Sheldon, Illinois

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Sheldon is a village in Sheldon Township, Iroquois County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,232 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Sheldon is located at 40°46′15″N 87°33′53″W / 40.770894°N 87.564802°W / 40.770894; -87.564802.[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.8 square miles (1.9 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,232 people, 464 households, and 333 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,635.3 people per square mile (634.2/km²). There were 489 housing units at an average density of 649.1/sq mi (251.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.05% White, 0.41% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.14% of the population.

There were 464 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the village the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $35,463, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $29,167 versus $18,839 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,627. About 8.0% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.9% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.

References

Gilman | Watseka

Ashkum | Beaverville | Buckley | Chebanse‡ | Cissna Park | Clifton | Crescent City | Danforth | Donovan | Iroquois | Loda | Martinton | Milford | Onarga | Papineau | Sheldon | Thawville | Wellington | Woodland

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