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Sherman is a township in Mason County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Sherman. For links to other places called Sherman, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Sherman is 40.260N. The longitude is -89.894W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 499 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 615.
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47% of Sherman residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sherman ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sherman was $15,179, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Sherman residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Sherman, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $320. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $715.
Mason County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sherman political report.
The average commute time for Sherman workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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