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Population in 2012: 5,119 (94% urban, 6% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.2%
 

Males: 2,818  (55.1%)
Females: 2,301  (44.9%)

Median resident age:  39.4 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 51201.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,239 (it was $34,058 in 2000)
Sheldon:

$43,239
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,589

Sheldon city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $115,416 (it was $78,400 in 2000)
Sheldon:

$115,416
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $116,277; Detached houses: $118,918; Townhouses or other attached units: $110,838; In 2-unit structures: $84,905; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $106,170; Mobile homes: $26,778

Median gross rent in 2012: $435.

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  • White alone - 4,863 (95.4%)
  • Hispanic - 108 (2.1%)
  • Two or more races - 51 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 36 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 21 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 17 (0.3%)

Races in Sheldon detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sheldon: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (35.5%), Dutch (27.2%), Irish (6.7%), United States (4.8%), Danish (4.1%), English (4.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/24/1876

Elevation: 1440 feet

Land area: 4.39 square miles.

Population density: 1,166 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Sheldon:

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sheldon city:

  • Never married: 28.4%
  • Now married: 57.0%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 6.3%

151 residents are foreign born (0.4% North America).

This city:  3.0%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Sheldon, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Sheldon to the number of sex offenders is 569 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,628 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,412 (1.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (50.8 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (133.1 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (426.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Matlock, IA (2.5 miles) , Archer, IA (2.6 miles) , Boyden, IA (2.8 miles ), Hospers, IA (2.9 miles ), Ashton, IA (3.1 miles ), Sanborn, IA (3.1 miles ), Primghar, IA (3.6 miles ), George, IA (3.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $96,500
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $127,000
  • 2000: 16 buildings, average cost: $148,900
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $132,700
  • 2002: 14 buildings, average cost: $170,700
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $202,200
  • 2004: 12 buildings, average cost: $171,000
  • 2005: 14 buildings, average cost: $175,800
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $202,600
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $191,700
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2009: 12 buildings, average cost: $217,200
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $241,700
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $273,300
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $328,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 43.18 N, Longitude: 95.85 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +973 (+19.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,031 (76.6%)

Area code: 712

Sheldon household income distribution Sheldon home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Sheldon by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Murders 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00000010000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.020.60.00.00.00.0
Robberies 00000000020
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.041.10.0
Assaults 00027326835
per 100,000 0.00.00.040.5141.462.141.1126.6168.861.795.9
Burglaries 1216152118192313352025
per 100,000 244.4324.5299.7424.8363.5393.1473.0274.3738.4411.0479.4
Thefts 7252445741436359434244
per 100,000 1466.71054.6879.11152.9827.9889.71295.51244.7907.2863.1843.7
Auto thefts 14977656330
per 100,000 20.481.1179.8141.6141.4124.1102.8126.663.361.70.0
Arson 00000050000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0102.80.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 302.7) 78.872.771.897.099.987.0120.0106.3129.194.688.1

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Crime rate in Sheldon detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 7 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.36
Iowa average:

1.72

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Sheldon, Iowa accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.7%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -58 (-1.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Information (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (8%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Child care workers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Sheldon-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 170% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1992, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 43.7 miles away from the Sheldon city center killed one person and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/23/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.1 miles away from the city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sheldon-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 97.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in O'Brien County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sheldon topographic map

Birthplace of: Dennis Marion Schnurr - Catholic bishop.


Hospitals/medical centers in Sheldon:

  • SANFORD HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE SHELDON (Home Health Center, 118 NORTH SEVENTH AVENUE)
  • ULTIMATE NURSING SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, 1201 S 2ND AVENUE, SUITE 1)
  • NORTHWEST IA HEALTH CENTER HOSPICE (Hospital, 118 NORTH SEVENTH STREET, PO BOX 250)
  • SANFORD SHELDON MEDICAL CENTER (Critical Access Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 118 NORTH 7TH AVENUE)
  • VILLAGE NORTHWEST UNLIMITED (Hospital, 330 VILLAGE CIRCLE)
  • SANFORD SENIOR CARE SHELDON (Nursing Home, 118 NORTH SEVENTH AVENUE, PO BOX 250)

Political contributions by individuals in Sheldon, IA

Airports located in Sheldon:

College/University in Sheldon:

  • Northwest Iowa Community College (Full-time enrollment: 720; Location: 603 W Park St; Public; Website: www.nwicc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sheldon:

  • Buena Vista University (about 50 miles; Storm Lake, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,241)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 55 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,536)
  • University of South Dakota (about 62 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 5,598)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 89 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 2,730)
  • Wayne State College (about 89 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 2,780)
  • South Dakota State University (about 92 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 9,084)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 97 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 3,064)

Public high school in Sheldon:

Public elementary/middle schools in Sheldon:

Private elementary/middle schools in Sheldon:

  • SHELDON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 123; Location: 1425 E 9TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PATRICK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 84; Location: 1020 4TH AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Sheldon

