|Sherman County, Kansas|
Sherman County courthouse in Goodland
Location in the state of Kansas
Kansas's location in the U.S.
|Founded||September 20, 1886|
|Named for||William Tecumseh Sherman|
1,056.01 sq mi (2,735 km²)
1,055.80 sq mi (2,735 km²)
0.21 sq mi (1 km²), 0.02%
5.8/sq mi (2.2/km²)
|Time zone||Mountain: UTC-7/-6|
Law and government[edit | edit source]
Sherman County was a prohibition, or "dry", county until the Kansas Constitution was amended in 1986 and voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement.
Geography[edit | edit source]
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 1,056.01 square miles (2,735.1 km2), of which 1,055.80 square miles (2,734.5 km2) (or 99.98%) is land and 0.21 square miles (0.54 km2) (or 0.02%) is water.
Sherman County is one of only four Kansas counties to observe Mountain Standard Time. Since Sherman County is part of the Wichita media market and the local broadcast stations are repeat signals of Wichita affiliates, prime-time programming in the county is aired from 6 to 9 p.m. local time, rather than 7 to 10 p.m. as is normal in the Central and Mountain time zones. However, cable providers carry the ABC and NBC affiliates from both Wichita and Denver, affording viewers the opportunity to view programs on those networks at the normal prime-time hours.
Adjacent counties[edit | edit source]
- Cheyenne County (north)
- Rawlins County (northeast)
- Thomas County (east)
- Logan County (southeast)
- Wallace County (south)
- Kit Carson County, Colorado (west)
Major highways[edit | edit source]
Demographics[edit | edit source]
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,760 people, 2,758 households, and 1,781 families residing in the county. The population density was 6 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 3,184 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.83% White, 0.36% Black or African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 4.14% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. 8.45% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 2,758 households out of which 29.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.80% were married couples living together, 6.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.40% were non-families. 29.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the county the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 11.80% from 18 to 24, 23.90% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 17.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 104.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.40 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $32,684, and the median income for a family was $38,824. Males had a median income of $28,012 versus $20,927 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,761. About 9.70% of families and 12.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.90% of those under age 18 and 7.30% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns[edit | edit source]
Incorporated cities[edit | edit source]
Name and population (2010 census):
Townships[edit | edit source]
Sherman County is divided into thirteen townships. The city of Goodland is considered governmentally independent and is excluded from the census figures for the townships. Geographically, Goodland is located at the juncture of Voltaire, Itasca, and Logan Townships. In the following table, the population center is the largest city (or cities) included in that township's population total, if it is of a significant size.
/km² (/sq mi)
km² (sq mi)
km² (sq mi)
|Water %||Geographic coordinates|
|Grant||28150||115||0 (1)||355 (137)||0 (0)||0.02%|
|Iowa||34450||44||0 (0)||279 (108)||0 (0)||0%|
|Itasca||34600||321||4 (10)||87 (34)||0 (0)||0%|
|Lincoln||41175||95||1 (1)||186 (72)||0 (0)||0.03%|
|Llanos||41650||43||0 (1)||185 (71)||0 (0)||0%|
|Logan||42250||246||2 (5)||138 (53)||0 (0)||0%|
|McPherson||44025||52||0 (1)||174 (67)||0 (0)||0%|
|Shermanville||65175||51||0 (1)||185 (71)||0 (0)||0%|
|Smoky||65950||87||0 (1)||280 (108)||0 (0)||0.12%|
|Stateline||68150||Kanorado||344||2 (5)||165 (64)||0 (0)||0.03%|
|Union||72425||56||0 (1)||140 (54)||0 (0)||0%|
|Voltaire||74175||252||1 (2)||411 (159)||0 (0)||0%|
|Washington||75750||106||1 (2)||139 (54)||0 (0)||0%|
Education[edit | edit source]
Unified school districts[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
Information on this and other counties in Kansas
- List of counties in Kansas
- List of Kansas county name etymologies
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Kansas
- Kansas locations by per capita income
Other information for Kansas
- List of cities in Kansas
- List of unified school districts in Kansas
- List of colleges and universities in Kansas
References[edit | edit source]
- ^ "Welcome To the Official Sherman County Website". Sherman County, Kansas. http://www.sherman.kansasgov.com/. Retrieved 2012-11-4.
- ^ "2010 County Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_PL_GCTPL2.ST05&prodType=table. Retrieved April 7, 2011.
- ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- ^ "Map of Wet and Dry Counties". Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kansas Department of Revenue. November 2006. http://www.ksrevenue.org/abcwetdrymap.htm. Retrieved 2007-12-28.
- ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. http://www.census.gov/tiger/tms/gazetteer/county2k.txt. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
Further reading[edit | edit source]
- History of the State of Kansas; William G. Cutler; A.T. Andreas Publisher; 1883. (Online HTML eBook)
- Kansas : A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc; 3 Volumes; Frank W. Blackmar; Standard Publishing Co; 944 / 955 / 824 pages; 1912. (Volume1 - Download 54MB PDF eBook),(Volume2 - Download 53MB PDF eBook), (Volume3 - Download 33MB PDF eBook)
[edit | edit source]
- General Information
- Sherman County Map, KDOT
- Kansas Highway Map, KDOT
- Kansas Railroad Map, KDOT
- Kansas School District Boundary Map, KSDE
|Cheyenne County||Rawlins County|
|Kit Carson County, Colorado||Thomas County|
Sherman County, Kansas
|Wallace County||Logan County|
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