Sheldon is a city located in Iroquois County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 945, it is the 700th largest city in Illinois and the 15235th largest city in the United States. Sheldon is currently declining at a rate of -1.05% annually and its population has decreased by -21.12% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,198 in 2020. Spanning over 1 miles, Sheldon has a population density of 1,255 people per square mile.
The average household income in Sheldon is $51,681 with a poverty rate of 16.65%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $599 per month, and the median house value is $63,700. The median age in Sheldon is 42.5 years, 42 years for males, and 43 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Sheldonwas:
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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 2+ races people with a rate of 96.15%.
99.20% of Sheldon residents speak only English, while 0.80% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.80% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Sheldon is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Sheldon is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.50%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.40%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Sheldon
100.00% of Sheldon residents were born in the United States, with 78.88% having been born in Illinois. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.