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Sherman County, Kansas
Map of Kansas highlighting Sherman County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the U.S.
Seat Goodland
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,056 sq mi (2,735 km²)
1,056 sq mi (2,735 km²)
0 sq mi (1 km²), 0.02%
PopulationEst.
 - (2005)
 - Density

6,153
5.8/sq mi (2.2/km²)
Founded September 20, 1886
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6

Sherman County (standard abbreviation: SH) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2000, its population was 6,760. Its county seat is Goodland.[1]

Contents

Law and government

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.[2]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,056 square miles (2,735 km²), of which, 1,056 square miles (2,735 km²) of it is land and 0 square miles (1 km²) of it (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.

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Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 3,341
1910 4,549 36.2%
1920 5,592 22.9%
1930 7,400 32.3%
1940 6,421 −13.2%
1950 7,373 14.8%
1960 6,682 −9.4%
1970 7,792 16.6%
1980 7,759 −0.4%
1990 6,926 −10.7%
2000 6,760 −2.4%

As of the census[3] 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.

Age pyramid

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

Map of Sherman County from KDOT (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Townships

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. Georgaphically, 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.

Sources: 2000 U.S. Gazetteer from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Township FIPS Population
center
Population Population
density
/km² (/sq mi)
Land area
km² (sq mi)
Water area
km² (sq mi)
Water % Geographic coordinates
Grant 28150 115 0 (1) 355 (137) 0 (0) 0.02% 39°28′26″N 101°54′41″W / 39.47389°N 101.91139°W / 39.47389; -101.91139
Iowa 34450 44 0 (0) 279 (108) 0 (0) 0 % 39°15′27″N 101°29′38″W / 39.2575°N 101.49389°W / 39.2575; -101.49389
Itasca 34600 321 4 (10) 87 (34) 0 (0) 0 % 39°19′33″N 101°40′29″W / 39.32583°N 101.67472°W / 39.32583; -101.67472
Lincoln 41175 95 1 (1) 186 (72) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°19′5″N 101°53′3″W / 39.31806°N 101.88417°W / 39.31806; -101.88417
Llanos 41650 43 0 (1) 185 (71) 0 (0) 0 % 39°28′31″N 101°28′29″W / 39.47528°N 101.47472°W / 39.47528; -101.47472
Logan 42250 246 2 (5) 138 (53) 0 (0) 0 % 39°19′15″N 101°46′55″W / 39.32083°N 101.78194°W / 39.32083; -101.78194
McPherson 44025 52 0 (1) 174 (67) 0 (0) 0 % 39°10′18″N 101°56′12″W / 39.17167°N 101.93667°W / 39.17167; -101.93667
Shermanville 65175 51 0 (1) 185 (71) 0 (0) 0 % 39°29′54″N 101°34′25″W / 39.49833°N 101.57361°W / 39.49833; -101.57361
Smoky 65950 87 0 (1) 280 (108) 0 (0) 0.12% 39°11′48″N 101°46′11″W / 39.19667°N 101.76972°W / 39.19667; -101.76972
Stateline 68150 Kanorado 344 2 (5) 165 (64) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°19′6″N 102°0′17″W / 39.31833°N 102.00472°W / 39.31833; -102.00472
Union 72425 56 0 (1) 140 (54) 0 (0) 0 % 39°20′25″N 101°27′24″W / 39.34028°N 101.45667°W / 39.34028; -101.45667
Voltaire 74175 252 1 (2) 411 (159) 0 (0) 0 % 39°27′12″N 101°43′4″W / 39.45333°N 101.71778°W / 39.45333; -101.71778
Washington 75750 106 1 (2) 139 (54) 0 (0) 0 % 39°20′0″N 101°32′59″W / 39.333333°N 101.54972°W / 39.333333; -101.54972

Education

Unified school districts

  • Goodland USD 352

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Sherman County, Kansas
Map
File:Map of Kansas highlighting Sherman County.png
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the USA highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded September 20, 1886
Seat Goodland
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.02%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2005)
 - Density

6153
Time zone Mountain : UTC-7/-6

Sherman County (standard abbreviation: SH) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2000, its population was 6,760. Its county seat is Goodland.6

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,735 km² (1,056 sq mi). 2,735 km² (1,056 sq mi) of it is land and 1 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.02%) is water.

Sherman County is only one of 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

Major highways

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 6,760 people, 2,758 households, and 1,781 families residing in the county. The population density was 2/km² (6/sq mi). There were 3,184 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (3/sq mi). 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.

Age pyramid

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

Map of Sherman County from KDOT (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Townships

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. 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.

Sources: 2000 U.S. Gazetteer from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Township FIPS Population
center
Population Population
density
/km² (/sq mi)
Land area
km² (sq mi)
Water area
km² (sq mi)
Water % Geographic coordinates
Grant 28150 115 0 (1) 355 (137) 0 (0) 0.02% 39°28′26″N, 101°54′41″W
Iowa 34450 44 0 (0) 279 (108) 0 (0) 0 % 39°15′27″N, 101°29′38″W
Itasca 34600 321 4 (10) 87 (34) 0 (0) 0 % 39°19′33″N, 101°40′29″W
Lincoln 41175 95 1 (1) 186 (72) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°19′5″N, 101°53′3″W
Llanos 41650 43 0 (1) 185 (71) 0 (0) 0 % 39°28′31″N, 101°28′29″W
Logan 42250 246 2 (5) 138 (53) 0 (0) 0 % 39°19′15″N, 101°46′55″W
McPherson 44025 52 0 (1) 174 (67) 0 (0) 0 % 39°10′18″N, 101°56′12″W
Shermanville 65175 51 0 (1) 185 (71) 0 (0) 0 % 39°29′54″N, 101°34′25″W
Smoky 65950 87 0 (1) 280 (108) 0 (0) 0.12% 39°11′48″N, 101°46′11″W
Stateline 68150 344 2 (5) 165 (64) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°19′6″N, 102°0′17″W
Union 72425 56 0 (1) 140 (54) 0 (0) 0 % 39°20′25″N, 101°27′24″W
Voltaire 74175 252 1 (2) 411 (159) 0 (0) 0 % 39°27′12″N, 101°43′4″W
Washington 75750 106 1 (2) 139 (54) 0 (0) 0 % 39°19′60″N, 101°32′59″W

Education

Unified school districts

  • Goodland USD 352

External links

General information on Sherman County
Kansas County Data
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