Sheldon, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 5,067 (94% urban, 6% rural).
Population change since 2000: +3.1%
 
Males: 2,448  (48.3%)
Females: 2,619  (51.7%)
Median resident age:

40.4 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 51201.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $50,540 (it was $34,058 in 2000)
Sheldon:

$50,540
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,637 (it was $18,254 in 2000)

Sheldon city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $142,381 (it was $78,400 in 2000)
Sheldon:

$142,381
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $160,575; detached houses: $162,489; townhouses or other attached units: $135,359; in 2-unit structures: $124,001; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $159,065; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $217,459; mobile homes: $49,619

Median gross rent in 2017: $643.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sheldon: 76.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.9%
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  • Races in Sheldon, IA (2010)
    • 4,73791.3%White alone
    • 3386.5%Hispanic
    • 591.1%Asian alone
    • 300.6%Two or more races
    • 210.4%Black alone
    • 10.02%American Indian alone
    • 10.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.02%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Sheldon, Iowa as of October 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sheldon is 337 to 1.


Crime rates in Sheldon by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(78.9)
3
(59.0)
2
(39.5)
2
(39.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(41.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
7
(141.4)
3
(62.1)
2
(41.1)
6
(126.6)
8
(168.8)
3
(61.7)
5
(95.9)
9
(176.6)
10
(197.3)
12
(236.0)
11
(217.1)
13
(254.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
18
(363.5)
19
(393.1)
23
(473.0)
13
(274.3)
35
(738.4)
20
(411.0)
25
(479.4)
27
(529.8)
26
(513.0)
16
(314.7)
16
(315.8)
31
(607.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
41
(827.9)
43
(889.7)
63
(1,295)
59
(1,245)
43
(907.2)
42
(863.1)
44
(843.7)
38
(745.7)
53
(1,046)
37
(727.8)
33
(651.3)
54
(1,058)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
7
(141.4)
6
(124.1)
5
(102.8)
6
(126.6)
3
(63.3)
3
(61.7)
0
(0.0)
4
(78.5)
7
(138.1)
2
(39.3)
4
(78.9)
7
(137.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(102.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)98.185.5117.8104.4126.892.986.5114.4191.4148.7129.5178.2

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City-data.com crime index in Sheldon, IA

Crime rate in Sheldon detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 7 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.39
Iowa average:

1.47
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Ancestries: German (31.9%), Dutch (28.9%), American (10.2%), English (4.3%), Norwegian (3.0%), Irish (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/24/1876

Elevation: 1440 feet

Land area: 4.39 square miles.

Population density: 1,154 people per square mile   (low).

Sheldon, Iowa map

222 residents are foreign born (2.6% Latin America).

This city:

4.4%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,251 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,179 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (50.8 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (133.1 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (426.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Matlock, IA (2.5 miles),
Archer, IA (2.6 miles),
Boyden, IA (2.8 miles ),
Hospers, IA (2.9 miles ),
Ashton, IA (3.1 miles ),
Sanborn, IA (3.1 miles ),
Primghar, IA (3.6 miles ),
George, IA (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 43.18 N, Longitude: 95.85 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,037 (+20.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,971 (71.9%)

Area code: 712

Distribution of median household income in Sheldon, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Sheldon, IA in 2017
Sheldon satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $96,500
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $127,000
  • 2000: 16 buildings, average cost: $148,900
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $132,700
  • 2002: 14 buildings, average cost: $170,700
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $202,200
  • 2004: 12 buildings, average cost: $171,000
  • 2005: 14 buildings, average cost: $175,800
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $202,600
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $191,700
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2009: 12 buildings, average cost: $217,200
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $241,700
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $273,300
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $328,800
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $287,500
  • 2014: 11 buildings, average cost: $270,000
  • 2015: 7 buildings, average cost: $329,300
  • 2016: 7 buildings, average cost: $300,000
  • 2017: 11 buildings, average cost: $231,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Sheldon, IA residents
Average permit cost in Sheldon, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.4%
Iowa:

