Sheldon, North Dakota

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Population in 2014: 121 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -10.4%
 
Males: 62  (52.0%)
Females: 59  (48.0%)
Median resident age:  57.3 years
North Dakota median age:  35.0 years

Zip code: 58068

Estimated median household income in 2016: $40,189 (it was $25,625 in 2000)
Sheldon:

$40,189
ND:

$60,656

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $33,987 (it was $14,671 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $38,616 (it was $13,000 in 2000)
Sheldon:

$38,616
ND:

$184,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $62,199; Detached houses: $64,148; Mobile homes: $32,184

Median gross rent in 2016: $779.

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    • 11094.8%White alone
    • 43.4%Two or more races
    • 21.7%American Indian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Sheldon: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (56.8%), Norwegian (22.7%), Irish (4.5%), Swedish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1075 feet

Land area: 0.20 square miles.

Population density: 610 people per square mile   (low).

Sheldon, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Sheldon:

  • High school or higher: 90.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sheldon city:

  • Never married: 11.7%
  • Now married: 72.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.5%
North Dakota:

1.9%



According to our research of North Dakota and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Sheldon, North Dakota as of January 21, 2019.
The ratio of number of residents in Sheldon to the number of sex offenders is 98 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $610 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $600 (1.5%)

Sheldon satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (37.9 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (232.6 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (586.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Enderlin, ND (2.4 miles ), Alice, ND (3.5 miles) , Leonard, ND (3.5 miles ), Lisbon, ND (3.7 miles ), Embden, ND (3.9 miles) , McLeod, ND (4.0 miles) , Nome, ND (4.1 miles) , Fingal, ND (4.3 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $170,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $170,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $170,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $170,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 46.59 N, Longitude: 97.49 W

Area code: 701

Sheldon household income distribution Sheldon home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.1%
North Dakota:

2.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -14 (-9.4%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (23%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (23%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (50%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (21%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (30%)
  • Material moving occupations (27%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (3%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (21%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (21%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)

Average climate in Sheldon, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sheldon-area historical tornado activity is above North Dakota state average. It is 4% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 22.7 miles away from the Sheldon city center killed 10 people and injured 103 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/2/1955, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.2 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 19 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sheldon-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Dakota state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 94.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 651.6 miles away from Sheldon center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 85.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 188.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 62.9 miles away from Sheldon center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 199.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ransom County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 23
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 22, Storms: 12, Winter Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sheldon topographic map

Birthplace of: Lynn Nelson - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Sheldon:

  • MARYHILL MANOR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; ENDERLIN, ND)
  • LISBON -OAKES AREA HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; LISBON, ND)
  • PARKSIDE LUTHERAN HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; LISBON, ND)
  • LISBON AREA HEALTH SERVICES Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; LISBON, ND)

airports located in Sheldon:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sheldon:

  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 39 miles; Fargo, ND; Full-time enrollment: 12,680)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 40 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 40 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 48 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 70 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • Northern State University (about 92 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • University of North Dakota (about 95 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)

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Ransom 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 2016: 4.2%
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  68.0%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.0%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Sheldon (2011 data):

  • First State Bank of North Dakota: Sheldon Branch at 118 Fowler Street, branch established on 1993/03/15. Info updated 2011/02/01: Bank assets: $283.6 mil, Deposits: $247.0 mil, headquarters in Arthur, ND, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: First Financial Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.6
North Dakota average:

9.6

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sheldon city (based on Ransom County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,21312
Catholic8393
Evangelical Protestant5505
Other21
None853-
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: 3
Ransom County:

5.26 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Ransom County:

5.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

8.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.8%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Ransom County:

28.1%
North Dakota:

27.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.6%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$300
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$300
Totals for Government 0$0 2$600

Sheldon government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $38,000 ($314.05)
    Water Utilities: $18,000 ($148.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($82.64)
    General Public Buildings: $6,000 ($49.59)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($24.79)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($16.53)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($8.26)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($8.26)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $40,000 ($330.58)

Sheldon government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($82.64)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($33.06)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($33.06)
    General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($33.06)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $13,000 ($107.44)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($49.59)
    General Support: $3,000 ($24.79)
  • Tax - Property: $1,000 ($8.26)
    NEC: $1,000 ($8.26)

