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Sherman County, Kansas (KS)

County population in 2019: 5,943 (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).

March 2019 cost of living index in Sherman County: 77.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (20.3%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.6%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 41%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 48%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Sherman County, KS (2019)
    • 4,93783.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 74112.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1081.8%Two or more races
    • 550.9%Asian alone
    • 490.8%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 410.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 60.1%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

39.8 years
Kansas median age:

37.2 years
Males: 3,076  (51.8%)
Females: 2,867  (48.2%)
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Average household size:
Sherman County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $57,041 ($32,684 in 1999)
This county:

$57,041
Kansas:

$62,087

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $564 (lower quartile is $409, upper quartile is $733)
This county:

$564
State:

$673


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $119,687 (it was $62,400 in 2000)
Sherman:

$119,687
Kansas:

$163,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $73,860 - $185,996

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $142,624
Here:

$142,624
State:

$207,668

Townhouses or other attached units: $93,779
Here:

$93,779
State:

$194,239

Mobile homes: $24,123
Here:

$24,123
State:

$58,367

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,141
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $486

Institutionalized population: 49

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 6
  • Thefts: 11
  • Auto thefts: 2

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 5
  • Thefts: 12
  • Auto thefts: 0
Sherman County, KS map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $139,400
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $93,200
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $103,500
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $129,700
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $370,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $370,000
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $128,300
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $137,100
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $150,900
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2012: 0 buildings
  • 2013: 0 buildings
  • 2014: 0 buildings
  • 2015: 0 buildings
  • 2016: 0 buildings
  • 2017: 0 buildings
  • 2018: 0 buildings
  • 2019: 0 buildings
Number of permits per 10,000 Sherman, KS residents
Average permit cost in Sherman, KS
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,016 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,556 (1.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Sherman, KS in 2019
Distribution of house value in Sherman, KS in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Sherman, KS in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 11.0%
Sherman County:

11.0%
Kansas:

11.4%
(5.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.5% for Black residents, 46.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 45.3% for other race residents, 20.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 39.8 years old
(Males: 37.5 years old, Females: 42.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.5 years old, Black residents: 21.3 years old, American Indian residents: 50.7 years old, Asian residents: 43.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31.5 years old, Other race residents: 24.6 years old)

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

2018 air pollution in Sherman County:

Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 18.1 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Sherman County: Meadow Lake Golf Club (A), High Plains Camping Facility (B), Rexford Wastewater Plant (C), Brewster Wastewater Plant (D), Thomas County Fairgrounds (E), Thomas County Speedway (F), Kansas Department of Transportation Thomas County Rest Area (G), Kansas State University Northwest Research Extension Center (H), Frontier Agricultural Grain Elevator Number 8 (I), Frontier Agricultural Grain Elevator Number 3 (J), Hughes (K), KLBY - TV (Garden City) (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sherman County include: Prairie Gem Church (A), Prairie Rose Church (B), Wesley Chapel (C), Mingo Bible Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Cumberland Cemetery (1), Gem Cemetery (2), Rexford Cemetery (3), Mingo Cemetery (4), Menlo Cemetery (5), Oakley Cemetery (6), Summers Township Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Sand Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Caroline County, Maryland , Cumberland County, New Jersey , Cheyenne County , Ellis County , Park County, Colorado , Smith County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.1%
Kansas:

5.3%

Unemployment by year in Sherman, KS
County total employment by year in Sherman, KS
County average yearly wages by year in Sherman, KS

Current college students: 484
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 229 (35.3% naturalized citizens)

Sherman County:

3.9%
Whole state:

7.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 42010 or later
  • 512000 to 2009
  • 951990 to 1999
  • 311980 to 1989
  • 181970 to 1979
  • 2Before 1970

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:

  • One, detached: 2,514
  • One, attached: 62
  • Two: 100
  • 3 or 4: 156
  • 5 to 9: 60
  • 10 to 19: 14
  • 20 or more: 54
  • Mobile homes: 198

Housing units in Sherman County with a mortgage: 992 (1 second mortgage, 203 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 728

Here:

57.7% with mortgage
State:

57.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Sherman County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,4505
Evangelical Protestant1,07412
Catholic6311
Other--
None2,855-
Sherman County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:


Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Sherman County:

6.70 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

11.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Sherman County:

9.7%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Sherman County:

28.1%
State:

27.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

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 significantly below Kansas state average. It is 5229216.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 5 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 8/7/2006, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 4 people.

