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Demographics

People

Total Population5,015
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens19.8%
Employed Population 16+2,678
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married56.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.6%
Median Earnings25+$34,268
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$8,833
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,216

Wealth

Median Family Income$65,027
% Above Poverty Level89.1%
% Below Poverty Level10.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time12 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.3%
% Using Public Transportation6.5%

Housing

People Living Alone32.3%
Median Gross Rent$605
Median House Value$142,200

Ancestry

German36.6%
Dutch21.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.9%
Irish9.1%
Norwegian5.8%
English5.1%
French Except Basque3.4%
Swedish2.8%
Scottish2.1%
Czech1.4%
Canadian0.7%
Italian0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Polish0.1%
South African0.1%
African0.1%
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Sheldon Almanac

CategoryValue
County O'Brien County
Standard Zip Codes51201
Phone Area Codes712
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude43.17
Approximate 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)

StationSHELDON
Distance0.6 miles
Jan Temp3 to 23 F
Apr Temp33 to 57 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp35 to 60 F
Annual Precip29.4 inches
StationSANBORN
Distance8.7 miles
Jan Temp3 to 22 F
Apr Temp34 to 56 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp37 to 60 F
Annual Precip28.3 inches
StationROCK RAPIDS
Distance24 miles
Jan Temp3 to 24 F
Apr Temp34 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 85 F
Oct Temp35 to 61 F
Annual Precip27.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Archer177$52,500
Ashton427$58,333
Boyden794$62,917
Hospers756$64,000
Primghar973$67,083
Sanborn1,405$61,103

Sheldon Public Libraries

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

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Sheldon Hospitals

Sanford Sheldon Medical Center
(Non-profit)
118 North 7th Avenue
(712) 324-5041

Sheldon Public Schools

East Elementary School
501 Normal College Ave
ZIP: 51201
(712) 324-4337
Primary
Total Enrollment 395
Sheldon High School
1700 East Fourth Street
ZIP: 51201
(712) 324-2501
High
Total Enrollment 321
Sheldon Middle School
310 23rd Avenue
ZIP: 51201
(712) 324-4346
Middle
Total Enrollment 285

Sheldon Private Schools

Sheldon Christian School
1425 E 9th St
ZIP: 51201
Elementary
Total Enrollment 99
St Patrick Elementary School
1020 4th Ave
ZIP: 51201
Elementary
Total Enrollment 79
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