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People

Total Population 5,047
Male Share of the Population 50%
Female Share of the Population 50%
Senior Citizens 22.3%
Employed Population 16+ 2,756
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 59.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.7%
Median Earnings25+ $29,863
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,970

Wealth

Median Family Income $62,791
% Above Poverty Level 92%
% Below Poverty Level 8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 12 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.4%
% Using Public Transportation 3.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.4%
Median Gross Rent $574
Median House Value $132,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.8%
US/American 0%
English 4.6%
Irish 14.2%

Sheldon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 50 miles SE of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 133 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska
County O Brien
Standard Zip Codes 51201
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.18
Longitude -95.84

Sheldon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SHELDON
Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 29.4 inches
Station SANBORN
Distance 8.7 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 28.3 inches
Station ROCK RAPIDS
Distance 24 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 24 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 27.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Sheldon, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Ritter (51201)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Archer 121 $45,000
Ashton 417 $53,125
Boyden 697 $62,212
Hospers 769 $61,667

Sheldon Public Libraries

Library
Sheldon Public Library
925 4TH AVENUE
Sheldon, Iowa
(712) 324-2442

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Sheldon Hospitals

NORTHWEST IOWA HEALTH CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
118 NORTH SEVENTH AVENUE
(712) 324-5041
Emergency Service: Yes

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Sheldon High Schools

SHELDON HIGH SCHOOL
1700 EAST FOURTH STREET
712-324-2501
Serves 382 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.5

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