Sheffield is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 1,162 people and just one neighborhood, Sheffield is the 233rd largest community in Iowa. Much of the housing stock in Sheffield was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities, Sheffield isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Sheffield are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sheffield is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Sheffield who work in office and administrative support (15.13%), management occupations (11.45%) and healthcare (5.73%).
Also of interest is that Sheffield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Sheffield is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Sheffield’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Sheffield has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Sheffield a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Sheffield is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.