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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Housing
    B+
  3. Nightlife
    B
  4. Good for Families
    C+
  5. Diversity
    C
  6. Jobs
    B
  7. Weather
    B-
  8. Cost of Living
    A-
  9. Health & Fitness
    B-
  10. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  11. Commute
    C+
Shelby County is located in Illinois with a population of 21,832. In Shelby County, most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Shelby County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Shelby County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$90,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$604
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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Shelby County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    102.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    102.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    578.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    45%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Shelby County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,157
National
$55,322

Places to Work in Shelby County

Shelby County Reviews

1 review
I have lived in Shelby County all my life and can't see myself living anywhere else. The people of this county have always been very helpful and friendly. While there is not an overabundance of job opportunities in the area the fact that we are a farming community and many of the businesses are based around agriculture there always seems to be part-time work available for the most part. Shelby County is also a beautiful place to live with access to the Lake.
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