Sheffield, Illinois

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Sheffield, Illinois

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Comparative Profile of Sheffield, Illinois

Comparing Sheffield to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 9 10
Age of the Population 8 9
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Male Share of the Population 5 4
Racial Diversity 2 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 7
Average Household Size 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 5
Median Family Income 6 4
People Above Poverty 6 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 8
Short Commute Times 4 5
Walking and Biking to Work 2 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 8
People Living Alone 5 5
Affordability of Rents 4 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Sheffield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 45 miles E of Davenport, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 113 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Bureau
Standard Zip Codes 61361
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.358
Longitude -89.737

Sheffield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station KEWANEE 1 E
Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
Station GALVA
Distance 19.6 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
Distance 22.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.4 inches
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Sheffield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 946 100%
Male 450 47.6%
Female 496 52.4%
Under 18 232 24.5%
18+ 714 75.5%
65+ 209 22.1%
Median Age 40.2
Average Family Size 2.93
White 930 98.3%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 9 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.6%

Estimated Sheffield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 957
Growth 11
Growth % 1.2%

Sheffield Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 23.8%
English 14.3%
Belgian 12.2%
Irish 8.7%
US/American 8.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.7%
Swedish 5.6%
Dutch 3.3%
Polish 3%
Danish 3%
French (except Basque) 2.5%
Italian 2.5%
Swiss 1.2%
Scottish 1%
French Canadian 0.8%
European 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Sheffield 946 $42,273
Annawan 868 $46,563
Buda 592 $38,854
Manlius 355 $49,500
Mineral 272 $41,875
Neponset 519 $45,000
Wyanet 1,028 $43,594

Sheffield Public Libraries

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