Shields, Illinois

Shields: Township in Lake County, Illinois


Shields is a township located in the county of Jefferson in the U.S. state of Illinois. Its population at the 2010 census was 39,062 and a population density of 853 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 36,451 inhabitants.

Shields locator map
Location of Shields on Illinois map.

Quick Facts about Shields

Population : 36,451 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Illinois (United States)
County : Jefferson County
Area : 45.82 km2
Altitude : 709 feet / 216 meters
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 03:59:22 (4th October 2023)
Density : 796 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -7.16% (2010-2020)
Weather : 84℉ Partly Sunny 7-days weather
Map highlighting Shields Township  Lake County  Illinois locator map image
Map highlighting Shields Township Lake County Illinois
Map highlighting Shields Township  Lake County  Illinois locator map image


Shields is located at 38°28'4"N 88°42'48"W (38.4678300, -88.7133900).

Shields map


Shields forecast: Partly sunny. High near 84, with temperatures falling to around 82 in the afternoon. South wind 5 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. more


According to census records, the population of Shields decreased by 7.16% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 39,062 - census
2011 36,353 -7.45% estimation process
2012 36,704 0.96% estimation process
2013 37,084 1.02% estimation process
2014 36,328 -2.08% estimation process
2015 36,759 1.17% estimation process
2016 36,647 -0.31% estimation process
2017 36,781 0.36% estimation process
2018 36,738 -0.12% estimation process
2019 36,598 -0.38% estimation process
2020 36,451 -0.4% estimation process

Schools in Shields

College & universities near Shields, IL

Code Name City ZIP
403469 Frontier Community College Fairfield (IL) 62837

Stations (9)

Amtrak & bus stations near Shields, IL

Code Name Address Type
MVI Mt. Vernon, IL 102 Potomac Boulevard BUS
CEN Centralia station 108 East Broadway RAIL
DQN Du Quoin 20 North Chestnut St. RAIL
EFG Effingham 401 West National Ave. RAIL
MAI Marion, IL 2100 West Main Street BUS

Post offices near Shields

Post Office Name City ZIP
Bluford Post Office Bluford (IL) 62814

Other places with the same name (2)

  • Shields , Michigan human settlement in Saginaw County, Michigan, United States of America with a population of 6,587 people.

Other cities in Jefferson County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Jefferson County , IL.

City Name Population Title
Mount Vernon 14,511 City located near the center of Jefferson County, Illinois, United States
Spring Garden 3,208 Township in Jefferson County, Illinois
Ina 2,279 Village in Jefferson County, United States
Woodlawn 670 Community in the city of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, United States
Bluford 660 Village in the United States
Stratton 432 Township in Edgar County, Illinois
Dix 428 City in Illinois, United States of America
Waltonville 422 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America
Bonnie 380 Village in Illinois
Belle Rive 347 Village Jefferson County, Illinois, United States
Harmony 263 Unincorporated community in Illinois
Nason 228 City in Jefferson County, Illinois

Distance to Other Cities

Shields distances to largest Illinois cities