Sheldon, Illinois Population 2022

945
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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.

Sheldon Demographics

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

  • White: 95.74%
  • Two or more races: 3.26%
  • Black or African American: 1.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Sheldon, Illinois is 945 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,198.

Sheldon, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

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Sheldon Population by Race

Sheldon Population Pyramid 2022

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Sheldon Median Age

46.5


Total

47.8


Male

46.4


Female

Sheldon Adults

There are 1,002 adults, (214 of whom are seniors) in Sheldon.

Sheldon Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Sheldon Sex Ratio

Female

612

51.09%

Male

586

48.91%

Sheldon Population by Age

Sheldon Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sheldon Household Types

68.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sheldon Households and Families

2.53

Average Family Size

1.94

Average Household Size

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Sheldon Households by Type

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Sheldon Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sheldon Educational Attainment by Race

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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%.

Sheldon Educational Attainment by Race

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$30,930

Average Earnings

$39,875

Average Male

$25,298

Average Female

Sheldon Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sheldon Language by Age

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Sheldon Language

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.

Sheldon Language

Sheldon Poverty by Race

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16.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.41%

Male Poverty Rate

16.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sheldon

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%.

Sheldon Poverty

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Sheldon Poverty Rate by Education

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Sheldon Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sheldon Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Sheldon Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.4%

Male Marriage Rate

33.5%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Sheldon Marital Status by Race

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Sheldon Marital Status

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100

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Sheldon Veterans by War

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Sheldon Veterans by Age

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Sheldon Veterans by Race

Sheldon Veterans by Education

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44.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

49.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sheldon Veterans by Education

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68.3%

Labor Force Participation

56.2%

Employment Rate

17.7%

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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78.88%

Born in Sheldon

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Sheldon Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Sheldon Population by Year