Sheldon, Iowa Population 2021

5,048
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Sheldon is a city located in Iowa. With a 2020 population of 5,048, it is the 82nd largest city in Iowa and the 4744th largest city in the United States . Sheldon is currently declining at a rate of -0.34% annually and its population has decreased by -2.70% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,188 in 2010. Sheldon reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 5 miles, Sheldon has a population density of 1,083 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sheldon is $64,807 with a poverty rate of 10.91%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $558 per month, and the median house value is $130,500. The median age in Sheldon is 39.7 years, 39.6 years for males, and 39.8 years for females.

Sheldon Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Sheldonwas:

  • White: 93.25%
  • Asian: 2.05%
  • Two or more races: 1.79%
  • Native American: 1.31%
  • Black or African American: 1.23%
  • Other race: 0.37%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Sheldon, Iowa is 5,048 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,082.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,188.

Sheldon, Iowa Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,78293.25%
Asian1052.05%
Two or More Races921.79%
American Indian and Alaska Native671.31%
Black or African American631.23%
Some Other Race190.37%
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Sheldon Population by Race

Sheldon Population Pyramid $2021

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Sheldon Median Age

39.7


Total

39.6


Male

39.8


Female

Sheldon Adults

There are 3,925 adults, (861 of whom are seniors) in Sheldon.

Sheldon Age Dependency

67.4

Age Dependency Ratio

28.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Sheldon Sex Ratio

Female

2,454

47.85%

Male

2,674

52.15%

Sheldon Population by Age

Sheldon Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sheldon Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family30.6%69.4%
Female41.9%58.1%
All62.1%37.9%
Married91%9%
Male100%0%

62.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sheldon Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,2322.1862.1
Married1,1202.8891
Non Family9941.2630.6
Female933.5641.9
Male252.64100

2.83

Average Family Size

2.18

Average Household Size

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Sheldon Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade972.85%
9th to 12th Grade1544.52%
High School Graduate1,35639.78%
Some College59017.31%
Associates Degree52115.28%
Bachelors Degree51114.99%
Graduate Degree1805.28%
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Sheldon Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sheldon Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,0562,844691
Hispanic238201
Asian7575
Native American37
Black3636
2+ Races3230
Other Race1919

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 22.61%.

Sheldon Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,209$48,646$27,102
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$27,353$40,989$20,590
Some College$41,612$48,942$33,913
Bachelors Degree$49,531$63,462$47,795
Graduate Degree$78,576$79,097$76,397

$41,209

Average Earnings

$48,646

Average Male

$27,102

Average Female

Sheldon Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sheldon Language by Age

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Sheldon Language

90.02% of Sheldon residents speak only English, while 9.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.07% of the population.

Sheldon Language

Sheldon Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,36148911.21%
Asian1055350.48%

10.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.91%

Male Poverty Rate

11.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sheldon

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sheldon is Asian, with 50.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sheldon is White, with 11.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.13%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.74%.

Sheldon Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.00%
High School13.80%
Some College5.50%
Bachelors or Greater1.45%

Sheldon Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed11.68%
Male Employed10.47%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Sheldon Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sheldon Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,110$64,807
Families$67,973$83,926
Married Families$80,607-
Non Families$34,189$37,362
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Income by Household Type

Sheldon Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.5%

Male Marriage Rate

54.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Sheldon Married by Age and Sex

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Sheldon Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Sheldon Marital Status by Race

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Sheldon Marital Status

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388

Number of Veterans

388

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam144
Korea58
Second Gulf War54
World War II49
First Gulf War47

Sheldon Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74131
75+127
35 to 5476
18 to 3441
55 to 6413

Sheldon Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3489.37%
Hispanic2811.52%
2+ Races2866.67%
Black1230.77%

Sheldon Veterans by Race

Sheldon Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sheldon Veterans by Education

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70%

Labor Force Participation

69.2%

Employment Rate

1.2%

Unemployment Rate

Sheldon Employment by Age

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Sheldon Employment by Race

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Sheldon Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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75.45%

Born in Sheldon

94.44%

Native Born

5.56%

Foreign Born

1.31%

Non Citizen

4.25%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.44% of Sheldon residents were born in the United States, with 75.45% having been born in Iowa. 1.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Sheldon Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,048-17-0.34%
20205,065-17-0.33%
20195,082-17-0.33%
20185,099260.51%
20175,07360.12%
20165,067-2-0.04%
20155,069-30-0.59%
20145,099120.24%
20135,087-33-0.64%
20125,120-16-0.31%
20115,136-66-1.27%
20105,2022880.57%
20004,914-23-0.05%
19904,937-66-0.13%
19805,0034680.99%
19704,5352840.65%
19604,2512500.61%
19504,0012330.60%
19403,7684481.27%
19303,320-168-0.49%
19203,4885471.72%
19102,9410.00%

Sheldon Population by Year