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Sherman, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Sherman had a population of 4,461 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Sherman is located at latitude 39.8892 and longitude -89.6046 in Sangamon County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Sherman (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Sangamon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 581 feet.

The Village of Sherman (GNIS ID: 2399802) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Sherman is located within Township of Fancy Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sangamon County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sherman population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Sherman, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,461
Daytime Population: Workers 785
Daytime Population: Residents 2,317
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,102
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 4,278
Population in Familes 3,764
Population in Group Qrtrs 183
Population Density2 1,398
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $88,609
Average Household Income $112,132
Per Capita Income $42,456


Total Housing Units 1,652 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,369 (82.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 249 (15.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 ( 2.1%)
Median Home Value $176,970
Average Home Value $201,206


Total Households 1,618
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 1,240
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.01% 0.69%
Households 1.17% 0.78%
Families 0.85% 0.67%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   2.36%

Sherman, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sherman to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 357 74th
Population Density # 524 62nd
Diversity Index # 888 35th
Median Household Income # 108 92nd
Per Capita Income # 108 92nd

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