Sherman County is located in northwest Kansas. The County Seat is Goodland and the largest city is Goodland. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.sherman.kansasgov.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 6,110 and the 2010 census population was 6,010. The land area is 1,056.07 square miles and there are 5.7 persons per square mile.
95.6% of the population is White, 1% is Black or African American, 11.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.1% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.6% is two or more races. 88.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 15.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $74,200, there are 2,727 households, an average of 2.17 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,476, the median household income is $38,634, and 16.8% of the persons in Sherman County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 727. Retail sales (in $1000) were $110,618, and sales per capita were $18,781. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 37.6%.
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