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Sheldon
Village
Iroquois County's location in Illinois
Iroquois County's location in Illinois
Country  United States
State  Illinois
County Iroquois
Township Sheldon
Area
 • Total 0.75 sq mi (1.9 km2)
 • Land 0.75 sq mi (1.9 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 682 ft (208 m)
Population (2009)
 • Total 1,130
ZIP code 60966
Area code(s) 815
GNIS feature ID 0418337

Sheldon is a village in Sheldon Township, Iroquois County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,232 at the 2000 census, and 1,130 in 2009.

Geography

Sheldon is located at 40°46′15″N 87°33′53″W / 40.770894°N 87.564802°W / 40.770894; -87.564802.

According to the 2010 census, Sheldon has a total area of 0.75 square miles (1.94 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 231
1880 947 310.0%
1890 910 −3.9%
1900 1,103 21.2%
1910 1,143 3.6%
1920 1,182 3.4%
1930 1,121 −5.2%
1940 1,036 −7.6%
1950 1,114 7.5%
1960 1,137 2.1%
1970 1,455 28.0%
1980 1,215 −16.5%
1990 1,109 −8.7%
2000 1,232 11.1%
2010 1,070 −13.1%
Est. 2015 1,024 −4.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2000 census, there were 1,232 people, 464 households and 333 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,635.3 per square mile (634.2/km²). There were 489 housing units at an average density of 649.1 per square mile (251.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.05% White, 0.41% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.14% of the population.

There were 464 households of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% 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 2.98.

27.2% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.3 males.

The median household income was $35,463 and the median family income was $38,750. Males had a median income of $29,167 compared with $18,839 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,627. About 8.0% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.9% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.


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