Sheldon, Wisconsin

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Population in 2013: 225 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.1%
 
Males: 114  (50.8%)
Females: 111  (49.2%)
Median resident age:  48.4 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54766.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $18,393 (it was $28,125 in 2000)
Sheldon:

$18,393
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,636 (it was $13,562 in 2000)

Sheldon village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $67,058 (it was $50,600 in 2000)
Sheldon:

$67,058
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $73,153; Detached houses: $75,733; Mobile homes: $18,117

Median gross rent in 2012: $805.

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  • White alone - 220 (92.8%)
  • Hispanic - 13 (5.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (1.7%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sheldon: 87.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (24.8%), Dutch (10.8%), Polish (10.4%), French (5.9%), Norwegian (5.9%), Irish (4.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1917

Elevation: 1129 feet

Land area: 0.66 square miles.

Population density: 340 people per square mile   (very low).

Sheldon,WI real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Sheldon:

  • High school or higher: 68.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 11.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sheldon village:

  • Never married: 23.7%
  • Now married: 42.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 27.3%

6 residents are foreign born

This village:  2.3%
Wisconsin:  4.8%



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Sheldon, Wisconsin as of May 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Sheldon to the number of sex offenders is 107 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,125 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,217 (1.7%)

Sheldon satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Eau Claire, WI (43.1 miles , pop. 61,704).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (108.0 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (290.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Ruby, WI (2.1 miles ), McKinley, WI (2.3 miles ), Pershing, WI (2.4 miles) , Conrath, WI (2.5 miles) , Willard, WI (2.5 miles ), Grow, WI (2.7 miles ), Lake Holcombe, WI (2.9 miles ), Holcombe, WI (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $161,100
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $185,000

Latitude: 45.31 N, Longitude: 90.96 W

Area code: 715

Sheldon household income distribution Sheldon home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.5%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -13 (-4.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Retail trade (54%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Utilities (1%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (1%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Woodworkers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8%)
  • Accountants and auditors (6%)

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

Average climate in Sheldon, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Tornado activity:

Sheldon-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Wisconsin state average. It is 10% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/30/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.0 miles away from the Sheldon village center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/4/1958, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 39.1 miles away from the village center killed 21 people and injured 74 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sheldon-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 96% 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 247.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 259.8 miles away from Sheldon center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 285.7 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 421.7 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 287.9 miles away from Sheldon center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 259.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rusk County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sheldon topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Sheldon:

  • GILMAN CARE CENTER, LLC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; GILMAN, WI)
  • INDIANHEAD HOME HLTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; LADYSMITH, WI)
  • RUSK CTY MEM HSPTL NH (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; LADYSMITH, WI)
  • RUSK CTY DEPT OF HLTH AND HUMAN SVCS (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; LADYSMITH, WI)
  • LADYSMITH NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; LADYSMITH, WI)
  • CORNELL AREA CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CORNELL, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sheldon:

  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 45 miles; Eau Claire, WI; Full-time enrollment: 10,143)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (about 45 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 4,038)
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 56 miles; Shell Lake, WI; FT enrollment: 2,414)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 56 miles; Menomonie, WI; FT enrollment: 8,120)
  • Northcentral Technical College (about 68 miles; Wausau, WI; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • Mid-State Technical College (about 86 miles; Wisconsin Rapids, WI; FT enrollment: 2,128)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 87 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 9,089)

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Notable location: Sheldon Fire Protection District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Rusk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 37.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

37.7
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.15. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.15
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sheldon and their reported violations in the past:

SILENT WATERS CAMPGROUND - EAST (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • PIOTROWSKIS TAVERN (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LISAS SPOT TAVERN & CAMPGROUND (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 48.8%
(48.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 16.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 57.1% for other race residents, 66.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.0 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  57.8%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  6.9%
Whole state:  7.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Sheldon compared to Wisconsin state average:

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

Banks with branches in Sheldon (2011 data):

  • Dairyland State Bank: Sheldon Branch at W5513 Main Street, branch established on 1935/08/15. Info updated 2008/06/11: Bank assets: $78.7 mil, Deposits: $69.3 mil, headquarters in Bruce, WI, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Dairyland Bancorp, Inc.

