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Sherman County, Kansas (KS)


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County population in 2012: 6,113 (76% urban, 24% rural); it was 6,760 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 977
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 789
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,900
Renter-occupied apartments: 842 (it was 858 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

32%

Land area: 1056 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 6 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sherman County: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.9%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (17.5%), Retail trade (16.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 17%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 17%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Sherman County, Kansas:


Median resident age:  42.0 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years

Males: 3,005  (57.5%)
Females: 3,005  (42.5%)

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Sherman County,KS real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Sherman County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $38,471 ($32,684 in 1999)
This county:

$38471
Kansas:

$47817

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $399 (lower quartile is $350, upper quartile is $518)
This county:

$399
State:

$515


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $86,208 (it was $62,400 in 2000)
Sherman County:

$86,208
Kansas:

$125,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $56,055 - $121,917

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $122,729
Here:

$122,729
State:

$156,894

Mobile homes: $94,178
Here:

$94,178
State:

$34,057
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,200
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $302

Institutionalized population: 49

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Sherman County, KS map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,000 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,198 (1.5%)


Sherman County household income distribution in 2009 Sherman County home values distribution


Sherman County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 13.7%
(16.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.9% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 42 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 36 years old, American Indian residents: 43 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)

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

12.9%
Whole state:

9.9%

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

5.3%
Whole state:

4.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Sherman County is $378 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $497 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $624 a month.

Cities in this county include: Goodland, Kanorado.

Sherman County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Sherman County: Sugar Hills Golf Club (A), Kanorado Wastewater Plant (B), Kansas Department of Transportation Sherman County Rest Area (C), Airport Industrial Park (D), Frontier Agricultural Grain Elevator Number 10 (E), Stockholm Grain Elevator Number 1 (F), Interstate 70 Weigh Station 46 (G), KWGB - FM (Goodland) (H), KKCI - FM (Goodland) (I), KGCR - FM (Brewster) (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Sherman County: Pleasant Home Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Shermanville Cemetery (1), New Liberty Cemetery (2), Lava Cemetery (3), Kanorado Cemetery (4), Kanorado Catholic Cemetery (5), Harmony Cemetery (6), Goodland Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Sherman County State Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Sappa Creek (A), Sandy Creek (B), South Beaver Creek (C), Middle Beaver Creek (D), Turtle Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Sherman County include: Soldiers Memorial County Park (1), Sherman State Fishing Lake and Wildlife Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Cheyenne County , Kit Carson County, Colorado , Logan County , Rawlins County , Thomas County , Wallace County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 484
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 119 (58% naturalized citizens)

Sherman County:

1.8%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 90.6%

Sherman County marital status for males
Sherman County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Sherman County with a mortgage: 805 (93 second mortgage, 68 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 613

Here:

56.8% with mortgage
State:

65.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.42%
Here44.4%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 3,003
Total congregations: 15

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)LDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents862 (28.7%)735 (24.5%)433 (14.4%)361 (12.0%)164 (5.5%)
Congregations2 (13.3%)1 (6.7%)1 (6.7%)1 (6.7%)1 (6.7%)
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents105 (3.5%)84 (2.8%)67 (2.2%)59 (2.0%)133 (4.4%)
Congregations1 (6.7%)1 (6.7%)1 (6.7%)1 (6.7%)5 (33.3%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Sherman County - Goodland, Kanorado

Food Environment Statistics:


Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Sherman County:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
This county:

6.70 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Sherman County:

11.72 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.7%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.1%
Kansas:

27.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Sherman County:

11.3%
State:

13.4%


Agriculture in Sherman County:

Average size of farms: 1369 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $153,736
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $152.21
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 47.69%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $161,220
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 38.58%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $179,056
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 82.17%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.52
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.24%
Corn for grain: 62337 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 132747 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 6937 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Sherman County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 2.2 times above overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Sherman County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/13/2001 at 01:56:13, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 93.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Sherman County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Sherman County (%):





Sherman County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,670 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 262 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 92 (3%)
  • Other means: 47 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 248 (7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Sherman County, Kansas in 2000:

53 people in college/university student housing
49 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $38,206.

