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Sheldon township, IL map Land area: 39.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,531 (all rural)
Males: 751  (49.1%)
Females: 780  (50.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,493 (1,098 owner occupied, 395 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

33%


Races in Sheldon township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.5%
  • Black: 0.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Two or more races: 1.0%

Median age of males: 38.2
Median age of females: 39.5

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Average household size: 2.60

Sheldon township:

2.6 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.99

Estimated median household income in 2009: $41,627 ($35,938 in 1999)
This township:

$41,627
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $440 (lower quartile is $373, upper quartile is $521)
Here:

$440
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $85,439 (it was $66,900 in 2000)
Sheldon township:

$85,439
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $68,924 - $122,650

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $135,821
Here:

$135,821
State:

$252,233

In 2-unit structures: $199,563
Here:

$199,563
State:

$282,193

Mobile homes: $72,161
Here:

$72,161
State:

$35,670
Population density: 39 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

10.0%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

4.1%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Sheldon.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemetery: Sheldon Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 16 (38% naturalized citizens)

Sheldon township:  1.0%
State:  12.3%

61% of Sheldon township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in Illinois.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 1177
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 201
  • South: 86
  • West: 33

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $50,000

Sheldon township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

38 people in nursing homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 516
  • One, attached: 1
  • Two: 11
  • 3 or 4: 14
  • 5 to 9: 11
  • 10 to 19: 1
  • Mobile homes: 51

Median worth of mobile homes: $20,800


Housing units in Sheldon township with a mortgage: 198 (20 second mortgage, 10 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 172

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 30
  • 1990 to 1994: 10
  • 1980 to 1989: 23
  • 1970 to 1979: 71
  • 1960 to 1969: 47
  • 1950 to 1959: 54
  • 1940 to 1949: 58
  • 1939 or earlier: 312

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Sheldon township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 10
  • 4 rooms: 29
  • 5 rooms: 81
  • 6 rooms: 107
  • 7 rooms: 71
  • 8 rooms: 63
  • 9 or more rooms: 61

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sheldon township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 6
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 28
  • 5 rooms: 34
  • 6 rooms: 34
  • 7 rooms: 16
  • 8 rooms: 14
  • 9 or more rooms: 7

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Sheldon township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 23
  • 2 bedrooms: 80
  • 3 bedrooms: 208
  • 4 bedrooms: 89
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 22

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sheldon township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 20
  • 2 bedrooms: 46
  • 3 bedrooms: 56
  • 4 bedrooms: 14
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 5

Cars and other vehicles available in Sheldon township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 9
  • 1 vehicle: 111
  • 2 vehicles: 199
  • 3 vehicles: 81
  • 4 vehicles: 14
  • 5 or more vehicles: 8

Cars and other vehicles available in Sheldon township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 13
  • 1 vehicle: 57
  • 2 vehicles: 51
  • 3 vehicles: 18
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Truck transportation (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (8%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Machinery (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (21%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Computer and electronic products (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Sheldon township:

  • German (29.4%)
  • Irish (12.6%)
  • English (12.0%)
  • United States or American (9.8%)
  • French (except Basque) (5.5%)
  • Swedish (5.3%)
  • Dutch (3.6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Mexico (38%)
  • United Kingdom (25%)
  • Ireland (19%)
  • Germany (13%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 550 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 68 (10%)
  • Motorcycle: 1 (0%)
  • Walked: 10 (2%)
  • Other means: 6 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 22 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

38 people in nursing homes

97.9% of residents of Sheldon township speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (85% speak English very well, 15% speak English well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 22% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,475
  • In family households: 1,302 (324 male householders, 94 female householders)
    315 spouses, 475 children (434 natural, 19 adopted, 22 stepchildren), 20 grandchildren, 14 brothers or sisters, 12 parents, 4 other relatives, 44 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 173 (69 male householders (58 living alone)), 79 female householders (73 living alone)), 25 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 38 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 185 2-persons, 85 3-persons, 92 4-persons, 37 5-persons, 15 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 131 1-person, 10 2-persons, 5 3-persons, 2 4-persons,

262 married couples with children.
108 single-parent households (26 men, 82 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 7
Here:

4.2%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1
Here:

1.2%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Illinois:

25.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Sheldon township:

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