Sherrill, New York

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"The Silver City"
Location within Oneida County and New York
Location within Oneida County and New York
Sherrill is located in New York
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
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
 • TypeCity Manager/City Commission
 • MayorWilliam Vineall
 • City ManagerBrandon Lovett
 • City Commissioners
Members' List
 • Total2.31 sq mi (5.99 km2)
 • Land2.31 sq mi (5.99 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
499 ft (152 m)
 • Total3,071
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,286.89/sq mi (496.77/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)315
FIPS code36-66993
GNIS feature ID0965089
WebsiteCity of Sherrill, New York

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


Sherrill was founded in 1916 through a special act of the state legislature and is named in honor of Congressman James S. Sherman's infant son Sherrill Babcock Sherman. 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 still a village located within the town of Vernon. While other cities in New York are not subject to a town's jurisdiction, the Vernon town government continues to have jurisdiction over the territory of the city.[4]

In 1997, the Oneida tribe purchased land within the city, eventually initiating a dispute about whether they had to pay taxes.[5]


Sherrill is located at 43°04′15″N 75°35′57″W / 43.070808°N 75.599124°W / 43.070808; -75.599124,[6] adjacent to the border of Madison County. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2), all land.

New York State Route 5 passes through the north side of the city.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)2,974[2]−3.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[8] 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% (3,084) White, 0.22% (6) African American, 0.60% (18) Native American, 0.60% (18) Asian, 0.03% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83% (26) 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.

With less than 3,000 estimated in 2019, Sherrill is the smallest city in New York.


Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Central School District operates area schools. E.A. McAllister Elementary School is in Sherrill.[9] The area secondary schools are Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Middle School and Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School.

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  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "Sherrill New York homepage". City of Sherrill. Retrieved 2009-04-05.
  4. ^ "City Charter". City of Sherrill. p. Title I, Section 3, final sentence. Archived from the original on 2009-05-02. Retrieved 2009-04-05.
  5. ^ Tax dispute with the Oneida Archived 2005-11-26 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  9. ^ Home. E.A. McAllister Elementary School. Retrieved on December 11, 2018.

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