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Sheridan is a town in Chautauqua County, in the Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia metro area.
Sheridan is in the Southern Tier region.
One tradition says the community was named after Richard Brinsley Sheridan, English playwright. Another says it was named for Union Gen. Philip Sheridan
The latitude of Sheridan is 42.488N. The longitude is -79.237W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 761 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,838.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sheridan demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Chautauqua County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Jamestown area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 14136 ZIP code.
25% of Sheridan residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sheridan ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sheridan was $19,081, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Sheridan residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Sheridan, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $380. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $856.
Chautauqua County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sheridan political report.
The average commute time for Sheridan workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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