Sheldon, Missouri

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Sheldon, Missouri

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Sheldon Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Sheldon Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Sheldon, Missouri

Comparing Sheldon to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Missouri (State):

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

The People

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 9
Average Household Size 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 4 5
Median Family Income 3 4
College Educated Adults 2 3
People in Middle Class or Better 2 3

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 6
People Living Alone 4 3
Housing Recently Built 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 6 6
Low Property Crime 4 5

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Sheldon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 62 miles NW of Springfield, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 100 miles S of Kansas City, Missouri
County Vernon
Standard Zip Codes 64784
Phone Area Codes 417
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.658
Longitude -94.292

Sheldon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station LAMAR
Distance 11 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 41 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 48.6 inches
Distance 12.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 40 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 71 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
Distance 26.7 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 41 F
Apr Temp 43 to 67 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 71 F
Annual Precip 46.3 inches
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Sheldon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 529 100%
Male 237 44.8%
Female 292 55.2%
Under 18 141 26.7%
18+ 388 73.3%
65+ 95 18%
Median Age 37.9
Average Family Size 3.03
White 525 99.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Sheldon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 534
Growth 5
Growth % 0.9%

Sheldon 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
US/American 39.2%
German 15.6%
Irish 13.5%
English 9.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.5%
French (except Basque) 5.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Scottish 1.3%
Polish 0.8%
French Canadian 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
Swedish 0.5%
Dutch 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
Italian 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Sheldon 529 $34,286
Bronaugh 245 $40,625
Jerico Springs 259 $30,750
Lamar 4,425 $38,007
Liberal 779 $30,625
Nevada 8,607 $36,639
Walker 275 $31,250
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Sheldon High Schools (2004)

Serves 85 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.9

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