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Sheldon, Texas - Basic Facts

The Sheldon Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Harris County at latitude 29.8598 and longitude -95.1332. Harris County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 43 feet.

The formal official name is the Sheldon Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Sheldon, Texas.

The U5 Census Class Code for Sheldon indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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Sheldon, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,818
Population in Households 1,817
Population in Familes 1,640
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 729
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 482
Average Household Size 3.77
Family Households 394
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 577 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 347 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 135 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 95 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $82,398
Average Home Value $93,208


Median Household Income $47,196
Average Household Income $54,932
Per Capita Income $14,729
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -2.1% -0.21%
Households -2.12% -0.12%
Families -2.51% -0.2%
Median Household Income   3.0%
Per Capita Income   3.42%
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 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 744 58th
Population Density1 # 939 46th
Diversity Index2 # 120 93rd
Median Household Income # 717 59th
Per Capita Income # 1391 21st

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