Shelby County, IL

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2022 Population
21,042
0.558% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
44.9
0.222% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
10.3%
14.1% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$65,585
9.12% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$125,200
17.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Shelby County, IL had a population of 21k people with a median age of 44.9 and a median household income of $65,585. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Shelby County, IL declined from 21,160 to 21,042, a −0.558% decrease and its median household income grew from $60,103 to $65,585, a 9.12% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Shelby County, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (96.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.3%), White (Hispanic) (0.594%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.342%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.337%).

None of the households in Shelby County, IL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.5% of the residents in Shelby County, IL are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Shelby County, IL was $125,200, and the homeownership rate was 79.2%.

Most people in Shelby County, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Shelby County, IL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Shelby County, IL is home to a population of 21k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.15% of Shelby County, IL residents were born outside of the country (243 people).

In 2022, there were 74.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.3k people) in Shelby County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 274 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 125 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.5%
2022 Citizenship
99.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.5% of Shelby County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Shelby County, IL was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Shelby County, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    20.3k ± 41
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    274 ± 76.9
  3. White (Hispanic)
    125 ± 43
1.24%
Hispanic Population
261 people

In 2022, there were 74.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.3k people) in Shelby County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 274 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 125 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.24% of the people in Shelby County, IL are hispanic (261 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Shelby County, IL as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.15%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
243 people
1.04%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
221 people

As of 2022, 1.15% of Shelby County, IL residents (243 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Shelby County, IL was 1.04%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    581 ± 116
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    227 ± 126
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    205 ± 74

Shelby County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.56 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Shelby County, IL employs 10.2k people. The largest industries in Shelby County, IL are Manufacturing (1,486 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,479 people), and Retail Trade (1,390 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($80,000), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,192), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,500).

Occupations

10.2k
2022 Value
± 622
1.16%
1 Year growth
± 8.33%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Shelby County, IL grew at a rate of 1.16%, from 10.1k employees to 10.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Shelby County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,146 people), Management Occupations (1,055 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (864 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Shelby County, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

10.2k
2022 Value
± 622
1.16%
1 Year growth
± 8.33%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Shelby County, IL grew at a rate of 1.16%, from 10.1k employees to 10.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Shelby County, IL, are Manufacturing (1,486 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,479 people), and Retail Trade (1,390 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Shelby County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Shelby County, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,897
Median earning men ± $2,255
$33,347
Median earning women ± $4,644

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($66,985), Wholesale Trade ($58,824), and Public Administration ($57,277).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,319), Public Administration ($52,798), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,485).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.47%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Illinois. This represents a 2.47% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Illinois.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 136
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 109
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 93
    Wholesale Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Shelby County, IL went to Donald J. Trump with 77.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (20.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.901%).

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing the state of Illinois. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Illinois is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Illinois

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Dick Durbin
Senator from Illinois2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Tammy Duckworth
Senator from Illinois3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing Illinois.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Illinois

Illinois is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Illinois have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.01% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.62M), Some college (2.15M), and Bachelors Degree (2.1M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Shelby County, IL was $125,200 in 2022, which is 0.444 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $106,800 to $125,200, a 17.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Shelby County, IL is 79.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Shelby County, IL have an average commute time of 22.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Shelby County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Shelby County, IL is $65,585. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Shelby County, IL was Census Tract 9596 with a value of $76,641, followed by Census Tract 9592 and Census Tract 9594, with respective values of $71,875 and $69,500.

Property

$125,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,879
$6,941
Median Property Taxes
±$441

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Shelby County, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Shelby County, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

79.2%
Homeownership
2022
62.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 79.2% of the housing units in Shelby County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9596
  2. Census Tract 9592
  3. Census Tract 9594

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Shelby County, IL was Census Tract 9596 with a value of $76,641, followed by Census Tract 9592 and Census Tract 9594, with respective values of $71,875 and $69,500.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Shelby County, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$65,585
Median Household Income
± $3,146
8.76k
Number of Households
± 551

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.76k households in Shelby County, IL grew to $65,585 from the previous year's value of $60,103.

The following chart displays the households in Shelby County, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Shelby County, IL is from Illinois.
0.477
2022 Wage GINI in Illinois
0.478
2021 Wage GINI in Illinois

In 2022, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.477 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.371% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Illinois was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (84.4%)
  2. Carpooled (5.98%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.21%)

In 2022, 84.4% of workers in Shelby County, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (5.98%) and those who worked at home (5.21%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

22.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Shelby County, IL have a shorter commute time (22.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.68% of the workforce in Shelby County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Shelby County, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Shelby County, IL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Shelby County, IL (2.14k out of 20.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Shelby County, IL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

95.6% of the population of Shelby County, IL has health coverage, with 47.9% on employee plans, 16.5% on Medicaid, 16.8% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 1.73% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Shelby County, IL see 3091 patients per year on average, which represents a 14.7% decrease from the previous year (3624 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3550 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2662 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,091 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Shelby County, IL

Primary care physicians in Shelby County, IL see an average of 3,091 patients per year. This represents a 14.7% decrease from the previous year (3,624 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Shelby County, IL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23% under 18 years, 16.1% between 18 and 34 years, 38.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.44%
Uninsured
47.9%
Employer Coverage
16.5%
Medicaid
16.8%
Medicare
12.5%
Non-Group
1.73%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Shelby County, IL grew by 21.3% from 3.66% to 4.44%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Shelby County, IL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 60 in Shelby County, IL.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 35.8% in Shelby County, IL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.08% in Shelby County, IL.

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