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Sheldahl First Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Location of Sheldahl, Iowa
|Counties||Story, Polk, Boone|
|• Total||0.80 sq mi (2.08 km2)|
|• Land||0.80 sq mi (2.08 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,033 ft (315 m)|
|• Density||370.32/sq mi (142.93/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0461555|
The Boone County portion of Sheldahl is part of the Boone Micropolitan Statistical Area, while the Story County portion is part of the Ames Metropolitan Statistical Area. Together, these two areas form the Ames–Boone Combined Statistical Area. The small portion of the city that extends into Polk County is part of the Des Moines–West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad established a rail line through Sheldahl during the 1880s. In 2005, Union Pacific Railroad sold a 25-mile discontinued rail corridor—which included the line through Sheldahl—to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, which enabled the construction of the recreational High Trestle Trail. Access to the trail, including a parking area and washroom, is located in Sheldahl.
Sheldahl is located at(41.864114, -93.696455).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.84 square miles (2.18 km2), all of it land.
|Source: and Iowa Data Center
As of the census of 2010, there were 319 people, 124 households, and 98 families living in the city. The population density was 379.8 inhabitants per square mile (146.6/km2). There were 132 housing units at an average density of 157.1 per square mile (60.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.7% White, 0.3% Native American, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.
There were 124 households, of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 21.0% were non-families. 16.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.84.
The median age in the city was 42.3 years. 25.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.3% were from 25 to 44; 29.4% were from 45 to 64; and 16.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.8% male and 49.2% female.
The community is within the North Polk Community School District.
- Robert J. Hermann - ninth Director of the National Reconnaissance Office.
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