Sherman–Denison metropolitan area

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Sherman-Denison
Metropolitan Statistical Area
The Old Sherman U.S. Post Office and Courthouse
The Old Sherman U.S. Post Office and Courthouse
Main Street in Denison
Main Street in Denison
Country United States
State Texas
Principal cities
Area
 • Metro 979 sq mi (2,536 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Density 130/sq mi (50/km2)
 • MSA 120,877
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

The Sherman–Denison Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of one county – Grayson – in North Texas, anchored by the cities of Sherman and Denison. As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 120,877. The Sherman–Denison Metropolitan Statistical Area is a component of the DallasFort Worth Combined Statistical Area, which covers a 19-county area and had an estimated population of 6,805,275 as of July 1, 2009.[1] It is also a major part of the Texoma region with proximity to both Lake Texoma and the Red River.

Counties[edit]

The Grayson County Courthouse in Sherman.

Communities[edit]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 979 square miles (2,540 km2), of which 933 square miles (2,420 km2) is land and 46 square miles (120 km2) (4.7%) is water.[2]

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 2,008
1860 8,184 307.6%
1870 14,387 75.8%
1880 38,108 164.9%
1890 53,211 39.6%
1900 63,661 19.6%
1910 65,996 3.7%
1920 74,165 12.4%
1930 65,843 −11.2%
1940 69,499 5.6%
1950 70,467 1.4%
1960 73,043 3.7%
1970 83,225 13.9%
1980 89,796 7.9%
1990 95,021 5.8%
2000 110,595 16.4%
2010 120,877 9.3%
Est. 2014 123,534 2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]
1850–2010[4] 2010–2014[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 110,595 people, 42,849 households, and 30,208 families residing in the county. The population density was 118 people per square mile (46/km²). There were 48,315 housing units at an average density of 52 per square mile (20/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 87.20% White, 5.85% Black or African American, 1.31% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 2.90% from other races, and 2.13% from two or more races. 6.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 42,849 households out of which 32.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.20% were married couples living together, 11.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.50% were non-families. 25.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 9.30% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 15.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,178, and the median income for a family was $45,048. Males had a median income of $32,998 versus $23,414 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,862. About 8.40% of families and 11.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.80% of those under age 18 and 10.10% of those age 65 or over.

Media[edit]

Magazine[edit]

Newspaper[edit]

Radio stations[edit]

  • KMAD Mad Rock 102.5
  • KMKT Katy Country 93.1
  • KDOC Doc FM 107.3

Television stations[edit]

  • KTEN Channel 10 - (NBC)
  • KTEN DT Channel 10.2 - (The CW Texoma)
  • KTEN DT Channel 10.3 - (ABC)
  • KXII Channel 12 - (CBS)
  • KXII DT Channel 12.2 (My Texoma)
  • KXII DT Channel 12.3 (Fox Texoma)

Higher Education[edit]

Administration Building on the Austin College campus.

Top Employers[edit]

# Employer # of Employees
1 Tyson Foods 1400
2 Texoma Health Care Systems 1375
3 Texas Instruments 1200
4 Cigna 1000
5 Texas Health Presbyterian-WNJ 1000

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Infrastructure[edit]

Health Care[edit]

Transportation[edit]

A public bus transit called 'Taps' serves the Sherman-Denison Metroplex as well as the North Texas Region and even extends into part of Oklahoma. The company is a regional transit agency that serves the Texoma region. Two major routes run through the Sherman-Denison metroplex, one known as the Viking route because it is funded by Grayson County College and the other is known as the Roo Route and is funded by Austin College. In addition to this both Sherman and Denison each are served by a 24-hour cab service. [8]

Airports[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Table 2. Annual Estimates of the Population of Combined Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 (CBSA-EST2009-02)" (CSV). 2009 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2010-03-23. Retrieved 2010-03-29. 
  2. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  3. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  5. ^ Cite error: The named reference QF was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  7. ^ Sherman-Denison Employers
  8. ^ GoTaps