Sheldon, New York Population 2024

2,304

Sheldon is a city located in Erie County, Genesee County, and Wyoming County New York. Sheldon has a 2024 population of 2,304. Sheldon is currently declining at a rate of -0.86% annually and its population has decreased by -2.25% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,357 in 2020.

The average household income in Sheldon is $84,581 with a poverty rate of 7.78%. The median age in Sheldon is 44.3 years: 43.7 years for males, and 45.8 years for females.

Sheldon Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Sheldon was:

  • White: 92.94%
  • Other race: 3.95%
  • Two or more races: 2.44%
  • Black or African American: 0.67%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
47.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
48.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.25% (-53)
The current population of Sheldon, New York is 2,304 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,357.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,21292.94%
Other race943.95%
Two or more races582.44%
Black or African American160.67%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Sheldon Population by Race

Sheldon Population Pyramid 2024

Sheldon Median Age

44.3

Total

43.7

Male

45.8

Female

Sheldon Adults

There are 1,974 adults, (514 of whom are seniors) in Sheldon.

Sheldon Age Dependency

63

Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Sheldon Sex Ratio

Female1,17249.24%
Male1,20850.76%

Sheldon Population by Age

Sheldon Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,0162.3486.813.2
Married4932.8793.16.9
Non Family3591.1691.68.4
Female1323.3359.140.9
Male323.385050

2.78

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

86.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Sheldon Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade633.65%
Associates Degree35220.41%
Bachelors Degree18010.43%
Graduate Degree985.68%
High School Graduate78545.51%
Less Than 9th Grade422.43%
Some College20511.88%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Sheldon Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sheldon Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,6371,562264
2+ Races58280
Other Race303014
Hispanic303014

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 46.67%.

Sheldon Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$51,953$70,724$41,667
Graduate Degree$65,625$95,179$48,889
High School Graduate$41,917$57,321$33,894
Less Than 9th Grade$29,732$29,732$0
Overall$45,461$59,960$41,250
Some College$46,250$73,333$43,611

$45,461

Average Earnings

$59,960

Average Male

$41,250

Average Female

Sheldon Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sheldon Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Sheldon Language

96.83% of Sheldon residents speak only English, while 3.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.94% of the population.

Sheldon Language

Sheldon Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,2091526.88%
Black1616100%
Other831619.28%
Hispanic831619.28%

7.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.37%

Male Poverty Rate

8.2%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sheldon

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sheldon is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sheldon is White, with 6.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.7%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.68%.

Sheldon Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School10.06%
Less Than 9th Grade7.62%
Some College2.33%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Sheldon Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Female Employed5.31%
Male Unemployed4.42%
Male Employed0.46%

Sheldon Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sheldon Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$84,464$93,728
Households$72,250$84,581
Married Families$104,115$-999,999,999
Non Families$39,688$58,409

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Sheldon Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.5%

Male Marriage Rate

56.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Sheldon Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 55-64.

Sheldon Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Sheldon Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

93

Number of Veterans

93

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam53
First Gulf War10
World War II4
Second Gulf War0
Korea0

Sheldon Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+49
65 to 7429
35 to 5410
55 to 645
18 to 340

Sheldon Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White935.03%

Sheldon Veterans by Race

Sheldon Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sheldon Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.5%

Labor Force Participation

59.2%

Employment Rate

9.1%

Unemployment Rate

Sheldon Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Sheldon Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Sheldon Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

92.14%

Born in Sheldon

95.67%

Native Born

4.33%

Foreign Born

3.53%

Non Citizen

0.8%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.67% of Sheldon residents were born in the United States, with 92.14% having been born in New York. 3.53% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,204-20-0.9%
20282,224-20-0.89%
20272,244-20-0.88%
20262,264-20-0.88%
20252,284-20-0.87%
20242,304-20-0.86%
20232,324-20-0.85%
20222,344-20-0.85%
20212,36470.3%
20202,357652.84%
20192,292-5-0.22%
20182,297-17-0.73%
20172,314-4-0.17%
20162,318-10-0.43%
20152,328-13-0.56%
20142,341-19-0.81%
20132,360-20-0.84%
20122,380-12-0.5%
20112,392-15-0.62%
20102,40700%

Sheldon Population by Year