Sherman, Texas

By | May 14, 2023

According to ESTATELEARNING, Sherman, Texas is a city located in the northern part of the state about 60 miles north of Dallas. It lies along the Red River and is part of the Texoma region. The terrain consists of rolling hills, forests, and open pasture land. The climate is warm in the summer and mild in the winter with occasional snowfall.

The history of Sherman dates back to 1846 when it was founded by a joint venture between several settlers from Kentucky and Tennessee. At that time it was known as “The Town of Sherman” which was later changed to its current name. Over time it has grown into an important economic center for North Texas due to its proximity to Dallas-Fort Worth and Oklahoma City.

Politically, Sherman is part of Grayson County which leans heavily Republican with most local elected officials being members of that party.

Economically, Sherman has a strong manufacturing base with companies such as Tyson Foods, Johnson & Johnson, and Denso Manufacturing calling it home. The city also has a thriving agricultural industry as well as several retail outlets in its downtown area.

Sherman is served by two school districts: Sherman Independent School District (SISD) and Denison Independent School District (DISD). Both districts have excellent academic records with students regularly scoring above average on state tests. Additionally, both districts offer numerous extra-curricular activities such as sports teams, music programs, and clubs for students to participate in.

Several landmarks are located within or near the city limits including Fort Griffin State Historic Site which offers tours and exhibits on local history; Lake Texoma which provides recreational activities such as fishing, boating, camping; Eisenhower State Park which features hiking trails; Perrin Air Force Base Museum; Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge; Kelly Square Shopping Center; Austin College; Grayson County Courthouse; and several historic buildings throughout downtown Sherman.

Sherman, Texas

Population: 35,082. Estimated population in July 2020: 36,790 (+4.9% change)
Males: 16,815 (47.9%), Females: 18,267 (52.1%)

Grayson County

Zip codes: 75090, 75092.

Median resident age: 34.0 years
Median household income: $34,211
Median house value: $69,400

Races in Sherman:

  • White Non-Hispanic (72.6%)
  • Hispanic (12.1%)
  • Black (11.2%)
  • Other race (5.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.6%)
  • American Indian (2.4%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (10.9%), German (9.4%), English (9.2%), Irish (8.4%), French (2.0%), Scotch-Irish (2.0%).

Land area: 38.6 square miles


Sherman, Texas is located in Grayson county and is home to a population of approximately 41,562 people. As of the 2010 census, the racial makeup of Sherman was 73% White, 14% Hispanic or Latino of any race, 11% African American, 1.3% Asian and 1.1% from two or more races. The median household income in Sherman was $44,523 in 2019 which is lower than the median household income for Texas as a whole at $56,565. The poverty rate for Sherman was 13.8%, which is slightly higher than the poverty rate for Texas at 12%.

Sherman’s population has grown steadily since 2000 when it had an estimated population of 33,901 people. This growth can be attributed to an increase in employment opportunities and businesses that have opened up in the area over recent years. The city boasts seven major employers including Austin College, Denison ISD and L-3 Communications Systems-West. Additionally there are numerous small businesses located throughout Sherman that provide local jobs and services to the community as well as many restaurants and retail stores that bring visitors to town on a regular basis.

For population 25 years and over in Sherman

  • High school or higher: 78.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 20.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sherman city

  • Never married: 25.4%
  • Now married: 51.7%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

8.0% Foreign born (6.3% Latin America, 1.0% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,803 (+8.7%).


Hospitals/medical centers in Sherman:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Sherman:

  • DALLAS LOVE FIELD (about 58 miles; DALLAS, TX; Abbreviation: DAL)
  • FORT WORTH ALLIANCE (about 67 miles; FORT WORTH, TX; Abbreviation: AFW)

Other public-use airports nearest to Sherman:

  • SHERMAN MUNI (about 3 miles; SHERMAN, TX; Abbreviation: SWI)
  • GRAYSON COUNTY (about 6 miles; SHERMAN/DENISON, TX; Abbreviation: GYI)
  • CEDAR MILLS (about 19 miles; GORDONVILLE, TX; Abbreviation: 3T0)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Sherman:

  • AUSTIN COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,230; Location: 900 N GRAND AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website:; Offers Master’s degree)
  • INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SCHOOL-SHERMAN CAMPUS (Full-time enrollment: 199; Location: 4107 N TEXOMA PKY; Private, for-profit; Website:

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sherman:

  • GRAYSON COUNTY COLLEGE (about 9 miles; DENISON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,082)
  • SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 30 miles; DURANT, OK; Full-time enrollment: 3,165)
  • COLLIN COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE-CENTRAL PARK (about 30 miles; MCKINNEY, TX; Full-time enrollment: 7,514)
  • NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE (about 37 miles; GAINESVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,018)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS (about 45 miles; DENTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 21,673)
  • TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY (about 46 miles; DENTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,746)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS (about 48 miles; RICHARDSON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 7,695)


Public high schools in Sherman:

  • SHERMAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,605; Location: 2201 E LAMAR ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • DOUGLASS LEARNING CTR (Students: 84; Location: 505 E COLLEGE ST; Grades: 07 – 12)

Private high school in Sherman:

  • GRAYSON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 80; Location: 600 EAST CHERRY STREET; Grades: KG – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Sherman:

  • PINER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 981; Location: 402 W PECAN; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • DILLINGHAM INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 924; Location: 1701 E GALLAGHER; Grades: 05 – 06)
  • WAKEFIELD ELEMENTARY (Students: 569; Location: 400 SUNSET BLVD; Grades: PK – 04)
  • CRUTCHFIELD ELEMENTARY (Students: 537; Location: 521 S DEWEY AVE; Grades: PK – 04)
  • FAIRVIEW ELEMENTARY (Students: 515; Location: 501 W TAYLOR ST; Grades: PK – 04)
  • WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY (Students: 362; Location: 815 S TRAVIS ST; Grades: PK – 04)
  • JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY (Students: 289; Location: 608 N LEE ST; Grades: PK – 04)
  • FRED DOUGLASS SCHOOL (Students: 191; Location: 505 E COLLEGE ST; Grades: PK – 12)
  • GRAYSON CO CO-OP (Location: 201 E LAMAR ST; Grades: PK – 12)

Private primary/middle schools in Sherman:

  • TEXOMA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 160; Location: 2617 NORTH HIGHWAY 1417; Grades: PK – 3)
  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 156; Location: 713 SOUTH TRAVIS; Grades: PK – 6)
  • TEXOMA CHRISTIAN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 93; Location: 4100 NORTH TRAVIS; Grades: KG – 8)


Library in Sherman:

  • SHERMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $668,347; Location: 421 N TRAVIS ST; 107,851 books; 7,206 audio materials; 2,781 video materials; 220 serial subscriptions)