Sherman, New York

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Sherman Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 12% Sherman Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 16% Sherman Short Commute Times
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Sherman Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Sherman, New York

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 9
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Age of the Population 5 4
Senior Citizens 5 5
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Racial Diversity 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 5
Portion of People Married 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 6 3
People Above Poverty 6 4
People in Middle Class or Better 5 3
Median Family Income 4 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Public Transportation Use 9 4
Short Commute Times 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 8
Affordability of Rents 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 8
People Living Alone 5 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 9
Housing Recently Built 1 3

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Sherman Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles E of Erie, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 62 miles SW of Buffalo, New York
County Chautauqua
Metro Area Jamestown
Standard Zip Codes 14781
Phone Area Codes 716
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.159
Longitude -79.595

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 9.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 34 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 63 to 82 F
Oct Temp 45 to 61 F
Annual Precip 45.6 inches
Station CORRY
Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 47 inches
Distance 23 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 35 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 45.6 inches
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Sherman Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 714 100%
Male 345 48.3%
Female 369 51.7%
Under 18 190 26.6%
18+ 524 73.4%
65+ 103 14.4%
Median Age 37.1
Average Family Size 2.99
White 699 97.9%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 3 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 10 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.4%

Estimated Sherman Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 679
Growth -35
Growth % -4.9%

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 21.5%
Dutch 17.3%
English 12.6%
Irish 10.6%
Swedish 8.7%
Polish 6.5%
French (except Basque) 5.1%
Italian 3.3%
US/American 2.8%
Scotch-Irish 2.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2%
Canadian 1.8%
Scottish 1.4%
Latvian 0.8%
Czech 0.6%
Danish 0.6%
British 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
Basque 0.4%
Celtic 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Sherman 714 $37,857
Bemus Point 340 $46,250
Lakewood 3,258 $51,615
Mayville 1,756 $45,595
Panama 491 $38,125
Ripley 1,030 $37,188
Westfield 3,481 $43,028

Sherman Public Libraries

Minerva Free Library
Sherman, New York
(716) 761-6378

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Sherman High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 236 students.

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