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:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (66%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sheldon village (based on Rusk County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.17%
Here: 48.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents49.2%20.5%6.5%5.3%3.5%
Congregations20.5%10.3%5.1%12.8%7.7%
NameLutheran ChurchUnited Church of ChristNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsMennonite; Other GroupsOther
Adherents3.1%2.9%1.9%1.8%5.3%
Congregations5.1%7.7%2.6%7.7%20.5%
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: 6
Rusk County:

4.16 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Rusk County:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Rusk County:

6.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

8.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.3%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Rusk County:

29.2%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.2%
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 4$2,557
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$1,193
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$1,364
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$3,822
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$309
Water Supply 0$0 1$4,690
Totals for Government 0$0 12$13,935

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $20,000 ($88.89)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($13.33)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $59,000 ($262.22)
    Fire Protection: $39,000 ($173.33)
    General Public Buildings: $38,000 ($168.89)
    Sewerage: $34,000 ($151.11)
    Regular Highways: $34,000 ($151.11)
    General - Other: $16,000 ($71.11)
    Parks & Recreation: $10,000 ($44.44)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($26.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($26.67)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($13.33)
    Health Services - Other: $2,000 ($8.89)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $48,000 ($213.33)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $19,000 ($84.44)
    All Other: $3,000 ($13.33)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($4.44)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($4.44)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $20,000 ($88.89)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $5,000 ($22.22)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($22.22)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($4.44)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $37,000 ($164.44)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $108,000 ($480.00)
    Highways: $8,000 ($35.56)
  • Tax - Property: $28,000 ($124.44)
    NEC: $2,000 ($8.89)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,000 ($22.22)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $5,000 ($22.22)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $200,000 ($888.89)

4.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,695 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.82%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

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 Chippewa County, WI  0.68% ($35,842 average AGI)
from Barron County, WI  0.63% ($24,543)
from Eau Claire County, WI  0.38% ($25,095)


5.19% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,746 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.19%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

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 Eau Claire County, WI  0.78% ($27,295 average AGI)
to Barron County, WI  0.59% ($27,061)
to Chippewa County, WI  0.59% ($27,273)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sheldon:

  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WLDY (1340 AM; 1 kW; LADYSMITH, WI; Owner: FLAMBEAU BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WMEQ (880 AM; 10 kW; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAYY (790 AM; 5 kW; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WEAQ (1150 AM; 5 kW; CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WOGO (680 AM; 3 kW; HALLIE, WI; Owner: STEWARDS OF SOUND, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sheldon:

  • WWIB (103.7 FM; HALLIE, WI; Owner: STEWARDS OF SOUND, INC.)
  • WJBL (93.1 FM; LADYSMITH, WI; Owner: FLAMBEAU BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WAXX (104.5 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WQRB (95.1 FM; BLOOMER, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMEQ-FM (92.1 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDRK (99.9 FM; CORNELL, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Sheldon:

  • WEAU-TV (Channel 13; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WEAU LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W63AR (Channel 63; LADYSMITH, WI; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHWC-TV (Channel 28; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WQOW-TV (Channel 18; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 10 meters (33ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,430

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Chris Kaitson, At Lpl Pumping Sta. On Cr Vv 1.75 Mi. S (Lat: 45.285556 Lon: -90.950278), Type: 82.3, Overall height: 82.3 m
    Registrant: 2024344282, Buckley@khlaw.Com, 1001 G STREET NW, SUITE 500 WEST
  • Chris Kaitson, At Lpl Pumping Sta. On Cr Vv 1.75 Mi. S (Lat: 45.285556 Lon: -90.950278), Type: 82.3, Overall height: 82.3 m
    Registrant: 2024344282, Buckley@khlaw.Com, 1001 G STREET NW, SUITE 500 WEST
  • Tracy Drunasky, 30175 Cth Vv (Lat: 45.280500 Lon: -90.954500), Type: 94.5, Structure height: 55017 m, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 6086441449, Tdrunasky@edgeconsult.Com, 624 WATER STREET
  • Karen Stoner, 30175 Cth Vv (Lat: 45.280500 Lon: -90.954500), Type: 94.5, Structure height: 55017 m, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 6086441449, Tdrunasky@edgeconsult.Com, 624 WATER STREET
  • Karen Stoner, 30175 Cth Vv (Lat: 45.280500 Lon: -90.954500), Type: 94.5, Structure height: 55017 m, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 6086441449, Tdrunasky@edgeconsult.Com, 624 WATER STREET

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • SHELDON, Water Tower (Lat: 45.313583 Lon: -90.961806), Type: Tank, Structure height: 37 m, Overall height: 42 m, Call Sign: WQS862
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.625 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/12/2005, Expiration Date: 04/24/2015
    Registrant: Rassbach Communications, 2912 London Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701, Phone: (715) 832-6763, Fax: (715) 832-1698, Email:
  • At Lpl Pumping Sta. On Cr Vv 1.75 Mi. S (Lat: 45.285556 Lon: -90.950278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 82.3 m, Call Sign: KVJ600
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.750 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/09/2005, Expiration Date: 11/01/2015
    Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street, Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4282, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • N 7918 Hwy 73 (Lat: 45.320806 Lon: -90.781250), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54 m, Overall height: 60 m, Call Sign: KVA610
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.885 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/21/2012, Expiration Date: 08/20/2022
    Registrant: Northway Communicatons Inc., 105 East Oak Street, Wausau, WI 54401, Phone: (715) 842-0841, Fax: (715) 848-1413, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sheldon)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 25
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Sheldon

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