Sherman County, Nebraska

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Sherman County, Nebraska
Sherman County Courthouse (Nebraska) from SE 2.JPG
Map of Nebraska highlighting Sherman County
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location within the U.S.
Founded1871 (founded)
1873 (organized)
Named forWilliam Tecumseh Sherman
SeatLoup City
Largest cityLoup City
Area
 • Total572 sq mi (1,481 km2)
 • Land566 sq mi (1,466 km2)
 • Water5.8 sq mi (15 km2), 1.0%
Population (est.)
 • (2017)3, 086
 • Density5.45/sq mi (2.10/km2)
Congressional district3rd
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5

Sherman County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 3,152.[1] Its county seat is Loup City.[2] The county was created in 1871, and was organized in 1873.[3][4][5] It was named for American Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman.[6]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Sherman County is represented by the prefix 56 (it had the fifty-sixth-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

Geography[edit]

The terrain of Sherman County consists of rolling hills, sloping to the southeast. The area is partially dedicated to agriculture, with limited use of center pivot irrigation. The Middle Loup River flows south-southeastward through the eastern central part of the county. The western portions are drained by Clear Creek and Muddy Creek, which merge in the SW part of the county and exit the south boundary line, to discharge into Middle Loup River at a point southeast of the county's SE corner.[7]

The county has a total area of 572 square miles (1,480 km2), of which 566 square miles (1,470 km2) is land and 5.8 square miles (15 km2) (1.0%) is water.[8]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Protected areas[edit]

  • Sherman Reservoir State Recreation Area[9]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18802,061
18906,399210.5%
19006,5502.4%
19108,27826.4%
19208,8777.2%
19309,1222.8%
19407,764−14.9%
19506,421−17.3%
19605,382−16.2%
19704,725−12.2%
19804,226−10.6%
19903,718−12.0%
20003,318−10.8%
20103,152−5.0%
Est. 20163,054[10]−3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]
1790-1960[12] 1900-1990[13]
1990-2000[14] 2010-2013[1]

As of the 2000 United States Census,[15] there were 3,152 people, 1,392 households, and 903 families in the county. The population density was 5.6 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,392 occupied housing units and 1,941 total housing units. The racial makeup of the county was 99% White, 0.1% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. 1% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,392 households out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.2% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.78.

The county population contained 22.4% under the age of 18, 54.2% from 18 to 64, and 23.4% 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47.8 years. 50.9% of the population were female and 49.1% were male.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,041, and the median income for a family was $34,821. Males had a median income of $23,065 versus $17,269 for females. The per capita income for the county was $26,416. About 14.1% of the population were below the poverty line.

Sherman County is one of the main Polish-American communities in the state and in the country. As of the census of 2000, Americans of Polish ancestry comprised 29.6% of Sherman County's population.[16]

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Villages[edit]

Politics[edit]

Sherman County voters tend to vote Republican. In only three national elections since 1948 has the county selected the Democratic Party candidate (as of 2016).

Presidential election results
Presidential election results[17]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 73.1% 1,150 21.6% 340 5.3% 83
2012 60.6% 927 36.1% 552 3.3% 51
2008 60.4% 950 37.2% 585 2.4% 37
2004 65.3% 1,072 32.9% 541 1.8% 30
2000 62.9% 1,072 33.1% 564 4.1% 69
1996 49.2% 822 33.9% 567 16.9% 283
1992 38.7% 736 29.9% 568 31.4% 596
1988 51.7% 915 47.4% 839 1.0% 17
1984 61.4% 1,144 37.7% 701 0.9% 17
1980 63.7% 1,254 29.3% 578 7.0% 138
1976 44.7% 935 51.5% 1,078 3.8% 80
1972 57.5% 1,099 42.5% 811
1968 48.1% 955 42.9% 851 9.1% 180
1964 31.8% 762 68.2% 1,632
1960 44.2% 1,131 55.8% 1,427
1956 54.0% 1,429 46.0% 1,219
1952 60.5% 1,784 39.5% 1,166
1948 38.4% 1,003 61.6% 1,608
1944 45.3% 1,309 54.8% 1,584
1940 44.2% 1,494 55.8% 1,888
1936 32.0% 1,294 66.8% 2,701 1.2% 48
1932 25.8% 952 72.3% 2,670 1.9% 70
1928 48.8% 1,675 50.5% 1,733 0.8% 27
1924 39.9% 1,182 35.4% 1,048 24.8% 734
1920 61.0% 1,582 32.7% 848 6.4% 165
1916 34.8% 706 59.6% 1,208 5.6% 114
1912 24.5% 455 36.2% 673 39.4% 733[18]
1908 43.7% 776 52.1% 925 4.1% 73
1904 56.3% 809 9.7% 140 34.0% 488
1900 38.6% 503 57.1% 743 4.3% 56

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 22, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  3. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lilian Linder (1925). Nebraska Place-Names. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Studies in Language, Literature, and Criticism. p. 135. Retrieved December 17, 2014.
  4. ^ Andreas, A. T. (1882). "Andreas' History of the State of Nebraska". The Kansas Collection. Retrieved December 17, 2014.
  5. ^ "Sherman County". Nebraska Association of County Officials. Retrieved December 17, 2014.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 July 2008. Retrieved 13 February 2010.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ Sherman County NE Google Maps (accessed 25 January 2019)
  8. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  9. ^ Sherman Reservoir SRA Google Maps (accessed 25 January 2019)
  10. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  11. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  12. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  13. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  14. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  15. ^ "American FactFinder". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 31 January 2008.
  16. ^ "QT-P13 - Ancestry: 2000". US Census Bureau. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  17. ^ Election Results
  18. ^ The leading "other" candidate, Progressive Theodore Roosevelt, received 592 votes, while Socialist candidate Eugene Debs received 123 votes and Prohibition Eugene Chafin received 18 votes.

Coordinates: 41°13′N 98°58′W / 41.22°N 98.97°W / 41.22; -98.97