Sheldon, Missouri

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Sheldon is a city in Vernon County, Missouri, United States. The population was 529 at the 2000 census.


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)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] 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/sq mi (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.


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