County and Regional Demographics

Population

  • Shelby County – 48,749
  • Sidney – 20,590
  • Anna – 1,567
  • Botkins – 1,473
  • Jackson Center – 1,462
  • Fort Loramie – 1,497
  • Russia – 630

Education

  • 90.2% of people over 25 have high school diplomas or higher
  • 18.7% of people over 25 have bachelor’s degrees or higher

Income

  • Median household income $63,806
  • 90.9% of families are above the poverty limit

Business

  • 965 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
  • 46.4% of the employment is in manufacturing – the largest percentage of manufacturing jobs per capita in the State of Ohio

Housing

  • 20,525 households in Shelby County
  • 91.3% of housing units are occupied, 71% being owned by the resident
  • $145,60000 median value of owner occupied houses

For more facts and information about Shelby County, please visit our profile on the Ohio Department of Development website at: https://development.ohio.gov/files/research/C1076.pdf

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 – 50.4
  • Average high temperature – 60.9; Average low temperature – 39.9
  • Average rainfall – 39.9”

Shelby County Consists of

  • 420 square miles
  • 14 townships, 8 incorporated villages, and the City of Sidney (County Seat)
  • 8 public school districts and 2 private schools
  • 20 miles of highway, 143 miles of state highway, and over 1,000 miles of paved roads total

Labor Force

  • Shelby County has an available labor force of 24,200
  • Labor force of surrounding counties totals 250,000
  • Net inflow of workers on a daily basis —  5,000
  • Average travel time to work is 18.3 minutes
  • 3.8% unemployment rate — April 2021

Miles From

  • Dayton – 40
  • Columbus – 75
  • Cincinnati – 93
  • Toledo – 112
  • Indianapolis – 40
  • Cleveland – Approximately 200
  • 1-75 – 1
  • 1-70 – 32