Sheldon, IA 51201 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 51201: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Sheldon, IA 51201

Not Acceptable, USPS
Ritter, IA 51201

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 304
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,435
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 307
  • County: Obrien County
  • Centroid: Latitude 43.185, Longitude -95.848
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 51201 has segments in 3 Counties (Lyon, Obrien, Sioux).

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Sheldon, IA 51201 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,258
Daytime Population: Workers 4,339
Daytime Population: Residents 3,080
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,419
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.19
Population in Households 6,112
Population in Familes 4,788
Population in Group Qrtrs 146
Population Density2 55
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $48,174
Average Household Income $67,146
Per Capita Income $28,369


Total Housing Units 2,789 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,774 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 847 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 168 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $131,967
Average Home Value $147,943


Total Households 2,621
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 1,606
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 0.2% 0.04%
Households 0.24% 0.05%
Families 0.08% -0.05%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   2.24%

Sheldon, IA 51201 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 51201 to the other 963 ZIP Codes 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 # 121 88th
Population Density # 262 73rd
Diversity Index # 118 88th
Median Household Income # 751 22nd
Per Capita Income # 451 53rd

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