Sheldon is a tiny city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 537 people and just one neighborhood, Sheldon is the 418th largest community in Missouri. Sheldon has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Sheldon is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 47.18% of the Sheldon workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Sheldon is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sheldon who work in sales jobs (11.53%), healthcare suport services (8.85%) and office and administrative support (8.04%).
Setting & Lifestyle
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Sheldon has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Sheldon has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Sheldon than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Sheldon may be for you.
Being a small city, Sheldon does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.