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Sherman County
Sherman County Courthouse in Loup City
Sherman County Courthouse in Loup City
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.
Country  United States
State  Nebraska
Founded 1870 (founded)
1872 (organized)
Named for William Tecumseh Sherman
Seat Loup City
Largest city Loup City
Area
 • Total 572 sq mi (1,480 km2)
 • Land 566 sq mi (1,470 km2)
 • Water 5.8 sq mi (15 km2)  1.0%%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 2,959
 • Density 5.17/sq mi (2.00/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 3rd

Sherman County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 3,152. Its county seat is Loup City. The county was created in 1870, and was organized in 1872. It was named for 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. 2016 3,054 −3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the 2000 United States Census, 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.

Communities

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