Sherman, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sherman, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Sherman had a population of 785 as of July 1, 2016. Sherman ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sherman is located at latitude 42.1591 and longitude -79.5944 in Chautauqua County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Sherman (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Chautauqua County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,539 feet.

The Village of Sherman (GNIS ID: 2391130) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Sherman is located within Town of Sherman, a minor civil division (MCD) of Chautauqua County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sherman population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sherman: Kipville, Millerville.

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Sherman, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 785
Population in Households 785
Population in Familes 673
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 920
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 300
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 212
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 319 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 223 (69.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 77 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $76,330
Average Home Value $92,111


Median Household Income $40,007
Average Household Income $50,416
Per Capita Income $18,091
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.17% 0.2%
Households 1.17% 0.27%
Families 1.94% 0.19%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Sherman, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sherman to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 897 25th
Population Density1 # 733 39th
Diversity Index2 # 1025 15th
Median Household Income # 1069 11th
Per Capita Income # 1176 2nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.