Sheldon, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


Sheldon Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Sheldon Content

Also See: Sheldon, IL ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Sheldon, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Sheldon had a population of 1,216 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Sheldon is located at latitude 40.771 and longitude -87.5658 in Iroquois County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Sheldon (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Iroquois County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 682 feet.

The Village of Sheldon (GNIS ID: 2399797) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Sheldon is located within Township of Sheldon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Iroquois County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sheldon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sheldon: Haxby.

Neighborhood Data

Address Based Hyperlocal Data Input an address and get data & demographics for the pertinent census block group (CBG), a searchable map and a customized directory. The CBG is the smallest geographical unit used by the Census Bureau for reporting certain data.


Village of Sheldon, IL Boundary Map

Also See: BIG Map | Driving Directions | IL Congressional Districts
Boundary Maps: Township of Sheldon | Iroquois County | Illinois Counties

Search the map for:

Sheldon, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,216
Population in Households 1,192
Population in Familes 946
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density1 1,621
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 491
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 334
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 550 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 355 (64.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 136 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $81,469
Average Home Value $117,232


Median Household Income $37,022
Average Household Income $56,609
Per Capita Income $22,713
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.07% 0.63%
Households 2.18% 0.72%
Families 2.4% 0.59%
Median Household Income   0.15%
Per Capita Income   1.42%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Sheldon, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sheldon to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 653 52nd
Population Density1 # 421 69th
Diversity Index2 # 508 63rd
Median Household Income # 1231 10th
Per Capita Income # 987 28th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.

Illinois Research Tools

Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Illinois Census Data
Highest or Lowest: