Sherrill, New York

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Sherrill
City
Nickname(s): "The Silver City"
Sherrill is located in New York
Sherrill
Sherrill
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 43°4′15″N 75°35′57″W / 43.07083°N 75.59917°W / 43.07083; -75.59917Coordinates: 43°4′15″N 75°35′57″W / 43.07083°N 75.59917°W / 43.07083; -75.59917
Country United States
State New York
County Oneida
Government
 • Type Council-Manager
 • Mayor William Vineall
 • City Manager Michael Sayles
 • City Commission
Area
 • Total 2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2)
 • Land 2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 499 ft (152 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,071
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 13461
Area code(s) 315
FIPS code 36-66993
GNIS feature ID 0965089

Sherrill is a city in Oneida County, New York, United States. With a population of 3,071 (2010 census), it is the least populous city in the state. Sherrill is located at the western end of the Town of Vernon on Route 5. Sherrill is referred to as The Silver City.[1]

History[edit]

Sherrill was founded in 1916 through a special act of the state legislature. It is unique among cities in New York, because its city charter provides that, for many purposes, it is to be treated as if it were a village, and that the Vernon town government continues to have jurisdiction over the territory of the city.[2] All other cities in New York are independent of town governments.

In 1997, the Oneida tribe purchased land within the city, eventually initiating a dispute about whether they had to pay taxes.[3]

Geography[edit]

Sherrill is located at 43°04′15″N 75°35′57″W / 43.070808°N 75.599124°W / 43.070808; -75.599124,[4] adjacent to the border of Madison County, New York. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 3,147 people, 1,262 households, and 879 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,554.6 people per square mile (601.5/km2). There were 1,309 housing units at an average density of 646.6 per square mile (250.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.00% White, 0.22% African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.03% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83% of the population.

There were 1,262 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.3% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 86.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $48,919, and the median income for a family was $60,573. Males had a median income of $41,179 versus $26,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,311. About 0.8% of families and 2.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Sherrill New York homepage". City of Sherrill. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  2. ^ "Sherrill City Charter". City of Sherrill. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  3. ^ Tax dispute with the Oneida.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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