Sheldon government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $87,000 ($719.01)

5.56% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,412 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
North Dakota average:

7.91%

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 Cass County, ND  1.31% ($36,857 average AGI)


5.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,631 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
North Dakota average:

7.15%

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 Cass County, ND  2.10% ($40,467 average AGI)
to Sargent County, ND  0.75% ($38,125)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sheldon:

  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KQLX (890 AM; daytime; 1 kW; LISBON, ND; Owner: SHEYENNE VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KVOX (1280 AM; 5 kW; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sheldon:

  • WDAY-FM (93.7 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQLX-FM (106.1 FM; LISBON, ND; Owner: SHEYENNE VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFNW-FM (97.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KKBX (101.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPFX (107.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KDSU (91.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KFBN (88.7 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: FARGO BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • KVOX-FM (99.9 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KQDJ-FM (101.1 FM; VALLEY CITY, ND; Owner: SIOUX VALLEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDAM (104.7 FM; HOPE, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFAB-FM (92.7 FM; KINDRED, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Sheldon:

  • WDAY-TV (Channel 6; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KXJB-TV (Channel 4; VALLEY CITY, ND; Owner: CATAMOUNT BROADCASTING OF FARGO LLC)
  • KFME (Channel 13; FARGO, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KVRR (Channel 15; FARGO, ND; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • At High School On Main St (Lat: 46.587472 Lon: -97.483694), Call Sign: KNGD541
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.980 MHzGrant Date: 12/20/2012, Expiration Date: 03/17/2023Registrant: Ransom County Emergency Management, Lisbon, ND 58054, Phone: (701) 683-6125, Fax: (701) 683-5158, Email:
  • Main St Fire Hall (Lat: 46.621083 Lon: -97.602333), Call Sign: WNMX373
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.820 MHzGrant Date: 08/04/1998, Expiration Date: 10/25/2003, Cancellation Date: 12/28/2003Registrant: County Of Ransom, Lisbon, ND 58054, Phone: (701) 437-3544
  • Sheldon High School 23 Grand Ave N (Lat: 46.587472 Lon: -97.483694), Call Sign: KNEF707, Licensee ID: L00048226
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.220 MHzGrant Date: 11/17/1997, Expiration Date: 11/17/2002, Cancellation Date: 09/13/2002Registrant: Sheldon School, 23 Grand Ave N, Sheldon, ND 58068, Phone: (701) 882-3221

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: W0RLE, Licensee ID: L00858030, Grant Date: 06/11/2014, Expiration Date: 07/14/2024, Certifier: Don G Mc Dougall, Registrant: Don G Mc Dougall, 14548 58th St Se, Sheldon, ND 58068
  • Call Sign: K0BWH, Previous Call Sign: KD6BWH, Licensee ID: L00232025, Grant Date: 09/07/2005, Expiration Date: 09/07/2015, Certifier: Robert A Buss, Registrant: Robert A Buss, 5678 140th Ave Se, Sheldon, ND 58068
  • Call Sign: K0HQP, Previous Call Sign: KD6HQP, Licensee ID: L00417521, Grant Date: 08/01/2015, Expiration Date: 09/07/2025, Certifier: Linda G Buss, Registrant: Linda G Buss, 5678 140th Ave Se, Sheldon, ND 58068

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 140 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90 SERIES (95 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2260V , Serial Number: 14491, Airworthiness Date: 04/07/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Todd A Mark, 14207 54th St Se, Sheldon, ND 58068
  • Aircraft: CESSNA TR182 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6152S , Serial Number: R18201630, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 09/12/1980
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Alan J Halvorson, 5750 147th Ave Se, Sheldon, ND 58068, Other Owners: Ron B Halvorson
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9349J , Serial Number: 28-3447, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 07/07/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Leon R Pfingsten, 6213 146th Ave Se, Sheldon, ND 58068

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sheldon that have no violations reported:

  • SHELDON CITY OF (Population served: 116, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29%)
  • Electricity (27%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (22%)
  • Utility gas (8%)
  • Wood (8%)

Sheldon compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above 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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