Earthquake activity:

Sherman County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 561% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 583.0 miles away from Sherman County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 8/23/2011 at 05:46:18, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 225.3 miles away from the county center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 331.4 miles away from the county center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 290.7 miles away from the county center
On 6/22/2019 at 08:50:24, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 124.4 miles away from Sherman County center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 234.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Kansas Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4504, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storm, Snowstorm, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: April 28, 2017 - May 3, 2017, FEMA Id: 4319, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2011 to June 04, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4010: July 29, 2011, FEMA Id: 4010, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 06, 2007 to December 19, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3282: December 12, 2007, FEMA Id: 3282, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 28, 2006 to December 31, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1675: January 07, 2007, FEMA Id: 1675, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: November 27, 2005 to November 28, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1626: January 26, 2006, FEMA Id: 1626, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Kansas Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: September 01, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3236: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3236, Natural disaster type: Hurricane

The number of natural disasters in Sherman County (7) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Sherman

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,190 (81.2%)
  • Carpooled: 110 (4.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 18 (0.7%)
  • Walked: 79 (2.9%)
  • Worked at home: 301 (11.2%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Educational services (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Educational services (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (22%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (21%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (4%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (73%)
  • Vietnam (14%)
  • India (6%)
  • Germany (1%)
  • Nigeria (1%)
  • Norway (0%)
  • Sweden (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Sherman County


  • German (36%)
  • American (8%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (5%)
  • Swedish (2%)
  • Norwegian (1%)
  • Polish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 62 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 60 people in nursing homes
  • 12 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
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 2010 was $51,006.

6.06% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,532 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.06%
Kansas average:

6.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.66% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($17,187 average AGI)
3.40% relocated from other states ($26,345 average AGI)
Sherman County:

3.40%
Kansas average:

3.30%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries


6.47% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,544 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.47%
Kansas average:

7.12%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.30% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($19,315 average AGI)
3.17% relocated to other states ($19,228 average AGI)
Sherman County:

3.17%
Kansas average:

3.97%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

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 from 2007 to 2019: 12.1

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 population in Sherman County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 8.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Sherman County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Sherman County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sherman County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sherman County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sherman County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Sherman County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,287 (1,122 aged, 165 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 110 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Sherman County, Kansas in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (29)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (10)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (10)

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: 15,150
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 402
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 26,086

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,349
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,333
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 33

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 46
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 114

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 16

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,943
  • Male householders: 1,193 (406 living alone), Female householders: 1,371 (452 living alone)
  • 1,250 spouses (1,246 opposite-sex spouses), 140 unmarried partners, (140 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 1,583 children (1,474 natural, 46 adopted, 61 stepchildren), 81 grandchildren, 59 brothers or sisters, 23 parents, 0 foster children, 22 other relatives, 9 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 209

Size of family households: 805 2-persons, 342 3-persons, 271 4-persons, 154 5-persons, 26 6-persons, 34 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 879 1-person, 72 2-persons.

933 married couples with children.
347 single-parent households (18 men, 329 women).

88.5% of residents of Sherman speak English at home.
8.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (74% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 46% speak English 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 ($11,371 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:

7.8
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.4

Year house built in Sherman County, Kansas
  • Year house built in Sherman County, Kansas
  • 512014 or later
  • 332010 to 2013
  • 1282000 to 2009
  • 1431990 to 1999
  • 2261980 to 1989
  • 6991970 to 1979
  • 7701960 to 1969
  • 2591950 to 1959
  • 961940 to 1949
  • 7381939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Sherman County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Sherman County, Kansas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Sherman County, Kansas
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 23 rooms
  • 424 rooms
  • 2905 rooms
  • 2726 rooms
  • 1377 rooms
  • 3598 rooms
  • 6239+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sherman County, Kansas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sherman County, Kansas
  • 01 room
  • 252 rooms
  • 1243 rooms
  • 3584 rooms
  • 1515 rooms
  • 576 rooms
  • 557 rooms
  • 368 rooms
  • 479+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Sherman County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Sherman County, Kansas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Sherman County, Kansas
  • 0no bedroom
  • 151 bedroom
  • 3212 bedrooms
  • 5223 bedrooms
  • 5124 bedrooms
  • 3585+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sherman County, Kansas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sherman County, Kansas
  • 0no bedroom
  • 961 bedroom
  • 5012 bedrooms
  • 2153 bedrooms
  • 264 bedrooms
  • 215+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Sherman County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Sherman County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sherman County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 33no vehicle
  • 3711 vehicle
  • 7372 vehicles
  • 3333 vehicles
  • 1464 vehicles
  • 1015+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Sherman County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sherman County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 36no vehicle
  • 3391 vehicle
  • 2792 vehicles
  • 1713 vehicles
  • 214 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

82.7% of Sherman County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 49% lived in Kansas.

