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Sherman County, Nebraska
Map

Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the USA highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1873
Seat Loup City
Largest City Loup City
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

572 sq mi (1,481 km²)
566 sq mi (1,466 km²)
5.8 sq mi (15 km²), 1.0%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

3,152
5.6/sq mi (2/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Named for: William Tecumseh Sherman

Sherman County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,152. Its county seat is Loup City. The county was created in 1871 and later organized in 1873. It was named after American Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman.

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

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 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.

Major highways

  • N-2.svg Nebraska Highway 2
  • N-10.svg Nebraska Highway 10
  • N-58.svg Nebraska Highway 58
  • N-68.svg Nebraska Highway 68
  • N-92.svg Nebraska Highway 92

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 2,061
1890 6,399 210.5%
1900 6,550 2.4%
1910 8,278 26.4%
1920 8,877 7.2%
1930 9,122 2.8%
1940 7,764 −14.9%
1950 6,421 −17.3%
1960 5,382 −16.2%
1970 4,725 −12.2%
1980 4,226 −10.6%
1990 3,718 −12.0%
2000 3,318 −10.8%
2010 3,152 −5.0%
Est. 2015 3,091 −1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,152 people, 1,392 households, and 903 families residing 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.

In the county, the population was spread out with 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.

Communities


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