Sheldon, TX Profile: Facts & Data

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Sheldon, Texas - Basic Facts

The Sheldon Census Designated Place had a population of 1,985 as of July 1, 2019. 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 29.868 and longitude -95.1283 in Harris County. The formal boundaries for the Sheldon Census Designated Place 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.


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Sheldon, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Sheldon, TX Housing Affordability Index is 212
State of Texas Housing Affordability Index is 132
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Sheldon, TX Wealth Index is 43
State of Texas Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,985
Population in Households 1,984
Population in Familes 1,795
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density 793
Diversity Index1 75
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,019
Average Household Income $58,723
Per Capita Income $15,569
Wealth Index3 43

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 598 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 370 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 153 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 75 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $116,573
Housing Affordability Index2 212
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 523
Average Household Size 3.79
Family Households 429
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.03% 0.53%
Households -0.1% 0.49%
Families -0.25% 0.46%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

Sheldon, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sheldon to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 733 58th
Population Density # 891 49th
Diversity Index # 151 91st
Median Household Income # 821 53rd
Per Capita Income # 1473 16th

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