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Sherlock township, KS map Land area: 161.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 2,758 (all rural)
Males: 1,392  (50.5%)
Females: 1,366  (49.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 2,758 (2,201 owner occupied, 557 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

31%


Races in Sherlock township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 75.2%
  • Black: 0.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.7%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Two or more races: 1.3%

Median age of males: 26.4
Median age of females: 27.3

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Average household size: 3.32

Sherlock township:

3.3 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.56

Estimated median household income in 2009: $54,048 ($45,918 in 1999)
This township:

$54,048
Kansas:

$47,817

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $716 (lower quartile is $560, upper quartile is $851)
Here:

$716
State:

$515

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $155,116 (it was $114,000 in 2000)
Sherlock township:

$155,116
Kansas:

$125,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $105,613 - $181,405

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $212,513
Here:

$212,513
State:

$156,894

Townhouses or other attached units: $360,828
Here:

$360,828
State:

$149,604

In 2-unit structures: $143,698
Here:

$143,698
State:

$124,513

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $1,231,874
Here:

$1,231,874
State:

$108,027

Mobile homes: $282,713
Here:

$282,713
State:

$34,057
Population density: 17 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

6.7%
Whole state:

9.9%

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

2.8%
Whole state:

4.1%

Cities in this township include: Holcomb.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Sherlock township: Reeve Ranch (A), Holcomb East Wastewater Plant (B), Brown Ranch (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Toper Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Ackley Lake (A), McCoy Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 1,505 (57% naturalized citizens)

Sherlock township:  54.6%
State:  5.0%

71% of Sherlock township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 72% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Kansas.

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

  • This state: 26308
  • Northeast: 1126
  • Midwest: 407
  • South: 1056
  • West: 231

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $106,300


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,142
  • One, attached: 3,580
  • Two: 476
  • 3 or 4: 752
  • 5 to 9: 210
  • 10 to 19: 300
  • 20 to 49: 579
  • 50 or more: 497
  • Mobile homes: 8

Median worth of mobile homes: $162,500


Housing units in Sherlock township with a mortgage: 5,553 (537 second mortgage, 991 home equity loan, 26 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,228

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 18
  • 1995 to 1998: 133
  • 1990 to 1994: 226
  • 1980 to 1989: 631
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,068
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,646
  • 1950 to 1959: 4,948
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,257
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,617

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Sherlock township, Kansas:

  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 150
  • 4 rooms: 287
  • 5 rooms: 1,062
  • 6 rooms: 3,766
  • 7 rooms: 2,181
  • 8 rooms: 1,209
  • 9 or more rooms: 538

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sherlock township, Kansas:

  • 1 room: 104
  • 2 rooms: 359
  • 3 rooms: 835
  • 4 rooms: 856
  • 5 rooms: 317
  • 6 rooms: 252
  • 7 rooms: 75
  • 8 rooms: 88
  • 9 or more rooms: 35

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Sherlock township:

  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 156
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,288
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,072
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,517
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 160

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sherlock township:

  • no bedroom: 110
  • 1 bedroom: 1,300
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,019
  • 3 bedrooms: 394
  • 4 bedrooms: 76
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 22

Cars and other vehicles available in Sherlock township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 413
  • 1 vehicle: 3,042
  • 2 vehicles: 4,237
  • 3 vehicles: 1,085
  • 4 vehicles: 312
  • 5 or more vehicles: 111

Cars and other vehicles available in Sherlock township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 590
  • 1 vehicle: 1,704
  • 2 vehicles: 549
  • 3 vehicles: 78
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (13%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Sherlock township:

  • Irish (30.9%)
  • Italian (22.1%)
  • German (11.1%)
  • English (6.5%)
  • Polish (5.1%)
  • United States or American (2.9%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1.9%)

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

  • Ukraine (15%)
  • India (12%)
  • Italy (9%)
  • United Kingdom (7%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Other Eastern Africa (4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 11,549 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 1,210 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 282 (2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 22 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 53 (0%)
  • Railroad: 592 (4%)
  • Taxi: 8 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 38 (0%)
  • Walked: 330 (2%)
  • Other means: 98 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 190 (1%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (65%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (23%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

93.4% of residents of Sherlock township speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
4.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (58% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (50% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 22% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 30,736
  • In family households: 26,325 (6,412 male householders, 1,821 female householders)
    6,618 spouses, 9,775 children (9,151 natural, 196 adopted, 428 stepchildren), 565 grandchildren, 240 brothers or sisters, 223 parents, 324 other relatives, 347 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,411 (1,569 male householders (1,326 living alone)), 2,305 female householders (2,067 living alone)), 537 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 55 (11 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 3,296 2-persons, 1,943 3-persons, 1,765 4-persons, 818 5-persons, 285 6-persons, 126 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 3,393 1-person, 433 2-persons, 24 3-persons, 24 4-persons,

782 married couples with children.
254 single-parent households (58 men, 196 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 999
Here:

28.8%
Kansas:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 333
Here:

19.3%
Kansas:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 422
Here:

30.9%
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.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Sherlock township:

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