7.47% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,913 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.47%
Kansas average:

7.39%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.76% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($12,851 average AGI)
3.71% relocated from other states ($14,062 average AGI)
Sherman County:

3.71%
Kansas average:

3.56%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Thomas County, KS  0.84% ($26,667 average AGI)


10.22% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,159 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.22%
Kansas average:

7.67%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.37% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($11,004 average AGI)
5.85% relocated to other states ($16,154 average AGI)
Sherman County:

5.85%
Kansas average:

3.95%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Thomas County, KS  0.86% ($18,737 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8

Births per 1000 population in Sherman County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Sherman County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Sherman County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,245 (1,117 aged, 128 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 16.08
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 15149.57
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 402.060
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 26085.56

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1348.940
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1332.680
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 32.5

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 46.08
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 113.770

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 16.25

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,908

Size of family households: 867 2-persons, 318 3-persons, 241 4-persons, 116 5-persons, 50 6-persons, 25 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 864 1-person, 91 2-persons, 17 3-persons, 12 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

90.7% of residents of Sherman County speak English at home.
7.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $70,706,000 ($11371 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $751,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $18,018,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $11,462,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $31,577,000
Federal grants: $5,861,000
Federal procurement contracts: $372,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,417,000 ($241,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $596,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,140,000
Federal Government insurance: $54,770,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 401
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 355
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +13
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -660
Here -107 per 1000 residents
State -21 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Sherman County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.72 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Sherman County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 25
  • 3 rooms: 51
  • 4 rooms: 154
  • 5 rooms: 414
  • 6 rooms: 372
  • 7 rooms: 306
  • 8 rooms: 249
  • 9+ rooms: 329
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 50
  • 3 rooms: 148
  • 4 rooms: 144
  • 5 rooms: 190
  • 6 rooms: 140
  • 7 rooms: 79
  • 8 rooms: 44
  • 9+ rooms: 63
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Sherman County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 10
  • 1 bedroom: 43
  • 2 bedrooms: 442
  • 3 bedrooms: 840
  • 4 bedrooms: 396
  • 5+ bedrooms: 169
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 163
  • 2 bedrooms: 356
  • 3 bedrooms: 235
  • 4 bedrooms: 67
  • 5+ bedrooms: 37
Cars and other vehicles available in Sherman County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 33
  • 1 vehicle: 448
  • 2 vehicles: 780
  • 3 vehicles: 342
  • 4 vehicles: 213
  • 5+ vehicles: 84
  • no vehicle: 69
  • 1 vehicle: 379
  • 2 vehicles: 239
  • 3 vehicles: 132
  • 4 vehicles: 9
  • 5+ vehicles: 30

58% of Sherman County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 53% lived in Kansas.

Sherman County:

58.0%
State average:

53.5%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Sherman County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (86.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.1%)
  • Electricity (4.0%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (82.5%)
  • Electricity (10.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.1%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 8
Here:

1.0%
Kansas:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 15
Here:

4.3%
Kansas:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 11
Here:

2.5%
Kansas:

13.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Sherman County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Sherman County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Sherman County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Sherman County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Sherman County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Sherman County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Sherman County, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5075.3 years
William4078.6 years
Mary3782.4 years
Robert3472.5 years
Charles3176.7 years
George2977.9 years
Dorothy2379.6 years
James2270.2 years
Anna2187.7 years
Frank2080.7 years
Most common last names in Sherman County, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2778.0 years
Johnson2279.0 years
Peter2174.3 years
Jones1676.5 years
Anderson1578.6 years
Taylor1578.7 years
Brown1572.3 years
Miller1474.0 years
Harper1280.8 years
Elliott1181.7 years
Businesses in Sherman County, KS
NameCountNameCount
Comfort Inn1McDonald's1
Dairy Queen1Motel 61
Days Inn2Pizza Hut1
FedEx3Super 81
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Holiday Inn1UPS1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Wendy's1

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