Welcome to Effingham County, IL

An Oasis in Southern Illinois Awaits.

Effingham County is unique to other Illinois counties. Our beginnings from an agricultural base has served us well. This industry still provides employment to thousands in the county. Our growth over the years has established us as a commercial/industrial hub as well. The intersection of I-57 and I-70, a three mile stretch where the two interstates meet provides residents and travelers a wide variety of retail, hotel and restaurant choices.

We are close to your business partners in Chicago ( 3.5 hours), St. Louis (1.5 hours), Indianapolis (2 hours) and Memphis (4 hours ). All of these cities are easily accessible with little traffic.

Demographics & Workforce

According to recent census data, Effingham County has a population of 35,000 +/- of which 12,500 +/- live within the City of Effingham. During the workday, the city’s population increases to 20,000 +/-. Many commute from 30 to 60 miles outside the city limits. Major employers include, Heartland Dental, Patterson Companies, Stevens Industries, Quad Graphics, FedEx and Sherwin-Williams Paints. More demographics.


This is one of our top selling points. I-70, I-57, numerous state highways, CSX, CN, ERR and Amtrak offer easy access to rail and highway transportation to all parts of the country. More transportation data.

Sites & Buildings

The City of Effingham offers an Industrial park with aggressive pricing and incentives. This coupled with additional greenfield sites and buildings around the county provide several options to meet your needs. Search available sites and buildings through Discover Effingham!