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Sheldon is in Harris County, in the Houston-Baytown metro area.
The latitude of Sheldon is 29.867N. The longitude is -95.128W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 46 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,831.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sheldon demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Harris County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Houston area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 77049 ZIP code.
7% of Sheldon residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sheldon ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sheldon was $15,309, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Sheldon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Sheldon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $397. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $753.
Harris County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sheldon political report.
The average commute time for Sheldon workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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