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Sheldon is a city in O'Brien County. (The community straddles O'Brien and Sioux counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named after Israel Sheldon, railroad superintendent
The latitude of Sheldon is 43.181N. The longitude is -95.855W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,427 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,927.
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35% of Sheldon residents report German ancestry, and 7% 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 $18,254, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% 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 $276. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $693.
Libraries in Sheldon include Sheldon Public Library ... View libraries
O'Brien 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 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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