Sherman County, Kansas

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Sherman County, Kansas
Sherman County, Kansas courthouse from W 1.JPG
Sherman County courthouse in Goodland
Map of Kansas highlighting Sherman County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the United States highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the U.S.
Founded September 20, 1886
Named for William Tecumseh Sherman[1]
Seat Goodland
Largest city Goodland
Area
 • Total 1,056.01 sq mi (2,735 km2)
 • Land 1,055.80 sq mi (2,735 km2)
 • Water 0.21 sq mi (1 km2), 0.02%
Population
 • (2010) 6,010
 • Density 5.8/sq mi (2.2/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.sherman.kansasgov.com

Coordinates: 39°21′N 101°43′W / 39.350°N 101.717°W / 39.350; -101.717

Sherman County (standard abbreviation: SH) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 6,010.[2] Its county seat is Goodland.[3]

Law and government[edit]

Sherman County was a prohibition, or "dry", county until the Kansas Constitution was amended in 1986 and voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 1,056.01 square miles (2,735.1 km2), of which 1,055.80 square miles (2,734.5 km2) (or 99.98%) is land and 0.21 square miles (0.54 km2) (or 0.02%) is water.[5]

Sherman County is one of only four Kansas counties to observe Mountain Standard Time. Since Sherman County is part of the Wichita media market and the local broadcast stations are repeat signals of Wichita affiliates, prime-time programming in the county is aired from 6 to 9 p.m. local time, rather than 7 to 10 p.m. as is normal in the Central and Mountain time zones. However, cable providers carry the ABC and NBC affiliates from both Wichita and Denver, affording viewers the opportunity to view programs on those networks at the normal prime-time hours.

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 13
1890 5,261 40,369.2%
1900 3,341 −36.5%
1910 4,549 36.2%
1920 5,592 22.9%
1930 7,400 32.3%
1940 6,421 −13.2%
1950 7,373 14.8%
1960 6,682 −9.4%
1970 7,792 16.6%
1980 7,759 −0.4%
1990 6,926 −10.7%
2000 6,760 −2.4%
2010 6,010 −11.1%
Est. 2012 6,113 [6] 1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
Age pyramid

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 6,760 people, 2,758 households, and 1,781 families residing in the county. The population density was 6 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 3,184 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.83% White, 0.36% Black or African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 4.14% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. 8.45% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,758 households out of which 29.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.80% were married couples living together, 6.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.40% were non-families. 29.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 11.80% from 18 to 24, 23.90% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 17.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 104.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,684, and the median income for a family was $38,824. Males had a median income of $28,012 versus $20,927 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,761. About 9.70% of families and 12.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.90% of those under age 18 and 7.30% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[edit]

Incorporated cities[edit]

Name and population (2010 census):

Townships[edit]

Sherman County is divided into thirteen townships. The city of Goodland is considered governmentally independent and is excluded from the census figures for the townships. Geographically, Goodland is located at the juncture of Voltaire, Itasca, and Logan Townships. In the following table, the population center is the largest city (or cities) included in that township's population total, if it is of a significant size.

Sources: 2000 U.S. Gazetteer from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Township FIPS Population
center
Population Population
density
/km² (/sq mi)
Land area
km² (sq mi)
Water area
km² (sq mi)
Water % Geographic coordinates
Grant 28150 115 0 (1) 355 (137) 0 (0) 0.02% 39°28′26″N 101°54′41″W / 39.47389°N 101.91139°W / 39.47389; -101.91139
Iowa 34450 44 0 (0) 279 (108) 0 (0) 0% 39°15′27″N 101°29′38″W / 39.25750°N 101.49389°W / 39.25750; -101.49389
Itasca 34600 321 4 (10) 87 (34) 0 (0) 0% 39°19′33″N 101°40′29″W / 39.32583°N 101.67472°W / 39.32583; -101.67472
Lincoln 41175 95 1 (1) 186 (72) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°19′5″N 101°53′3″W / 39.31806°N 101.88417°W / 39.31806; -101.88417
Llanos 41650 43 0 (1) 185 (71) 0 (0) 0% 39°28′31″N 101°28′29″W / 39.47528°N 101.47472°W / 39.47528; -101.47472
Logan 42250 246 2 (5) 138 (53) 0 (0) 0% 39°19′15″N 101°46′55″W / 39.32083°N 101.78194°W / 39.32083; -101.78194
McPherson 44025 52 0 (1) 174 (67) 0 (0) 0% 39°10′18″N 101°56′12″W / 39.17167°N 101.93667°W / 39.17167; -101.93667
Shermanville 65175 51 0 (1) 185 (71) 0 (0) 0% 39°29′54″N 101°34′25″W / 39.49833°N 101.57361°W / 39.49833; -101.57361
Smoky 65950 87 0 (1) 280 (108) 0 (0) 0.12% 39°11′48″N 101°46′11″W / 39.19667°N 101.76972°W / 39.19667; -101.76972
Stateline 68150 Kanorado 344 2 (5) 165 (64) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°19′6″N 102°0′17″W / 39.31833°N 102.00472°W / 39.31833; -102.00472
Union 72425 56 0 (1) 140 (54) 0 (0) 0% 39°20′25″N 101°27′24″W / 39.34028°N 101.45667°W / 39.34028; -101.45667
Voltaire 74175 252 1 (2) 411 (159) 0 (0) 0% 39°27′12″N 101°43′4″W / 39.45333°N 101.71778°W / 39.45333; -101.71778
Washington 75750 106 1 (2) 139 (54) 0 (0) 0% 39°20′0″N 101°32′59″W / 39.33333°N 101.54972°W / 39.33333; -101.54972

Education[edit]

2005 KDOT Map of Sherman County (map legend)

Unified school districts[edit]

See also[edit]

Information on this and other counties in Kansas

Other information for Kansas

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welcome To the Official Sherman County Website". Sherman County, Kansas. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  2. ^ "2010 County Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "Map of Wet and Dry Counties". Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kansas Department of Revenue. November 2006. Retrieved 2007-12-28. 
  5. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  6. ^ U.S. County 2012 Estimated Census; census.gov
  7. ^ U.S. Decennial Census; census.gov
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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