Sherman County, Texas

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Sherman County
Sherman County Courthouse
Sherman County Courthouse
Map of Texas highlighting Sherman County
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 36°17′N 101°53′W / 36.28°N 101.89°W / 36.28; -101.89
Country United States
State Texas
Founded1889
Named forSidney Sherman
SeatStratford
Largest cityStratford
Area
 • Total923 sq mi (2,390 km2)
 • Land923 sq mi (2,390 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)  0.02%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total2,782
 • Density3.0/sq mi (1.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district13th
Websitewww.co.sherman.tx.us

Sherman County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2020 census, its population was 2,782.[1] Its county seat is Stratford.[2] The county was created in 1876 and organized in 1889.[3] It is named for Sidney Sherman, who fought in the Texas Revolution.

Though both Sherman County and Sherman, Texas, are named for the same person, the city of Sherman is located in Grayson County, about 430 miles to the southeast.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 923 square miles (2,390 km2), of which 923 square miles (2,390 km2) are land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.02%) is covered by water.[4]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
189034
1900104205.9%
19101,4761,319.2%
19201,473−0.2%
19302,31457.1%
19402,026−12.4%
19502,44320.6%
19602,6056.6%
19703,65740.4%
19803,174−13.2%
19902,858−10.0%
20003,18611.5%
20103,034−4.8%
20202,782−8.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1850–2010[6] 2010[7] 2020[8]
Sherman County, Texas - Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010[7] Pop 2020[8] % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 1,762 1,362 58.08% 48.96%
Black or African American alone (NH) 12 10 0.40% 0.36%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 11 5 0.36% 0.18%
Asian alone (NH) 6 2 0.20% 0.07%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 0 0 0.00% 0.00%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 1 6 0.03% 0.22%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 15 82 0.49% 2.95%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 1,227 1,315 40.44% 47.27%
Total 3,034 2,782 100.00% 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.

As of the census[9] of 2000, 3,186 people, 1,124 households, and 865 families resided in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (1/km2). The 1,275 housing units averaged 1 per square mile (1/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 82.49% White, 0.53% African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 14.63% from other races, and 1.66% from two or more races. About 27.43% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race. In terms of ancestry, 20.3% were German, 7.3% were English, 7.1% were of American, 5.5% were of Irish, 2.6% were of Scottish, and 1.9% were of Dutch.

Of the 1,124 households, 40.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.00% were married couples living together, 6.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.00% were not families. About 21.50% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the county, the population was distributed as 31.40% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 21.50% from 45 to 64, and 13.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,179, and for a family was $38,821. Males had a median income of $27,481 versus $21,036 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,210. About 11.90% of families and 16.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.90% of those under age 18 and 12.00% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Ghost town[edit]

Politics[edit]

United States presidential election results for Sherman County, Texas[10]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 886 89.31% 91 9.17% 15 1.51%
2016 807 86.31% 96 10.27% 32 3.42%
2012 908 87.48% 121 11.66% 9 0.87%
2008 884 86.67% 127 12.45% 9 0.88%
2004 942 88.37% 124 11.63% 0 0.00%
2000 998 85.81% 144 12.38% 21 1.81%
1996 809 70.78% 243 21.26% 91 7.96%
1992 851 62.16% 261 19.07% 257 18.77%
1988 1,145 76.38% 340 22.68% 14 0.93%
1984 1,269 83.27% 246 16.14% 9 0.59%
1980 1,128 77.47% 286 19.64% 42 2.88%
1976 679 47.95% 718 50.71% 19 1.34%
1972 996 84.34% 169 14.31% 16 1.35%
1968 723 51.79% 297 21.28% 376 26.93%
1964 629 57.60% 462 42.31% 1 0.09%
1960 686 69.08% 305 30.72% 2 0.20%
1956 481 55.35% 383 44.07% 5 0.58%
1952 669 67.71% 317 32.09% 2 0.20%
1948 98 16.55% 479 80.91% 15 2.53%
1944 97 16.61% 454 77.74% 33 5.65%
1940 82 13.38% 528 86.13% 3 0.49%
1936 34 5.65% 568 94.35% 0 0.00%
1932 91 14.94% 515 84.56% 3 0.49%
1928 248 64.42% 137 35.58% 0 0.00%
1924 87 29.00% 188 62.67% 25 8.33%
1920 77 30.68% 170 67.73% 4 1.59%
1916 39 19.31% 152 75.25% 11 5.45%
1912 22 14.47% 96 63.16% 34 22.37%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sherman County, Texas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 23, 2021.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "Texas: Individual County Chronologies". Texas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2008. Retrieved May 26, 2015.
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved May 10, 2015.
  5. ^ "Decennial Census of Population and Housing by Decades". US Census Bureau.
  6. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Archived (PDF) from the original on October 9, 2022. Retrieved May 10, 2015.
  7. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Sherman County, Texas". United States Census Bureau.
  8. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Sherman County, Texas". United States Census Bureau.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  10. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved July 30, 2018.

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Coordinates: 36°17′N 101°53′W / 36.28°N 101.89°W / 36.28; -101.89