Sherman, Illinois Population 2021

4,655
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Sherman is a city located in Sangamon County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 4,655, it is the 344th largest city in Illinois and the 4965th largest city in the United States . Sherman is currently declining at a rate of -0.26% annually but its population has increased by 12.22% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,148 in 2010. Sherman reached it's highest population of 4,713 in 2017. Spanning over 3 miles, Sherman has a population density of 1,485 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sherman is $122,320 with a poverty rate of 1.59%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $928 per month, and the median house value is $244,300. The median age in Sherman is 44.7 years, 40.7 years for males, and 49 years for females.

Sherman Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Sherman was:

  • White: 99.16%
  • Two or more races: 0.84%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Sherman, Illinois is 4,655 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,691.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,148.

Sherman, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,51199.16%
Two or More Races380.84%
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Sherman Population by Race

Sherman Population Pyramid $2021

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Sherman Median Age

44.7


Total

40.7


Male

49


Female

Sherman Adults

There are 3,426 adults, (951 of whom are seniors) in Sherman.

Sherman Age Dependency

83.8

Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Sherman Sex Ratio

Female

2,372

52.14%

Male

2,177

47.86%

Sherman Population by Age

Sherman Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sherman Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married91.9%8.1%
All82.1%17.9%
Female80.4%19.6%
Non Family61.7%38.3%

82.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sherman Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,7302.5482.1
Married1,0993.2291.9
Non Family5461.0861.7
Female563.280.4
Male292.83100

3.2

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

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Sherman Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade50.15%
9th to 12th Grade541.67%
High School Graduate47914.80%
Some College86126.61%
Associates Degree32710.11%
Bachelors Degree1,06732.97%
Graduate Degree44313.69%
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Sherman Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sherman Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,1243,0651,465
Hispanic939345
2+ Races1919

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 48.39%.

Sherman Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$63,075$63,550$62,257
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$31,375$$26,369
Some College$56,905$49,539$61,625
Bachelors Degree$67,026$85,147$64,327
Graduate Degree$80,035$79,922$80,139

$63,075

Average Earnings

$63,550

Average Male

$62,257

Average Female

Sherman Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sherman Language by Age

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Sherman Language

99.01% of Sherman residents speak only English, while 0.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.78% of the population.

Sherman Language

Sherman Poverty by Race

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1.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.83%

Male Poverty Rate

1.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sherman

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sherman is White, with 1.66% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sherman is White, with 1.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 0.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 3.53%.

Sherman Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College4.41%
High School3.50%
Bachelors or Greater0.34%
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%

Sherman Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed5.88%
Male Employed3.04%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed0.00%

Sherman Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sherman Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$113,958$122,320
Families$130,652$149,791
Married Families$133,250-
Non Families$54,107$61,728
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Income by Household Type

Sherman Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

62.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

64.8%

Male Marriage Rate

60.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Sherman Married by Age and Sex

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Sherman Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Sherman Marital Status by Race

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Sherman Marital Status

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267

Number of Veterans

247

Male Veterans

20

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War87
Second Gulf War79
Vietnam77
Korea20
World War II3

Sherman Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7491
35 to 5475
18 to 3437
55 to 6435
75+29

Sherman Veterans by Age

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Sherman Veterans by Race

Sherman Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sherman Veterans by Education

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66.1%

Labor Force Participation

63.2%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Sherman Employment by Age

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Sherman Employment by Race

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Sherman Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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87.10%

Born in Sherman

99.21%

Native Born

0.79%

Foreign Born

0.35%

Non Citizen

0.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.21% of Sherman residents were born in the United States, with 87.10% having been born in Illinois. 0.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Sherman Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20214,655-12-0.26%
20204,667-12-0.26%
20194,679-12-0.26%
20184,691-22-0.47%
20174,713350.75%
20164,678851.85%
20154,593861.91%
20144,5071002.27%
20134,407751.73%
20124,332701.64%
20114,262932.23%
20104,1691,2983.80%
20002,8710.00%

Sherman Population by Year