Sheldahl, Iowa

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Sheldahl is a city in Boone, Polk, and Story counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 336 at the 2000 census.

The Boone County portion of Sheldahl is part of the Boone Micropolitan Statistical Area, while the Story County portion is part of the Ames Metropolitan Statistical Area. Together, these two areas form the Ames–Boone Combined Statistical Area. The small portion of the city that extends into Polk County is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

The area was settled by 120 Norwegian immigrants from Lisbon, Illinois on June 7, 1855; including Osmond and Anna Sheldahl and five of their children. It incorporated as a city on January 18, 1882.[1]

Sheldahl used to be served by a Chicago and Northwestern Railroad line that ran through the central business district. The tracks were removed in the first few years of the 21st century.[citation needed]

Geography

Sheldahl is located at 41°51′51″N 93°41′47″W / 41.86417°N 93.69639°W / 41.86417; -93.69639 (41.864114, -93.696455)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.2 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 336 people, 129 households, and 99 families residing in the city. The population density was 398.5 people per square mile (154.4/km²). There were 132 housing units at an average density of 156.6/sq mi (60.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.70% White, 0.30% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.30% of the population.

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