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Sheldon is a township in Iroquois County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Sheldon. For links to other places called Sheldon, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Sheldon is 40.730N. The longitude is -87.587W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 689 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,531.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sheldon demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Iroquois County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60966 ZIP code.
29% of Sheldon residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sheldon ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sheldon was $16,627, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Sheldon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Sheldon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $327. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $684.
Iroquois County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sheldon political report.
The average commute time for Sheldon workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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