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Shelby County, Iowa Facts

Facts
State Iowa
Land area 590.8 square miles
Population Density 20.6 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 11,961
Population change -1.7%
Under 5 years of age 5.5%
Under 18 22.7%
65 and over 22.3%
Females 51%
White 97.9
Hispanic or Latino of any race 2.1
Asian 0.4%
Two or more races 0.8%
Black or African American 0.5%
Native American 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 91%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 18.2%
Veterans 1,041
Households and Housing
Households 5,083
Persons per household 2.3
Living in the same house for one year or more 90.1%
Median household income $48,783
The per capita income $26,387
Live below the poverty line. 10.8%
housing units 5,542
Multi-unit structures 11%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $104,700
Residents owning their homes. 77.7%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 1,388
Women-owned firms 19.5%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $135,125
Retail sales per capita $10,996
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $158,609