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The City of Sheldon had a population of 557 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Sheldon is located at latitude 37.6584 and longitude -94.2957 in Vernon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sheldon (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Vernon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 922 feet.

The City of Sheldon (GNIS ID: 2395869) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Sheldon is located within Township of Drywood, a minor civil division (MCD) of Vernon County.

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.

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


Total Population 557
Population in Households 557
Population in Familes 467
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,061
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 210
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 150
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 239 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 163 (68.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $78,261
Average Home Value $102,160


Median Household Income $39,024
Average Household Income $49,295
Per Capita Income $18,278
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.41% 0.36%
Households 0.15% 0.19%
Families 2.57% 0.13%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
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, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sheldon to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri 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 # 481 54th
Population Density1 # 325 69th
Diversity Index2 # 399 61st
Median Household Income # 584 44th
Per Capita Income # 784 24th

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