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Sheffield, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Sheffield had a population of 1,115 as of July 1, 2017. Sheffield ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sheffield is located at latitude 42.8887 and longitude -93.2071 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sheffield (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,076 feet.

The City of Sheffield (GNIS ID: 468687) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Sheffield is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Franklin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sheffield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Sheffield, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,115
Daytime Population: Workers 653
Daytime Population: Residents 542
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,195
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 1,076
Population in Familes 891
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density2 201
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $54,440
Average Household Income $66,248
Per Capita Income $27,894


Total Housing Units 499 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 376 (75.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 85 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $109,000
Average Home Value $144,016


Total Households 461
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 307
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.69% -1.14%
Households -0.56% -1.2%
Families -0.7% -1.34%
Median Household Income   3.16%
Per Capita Income   3.0%

Sheffield, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sheffield to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 263 74th
Population Density # 873 14th
Diversity Index # 661 34th
Median Household Income # 489 52nd
Per Capita Income # 457 55th

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