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Sheldon, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Sheldon had a population of 5,409 as of July 1, 2019. Sheldon ranks in the upper 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 Sheldon is located at latitude 43.1811 and longitude -95.8561 in O'Brien County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sheldon encompass a land area of 4.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. O'Brien County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,424 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Sheldon are located in O'Brien County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Sioux County.

The City of Sheldon (GNIS ID: 2395868) 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 Sheldon is located within Township of Floyd, a minor civil division (MCD) of O'Brien County.


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Sheldon, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Sheldon, IA Housing Affordability Index is 184
State of Iowa Housing Affordability Index is 164
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Sheldon, IA Wealth Index is 89
State of Iowa Wealth Index is 86
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 5,409 (100%)
Population in Households 5,282 (97.7%)
Population in Families 4,068 (75.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 127 ( 2.3%)
Population Density 1,161
Diversity Index2 30
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $55,184
Average Household Income $75,426
Per Capita Income $32,311
Wealth Index4 89

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,417 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,390 (57.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 924 (38.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 103 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $140,948
Housing Affordability Index3 184
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,314
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 1,369
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.45% 0.06%
Households 0.48% 0.08%
Families 0.56% -0.01%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   1.77%

Sheldon, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sheldon to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 73 93rd
Population Density # 209 79th
Diversity Index # 87 91st
Median Household Income # 615 39th
Per Capita Income # 350 65th

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