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Sherman County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Sherman County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of USA TX
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1876
Seat Stratford
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

923 sq mi (2,391 km²)
923 sq mi (2,391 km²)
, 0.01%
 - (2000)
 - Density

3/sq mi (1/km²)

Sherman County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 3,186. Its county seat is Stratford6. The county is named for Sidney Sherman who fought in the Texas Revolution. Sherman County is one of 46 prohibition, or entirely dry, counties in the state of Texas.

Though both Sherman County and Sherman are named for the same person, the city of Sherman is located in Grayson County, approximately 430 miles to the southeast.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,391 km² (923 sq mi), virtually all of which is land.

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Adjacent counties Edit


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 3,186 people, 1,124 households, and 865 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (4/sq mi). There were 1,275 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (1/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 82.49% White, 0.53% Black or African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 14.63% from other races, and 1.66% from two or more races. 27.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,124 households out of which 40.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.00% were married couples living together, 6.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.00% were non-families. 21.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the county, the population was spread out with 31.40% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 21.50% from 45 to 64, and 13.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 102.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,179, and the median income for a family was $38,821. Males had a median income of $27,481 versus $21,036 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,210. About 11.90% of families and 16.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.90% of those under age 18 and 12.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

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Coordinates: 36°17′N 101°53′W / 36.28, -101.89

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