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The Village of Sherrard had a population of 635 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Sherrard is located at latitude 41.3102 and longitude -90.4971 in Mercer County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Sherrard (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Mercer County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 804 feet.

The Village of Sherrard (GNIS ID: 2399803) 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 Sherrard is located within Township of Richland Grove, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mercer County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sherrard: Richland Grove.

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


Total Population 635
Daytime Population: Workers 191
Daytime Population: Residents 278
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 469
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 635
Population in Familes 528
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 685
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $52,215
Average Household Income $62,673
Per Capita Income $25,404


Total Housing Units 302 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 224 (74.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 44 (14.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $101,506
Average Home Value $130,556


Total Households 267
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 183
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 -0.11% -0.54%
Households -0.1% -0.45%
Families 0.15% -0.66%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   2.23%

Sherrard, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sherrard 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 # 849 38th
Population Density # 955 30th
Diversity Index # 794 42nd
Median Household Income # 731 47th
Per Capita Income # 813 41st

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