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Shelby County, Texas Facts

Facts
State Texas
Land area 795.6 square miles
Population Density 32 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 25,792
Population change 1.4%
Under 5 years of age 7.2%
Under 18 26.6%
65 and over 15.9%
Females 50.4%
White 79.6
Hispanic or Latino of any race 17.6
Asian 0.7%
Two or more races 1.2%
Black or African American 17.6%
Native American 0.9%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 78%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 13.7%
Veterans 1,826
Households and Housing
Households 9,781
Persons per household 2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more 89.9%
Median household income $37,081
The per capita income $21,126
Live below the poverty line. 22.1%
housing units 11,808
Multi-unit structures 5%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $72,000
Residents owning their homes. 71.7%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 1,960
Women-owned firms 25.6%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $246,528
Retail sales per capita $9,345
Manufacturers shipments $552,023
Merchant wholesaler sales $97,607