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    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Sherman is a suburb of Springfield with a population of 4,440. Sherman is in Sangamon County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Sherman offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Sherman there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Sherman and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Sherman are above average.
About Sherman...
Population
4,440

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$227,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$894
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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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
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Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    41.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    20.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    125.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    313.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Sherman

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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$104,514
National
$55,322
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Sherman Reviews

3 reviews
Sherman is part of a Williamsville school district. The school district is excellent as the school board and its teachers have the students best interest. Also, the schools are typically 2A and very competitive and successful in most sports. No safety concerns in Sherman and the village continues to grow economically at a good pace. Not much night life other than a couple of bars and a couple of decent restaurants. However, Sherman is within 5-12 miles of major stores, restaurants, the mall, movie theaters, etc. Overall, Sherman is a great village that is centrally located in the Springfield, Illinois area and a village I would strongly recommend to anyone as a place to live.
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My daughter and I recently moved to Sherman and we absolutely love it here. The schools are great and my 10 year old is learning so much! I also feel very safe in this town. Every morning and afternoon when I pick my daughter up from school there is always a Sherman police officer standing by and greeting parents. It very reassuring.
Sherman is a wonderful community to live in. The schools are great, the area is safe, and it is the ideal place to raise a family. Within the area of Sherman are: a grocery store, restaurants of all types, a gas station, prompt care, walgreens, two local banks, a car wash, a coffee house, hair and nail salons, a couple small bars,and small shops for entertainment.