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The City of Sheldon had a population of 519 as of July 1, 2018.

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, 2018.

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Sheldon, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 519
Population in Households 519
Population in Familes 434
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 988
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $40,179
Average Household Income $53,309
Per Capita Income $19,906


Total Housing Units 225 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 146 (64.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 50 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $93,000
Average Home Value $111,486


Total Households 197
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 141
Average Family Size 3
  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 -0.55% -0.51%
Households -0.66% -0.72%
Families 1.18% -0.72%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   1.92%

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, 2018 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 # 494 52nd
Population Density # 384 63rd
Diversity Index # 394 62nd
Median Household Income # 661 36th
Per Capita Income # 802 22nd

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