Sheldon, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sheldon, Texas - Basic Facts

The Sheldon Census Designated Place had a population of 2,000 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Sheldon, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,000
Daytime Population: Workers 1,725
Daytime Population: Residents 1,182
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,907
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.45
Population in Households 1,999
Population in Familes 1,805
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 799
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $55,242
Average Household Income $66,129
Per Capita Income $17,548


Total Housing Units 585 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 374 (63.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 153 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $82,941
Average Home Value $98,195


Total Households 527
Average Household Size 3.79
Family Households 432
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.07% 0.69%
Households -0.03% 0.67%
Families -0.22% 0.59%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

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, 2017 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 # 714 59th
Population Density # 870 50th
Diversity Index # 142 92nd
Median Household Income # 527 70th
Per Capita Income # 1386 21st

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