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Sherman, Maine
Location of Sherman, Maine
Location of Sherman, Maine
Country United States
State Maine
County Aroostook
Villages Sherman
Sherman Mills
Woodbridge Corner
Area
 • Total 40.53 sq mi (104.97 km2)
 • Land 40.04 sq mi (103.70 km2)
 • Water 0.49 sq mi (1.27 km2)
Elevation
607 ft (185 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 848
 • Estimate 
(2012)
833
 • Density 21.2/sq mi (8.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-67790
GNIS feature ID 0582723

Sherman is a town in Aroostook County, Maine, United States. The population was 848 at the 2010 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 40.53 square miles (104.97 km2), of which 40.04 square miles (103.70 km2) is land and 0.49 square miles (1.27 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 194
1870 701
1880 798 13.8%
1890 909 13.9%
1900 980 7.8%
1910 1,053 7.4%
1920 1,134 7.7%
1930 1,027 −9.4%
1940 1,058 3.0%
1950 1,029 −2.7%
1960 1,034 0.5%
1970 949 −8.2%
1980 1,021 7.6%
1990 1,027 0.6%
2000 937 −8.8%
2010 848 −9.5%
2014 (est.) 816 −3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 848 people, 363 households, and 247 families living in the town. The population density was 21.2 inhabitants per square mile (8.2/km2). There were 452 housing units at an average density of 11.3 per square mile (4.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.9% White, 1.2% Native American, and 0.9% from two or more races.

There were 363 households, of which 22.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.1% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.0% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.77.

The median age in the town was 48.8 years. 19% of residents were under the age of 18; 5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.4% were from 25 to 44; 35.4% were from 45 to 64; and 19.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

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