Sherman, Maine

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Population in 2010: 848. Population change since 2000: -9.5%
 
Males: 424  (50.0%)
Females: 424  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  48.8 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04776.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,769 (it was $27,574 in 2000)
Sherman:

$36,769
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,161 (it was $14,524 in 2000)

Sherman town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $92,022 (it was $57,600 in 2000)
Sherman:

$92,022
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $96,348; Detached houses: $104,689; Townhouses or other attached units: $83,558; In 2-unit structures: $129,135; Mobile homes: $43,104; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $7,596
Sherman races chart
  • White alone - 830 (97.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 10 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (0.9%)

Races in Sherman detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sherman: 145.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (34.0%), English (24.0%), French (20.2%), United States (8.3%), German (7.8%), Scottish (5.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 01/28/1862

Elevation: 522 feet

Land area: 40.3 square miles.

Population density: 21 people per square mile   (very low).

Sherman,ME real estate house value index trend

Sherman, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Sherman:

  • High school or higher: 84.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sherman town:

  • Never married: 18.8%
  • Now married: 67.9%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 5.8%

12 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.3%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Sherman, Maine as of February 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Sherman to the number of sex offenders is 221 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Sherman town:  1.2% ($669)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Sherman satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (180.5 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (281.8 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (445.6 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Stacyville, ME (2.3 miles ), Crystal, ME (2.6 miles ), Patten, ME (2.9 miles ), Island Falls, ME (3.0 miles ), Hersey, ME (3.6 miles) , Mount Chase, ME (3.7 miles ), Dyer Brook, ME (3.8 miles) , Oakfield, ME (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 45.89 N, Longitude: 68.36 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Sherman household income distribution Sherman home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

13.6%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (23%)
  • Paper (11%)
  • Truck transportation (8%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Wood products (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (11%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

Work and jobs in Sherman: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Sherman, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Sherman-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Maine state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 278.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 107.7 miles away from Sherman center
On 7/14/2006 at 09:34:49, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 14.9 mi) earthquake occurred 72.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 322.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 229.8 miles away from Sherman center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 41.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Aroostook County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Snows: 7, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sherman topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Sherman:

  • MOUNTAIN HEIGHTS HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; PATTEN, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sherman:

  • University of Maine (about 71 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 8,931)
  • Husson University (about 77 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 122 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 129 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 177 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 181 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 181 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)

Library in Sherman:

  • SHERMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $8,750; Location: 9 CHURCH STREET; 7,368 books; 10 e-books; 200 audio materials; 17 video materials; 52 other licensed databases; 1 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable location: Sherman Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Sherman: Calvary Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Sherman Cemetery (1), Golden Ridge Cemetery (2), Sherman Mills Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Macwahoc Lake (A), Mud Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: West Branch Molunkus Stream (A), Scudder Brook (B), Hicks Brook (C), Webster Brook (D), East Branch Molunkus Stream (E), Lufman Brook (F), Collison Brook (G), Caldwell Brook (H), Boot Swamp Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Aroostook County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  68.0%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.1%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

13.5%
Whole state:

10.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

5.1%
Whole state:

4.1%

Sherman compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (70%)
  • Wood (24%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Coal or coke (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sherman town (based on Aroostook County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.84%
Here: 60.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist Church The Wesleyan ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents70.7%8.7%5.8%5.6%1.6%
Congregations25.5%15.1%11.3%5.7%5.7%
NameUnited Church of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents1.6%1.3%1.1%1.0%2.6%
Congregations9.4%2.8%3.8%5.7%15.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 29
Aroostook County:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Aroostook County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 56
Aroostook County:

7.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 66
Here:

9.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.7%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Aroostook County:

27.6%
Maine:

25.0%

3.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,766 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.21%
Maine average:

5.50%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,181 average AGI)
Aroostook County:

0.08%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Penobscot County, ME  0.46% ($28,764 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.20% ($23,132)
from Hartford County, CT  0.09% ($34,920)


3.74% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,623 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.74%
Maine average:

5.62%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($830 average AGI)
Aroostook County:

0.11%
Maine average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Penobscot County, ME  0.67% ($29,433 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.37% ($47,612)
to Kennebec County, ME  0.14% ($29,722)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sherman:

  • WREM (710 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MONTICELLO, ME; Owner: ALLAN H WEINER)
  • WFST (600 AM; 5 kW; CARIBOU, ME; Owner: NORTHERN BROADCAST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WSYY (1240 AM; 1 kW; MILLINOCKET, ME; Owner: KATAHDIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WEGP (1390 AM; 5 kW; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: DECELLES/SMITH MEDIA, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sherman:

  • WSYY-FM (94.9 FM; MILLINOCKET, ME; Owner: KATAHDIN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHOU-FM (100.1 FM; HOULTON, ME; Owner: COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHCF (88.5 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WVOM (103.9 FM; HOWLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 11
Total length: 36 meters (118ft)
Total costs: $132,000
Total average daily traffic: 20,182
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,977

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 9
  • 1970-1979: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Sherman, ME

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Businesses in Sherman, ME

  • Circle K: 1
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