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Sherman is a city in Grayson County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Gen. Sidney Sherman, a hero in the Texas War of Independence.

The latitude of Sherman is 33.635N. The longitude is -96.608W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 735 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 36,261.


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Median household income
Local
$34,211
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sherman demographic reports
Sherman is near the Oklahoma border.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 168. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 4.6 per 1,000 people.
Rated No. 6 on Healthy Cities list, by Organic Style magazine, September/October 2003
Well-known residents have included:
· Buck Owens, country musician and TV personality
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks, Panera Bread
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Texoma
Wildlife: Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge

Colleges and universities: Austin College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 70

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11% of Sherman residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sherman ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sherman was $18,717, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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20% of Sherman residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Sherman, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $453.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $834.


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Libraries in Sherman include Sherman Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Sherman include Sherman Herald Democrat

TV stations in Sherman include KXII.

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

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The average commute time for Sherman workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 14 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Sherman between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

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