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Sherman, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Sherman had a population of 698 as of July 1, 2016. Sherman ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sherman is located at latitude 34.3612 and longitude -88.8387 in Pontotoc County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sherman (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pontotoc County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 361 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Sherman are located in Pontotoc County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Union County.

The Town of Sherman (GNIS ID: 2407325) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Sherman is located within Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pontotoc County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sherman population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Sherman, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 698
Population in Households 698
Population in Familes 594
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 401
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 285
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 201
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 306 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 201 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 84 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $116,102
Average Home Value $130,000


Median Household Income $42,159
Average Household Income $50,803
Per Capita Income $20,137
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.15% 1.15%
Households 1.11% 1.1%
Families 2.15% 0.88%
Median Household Income   1.29%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Sherman, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sherman to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 232 36th
Population Density1 # 217 40th
Diversity Index2 # 279 23rd
Median Household Income # 77 79th
Per Capita Income # 118 68th

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