Sherman County, Kansas

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Sherman County
Sherman County courthouse in Goodland
Sherman County courthouse in Goodland
Map of Kansas highlighting Sherman County
Location within the U.S. state of Kansas
Map of the United States highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 39°21′N 101°43′W / 39.35°N 101.72°W / 39.35; -101.72
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedSeptember 20, 1886
Named forWilliam Tecumseh Sherman[1]
SeatGoodland
Largest cityGoodland
Area
 • Total1,056 sq mi (2,740 km2)
 • Land1,056 sq mi (2,740 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)  0.02%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
5,965
 • Density5.7/sq mi (2.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district1st
WebsiteShermanCounty.org

Sherman County (standard abbreviation: SH) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 6,010 people lived there.[2] Its county seat is Goodland.[3] Sherman County was created by the Kansas Legislature in 1873. It is named after General William Tecumseh Sherman.[4]

History[change | change source]

19th century[change | change source]

In 1886, Sherman County was created.

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 1,056 square miles (2,740 km2). Of that, 1,056 square miles (2,740 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.02%) is water.[5]

Sherman County is one of only four Kansas counties in Mountain Time. Since Sherman County is part of the Wichita media market, prime-time television in the county is aired from 6 to 9 p.m. local time, rather than 7 to 10 p.m. as is normal in the Central and Mountain time zones. However, cable providers carry the ABC and NBC affiliates from both Wichita and Denver. This allows viewers to view programs on those networks at the normal prime-time hours.

Major highways[change | change source]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
188013
18905,26140,369.2%
19003,341−36.5%
19104,54936.2%
19205,59222.9%
19307,40032.3%
19406,421−13.2%
19507,37314.8%
19606,682−9.4%
19707,79216.6%
19807,759−0.4%
19906,926−10.7%
20006,760−2.4%
20106,010−11.1%
Est. 20165,965[6]−0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2016[2]
Age pyramid

Government[change | change source]

Sherman county is often won by Republican Candidates, like most rural counties. However, Lyndon B. Johnson barely won the county in 1964.

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results[11]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 80.0% 2,089 13.3% 347 6.7% 176
2012 75.3% 1,976 22.0% 577 2.7% 70
2008 72.5% 1,959 25.4% 688 2.1% 57
2004 75.6% 2,088 22.9% 632 1.5% 42
2000 70.6% 1,894 25.4% 681 4.0% 107
1996 68.4% 2,110 23.9% 736 7.7% 238
1992 49.7% 1,630 24.7% 810 25.6% 838
1988 62.9% 1,929 35.3% 1,082 1.8% 54
1984 78.0% 2,702 20.6% 714 1.4% 47
1980 68.9% 2,315 23.2% 779 8.0% 268
1976 50.2% 1,671 47.2% 1,573 2.6% 88
1972 69.9% 2,225 24.7% 785 5.4% 172
1968 57.5% 1,803 30.4% 954 12.0% 377
1964 48.6% 1,463 50.6% 1,522 0.8% 25
1960 65.1% 2,030 34.4% 1,074 0.5% 15
1956 65.0% 1,825 34.3% 962 0.8% 22
1952 70.4% 2,403 27.6% 941 2.0% 69
1948 50.0% 1,380 46.7% 1,289 3.3% 91
1944 60.1% 1,608 38.1% 1,021 1.8% 48
1940 52.2% 1,569 46.5% 1,399 1.3% 40
1936 38.3% 1,159 59.9% 1,814 1.9% 56
1932 32.2% 1,112 61.1% 2,110 6.7% 232
1928 74.6% 2,028 23.2% 630 2.2% 60
1924 45.9% 1,122 21.6% 528 32.5% 795
1920 54.3% 1,066 40.2% 789 5.5% 107
1916 30.8% 582 63.4% 1,196 5.8% 110
1912 13.1% 129 47.3% 465 39.6% 390
1908 43.6% 439 50.5% 508 5.9% 59
1904 60.6% 465 30.1% 231 9.4% 72
1900 46.5% 380 51.2% 418 2.3% 19
1896 39.8% 291 59.8% 437 0.4% 3
1892 43.2% 571 56.8% 752
1888 55.7% 803 33.4% 481 11.0% 158

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Sherman County (map legend)

Cities[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Welcome To the Official Sherman County Website". Sherman County, Kansas. Archived from the original on 2009-02-18. Retrieved 2012-11-04. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  4. William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas, published 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, Il., http://www.kancoll.org/books/cutler/unorganized/unorganized-co-p1.html
  5. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  7. "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  8. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  9. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  10. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  11. http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

More reading[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

County
Maps

Coordinates: 39°21′N 101°43′W / 39.350°N 101.717°W / 39.350; -101.717