Sherman, Illinois

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Sherman, Illinois

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High Points

Sherman strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Sherman People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Sherman Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Sherman Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Sherman Well-Paid Single Women
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Sherman Low Rate of Poverty
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Sherman College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Sherman, Illinois

Comparing Sherman to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Well-Paid Single Women 10 9
Age of the Population 7 8
Female Share of the Population 6 7
Senior Citizens 5 6
Male Share of the Population 5 4
Racial Diversity 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 9
Median Family Income 10 9
People Above Poverty 10 9
College Educated Adults 10 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 6 8
Public Transportation Use 6 4
Working at Home 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
People Living Alone 2 2
Affordability of Rents 2 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Sherman Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles N of Springfield, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 94 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Sangamon
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 62684
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.893
Longitude -89.604

Sherman Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
Station MASON CITY 1 W
Distance 21.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
Distance 36.1 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 34 F
Apr Temp 41 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches
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Sherman Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,871 100%
Male 1,367 47.6%
Female 1,504 52.4%
Under 18 764 26.6%
18+ 2,107 73.4%
65+ 433 15.1%
Median Age 39.3
Average Family Size 3.13
White 2,806 97.7%
African-American 9 0.3%
Asian 29 1%
American Indian & Alaskan 12 0.4%
Other 1 0%
Mixed Race 12 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 15 0.5%

Estimated Sherman Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,465
Growth 594
Growth % 20.7%

Sherman Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 32.1%
Irish 15.8%
English 12.2%
Italian 10.3%
US/American 5.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.8%
Scotch-Irish 3%
European 2.4%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
Scottish 1.8%
Swedish 1.6%
Welsh 1%
Greek 0.9%
Lithuanian 0.9%
Czech 0.7%
Slovak 0.5%
Polish 0.5%
Serbian 0.4%
British 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Hungarian 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
Slovene 0.2%
Dutch 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Sherman, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Barclay (62684)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Sherman 2,871 $75,164
Cantrall 139 $45,417
Grandview 1,537 $39,485
Riverton 3,048 $49,150
Spaulding 559 $70,455
Springfield 111,454 $51,298
Williamsville 1,439 $56,012

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