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Sheldahl is a city in Story County, in the Ames metro area. (The community straddles Story, Polk and Boone counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
One tradition says the community was named for the Rev. D. Kjaldahl. Another says it was named for H. Sheldahl, landowner
The latitude of Sheldahl is 41.864N. The longitude is -93.696W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,033 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 317.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sheldahl demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Story County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Ames area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 50243 ZIP code.
31% of Sheldahl residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sheldahl ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sheldahl was $17,811, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Sheldahl residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Sheldahl, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $325. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $753.
Story County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sheldahl political report.
The average commute time for Sheldahl workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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