2.8%
Historical population in Sheldon, IA
Historical housing units in Sheldon, IA
Most common industries in Sheldon, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (16.0%)
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.4%)
  • Construction (4.9%)
  • Machinery (4.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.4%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.0%)
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Machinery (7.3%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.1%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.6%)
  • Food (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (30.5%)
  • Educational services (16.9%)
  • Social assistance (5.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.1%)
  • Truck transportation (3.0%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (2.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (2.9%)
Most common occupations in Sheldon, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.4%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (7.7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (5.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.9%)
  • Registered nurses (3.8%)
  • Child care workers (3.7%)

Average climate in Sheldon, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sheldon-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 82% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1992, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 43.7 miles away from the Sheldon city center killed one person and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/23/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.1 miles away from the city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sheldon-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 75% 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 172.3 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 191.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 156.9 miles away from Sheldon center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 173.8 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 138.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.5 miles away from Sheldon center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in O'Brien County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sheldon topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Sheldon:

  • NORTHWEST IA HEALTH CENTER HOSPICE (118 NORTH SEVENTH STREET, PO BOX 250)
  • SANFORD SHELDON MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 118 NORTH 7TH AVENUE)
  • VILLAGE NORTHWEST UNLIMITED (330 VILLAGE CIRCLE)
  • SANFORD HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE SHELDON (118 NORTH SEVENTH AVENUE)
  • ULTIMATE NURSING SERVICES, INC (1201 S 2ND AVENUE, SUITE 1)
  • SANFORD SENIOR CARE SHELDON (118 NORTH SEVENTH AVENUE, PO BOX 250)

Airports located in Sheldon:

College/University in Sheldon:

  • Northwest Iowa Community College (Full-time enrollment: 1,174; Location: 603 W Park St; Public; Website: www.nwicc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sheldon:

  • Buena Vista University (about 50 miles; Storm Lake, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 54 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 55 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 55 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • University of South Dakota (about 61 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Wayne State College (about 88 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 89 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)

Public high school in Sheldon:

Public elementary/middle schools in Sheldon:

  • SHELDON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 305, Location: 310 23RD AVENUE, Grades: 5-8)
  • EAST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 501 NORMAL COLLEGE AVE, Grades: PK-4)

Private elementary/middle schools in Sheldon:

See full list of schools located in Sheldon

Library in Sheldon:

  • SHELDON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $151,143; Location: 925 4TH AVE; 29,314 books; 1,116 audio materials; 1,087 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 13 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 92 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Sheldon: Sheldon (A), Siouxland Farmers Co-op Elevator (B), Iowa State Residential Treatment Center (C), Sheldon Community Ambulance Team (D), Trade/Technical Building (E), Administration Building (F), Physical Plant Maintenance Shop (G), Cherokee Hall (H), Northwest Iowa Community College Library (I), Sheldon Prairie Museum (J), Sheldon Public Library (K), Sheldon Police Headquarters (L), Sheldon Fire Department (M), Sheldon City Hall (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sheldon include: Bethel Reformed Church (A), First Reformed Church (B), United Methodist Church (C), Saint Patricks Church (D), Calvary Baptist Church (E), Sheldon Branch Church of Latter Day Saints (F), Parkview Assembly Church (G), First Christian Reformed Church (H), Immanuel Christian Reformed Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Patricks Cemetery (1), Saint Paul Cemetery (2), East Lawn Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Sheldon include: Thorman Park (1), Sunrise Park (2), Honoring World War I Veterans Historical Marker (3), Sheldon City Park (4), Hills Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Iron Horse Inn (Highway 60 South), Super 8 Motel (210 North 2nd Avenue), Sheldon Motel (500 W Park St), Sunset Motel (1401 2nd Avenue), Iron Horse Inn - Motel (1111 2nd Avenue).

Court: Iowa State Of (sheldon) - Third Judicial District Residential- Treatment Faci (720 Western Avenue).

Birthplace of: Dennis Marion Schnurr - Catholic bishop.

