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The Village of Sheldon had a population of 233 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sheldon: Fern.

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Sheldon, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 233
Daytime Population: Workers 90
Daytime Population: Residents 120
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 210
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 233
Population in Familes 197
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 352
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $39,002
Average Household Income $53,697
Per Capita Income $19,693


Total Housing Units 126 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 92 (73.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $108,333
Average Home Value $133,967


Total Households 115
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 79
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.23% -0.43%
Households -0.12% -0.35%
Families 2.3% -0.25%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   3.11%

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, 2017 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 # 659 15th
Population Density # 549 29th
Diversity Index # 512 34th
Median Household Income # 722 7th
Per Capita Income # 751 3rd

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