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Overview

Introduction to Sherman, Texas

Sherman, Texas, in Grayson county, is 30 miles N of McKinney, Texas (center to center) and 59 miles N of Dallas, Texas. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Sherman - Denison metropolitan area.

Sherman History

The Texas Legislature passed an act on March 17, 1846, to establish Grayson County. That act also designated the community as the seat of the county. In 1847, the post office was established. Before the year 1850, the city was also officially incorporated under Texas law. Soon afterwards, the Butterfield Overland Mail route had a stop here. The famous outlaw, Jesse James, spent a part of his honeymoon in the city.

Sherman and nearby Attractions

  • Captain Noble Allan Birge House
  • Midway Shopping Center
  • Pentecostal Church of God
  • West Hill Cemetery
  • South Branch Choctaw Creek
  • Associated Travel

Things To Do In Sherman

Captain Noble Allan Birge House was recorded as a Texas Historic Landmark in 1988. The house was built for the second time in 1896 following a tornado that destroyed the first structure built on the same site in 1877. Midway Shopping Center allows tourists to obtain good deals on various merchandise. Bearcat Stadium frequently hosts various sporting events that visitors can attend as spectators. Associated Travel provides guided tours of nearby places of interest.

Sherman Transportation

Air transportation facilities are provided by Dallas Love Field Airport.

Sherman Higher Education

Grayson County College, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, and Collin County Community College-Central Park provide higher education to the people of Sherman.

People

Total Population 39,569
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 13.4%
Employed Population 16+ 17,535
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 45.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.3%
Median Earnings25+ $29,364
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,589
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,484

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,190
% Above Poverty Level 79.6%
% Below Poverty Level 20.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.4%
Median Gross Rent $806
Median House Value $100,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 44.9%
US/American 0%
English 8.3%
Irish 10.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Sherman Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles N of McKinney, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 59 miles N of Dallas, Texas
County Grayson
Metro Area Sherman - Denison
Standard Zip Codes 75090, 75092
P.O. Box Zip Codes 75091
Phone Area Codes 903
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.635
Longitude -96.608

Sherman Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SHERMAN
Distance 4.7 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 51 F
Apr Temp 52 to 73 F
Jul Temp 73 to 93 F
Oct Temp 54 to 75 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Station BONHAM 3 NNE
Distance 25.5 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 51 F
Apr Temp 50 to 72 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 52 to 76 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches
Station GAINESVILLE
Distance 31.2 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 52 F
Apr Temp 50 to 74 F
Jul Temp 72 to 95 F
Oct Temp 52 to 77 F
Annual Precip 36.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Denison 22,846 $53,421
Dorchester 101 $78,750
Howe 2,635 $52,054

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Sherman Public Libraries

Library
Sherman Public Library
421 N TRAVIS ST
Sherman, Texas
(903) 892-7240

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Sherman Hospitals

COMMUNITY SPECIALTY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1111 GALLAGHER ROAD
(903) 870-7000
Emergency Service: Yes

WILSON N JONES MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
500 N HIGHLAND
(903) 870-4611
Emergency Service: Yes

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Sherman High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

SHERMAN HIGH SCHOOL
2201 E LAMAR ST
903-891-6440
Serves 1,605 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15

FRED DOUGLASS SCHOOL
505 E COLLEGE ST
903-891-6545
A Title I School.
Serves 191 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

DOUGLASS LEARNING CTR
505 E COLLEGE ST
903-891-6545
A Non-traditional School
Serves 84 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.9

GRAYSON CO CO-OP
201 E LAMAR ST
903-893-3114
A Non-traditional School

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