County & Regional Demographics

Population

  • Shelby county - 49,423
  • Sidney - 21,229
  • Anna - 1,481
  • Botkins - 1,473
  • Jackson Center - 1,462
  • Fort Loramie - 1,264
  • Russia - 630

Education

  • 87.2% of people over 25 have high school diplomas
  • 8.4% of people over 25 have associate degrees and 8.5% have bachelor's degrees
  • 5.3% of people over 25 have a Master's degree or higher

Income

  • Median household income $51,159
  • 91.7% of families are above the poverty limit

Housing

  • 18,287 households in Shelby County
  • 90.7% of housing units are occupied, 75% being owned by the resident
  • $122,700 median value of owner occupied houses

Labor Force

  • Shelby County has an available labor force of 24,600
  • Labor force of surrounding counties totals 250,000
  • Net inflow of workers on a daily basis (5,000)
  • Average travel time to work is 18.6 minutes
  • 6.3% unemployment rate

Business

  • 943 private businesses - private businesses provide jobs to nearly 29,000 people
  • Shelby County is home of two of the top three employers in the Dayton Region – Honda Engine Plant and Emerson Climate Technologies
  • Nearly 40% of the employment is in manufacturing – the largest percentage of manufacturing jobs per capita in the State of Ohio

Agriculture

  • 986 Total Farms
  • 287,000 Acres of land in Farms
  • Approximately $208,000,000 in total cash receipts – placing Shelby County in the top ten percent of all counties in Ohio

Climate

  • Average annual temperature – 50.3
  • Average high temperature – 61.3; Average low temperature – 39.3
  • Average rainfall – 39.72”

Shelby County Consists of

  • 409.3 square miles
  • 14 townships, 10 villages, and the City of Sidney (County Seat)
  • 8 school districts
  • 20 miles of highway, 143 miles of state highway, and over 1,000 miles of paved roads total

Miles From

  • Dayton - 40
  • Columbus - 75
  • Cincinnati - 93
  • Toledo - 112
  • Indianapolis - 40
  • Cleveland - Approximately 200
  • 1-75 - 1
  • 1-70 - 32
For more facts and information about Shelby County please visit our profile on the Ohio Department of Development website at: http://development.ohio.gov/files/research/C1076.pdf

 


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