Sherman, Illinois

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Sherman is a village in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States. The population was 2,871 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Springfield, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Sherman is located at 39°53′32″N 89°36′17″W / 39.892202°N 89.604784°W / 39.892202; -89.604784.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.1 km²), of which, 3.1 square miles (8.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.60%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,871 people, 962 households, and 771 families residing in the village. The population density was 933.5 people per square mile (359.9/km²). There were 989 housing units at an average density of 321.6/sq mi (124.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.74% White, 0.31% African American, 0.42% Native American, 1.01% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.03% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.52% of the population.

There were 962 households out of which 41.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.6% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.8% were non-families. 16.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. An estimated 1.2% of households are same-sex couples. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 90.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.3 males.

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