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Sheldon, North Dakota
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Location of Sheldon, North Dakota
Location of Sheldon, North Dakota
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Ransom
Area
 • Total 0.41 sq mi (1.06 km2)
 • Land 0.41 sq mi (1.06 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,089 ft (332 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 116
 • Estimate 
(2019)
125
 • Density 305.62/sq mi (118.14/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58068
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-72180
GNIS feature ID 1035145

Sheldon is a city in Ransom County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 116 at the 2010 census. Sheldon was founded in 1882.

History

The city is named after an early landowner. In 1906, a controversial artesian well was drilled in the community.

Geography

Sheldon is located at 46°35′13″N 97°29′33″W / 46.58694°N 97.49250°W / 46.58694; -97.49250 (46.586965, -97.492548).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.22 square miles (0.57 km2), all of it land.

The community is located at the junction of County Roads 136 and 3727, southeast of Enderlin.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 258
1900 318 23.3%
1910 358 12.6%
1920 321 −10.3%
1930 327 1.9%
1940 281 −14.1%
1950 267 −5.0%
1960 221 −17.2%
1970 192 −13.1%
1980 173 −9.9%
1990 149 −13.9%
2000 135 −9.4%
2010 116 −14.1%
2019 (est.) 125 7.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 116 people, 50 households, and 34 families residing in the city. The population density was 527.3 inhabitants per square mile (203.6/km2). There were 61 housing units at an average density of 277.3 per square mile (107.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.8% White, 1.7% Native American, and 3.4% from two or more races.

There were 50 households, of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.0% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.88.

The median age in the city was 42.7 years. 23.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.8% were from 25 to 44; 27.6% were from 45 to 64; and 18.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.7% male and 48.3% female.

Notable people

  • Thomas McGrath, poet and educator
  • Lynn Nelson, Major League Baseball pitcher
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