Sheldon, Wisconsin

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Sheldon is a village in Rusk County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 256 at the 2000 census.

Originally named Fern, Sheldon is located on the north bank of the Jump River.


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)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] 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/sq mi (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.



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