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Sheffield, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Sheffield had a population of 1,197 as of July 1, 2016. Sheffield ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index 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, 2016.

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Sheffield, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,197
Population in Households 1,158
Population in Familes 962
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density1 216
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 500
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 334
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 510 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 407 (79.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 93 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 2.0%)
Median Home Value $105,921
Average Home Value $141,646


Median Household Income $54,126
Average Household Income $66,086
Per Capita Income $28,195
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.34% -0.07%
Households 0.66% 0.08%
Families 0.54% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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, 2016 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 # 248 76th
Population Density1 # 863 15th
Diversity Index2 # 761 24th
Median Household Income # 445 56th
Per Capita Income # 381 62nd

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