 0.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.32% of the population.

Shelby County, Illinois Language

Shelby County, Illinois Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White20,9502,23110.65%
Hispanic2227232.43%
Multiple1392417.27%

10.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.38%

Male Poverty Rate

11.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelby County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Illinois is Hispanic, with 32.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Illinois is White, with 10.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.25%.

Shelby County, Illinois Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.22%
High School9.96%
Some College6.44%
Bachelors or Greater3.23%

Shelby County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed37.66%
Female Unemployed23.49%
Female Employed8.76%
Male Employed4.73%

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$52,953$63,460
Families$65,528$74,455
Married Families$74,523-
Non Families$29,853$38,857
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Income by Household Type

Shelby County, Illinois Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

58.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.9%

Male Marriage Rate

56.1%

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 45-54, 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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1,502

Number of Veterans

1,411

Male Veterans

91

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam574
Korea231
Second Gulf War179
First Gulf War151
World War II38

Shelby County, Illinois Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74489
75+470
35 to 54266
55 to 64211
18 to 3466

Shelby County, Illinois Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4998.88%
Hispanic2113.91%
2+ Races34.62%

Shelby County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Shelby County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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7.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shelby County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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61.7%

Labor Force Participation

59%

Employment Rate

4.4%

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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89.66%

Born in Shelby County, Illinois

99.53%

Native Born

0.47%

Foreign Born

0.30%

Non Citizen

0.17%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.53% of Shelby County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 89.66% having been born in Illinois. 0.30% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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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