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People

Total Population 1,222
Male Share of the Population 50.7%
Female Share of the Population 49.3%
Senior Citizens 13.7%
Employed Population 16+ 481
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 40.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 4.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $36,058
% Above Poverty Level 69.3%
% Below Poverty Level 30.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 15.2%
Median Gross Rent $668
Median House Value $59,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.4%
US/American 0%
English 8.4%
Irish 16.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Sheldon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 43 miles NW of Lafayette, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 75 miles S of Chicago, Illinois
County Iroquois
Standard Zip Codes 60966
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.769
Longitude -87.563

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 KENTLAND
Distance 6.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.4 inches
Station WATSEKA 2 NW
Distance 10 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39.2 inches
Station RENSSELAER
Distance 24.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Donovan 281 $43,125

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Sheldon, Illinois
(815) 429-3521

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