Sherman County (Texas)

The Sherman County is a county located in the state of Texas in the United States. In 2000, the County had 3186 inhabitants and a population density of 1 people per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Stratford. The county is one of the Dry counties, which means that the sale of alcohol is restricted or prohibited.


The County is located in the far north of Texas, the Texas Panhandle, bordered to the north and Oklahoma is in the west about 50 miles from New Mexico removed. It has an area of ​​2391 square kilometers, without significant water surface. The county is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Texas County, Hansford County, Moore County and Dallam County.


Sherman County was formed in 1876 from parts of Bexar County. It was named for Sidney Sherman, a soldier in the Texas Revolution.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000 2010

According to the census in 2000, lived in Sherman County 3,186 people in 1,124 households and 865 families. The population density was 1 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was composed of 82.5 percent white, 0.5 percent African American, 0.7 percent Native American and 14.7 percent from other ethnic groups; 1.7 percent were descended from two or more races. 27.4 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 1,124 households out of which 40.7 per cent of children or young people who lived with them. 68.0 percent were married couples living together, 6.0 percent were single mothers and 23.0 percent were non-families. 21.5 percent of all households and 10.0 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.24 persons.

31.4 percent of the population was under 18 years old, 7.0 percent between 18 to 24, 26.5 percent between 25 and 44, 21.5 percent between 45 and 64 and 13.6 percent were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 102.5 males to 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.7 males.

The median income for a household was $ 33,179, and the median income for a family was $ 38,821. Males have a median income of $ 27,481, women $ 21,036. The per capita income was $ 17,210. 11.9 percent of families and 16.1 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.