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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-
Sherman is a town in Texas with a population of 40,543. Sherman is in Grayson County. Living in Sherman offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Sherman there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Sherman and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Sherman are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$106,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$828
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Sherman Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    239.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    47.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    83.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    681.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,236.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    182.8
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Sherman

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,884
National
$55,322
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Sherman Reviews

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I just moved back to Sherman, my hometown, from Dallas. I was there for four years and got to experience some of what it had to offer. My family and friends are in Sherman so I was ready to come back home. I would be even more excited to be back if there were more social activities for people my age such as poetry slams, Dave N Busters and more museums. I also wish that there were more affordable housing options. The college that I'm currently attending has a great reputation and a pretty good list of degrees to choose from so I'm satisfied with that. As far as the crime rate, I'm not really sure of how much happens but it's not as much as Dallas. In my opinion, it's a great place to settle down and raise a family. Overall, I love my little town!
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I have lived in Sherman Texas my whole life. it is a little town with little to do, its kind of run down but that's what gives it character. I like that some of the people here are kind and giving. But something I would change about Sherman is that it doesn't have very many places for the kids to go and hang out with their friends. The only thing Sherman has to offer to young people is the public pools, movie theater and the skating rink. oh and there are a lot of places that have amazing food! When I was younger I would always go to the skating rink with my friends and hang out. After all the time I spent there I'm still not good at skating...
Sherman is Dystopian. I was born and raised in Sherman and the economy was great here in the 90s. Over the last 10 years Sherman has gone downhill and struggled to recover from the recession. Sherman has lost so many economically stimulating companies such as Folger’s Coffee, Johnson & Johnson, and countless other retailers. Sherman still has Texas Instruments, TMC, and most recently Finisar to continue generating somewhat of a workforce but don’t plan on a lucrative salary at any business unless you’re an engineer or work in healthcare. It’s easy to get stuck in Sherman because of the lack of income...the schools are mediocre, crime is the only thing you hear about on the news. Sherman wants so badly to be the next McKinney but it isn’t going to happen. They thought Sherman was up and coming when I was a kid and they’re still saying the same thing. It’s just not happening. Run.