Sheldon, New York

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Population in 2010: 2,409. Population change since 2000: -5.9%
 
Males: 1,267  (52.6%)
Females: 1,142  (47.4%)
Median resident age:  43.1 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 14167.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $60,170 (it was $43,232 in 2000)
Sheldon:

$60,170
NY:

$62,909

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $27,710 (it was $18,698 in 2000)

Sheldon town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $134,761 (it was $92,200 in 2000)
Sheldon:

$134,761
NY:

$302,400

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $134,806; Detached houses: $137,333; Townhouses or other attached units: $183,496; In 2-unit structures: $165,399; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $27,991; Mobile homes: $50,027
  • Races in Sheldon, NY (2010)

    Sheldon races chart
    • 2,35797.8%White alone
    • 361.5%Hispanic
    • 100.4%Two or more races
    • 30.1%American Indian alone
    • 20.08%Asian alone
    • 10.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Sheldon: 99.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (54.1%), Irish (15.8%), Polish (15.1%), French (9.8%), English (9.3%), United States (5.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1512 feet

Land area: 47.3 square miles.

Population density: 51 people per square mile   (very low).

Sheldon,NY real estate house value index trend

Sheldon, New York map

For population 25 years and over in Sheldon:

  • High school or higher: 83.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sheldon town:

  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 61.7%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 6.6%

19 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.7%
New York:

20.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Sheldon town:  2.1% ($1,904)
New York:  1.9% ($2,847)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cheektowaga, NY (23.4 miles , pop. 79,988).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Buffalo, NY (27.1 miles , pop. 292,648).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (252.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Strykersville, NY (2.0 miles ), Java, NY (2.2 miles ), Orangeville, NY (2.4 miles ), Bennington, NY (2.7 miles ), Wales, NY (2.7 miles ), Wethersfield, NY (3.0 miles ), Holland, NY (3.2 miles ), Attica, NY (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 42.73 N, Longitude: 78.37 W

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.7%
New York:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (3%)
  • Metal and metal products (3%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Personal and laundry services (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)

Work and jobs in Sheldon: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Sheldon, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sheldon, New York average temperatures Sheldon, New York average precipitation Sheldon, New York humidity Sheldon, New York wind speed Sheldon, New York snowfall Sheldon, New York sunshine Sheldon, New York clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Sheldon-area historical tornado activity is slightly below New York state average. It is 69% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/19/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.0 miles away from the Sheldon town center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/24/1967, a category F3 tornado 26.0 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sheldon-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 134.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 219.8 miles away from Sheldon center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 162.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 263.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 135.5 miles away from Sheldon center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 205.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wyoming County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Snowstorms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sheldon topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Sheldon:

  • MANOR OAK SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES WARSAW (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; WARSAW, NY)
  • EAST SIDE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; WARSAW, NY)
  • WYOMING COUNTY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; WARSAW, NY)
  • WYOMING CO DOH CHHA (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; SILVER SPRINGS, NY)
  • ABSOLUT CTR FOR NURSING AND REHAB AURORA PARK L L C (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; EAST AURORA, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sheldon:

  • Bryant & Stratton College-Online (about 21 miles; Orchard Park, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,212)
  • Genesee Community College (about 24 miles; Batavia, NY; FT enrollment: 4,290)
  • Daemen College (about 27 miles; Amherst, NY; FT enrollment: 2,365)
  • Erie Community College (about 28 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 11,035)
  • Canisius College (about 28 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 4,376)
  • Medaille College (about 29 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 2,361)
  • University at Buffalo (about 29 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 25,415)

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Notable locations in Sheldon: North Java Station (A), Fontaine Farm (B), Pingrey Dairy Farm (C), The Byrncliff Golf Course (D), Camp Hickory Hill (E), Harris Corners Fire Department (F), Varysburg Volunteer Fire Department (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sheldon include: Saint John's United Church of Christ (A), Community Baptist Church (B), Saint Joseph's Roman Catholic Church (C), Saint Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Caecilias Cemetery (1), Varysburg Cemetery (2), Strykersville Cemetery (3), Persons Cemetery (4), Hedges Cemetery (5), Frink's Corners Cemetery (6), New Saint Cecilia's Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Glade Creek (A), Stony Brook (B), East Fork Tonawanda Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 43.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