Library in Sheldon:

  • SHELDON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $151,143; Location: 925 4TH AVE; 29,314 books; 1,116 audio materials; 1,087 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 13 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 92 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Sheldon: Sheldon (A), Siouxland Farmers Co-op Elevator (B), Iowa State Residential Treatment Center (C), Sheldon Community Ambulance Team (D), Trade/Technical Building (E), Administration Building (F), Physical Plant Maintenance Shop (G), Cherokee Hall (H), Northwest Iowa Community College Library (I), Sheldon Prairie Museum (J), Sheldon Public Library (K), Sheldon Police Headquarters (L), Sheldon Fire Department (M), Sheldon City Hall (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sheldon include: Bethel Reformed Church (A), First Reformed Church (B), United Methodist Church (C), Saint Patricks Church (D), Calvary Baptist Church (E), Sheldon Branch Church of Latter Day Saints (F), Parkview Assembly Church (G), First Christian Reformed Church (H), Immanuel Christian Reformed Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Patricks Cemetery (1), Saint Paul Cemetery (2), East Lawn Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Sheldon include: Thorman Park (1), Sunrise Park (2), Honoring World War I Veterans Historical Marker (3), Sheldon City Park (4), Hills Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Iron Horse Inn (Highway 60 South), Super 8 Motel (210 North 2nd Avenue), Sheldon Motel (500 W Park St), Sunset Motel (1401 2nd Avenue), Iron Horse Inn - Motel (1111 2nd Avenue).

Court: Iowa State Of (sheldon) - Third Judicial District Residential- Treatment Faci (720 Western Avenue).

 
O'Brien County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.0%
(5.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 47.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.7%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.9%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sheldon, IA

People in group quarters in Sheldon in 2010:

  • 73 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 49 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 29 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 2 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Sheldon in 2000:

  • 142 people in nursing homes
  • 29 people in halfway houses
  • 26 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 12 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Sheldon compared to Iowa state average:

Sheldon, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.


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Banks with branches in Sheldon (2011 data):

  • Citizens State Bank: at 808 Third Avenue, branch established on 1961/03/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $105.3 mil, Deposits: $91.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Dixon Bancshares, Inc.
  • Iowa State Bank: Sheldon Branch at 627 2nd Avenue, branch established on 2002/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $351.7 mil, Deposits: $296.1 mil, headquarters in Hull, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Vogel Bancshares, Inc.
  • Northwestern Bank: Sheldon Branch at 934 Third Avenue, branch established on 1928/01/06. Info updated 2006/05/12: Bank assets: $186.0 mil, Deposits: $158.6 mil, headquarters in Orange City, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Security National Corporation
  • Peoples Bank: Sheldon Location at 2400 Park Street, branch established on 2005/10/05. Info updated 2008/03/27: Bank assets: $362.4 mil, Deposits: $309.2 mil, headquarters in Rock Valley, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples Bancorp

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Sheldon, Iowa:

  • Iron Horse Inn, 1111 2nd Ave, Sheldon, IA 51201 , Phone: (712) 324-5353, Fax: (712) 324-5353
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 201 34th Ave, Sheldon, IA 51201 , Phone: (712) 324-3000, Fax: (712) 324-3100
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Sheldon, Iowa

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Sheldon travel time to work - commute


Sheldon mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (66%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

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Religion statistics for Sheldon city (based on O'Brien County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 89.34%
Here89.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchReformed Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchCatholic ChurchChristian Reformed Church in North America
Adherents17.2%16.8%16.6%12.9%10.8%
Congregations14.6%12.2%12.2%12.2%7.3%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)United Reformed Churches in North AmericaOther
Adherents8.3%6.6%3.3%2.4%5.1%
Congregations7.3%7.3%4.9%2.4%19.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
This county:

4.98 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
This county:

10.67 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
O'Brien County:

8.53 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.8%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.2%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
O'Brien County:

16.4%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$10,718$32,1540$0
Other Government Administration 2$10,330$61,9801$800
Police Protection - Officers 7$24,818$42,5450$0
Firefighters 0$0 7$1,242
Streets and Highways 5$15,670$37,6080$0
Health 0$0 10$1,928
Sewerage 3$10,234$40,9360$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,834$34,0080$0
Water Supply 3$9,514$38,0560$0
Local Libraries 1$2,500$30,0008$5,138
Totals for Government 26$86,618$39,97826$9,108

