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Sheridan is a city in Sheridan County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Gen. Philip H. Sheridan, Union cavalry leader in the Civil War.

The latitude of Sheridan is 44.797N. The longitude is -106.955W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,743 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 16,016.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$31,420
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sheridan demographic reports
Sheridan is near the Montana border.
Buffalo Bill auditioned acts for his Wild West Show from the front porch of the Sheridan Inn.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 28. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.7 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2002 movie, "Rollerball"
Local festivals include:
  • Sagebrush Cowboy Gathering - Feb. 10-11, 2007
  • Sheridan County Rodeo - Aug. 10-12, 2007
  • Sheridan County Fair - July 29-Aug. 6, 2007
  • Celebrate the Arts - June 7-9, 2007
  • Big West Arts Festival - Aug. 4-5, 2007
  • Don King Days - Sept. 2-3, 2007
Dates often change. Check Sheridan web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Trail End State Historic Site, Bradford Brinton Memorial (historic ranch and western art collection)
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Sheridan demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Sheridan County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 82801 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

24% of Sheridan residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sheridan ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sheridan was $18,500, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

21% of Sheridan residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Sheridan include Sheridan Main Street Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Sheridan, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $362.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $782.


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Libraries in Sheridan include Sheridan County Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Sheridan include Sheridan Press

TV stations in Sheridan include KSGW, KSWY.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KSUW.

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Politics

Sheridan County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sheridan political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Sheridan workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Sheridan between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Sheridan include Best Value Inn Sheridan, Best Western, Comfort Inn Sheridan, Holiday Inn, Motel 6 Sheridan, Super 8.

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