Sheldon, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sheldon, Texas - Basic Facts

The Sheldon Census Designated Place had a population of 1,915 as of July 1, 2016. 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 (GNIS ID: 2408724) 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.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Sheldon Census Designated Place is located within Houston Division of Harris 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.

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


Total Population 1,915
Population in Households 1,914
Population in Familes 1,729
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 765
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 504
Average Household Size 3.8
Family Households 413
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 579 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 356 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 147 (25.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 75 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $74,704
Average Home Value $95,028


Median Household Income $53,458
Average Household Income $63,198
Per Capita Income $16,804
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.61% 0.51%
Households -0.74% 0.47%
Families -0.97% 0.38%
Median Household Income   0.86%
Per Capita Income   0.89%
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, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sheldon to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas 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 # 735 58th
Population Density1 # 900 49th
Diversity Index2 # 138 92nd
Median Household Income # 528 70th
Per Capita Income # 1384 21st

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