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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    C+
Sherrard is a town in Illinois with a population of 622. Sherrard is in Mercer County. Living in Sherrard offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Sherrard and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Sherrard are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$110,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$942
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%
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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

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    44%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Sherrard

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$65,000
National
$55,322
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Sherrard Reviews

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This town is very small and does not have much to offer. There is potential here, with many vacant buildings that could be transformed into thriving businesses. There is a place for life, although it is yet to be fulfilled.
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Most of the small family owned stores have either shut down, or they have moved their business in to town. That doesn't mean that they have all gone elsewhere. There are still antique stores all over this area, and are quite popular with both locals and visitors. Other than the antique stores most people are still forced to take there shopping to the Quad Cities. Mostly because that's where the stores are located, and the variety of stores is much greater. Hy-Vee provides most of our grocery needs, AutoZone provides auto parts when our cars break down, Starbucks when we need our coffee, and Poncharos when we need a delicious burrito. Among multiple other stores, we are provided everything we need in our area.
John Deere Headquarters is based out of the Quad Cities which is a 15 minute drive from Sherrard, and it is a huge employer to this area. Such a company is always growing, and is always in need for new employees. We also have multiple grocery stores in the area which employ many high school, and college students in the Quad Cities, such as myself. Besides these too examples my area provides jobs including convenience stores, restaurants, and many office buildings owned my local companies. The job outlook in the Quad Cities is great, and we're growing everyday.