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The Village of Sheldon had a population of 230 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Sheldon is located at latitude 45.3119 and longitude -90.9567 in Rusk County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Sheldon (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rusk County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,122 feet.

The Village of Sheldon (GNIS ID: 1584142) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sheldon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sheldon: Fern.

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Sheldon, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 230
Population in Households 230
Population in Familes 196
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 347
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 113
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 78
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 126 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 91 (72.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $102,941
Average Home Value $130,278


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $49,530
Per Capita Income $18,079
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.48% -0.17%
Households -0.42% -0.36%
Families 2.46% -0.26%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Sheldon, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sheldon to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 663 15th
Population Density1 # 555 28th
Diversity Index2 # 467 40th
Median Household Income # 737 5th
Per Capita Income # 756 2nd

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