Sheldon, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Sheldon, Texas - Basic Facts

The Sheldon Census Designated Place had a population of 1,855 as of July 1, 2015. Sheldon ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sheldon is located at latitude 29.8598 and longitude -95.1332 in Harris County. The formal boundaries for the Sheldon Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Harris County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 43 feet.

The Sheldon Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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, 2015.

Sheldon Census Designated Place, TX Boundary Map

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Sheldon, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,855
Population in Households 1,854
Population in Familes 1,673
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 744
Diversity Index2 75
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 491
Average Household Size 3.78
Family Households 402
Average Family Size 4

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 579 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 353 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 137 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 88 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $85,695
Average Home Value $100,779
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,836
Average Household Income $57,690
Per Capita Income $15,426
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.33% 0.19%
Households -1.37% 0.24%
Families -1.66% 0.2%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   2.57%
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.

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Sheldon, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sheldon to the other 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 741 58th
Population Density1 # 927 47th
Diversity Index2 # 130 93rd
Median Household Income # 643 63rd
Per Capita Income # 1405 20th

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