Sherrill, Arkansas

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Sherrill, Arkansas
Town of Sherrill
Downtown Sherrill
Downtown Sherrill
Location of Sherrill in Jefferson County, Arkansas.
Location of Sherrill in Jefferson County, Arkansas.
Sherrill is located in the United States
Sherrill
Sherrill
Location of Sherrill in the US
Coordinates: 34°23′07.3″N 91°57′02.5″W / 34.385361°N 91.950694°W / 34.385361; -91.950694Coordinates: 34°23′07.3″N 91°57′02.5″W / 34.385361°N 91.950694°W / 34.385361; -91.950694
Country United States
State Arkansas
CountyJefferson
TownshipPlum Bayou
Incorporated[1]May 25, 1935; 84 years ago (1935-05-25)
Named forDr. Albert Rush Sherrill
Government
 • TypeMayor–Council
 • MayorJody Campbell (I)
 • CouncilSherrill Town Council
Area
 • Total0.13 sq mi (0.34 km2)
 • Land0.13 sq mi (0.34 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
217 ft (66 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total84
 • Estimate 
(2017)[4]
76
 • Density575.76/sq mi (223.06/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
72152
Area code870
FIPS code05-63740
GNIS feature ID78344
Major airportLIT

Sherrill is a town in Plum Bayou Township, Jefferson County, Arkansas, United States. Its population was 84 at the 2010 U.S. census. It is included in the Pine Bluff, Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Sherrill is located at 34°23′07.3″N 91°57′02.5″W / 34.385361°N 91.950694°W / 34.385361; -91.950694 (34.3853740, -91.9506940).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 km² (0.1 mi²), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940258
19502631.9%
1960241−8.4%
1970208−13.7%
1980161−22.6%
199055−65.8%
2000126129.1%
201084−33.3%
Est. 201776[4]−9.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2010, there were 84 people, 37 households, and 25 families residing in the town. The population density was 347.5/km² (895.9/mi²). There were 54 housing units at an average density of 148.9/km² (384.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 44.0% White and 56.0% Black or African American.

There were 37 households out of which 10.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.2% were married couples living together, 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 32.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 0.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the town, the population was spread out with 16.7% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 31.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50.5 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,750, and the median income for a family was $24,643. Males had a median income of $32,813 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,096. There were 16.2% of families and 21.8% of the population living below the poverty line, including 30.3% of under eighteens and 26.7% of those over 64.

Education[edit]

Sherrill is served by the Dollarway School District.[8] Students are zoned to James Matthews Elementary School, Robert F. Morehead Middle School, and Dollarway High School, all in Pine Bluff.

It was formerly served by the Altheimer-Sherrill School District until September 1, 1993, when it consolidated into the Altheimer Unified School District;[9] Altheimer Unified operated two schools: Martin Elementary School and Altheimer-Sherrill High School.[10] The Altheimer Unified School District consolidated into the Dollarway School District on July 10, 2006.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Teske, Steven (2017). "Sherrill (Jefferson County)". Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture. Central Arkansas Library System. Retrieved May 8, 2017.
  2. ^ "Sherrill". Arkansas Municipal League. 2017. Retrieved May 8, 2017.
  3. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 12, 2017.
  8. ^ "SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP (2010 CENSUS): Jefferson County, AR." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on July 31, 2017. Note that, while the Altheimer Unified School District's boundaries are indicated, the district had already consolidated into Dollarway School District at the time the map was made.
  9. ^ a b "ConsolidationAnnex_from_1983.xls." Arkansas Department of Education. Retrieved on July 31, 2017. Note that Altheimer-Sherrill consolidated into Altheimer Unified, which in turn consolidated into Dollarway.
  10. ^ "2002-2003 Arkansas Education Directory." Arkansas Department of Education. Retrieved on July 31, 2017. Page 65 (PDF p. 71/157).

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

Government
  • Sherrill at Jefferson County, Arkansas (jeffersoncounty.arkansas.gov)
General information