O'Brien County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

58.7%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.9%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Sheldon in 2010:

  • 73 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 49 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 29 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Sheldon in 2000:

  • 142 people in nursing homes
  • 29 people in halfway houses
  • 26 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 12 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Sheldon (2011 data):

  • Citizens State Bank: at 808 Third Avenue, branch established on 1961/03/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $105.3 mil, Deposits: $91.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Dixon Bancshares, Inc.
  • Iowa State Bank: Sheldon Branch at 627 2nd Avenue, branch established on 2002/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $351.7 mil, Deposits: $296.1 mil, headquarters in Hull, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Vogel Bancshares, Inc.
  • Northwestern Bank: Sheldon Branch at 934 Third Avenue, branch established on 1928/01/06. Info updated 2006/05/12: Bank assets: $186.0 mil, Deposits: $158.6 mil, headquarters in Orange City, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Security National Corporation
  • Peoples Bank: Sheldon Location at 2400 Park Street, branch established on 2005/10/05. Info updated 2008/03/27: Bank assets: $362.4 mil, Deposits: $309.2 mil, headquarters in Rock Valley, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Sheldon:

Marital status in Sheldon, IA
  • Never married: 31.3%
  • Now married: 56.0%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 4.8%

For population 25 years and over in Sheldon:

  • High school or higher: 92.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Sheldon
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sheldon, IA (based on O'Brien County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,62218
Evangelical Protestant4,03621
Catholic1,3885
Other--
None3,352-
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: 7
This county:

4.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
This county:

10.67 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

8.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
O'Brien County:

8.8%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
O'Brien County:

27.2%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.4%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.7%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

45.5%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.6
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.9%
State:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Sheldon:

7.1%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Sheldon:

6.8
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Sheldon:

29.3%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

58.0%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

75.6%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sheldon, IA Residents
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
Police Protection - Officers 7$25,673$44,0110$0
Streets and Highways 6$20,912$41,8240$0
Sewerage 3$9,902$39,6080$0
Water Supply 3$8,005$32,0200$0
Other and Unallocable 3$6,610$26,4408$3,005
Financial Administration 2$7,258$43,5480$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,235$38,8200$0
Local Libraries 1$2,522$30,2649$9,676
Health 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 7$718
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$408
Totals for Government 26$84,117$38,82325$13,807

Sheldon government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $2,198,000 ($433.79)
    Regular Highways: $40,000 ($7.89)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $657,000 ($129.66)
    Police Protection: $638,000 ($125.91)
    Regular Highways: $634,000 ($125.12)
    Sewerage: $556,000 ($109.73)
    General - Other: $460,000 ($90.78)
    Parks and Recreation: $302,000 ($59.60)
    Libraries: $198,000 ($39.08)
    Health - Other: $142,000 ($28.02)
    General Public Buildings: $108,000 ($21.31)
    Financial Administration: $75,000 ($14.80)
    Local Fire Protection: $74,000 ($14.60)
    Air Transportation: $72,000 ($14.21)
    Housing and Community Development: $59,000 ($11.64)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $28,000 ($5.53)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $23,000 ($4.54)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $18,000 ($3.55)
    Central Staff Services: $14,000 ($2.76)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $332,000 ($65.52)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $242,000 ($47.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $198,000 ($39.08)
    Sewerage: $73,000 ($14.41)
    Water Utilities: $60,000 ($11.84)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,472,000 ($290.51)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $61,000 ($12.04)

Sheldon government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $671,000 ($132.43)
    Other: $243,000 ($47.96)
    Parks and Recreation: $90,000 ($17.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $30,000 ($5.92)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $15,000 ($2.96)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $52,000 ($10.26)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $37,000 ($7.30)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $252,000 ($49.73)
    Rents: $81,000 ($15.99)
    Interest Earnings: $38,000 ($7.50)
    Sale of Property: $24,000 ($4.74)
    Fines and Forfeits: $14,000 ($2.76)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $884,000 ($174.46)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $492,000 ($97.10)
    Other: $348,000 ($68.68)
  • Tax - Property: $3,122,000 ($616.14)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $517,000 ($102.03)
    Other Selective Sales: $82,000 ($16.18)
    Public Utilities Sales: $82,000 ($16.18)
    Other License: $12,000 ($2.37)

