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The City of Sheldahl had a population of 355 as of July 1, 2017. Sheldahl ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Sheldahl is located at latitude 41.8643 and longitude -93.6967 in Story County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sheldahl (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Story County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,030 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Sheldahl are located in Story County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into Polk County, and Boone County.

The City of Sheldahl (GNIS ID: 2395867) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Sheldahl is located within Township of Palestine, a minor civil division (MCD) of Story County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sheldahl 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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Sheldahl, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 355
Daytime Population: Workers 23
Daytime Population: Residents 165
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 188
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.53
Population in Households 355
Population in Familes 312
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 422
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $77,556
Average Household Income $90,205
Per Capita Income $33,345


Total Housing Units 147 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 115 (78.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $194,231
Average Home Value $208,333


Total Households 138
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 107
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 1.49% 1.58%
Households 1.49% 1.55%
Families 1.22% 1.45%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   2.29%

Sheldahl, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sheldahl 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 # 554 45th
Population Density # 694 31st
Diversity Index # 780 22nd
Median Household Income # 46 96th
Per Capita Income # 124 88th

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