Sheldon, Missouri

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Sheldon, Missouri
City
Location of Sheldon, Missouri
Location of Sheldon, Missouri
Coordinates: 37°39′31″N 94°17′45″W / 37.65861°N 94.29583°W / 37.65861; -94.29583Coordinates: 37°39′31″N 94°17′45″W / 37.65861°N 94.29583°W / 37.65861; -94.29583
Country United States
State Missouri
County Vernon
Area[1]
 • Total 0.53 sq mi (1.37 km2)
 • Land 0.53 sq mi (1.37 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 922 ft (281 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 543
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 532
 • Density 1,000/sq mi (400/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 64784
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-67214[4]
GNIS feature ID 0726310[5]

Sheldon is a city in Vernon County, Missouri, United States. The population was 543 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Sheldon was platted in 1881 when the railroad was extended to that point.[6] The city was named for Sheldon A. Wright (or Wight), the owner of the town site.[6][7] A post office has been in operation at Sheldon since 1881.[8]

Geography[edit]

Sheldon is located at 37°39′31″N 94°17′45″W / 37.65861°N 94.29583°W / 37.65861; -94.29583 (37.658647, -94.295894).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.53 square miles (1.37 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 396
1900 474 19.7%
1910 528 11.4%
1920 544 3.0%
1930 456 −16.2%
1940 463 1.5%
1950 427 −7.8%
1960 434 1.6%
1970 498 14.7%
1980 491 −1.4%
1990 464 −5.5%
2000 529 14.0%
2010 543 2.6%
Est. 2016 532 [3] −2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 543 people, 208 households, and 128 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,024.5 inhabitants per square mile (395.6/km2). There were 238 housing units at an average density of 449.1 per square mile (173.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.3% White, 0.2% African American, 0.9% Native American, 1.3% from other races, and 3.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.8% of the population.

There were 208 households of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.3% were married couples living together, 13.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.5% were non-families. 30.3% 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 2.61 and the average family size was 3.25.

The median age in the city was 33.8 years. 27.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.3% were from 25 to 44; 23.9% were from 45 to 64; and 12.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 529 people, 209 households, and 146 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,034.9 people per square mile (400.5/km²). There were 232 housing units at an average density of 453.9 per square mile (175.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.24% White, 0.19% Native American, 0.19% Pacific Islander, and 0.38% from two or more races.

There were 209 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the city, the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 81.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,125, and the median income for a family was $34,286. Males had a median income of $22,404 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,664. About 6.2% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.7% of those under age 18 and 11.9% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ a b "Area towns approaching 100". The Nevada Daily Mail. Aug 14, 1970. p. 10. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  7. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1918). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 369. 
  8. ^ "Vernon County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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