Sheldon government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,450,000 ($1865.01)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,642,000 ($1705.55)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $808,000 ($159.46)

Sheldon government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,392,000 ($274.72)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,911,000 ($771.86)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,000 ($0.20)

5.04% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,154 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.04%
Iowa average:

6.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Sioux County, IA  0.62% ($64,543 average AGI)
to Osceola County, IA  0.44% ($34,840)
to Clay County, IA  0.42% ($25,708)
Businesses in Sheldon, IA
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1RadioShack1
Ford1SAS Shoes1
H&R Block1Sears1
Hardee's1Subway1
Holiday Inn1Super 81
La-Z-Boy1U-Haul1
McDonald's1U.S. Cellular1
New Balance1UPS1

Strongest AM radio stations in Sheldon:

  • KIWA (1550 AM; 1 kW; SHELDON, IA; Owner: SHELDON BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSCJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sheldon:

  • KIWA-FM (105.3 FM; SHELDON, IA; Owner: SHELDON BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KDCR (88.5 FM; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: DORDT COLLEGE, INC.)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KSOU-FM (93.9 FM; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KWOA-FM (95.1 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KIHK (106.9 FM; ROCK VALLEY, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KOJI (90.7 FM; OKOBOJI, IA; Owner: WESTERN IOWA TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Sheldon:

  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KMEG (Channel 14; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTH (Channel 44; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF SIOUX CITY)
  • KTIV (Channel 4; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K67GH (Channel 67; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KCAU-TV (Channel 9; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS CO.LTD.)
  • K33AB (Channel 33; SIBLEY, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KTTW (Channel 17; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KAUN (Channel 36; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K07TY (Channel 7; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: NOBLES BROADCASTING CO., LTD.)
  • K25AA (Channel 25; ROCK RAPIDS, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K15EB (Channel 15; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
Sheldon fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Sheldon fatal accident list:

May 5, 2013 08:44 AM, Us-18, Lat: 43.185969, Lon: -95.845028, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jan 21, 1994 08:19 AM, 18, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
Dec 29, 1991 01:35 AM, Pleasant D, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Apr 10, 1981 07:51 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 13, 1980 00:04 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 3, Drunk persons involved: 1
Nov 29, 1978 09:29 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 60Number of bridges
  • 643ft / 196mTotal length
  • 75,035Total average daily traffic
  • 14,786Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Sheldon, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21900-1909
  • 11920-1929
  • 41930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 81960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 242000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Sheldon, IA

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 16. The highest number of fires - 31 took place in 2017, and the least - 0 in 2011. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Sheldon, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (44.4%), and Outside Fires (28.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Sheldon, IA
    • 11944.4%Structure Fires
    • 7528.0%Outside Fires
    • 4316.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 3111.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sheldon, IA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Sheldon, Iowa:

  • Iron Horse Inn, 1111 2nd Ave, Sheldon, Iowa 51201 , Phone: (712) 324-5353, Fax: (712) 324-5353
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 201 34th Ave, Sheldon, Iowa 51201 , Phone: (712) 324-3000, Fax: (712) 324-3100
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Sheldon, Iowa
Most common first names in Sheldon, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7879.8 years
William4479.9 years
Henry3883.6 years
Gertrude2682.8 years
Mary2582.9 years
Anna2486.7 years
Peter2379.1 years
Jennie2286.1 years
Marie2085.0 years
Elizabeth1985.4 years
Most common last names in Sheldon, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Vanmeeteren2179.0 years
Boone1481.2 years
Kleinwolteri1271.0 years
Denhartog1280.3 years
Merley1279.8 years
Smith1184.0 years
Kreykes1186.5 years
Dykstra1081.7 years
Postma1079.2 years
Koerselman1072.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sheldon, IA
  • 65.2%Utility gas
  • 32.8%Electricity
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sheldon, IA
  • 49.0%Electricity
  • 46.7%Utility gas
  • 3.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Other fuel


Sheldon compared to Iowa state average:

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

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  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in halfway houses (population 1,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of single-parent households, population 5,000+"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Nicaragua (population 500+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: community and social service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 (51201) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Dutch first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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