Sheldon government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $824,000 ($160.97)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($0.20)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $530,000 ($103.54)
    Regular Highways: $506,000 ($98.85)
    Police Protection: $485,000 ($94.75)
    Sewerage: $448,000 ($87.52)
    General - Other: $268,000 ($52.35)
    Parks and Recreation: $232,000 ($45.32)
    Solid Waste Management: $223,000 ($43.56)
    Libraries: $175,000 ($34.19)
    General Public Buildings: $114,000 ($22.27)
    Health - Other: $63,000 ($12.31)
    Local Fire Protection: $57,000 ($11.13)
    Financial Administration: $55,000 ($10.74)
    Air Transportation: $54,000 ($10.55)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $20,000 ($3.91)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $20,000 ($3.91)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $19,000 ($3.71)
    Central Staff Services: $14,000 ($2.73)
    Housing and Community Development: $10,000 ($1.95)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $250,000 ($48.84)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $141,000 ($27.54)
    Health - Other: $29,000 ($5.67)
    Air Transportation: $25,000 ($4.88)
    Sewerage: $9,000 ($1.76)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($0.78)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $1,000 ($0.20)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,167,000 ($227.97)

Sheldon government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $563,000 ($109.98)
    Solid Waste Management: $253,000 ($49.42)
    All Other: $135,000 ($26.37)
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000 ($9.38)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $21,000 ($4.10)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $35,000 ($6.84)
    Housing and Community Development: $28,000 ($5.47)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $30,000 ($5.86)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $153,000 ($29.89)
    Interest Earnings: $102,000 ($19.93)
    Rents: $65,000 ($12.70)
    Fines and Forfeits: $14,000 ($2.73)
    Sale of Property: $12,000 ($2.34)
    Special Assessments: $1,000 ($0.20)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $748,000 ($146.12)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $411,000 ($80.29)
    All Other: $16,000 ($3.13)
  • Tax - Property: $2,309,000 ($451.06)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $345,000 ($67.40)
    Public Utilities Sales: $72,000 ($14.07)
    Other Selective Sales: $38,000 ($7.42)
    Other License: $11,000 ($2.15)

Sheldon government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,030,000 ($982.61)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,471,000 ($873.41)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $559,000 ($109.20)

Sheldon government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $367,000 ($71.69)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,844,000 ($555.58)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,000 ($1.17)

5.69% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,901 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
Iowa average:

6.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Sioux County, IA  0.91% ($26,900 average AGI)
from Clay County, IA  0.56% ($37,258)
from Osceola County, IA  0.38% ($32,619)


6.02% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,279 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.02%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Sioux County, IA  0.72% ($29,225 average AGI)
to Clay County, IA  0.42% ($22,391)
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.40% ($25,545)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sheldon:

  • KIWA (1550 AM; 1 kW; SHELDON, IA; Owner: SHELDON BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSCJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sheldon:

  • KIWA-FM (105.3 FM; SHELDON, IA; Owner: SHELDON BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KDCR (88.5 FM; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: DORDT COLLEGE, INC.)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KSOU-FM (93.9 FM; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KWOA-FM (95.1 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KIHK (106.9 FM; ROCK VALLEY, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KOJI (90.7 FM; OKOBOJI, IA; Owner: WESTERN IOWA TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Sheldon:

  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KMEG (Channel 14; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTH (Channel 44; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF SIOUX CITY)
  • KTIV (Channel 4; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K67GH (Channel 67; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KCAU-TV (Channel 9; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS CO.LTD.)
  • K33AB (Channel 33; SIBLEY, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KTTW (Channel 17; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KAUN (Channel 36; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K07TY (Channel 7; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: NOBLES BROADCASTING CO., LTD.)
  • K25AA (Channel 25; ROCK RAPIDS, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K15EB (Channel 15; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Sheldon, Iowa:
  • Fatal accident count: 5
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 8
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 8
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 15
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Iowa average:
  • Fatal accident count: 80
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 124
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 25
  • Fatalities: 87
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 201
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 8

Sheldon fatal accident list:

Jan 21, 1994 08:19 AM, 18, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
Dec 29, 1991 01:35 AM, Pleasant D, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Apr 10, 1981 07:51 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 13, 1980 00:04 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 3, Drunken drivers: 1
Nov 29, 1978 09:29 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1



2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 17
  • Hazardous Condition: 5

Incident types - Sheldon


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sheldon, IA

Most common first names in Sheldon, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7879.8 years
William4479.9 years
Henry3883.6 years
Gertrude2682.8 years
Mary2582.9 years
Anna2486.7 years
Peter2379.1 years
Jennie2286.1 years
Marie2085.0 years
Elizabeth1985.4 years
Most common last names in Sheldon, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Vanmeeteren2179.0 years
Boone1481.2 years
Kleinwolteri1271.0 years
Denhartog1280.3 years
Merley1279.8 years
Smith1184.0 years
Kreykes1186.5 years
Dykstra1081.7 years
Postma1079.2 years
Koerselman1072.5 years
Businesses in Sheldon, IA
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1SAS Shoes1
H&R Block1Sears1
Hardee's1Subway1
Holiday Inn1Super 81
La-Z-Boy1U-Haul1
McDonald's1U.S. Cellular1
New Balance1UPS1
RadioShack1

Sheldon on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in halfway houses"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of rapes to murders between 2001 and 2006"
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  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Mathematical science occupations"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest property tax revenues per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #44 (51201) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Dutch first ancestries"
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  • Darin Rosenboom (1)
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