Sheldon, Monroe County, Wisconsin

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Sheldon, Wisconsin
Location of Sheldon, Monroe County, Wisconsin
Location of Sheldon, Monroe County, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°44′53″N 90°36′28″W / 43.74806°N 90.60778°W / 43.74806; -90.60778Coordinates: 43°44′53″N 90°36′28″W / 43.74806°N 90.60778°W / 43.74806; -90.60778
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Monroe
 • Total 35.3 sq mi (91.5 km2)
 • Land 35.3 sq mi (91.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 981 ft (299 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 682
 • Density 19.3/sq mi (7.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 608
FIPS code 55-73150[2]
GNIS feature ID 1584141[1]

Sheldon is a town in Monroe County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 682 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated community of Oil City, Wisconsin is located within the town of Sheldon.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.3 square miles (91.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 682 people, 190 households, and 156 families residing in the town. The population density was 19.3 people per square mile (7.5/km²). There were 214 housing units at an average density of 6.1 per square mile (2.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.68% White, 0.29% African American, 0.29% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.17% of the population.

There were 190 households out of which 47.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.6% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.4% were non-families. 15.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.59 and the average family size was 4.02.

In the town the population was spread out with 41.3% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 17.7% from 45 to 64, and 5.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 107.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,361, and the median income for a family was $32,250. Males had a median income of $24,688 versus $19,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,049. About 21.3% of families and 28.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 43.2% of those under age 18 and 15.9% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.