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The Village of Sherman had a population of 4,367 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Sherman is located at latitude 39.8937 and longitude -89.6048 in Sangamon County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Sherman 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 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.

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Sherman, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 4,367 (100%)
Population in Households 4,182 (95.8%)
Population in Families 3,662 (83.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 185 ( 4.2%)
Population Density 1,394
Diversity Index2 10


Median Household Income $104,147
Average Household Income $117,803
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $43,956
Wealth Index5 149


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,625 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,360 (83.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 243 (15.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 ( 1.4%)
Median Home Value $270,958
Average Home Value $281,801
Housing Affordability Index3 211


Total Households 1,603
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 1,217
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.55% 0.07%
Households 0.8% 0.21%
Families 0.49% 0.11%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   2.44%
Owner Occupied HU   0.38%

Sherman, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sherman to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 358 74th
Population Density # 502 63rd
Median Household Income # 99 93rd
Housing Affordability Index # 584 43rd
Per Capita Income # 142 90th
Diversity Index # 901 35th

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