Sheldon, North Dakota

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Population in 2019: 125 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -7.4%
 
Males: 65  (52.4%)
Females: 60  (47.6%)
Median resident age:

56.9 years
North Dakota median age:

35.5 years

Zip code: 58068

Estimated median household income in 2019: $41,255 (it was $25,625 in 2000)
Sheldon:

$41,255
ND:

$64,577

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $23,958 (it was $14,671 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $38,453 (it was $13,000 in 2000)
Sheldon:

$38,453
ND:

$205,400

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $70,810; detached houses: $72,270; mobile homes: $39,854

Median gross rent in 2019: $862.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sheldon: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 6.8%
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According to our research of North Dakota and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Sheldon, North Dakota as of May 26, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sheldon is 98 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (66.7%), Norwegian (30.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1075 feet

Land area: 0.20 square miles.

Population density: 630 people per square mile   (low).

Sheldon, North Dakota map

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.5%
North Dakota:

1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $683 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $670 (1.8%)

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)

Latitude: 46.59 N, Longitude: 97.49 W

Area code: 701

Distribution of median household income in Sheldon, ND in 2019
Distribution of house value in Sheldon, ND in 2019

Sheldon satellite photo by USGS

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 Sheldon, ND residents
Average permit cost in Sheldon, ND
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.9%
North Dakota:

4.1%
Most common industries in Sheldon, ND (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (12.3%)
  • Educational services (10.5%)
  • Machinery (8.8%)
  • Warehousing & storage (8.8%)
  • Construction (7.0%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (7.0%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (5.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (18.9%)
  • Machinery (13.5%)
  • Warehousing & storage (13.5%)
  • Construction (10.8%)
  • Educational services (10.8%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (8.1%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (8.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (20.0%)
  • Public administration (15.0%)
  • Health care (15.0%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (10.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (10.0%)
  • Educational services (10.0%)
  • Repair & maintenance (10.0%)
Most common occupations in Sheldon, ND (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (17.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7.0%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (5.3%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5.3%)
  • Child care workers (5.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (27.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.8%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (8.1%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (8.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.1%)
  • Top executives (5.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (20.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (20.0%)
  • Child care workers (15.0%)
  • Personal appearance workers (10.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (10.0%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (10.0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (0.0%)

Average climate in Sheldon, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sheldon, North Dakota average temperatures Sheldon, North Dakota average precipitation Sheldon, North Dakota humidity Sheldon, North Dakota wind speed Sheldon, North Dakota snowfall Sheldon, North Dakota sunshine Sheldon, North Dakota clear and cloudy days

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 significantly above North Dakota state average. It is 6% 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 the city 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 Sheldon 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 the city 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 (30) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 24
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 24, Storms: 12, Winter Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sheldon topographic map

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)

Points of interest:

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Birthplace of: Lynn Nelson - Baseball player.

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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Sheldon:

Marital status in Sheldon, ND
  • Never married: 7.3%
  • Now married: 71.2%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 2.1%
  • Divorced: 17.3%

For population 25 years and over in Sheldon:

  • High school or higher: 90.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.3
North Dakota average:

9.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sheldon, ND (based on Ransom County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
North Dakota:

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

8.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Ransom County:

8.8%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.1%
North Dakota:

27.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Ransom County:

11.6%
North Dakota:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 20$300
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$489
Totals for Government 0$0 24$789

Sheldon government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $36,000 ($288.00)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($24.00)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $24,000 ($192.00)
    Water Utilities: $19,000 ($152.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000 ($128.00)
    Regular Highways: $12,000 ($96.00)
    Sewerage: $12,000 ($96.00)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($72.00)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000 ($72.00)
    Air Transportation: $8,000 ($64.00)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,000 ($40.00)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($24.00)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($24.00)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,000 ($16.00)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000 ($8.00)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($8.00)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($8.00)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($8.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($48.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $3,000 ($24.00)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($16.00)

Sheldon government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $22,000 ($176.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $22,000 ($176.00)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($32.00)
    Air Transportation: $2,000 ($16.00)
    Other: $1,000 ($8.00)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $1,000 ($8.00)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,000 ($48.00)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,000 ($16.00)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($8.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $36,000 ($288.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $7,000 ($56.00)
    Highways: $7,000 ($56.00)
    Other: $5,000 ($40.00)
  • Tax - Property: $45,000 ($360.00)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $21,000 ($168.00)
    Other License: $5,000 ($40.00)
    Other Selective Sales: $5,000 ($40.00)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($8.00)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,000 ($8.00)

Sheldon government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $350,000 ($2800.00)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $313,000 ($2504.00)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,000 ($296.00)

Sheldon government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $39,000 ($312.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $109,000 ($872.00)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $85,000 ($680.00)

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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3ft / 0.6mTotal length
  • 20Total average daily traffic
  • 2Total average daily truck traffic
  • 20Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • At High School On Main St (Lat: 46.587472 Lon: -97.483694), Call Sign: KNGD541,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.980 MHz, Grant Date: 12/20/2012, Expiration Date: 03/17/2023, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 08/04/1998, Expiration Date: 10/25/2003, Cancellation Date: 12/28/2003, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 11/17/1997, Expiration Date: 11/17/2002, Cancellation Date: 09/13/2002, Registrant: 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, Cancellation Date: 09/08/2017, 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:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA TR182 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6152S, N6152S, N-6152S, Serial Number: R18201630, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 09/12/1980, Certificate Issue Date: 03/11/2014
    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, N9349J, N-9349J, Serial Number: 28-3447, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 07/07/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, 6213 146th Ave Se, Sheldon, ND 58068

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sheldon, ND
  • 35.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 24.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 22.6%Electricity
  • 9.4%Utility gas
  • 7.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sheldon, ND
  • 50.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 50.0%Electricity


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 significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2022.