Sherman County:

82.7%
State average:

83.8%

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

  • This state: 3,011
  • Other state: 2,689
  • Northeast: 64
  • Midwest: 587
  • South: 527
  • West: 1,505
Year householders moved into unit in Sherman County, KS
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Sherman County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 84.3%Utility gas
  • 7.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.2%Electricity
  • 3.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 61.8%Utility gas
  • 31.1%Electricity
  • 7.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 17
Here:

2.7%
Kansas:

10.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

1.0%
Kansas:

9.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 36
Here:

11.8%
Kansas:

15.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Sherman County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $907,000
  • Charges - Other: $732,000
    Solid Waste Management: $518,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,204,000
    Health - Other: $1,309,000
    Regular Highways: $1,092,000
    Police Protection: $562,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $557,000
    Solid Waste Management: $506,000
    Hospitals: $489,000
    Financial Administration: $261,000
    Central Staff Services: $204,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $118,000
    Correctional Institutions: $117,000
    Parks and Recreation: $61,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $44,000
    General Public Buildings: $41,000
    Libraries: $26,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $24,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $110,000
    Other: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $270,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $43,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,955,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,170,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $785,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $337,000
    Interest Earnings: $43,000
    Rents: $5,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $460,000
    General - Other: $217,000
    Solid Waste Management: $144,000
    Health - Other: $89,000
    Financial Administration: $78,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $62,000
    Police Protection: $60,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $49,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $11,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,332,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,968,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $349,000
    Highways: $343,000
    General Local Government Support: $18,000
    Other: $12,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,076,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,991,000
    Other Selective Sales: $137,000
    Other License: $114,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $52,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,090,000

Sherman County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $907,000
  • Charges - Other: $732,000
    Solid Waste Management: $518,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,204,000
    Health - Other: $1,309,000
    Regular Highways: $1,092,000
    Police Protection: $562,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $557,000
    Solid Waste Management: $506,000
    Hospitals: $489,000
    Financial Administration: $261,000
    Central Staff Services: $204,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $118,000
    Correctional Institutions: $117,000
    Parks and Recreation: $61,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $44,000
    General Public Buildings: $41,000
    Libraries: $26,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $24,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $110,000
    Other: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $270,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $43,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,955,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,170,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $785,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $337,000
    Interest Earnings: $43,000
    Rents: $5,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $460,000
    General - Other: $217,000
    Solid Waste Management: $144,000
    Health - Other: $89,000
    Financial Administration: $78,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $62,000
    Police Protection: $60,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $49,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $11,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,332,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,968,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $349,000
    Highways: $343,000
    General Local Government Support: $18,000
    Other: $12,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,076,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,991,000
    Other Selective Sales: $137,000
    Other License: $114,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $52,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,090,000

Sherman County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $907,000
  • Charges - Other: $732,000
    Solid Waste Management: $518,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,204,000
    Health - Other: $1,309,000
    Regular Highways: $1,092,000
    Police Protection: $562,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $557,000
    Solid Waste Management: $506,000
    Hospitals: $489,000
    Financial Administration: $261,000
    Central Staff Services: $204,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $118,000
    Correctional Institutions: $117,000
    Parks and Recreation: $61,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $44,000
    General Public Buildings: $41,000
    Libraries: $26,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $24,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $110,000
    Other: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $270,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $43,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,955,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,170,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $785,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $337,000
    Interest Earnings: $43,000
    Rents: $5,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $460,000
    General - Other: $217,000
    Solid Waste Management: $144,000
    Health - Other: $89,000
    Financial Administration: $78,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $62,000
    Police Protection: $60,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $49,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $11,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,332,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,968,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $349,000
    Highways: $343,000
    General Local Government Support: $18,000
    Other: $12,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,076,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,991,000
    Other Selective Sales: $137,000
    Other License: $114,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $52,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,090,000

Sherman County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $907,000
  • Charges - Other: $732,000
    Solid Waste Management: $518,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,204,000
    Health - Other: $1,309,000
    Regular Highways: $1,092,000
    Police Protection: $562,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $557,000
    Solid Waste Management: $506,000
    Hospitals: $489,000
    Financial Administration: $261,000
    Central Staff Services: $204,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $118,000
    Correctional Institutions: $117,000
    Parks and Recreation: $61,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $44,000
    General Public Buildings: $41,000
    Libraries: $26,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $24,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $110,000
    Other: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $270,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $43,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,955,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,170,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $785,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $337,000
    Interest Earnings: $43,000
    Rents: $5,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $460,000
    General - Other: $217,000
    Solid Waste Management: $144,000
    Health - Other: $89,000
    Financial Administration: $78,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $62,000
    Police Protection: $60,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $49,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $11,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,332,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,968,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $349,000
    Highways: $343,000
    General Local Government Support: $18,000
    Other: $12,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,076,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,991,000
    Other Selective Sales: $137,000
    Other License: $114,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $52,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,090,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 113
  • Number of aged recipients: 6
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 107
  • Number of recipients under 18: 11
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 83
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 19
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 54
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 44
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
Chevrolet1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Comfort Inn1McDonald's1
Dairy Queen1Motel 61
Days Inn2Pizza Hut1
FedEx3Super 81
Ford1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1
Holiday Inn1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1

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  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"