Sheffield, Iowa

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Sheffield, Iowa

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High Points

Sheffield strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Iowa):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Sheffield Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Sheffield Short Commute Times
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Sheffield Low Rate of Poverty
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Sheffield Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Sheffield, Iowa

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

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

The People

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
Median Family Income 8 8
College Educated Adults 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 6
Walking and Biking to Work 9 7
Working at Home 8 8
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 6 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 7
Housing Recently Built 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Sheffield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 52 miles NW of Waterloo, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 142 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Franklin
Standard Zip Codes 50475
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.893
Longitude -93.215

Sheffield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.9 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 23 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 34.5 inches
Distance 18.7 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 23 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
Distance 24 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 25 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33.6 inches
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Sheffield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 930 100%
Male 427 45.9%
Female 503 54.1%
Under 18 218 23.4%
18+ 712 76.6%
65+ 238 25.6%
Median Age 44.1
Average Family Size 2.86
White 922 99.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 3 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 5 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.6%

Estimated Sheffield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,002
Growth 72
Growth % 7.7%

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 58.8%
English 10.8%
Irish 7.4%
Norwegian 5.2%
US/American 2.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.9%
French (except Basque) 1.9%
French Canadian 1.9%
Dutch 1.7%
Danish 1.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Polish 1%
Scottish 0.6%
Swedish 0.6%
Greek 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
Italian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Sheffield 930 $48,472
Hampton 4,218 $45,391
Latimer 535 $35,833
Meservey 252 $36,042
Rockwell 989 $47,167
Swaledale 174 $34,167
Thornton 422 $43,750

Sheffield Public Libraries

Sheffield Public Library
"123 S. 3RD STREET, BOX 616"
Sheffield, Iowa
(641) 892-4717

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Sheffield High Schools (2004)

453 N. 5TH ST.
Serves 183 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.6

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