Sherman, Maine

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Sherman, Maine

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High Points

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

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Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 6% Sherman Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 6% Sherman Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 9% Sherman Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Sherman, Maine

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 9 9
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Senior Citizens 7 8
Female Share of the Population 2 3
Racial Diversity 2 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 3
Well-Paid Single Men 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 4 4
People in Middle Class or Better 3 2
Median Family Income 2 1
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 10
Working at Home 9 6
Walking and Biking to Work 6 6
Short Commute Times 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 4
Affordability of Rents 9 10
Housing Recently Built 8 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 10
People Living Alone 2 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 3

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Sherman Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 177 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 276 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Aroostook
Standard Zip Codes 04776
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.871
Longitude -68.418

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 20.5 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 23 F
Apr Temp 30 to 49 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 34 to 54 F
Annual Precip 42.3 inches
Distance 30.1 miles
Jan Temp -3 to 24 F
Apr Temp 28 to 49 F
Jul Temp 52 to 78 F
Oct Temp 31 to 55 F
Annual Precip 41.7 inches
Station HOULTON 5 N
Distance 36.1 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 23 F
Apr Temp 29 to 50 F
Jul Temp 55 to 78 F
Oct Temp 35 to 54 F
Annual Precip 41.3 inches
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Sherman Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 937 100%
Male 470 50.2%
Female 467 49.8%
Under 18 219 23.4%
18+ 718 76.6%
65+ 161 17.2%
Median Age 42.5
Average Family Size 2.84
White 917 97.9%
African-American 3 0.3%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.7%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 8 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.2%

Estimated Sherman Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 917
Growth -20
Growth % -2.1%

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
Irish 29.2%
English 22.6%
French (except Basque) 15.8%
US/American 9.1%
Scottish 5.5%
German 5.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3%
Scotch-Irish 3%
Canadian 2.1%
Norwegian 1.3%
Polish 0.9%
Swedish 0.7%
French Canadian 0.5%
Welsh 0.3%
Hungarian 0.2%
Italian 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
Dutch 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:

Sherman Mills (04776)
Silver Ridge (04776)

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 937 $32,500
Crystal 285 $28,750
East Millinocket 1,828 $42,857
Island Falls 793 $35,375
Mount Chase 247 $27,031
Patten 1,111 $35,000
Stacyville 405 $30,982

Sherman Public Libraries

Sherman Public Library
Sherman, Maine
(207) 365-4882

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