Sheldon, Wisconsin

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Sheldon, Wisconsin
Village
Location of Sheldon, Rusk County, Wisconsin
Location of Sheldon, Rusk County, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 45°18′37″N 90°57′32″W / 45.31028°N 90.95889°W / 45.31028; -90.95889Coordinates: 45°18′37″N 90°57′32″W / 45.31028°N 90.95889°W / 45.31028; -90.95889
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Rusk
Area[1]
 • Total 0.66 sq mi (1.71 km2)
 • Land 0.66 sq mi (1.71 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2] 1,122 ft (342 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 237
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 229
 • Density 359.1/sq mi (138.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-73175[5]
GNIS feature ID 1574003[2]
For the Town of Sheldon in Monroe County, Wisconsin, see Sheldon, Monroe County, Wisconsin.

Sheldon is a village in Rusk County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 237 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Sheldon is located at 45°18′37″N 90°57′32″W / 45.31028°N 90.95889°W / 45.31028; -90.95889 (45.310258, -90.958820).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.66 square miles (1.71 km2), all land.[1] The village is located on the north bank of the Jump River.

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 237 people, 116 households, and 67 families residing in the village. The population density was 359.1 inhabitants per square mile (138.6 /km2). There were 126 housing units at an average density of 190.9 per square mile (73.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.2% White, 1.7% Native American, 1.7% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.5% of the population.

There were 116 households of which 17.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.7% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.2% were non-families. 36.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.04 and the average family size was 2.64.

The median age in the village was 48.4 years. 18.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.4% were from 25 to 44; 33.4% were from 45 to 64; and 20.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.9% male and 51.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 256 people, 114 households, and 63 families residing in the village. The population density was 387.1 people per square mile (149.8/km²). There were 123 housing units at an average density of 186.0 per square mile (72.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.61% White, 0.39% from other races.

There were 114 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.1% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.9% were non-families. 36.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 81.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $28,125, and the median income for a family was $33,125. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $20,781 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,562. About 15.4% of families and 13.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 21.3% of those sixty five or over.

History[edit]

The village was originally named Fern.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ History of Sheldon, Wisconsin