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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Sherman is a town in Connecticut with a population of 3,654. Sherman is in Fairfield County. Living in Sherman offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Sherman and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Sherman are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$455,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,576
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    8%
  • Own
    92%
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Sherman Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    4%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    20%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Sherman

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$113,636
National
$55,322
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Sherman Reviews

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Sherman is a very small town with very few people, but the size is what makes it so special. Everyone in Sherman knows each other; you could go to pick up pizza in town and get into conversations with at least five people you know well, which is nice. Everyone in Sherman is always looking out for you, since everyone knows each other; if something ever goes wrong (such as an illness or injury in the family), the town is always there to support you and cook you dinner and wish you well. A great place for families to grow and children to be raised.
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In Sherman, there are not many businesses, although there are no commercial companies that exist other than the bank and the post office. A very popular business is the IGA, a local grocery store with friendly and helpful staff and great products. Recently, a couple moved from Italy to Sherman, where they opened a fantastic restaurant serving authentic Italian food. The American Pie, a restaurant and bakery, is also a popular business. It is family owned and operated and is popular for casual meals with friends or relatives. Being a small town, there is no car dealership in Sherman, and while there used to be a gas station, the owners stopped providing gas years ago but continue to provide service and repairs.
The local businesses in my area of residency are average to any other town. New Fairfeild, where I mainly live considering I live on the border of Sherman and New Fairfield, has gas stations, little food shops, and grocery stores. There are three chain fast food and or drink establishments located in the center of town. The best place to eat in New Fairfield is Johnny's Food Center. This place is a deli/ grocery store with some amazing breakfast and lunch sandwiches. Not only that but the deli meat is always fresh and when cooked you can tell the meat has a lot of flavor. Stop and shop is our biggest food shopping center. It's a normal grocery store that is always packed on the weekends. Other that that there is not too much to do in New Fairfield. Maybe a trip to Squantz pond during the summer is always nice. But it's a small town with not much to offer.