Sheldon, IL 60966 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 60966: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Sheldon, IL 60966

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 38
  • Single Family Addresses: 335
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Iroquois County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.773, Longitude -87.564
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Sheldon, IL 60966 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,733
Population in Households 1,706
Population in Familes 1,363
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density1 27
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 699
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 479
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 786 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 512 (65.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 187 (23.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 87 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $83,254
Average Home Value $116,504


Median Household Income $37,687
Average Household Income $57,054
Per Capita Income $23,147
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.6% 0.46%
Households 1.75% 0.54%
Families 1.55% 0.41%
Median Household Income   0.23%
Per Capita Income   1.48%
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 60966 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 60966 to the other 1,378 ZIP Codes 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 # 738 47th
Population Density1 # 959 31st
Diversity Index2 # 525 62nd
Median Household Income # 1259 9th
Per Capita Income # 1032 25th

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