Sherman County, KS

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2022 Population
5,940
0.419% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38
2.81% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
10.5%
1.84% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$61,404
4.38% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$123,900
0.324% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Sherman County, KS had a population of 5.94k people with a median age of 38 and a median household income of $61,404. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Sherman County, KS declined from 5,965 to 5,940, a −0.419% decrease and its median household income grew from $58,830 to $61,404, a 4.38% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sherman County, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.9%), White (Hispanic) (5.15%), Other (Hispanic) (5.03%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.67%), and Black or African American (Hispanic) (1.45%).

None of the households in Sherman County, KS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.1% of the residents in Sherman County, KS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sherman County, KS are Northwest Kansas Technical College (384 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Sherman County, KS was $123,900, and the homeownership rate was 65.1%.

Most people in Sherman County, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 12.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Sherman County, KS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Sherman County, KS is home to a population of 5.94k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.34% of Sherman County, KS residents were born outside of the country (139 people).

In 2022, there were 16.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.92k people) in Sherman County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 306 White (Hispanic) and 299 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.1%
2022 Citizenship
96.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.1% of Sherman County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Sherman County, KS was 96.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sherman County, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.92k ± 50
  2. White (Hispanic)
    306 ± 233
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    299 ± 213
12.8%
Hispanic Population
759 people

In 2022, there were 16.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.92k people) in Sherman County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 306 White (Hispanic) and 299 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

12.8% of the people in Sherman County, KS are hispanic (759 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Sherman County, KS as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.34%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
139 people
3.84%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
229 people

As of 2022, 2.34% of Sherman County, KS residents (139 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sherman County, KS was 3.84%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    124 ± 75
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    64 ± 66
  3. World War II
    20 ± 36

Sherman County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.94 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Sherman County, KS employs 3.05k people. The largest industries in Sherman County, KS are Retail Trade (405 people), Educational Services (375 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (317 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($57,250), Health Care & Social Assistance ($55,703), and Finance & Insurance ($55,114).

Occupations

3.05k
2022 Value
± 423
2.59%
1 Year growth
± 19.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sherman County, KS grew at a rate of 2.59%, from 2.98k employees to 3.05k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sherman County, KS, are Management Occupations (543 people), Sales & Related Occupations (408 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (241 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sherman County, KS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.05k
2022 Value
± 423
2.59%
1 Year growth
± 19.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sherman County, KS grew at a rate of 2.59%, from 2.98k employees to 3.05k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sherman County, KS, are Retail Trade (405 people), Educational Services (375 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (317 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sherman County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Sherman County, KS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$44,735
Median earning men ± $9,299
$28,750
Median earning women ± $9,833

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($130,500), Manufacturing ($77,672), and Wholesale Trade ($72,905).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($48,000), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($47,212), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($40,469).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.11%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.44M people employed in Kansas. This represents a 3.11% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Kansas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 83
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 62
    Wholesale Trade
  3. 61
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Sherman County, KS went to Donald J. Trump with 83.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (14.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.27%).

Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing the state of Kansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Kansas

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Jerry Moran
Senator from Kansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Roger Marshall
Senator from Kansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing Kansas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Kansas

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Kansas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Sherman County, KS awarded 384 degrees. The student population of Sherman County, KS in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 458 male students and 208 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sherman County, KS are White (241 and 66.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (66 and 18.2%), Black or African American (32 and 8.84%), and Two or More Races (16 and 4.42%).

The largest universities in Sherman County, KS by number of degrees awarded are Northwest Kansas Technical College (384 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Sherman County, KS are Welding Technology (78 and 20.3%), Electrician (44 and 11.5%), and Medium or Heavy Vehicle & Truck Technology (31 and 8.07%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.872% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.778% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (605k), Some college (553k), and Bachelors Degree (450k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sherman County, KS was $123,900 in 2022, which is 0.44 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $123,500 to $123,900, a 0.324% increase. The homeownership rate in Sherman County, KS is 65.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Sherman County, KS have an average commute time of 12.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sherman County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$123,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$22,718
$1,509
Median Property Taxes
±$261

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sherman County, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

65.1%
Homeownership
2022
66.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.1% of the housing units in Sherman County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4536
  2. Census Tract 4537

The following map shows all of the tracts in Sherman County, KS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$61,404
Median Household Income
± $9,323
2.32k
Number of Households
± 363

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.32k households in Sherman County, KS grew to $61,404 from the previous year's value of $58,830.

The following chart displays the households in Sherman County, KS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $50k - $60k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Sherman County, KS is from Kansas.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in Kansas

In 2022, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.512% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Kansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kansas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (71.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (18.5%)
  3. Carpooled (6.24%)

In 2022, 71.1% of workers in Sherman County, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (18.5%) and those who carpooled to work (6.24%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

12.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sherman County, KS have a shorter commute time (12.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.17% of the workforce in Sherman County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Sherman County, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sherman County, KS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sherman County, KS (590 out of 5.62k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sherman County, KS is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91.4% of the population of Sherman County, KS has health coverage, with 39.3% on employee plans, 18.8% on Medicaid, 16.7% on Medicare, 16.5% on non-group plans, and 0.0681% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Sherman County, KS see 5917 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.305% increase from the previous year (5899 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1444 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2888 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50% were men and 50% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

5,917 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Sherman County, KS

Primary care physicians in Sherman County, KS see an average of 5,917 patients per year. This represents a 0.305% increase from the previous year (5,899 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Sherman County, KS in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28% under 18 years, 16.1% between 18 and 34 years, 36.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50% were men and 50% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.58%
Uninsured
39.3%
Employer Coverage
18.8%
Medicaid
16.7%
Medicare
16.5%
Non-Group
0.0681%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sherman County, KS grew by 8.9% from 7.88% to 8.58%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 37% in Sherman County, KS.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.07% in Sherman County, KS.

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