43.7
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.323. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.323
U.S.:

0.293

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 2.39. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.39
U.S.:

1.91

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.11. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.11
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.4%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.4%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

5.8%
Whole state:

14.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.6%
Whole state:

7.4%
5 people in nursing homes in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
New York average:

14.2

Sheldon travel time to work - commute Sheldon mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sheldon town (based on Wyoming County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic7,9685
Mainline Protestant4,71630
Evangelical Protestant1,16824
Black Protestant3541
Other2492
None27,700-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Wyoming County:

2.15 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Wyoming County:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Wyoming County:

4.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Here:

6.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.5%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Wyoming County:

26.3%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.6%
State:

15.6%

4.70% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,441 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.70%
New York average:

5.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Erie County, NY  1.28% ($44,960 average AGI)
from Genesee County, NY  0.67% ($30,577)
from Livingston County, NY  0.49% ($33,442)


5.49% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,578 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.49%
New York average:

5.46%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Erie County, NY  1.26% ($36,207 average AGI)
to Genesee County, NY  0.90% ($28,232)
to Livingston County, NY  0.43% ($33,507)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sheldon:

  • WWKB (1520 AM; 50 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGR (550 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WXRL (1300 AM; 5 kW; LANCASTER, NY; Owner: DOME BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCJW (1140 AM; daytime; 3 kW; WARSAW, NY; Owner: LLOYD LANE, INCORPORATED)
  • WNED (970 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY)
  • WHLD (1270 AM; 5 kW; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTOR (770 AM; daytime; 9 kW; YOUNGSTOWN, NY; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBEN (930 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLGZ (990 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WJJL (1440 AM; 5 kW; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; Owner: M.J. PHILLIPS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYSL (1040 AM; 3 kW; AVON, NY; Owner: RADIO LIVINGSTON, LTD)
  • WABH (1380 AM; 10 kW; BATH, NY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sheldon:

  • WNSA (107.7 FM; WETHERSFIELD TWNSHP, NY; Owner: ADELPHIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
  • WTSS (102.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLOF (101.7 FM; ATTICA, NY; Owner: HOLY FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCOU (88.3 FM; WARSAW, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WBUF (92.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNED-FM (94.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/C ASSOC.)
  • WDCX (99.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WGRF (96.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFBF (89.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WBLK (93.7 FM; DEPEW, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJYE (96.1 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WHTT-FM (104.1 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYRK (106.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sheldon:

  • WNYO-TV (Channel 49; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: NEW YORK TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WGRZ-TV (Channel 2; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: MULTIMEDIA ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • WKBW-TV (Channel 7; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WKBW-TV LICENSE, INC.)
  • WIVB-TV (Channel 4; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WIVB BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPXJ-TV (Channel 51; BATAVIA, NY; Owner: PAXSON BUFFALO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WNGS (Channel 67; SPRINGVILLE, NY; Owner: CAROLINE K. POWLEY D/B/A UNICORN/SPRINGVILLE)
  • WNED-TV (Channel 17; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WESTERN NY PUBLIC BROADCASTING ASSOC.)
  • WUTV (Channel 29; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WUTV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNLO (Channel 23; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WIVB BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WDTB-LP (Channel 39; HAMBURG, NY; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WFHW-LP (Channel 58; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITIZENS TELEVISION SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WBXZ-LP (Channel 56; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 20m66ftTotal length
  • $7,293,000Total costs
  • 17,286Total average daily traffic
  • 1,444Total average daily truck traffic
  • 23,492Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Sheldon, NY

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Jerri L Janjua, 1095 Big Tree Road (Lat: 42.773444 Lon: -78.410528), Type: 79.3, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PARKWAY,#150 GASAREG
  • Stephanie I Jones, 1095 Big Tree Road (Lat: 42.773444 Lon: -78.410528), Type: 79.3, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PARKWAY,#150 GASAREG
  • Regulatory Manager, 1095 Big Tree Road (Lat: 42.773444 Lon: -78.410528), Type: 79.3, Structure height: 36121 m, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY, #150 GASA5REG

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (58%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Sheldon compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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