Population: 40,112Median home value: $102,100 79 Ranks better than 93% of areas
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B+ Sherman Amenities Some amenities close to this location
A- Sherman Cost of Living Cost of living is 9% lower than Texas
8218% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Sherman cost of living
D+ Sherman Crime Total crime is 16% higher than Texas
Total crime
3,47627% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2927% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
2%Year over year crime is up
Sherman crime
D- Sherman Employment Household income is 20% lower than Texas
Median household income
$43,55721% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$22,02926% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%13% higher than the US average
Sherman employment
B- Sherman Housing Home value is 28% lower than Texas
Median home value
$102,10045% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$80315% lower than the US average
Home ownership
52%18% lower than the US average
Sherman real estate or Sherman rentals
A Sherman Schools HS graduation rate is equal to Texas
High school grad. rates
78%6% lower than the US average
School test scores
75%52% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
13:116% lower than the US average
Sherman K-12 schools or Sherman colleges

Living in Sherman, TX

Located in the state of Texas, Sherman is a medium-sized city with a population of 40,112 inhabitants. If we look at the most recent Census, Sherman is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. Not a fan of sitting in traffic? One big advantage of living in Sherman is the reasonable commute times to work. With an average one way commute time of 20 minutes, getting to work is faster than the national average of 26 minutes.

Living in Sherman can be a fulfilling experience for anyone relocating to the area. Having said that, in the state of Texas, there are many desirable places to live, so choose wisely! To help you find the best places to live in and around Sherman, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, education, housing and more.

Sherman, TX receives 80/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #397 in Texas and #1,844 in the USA. This is a terrific score, as Sherman ranks well in multiple categories! Sherman also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities, which is no small feat! For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Sherman ranks very well for amenities (B+), cost of living (A-), weather (B-), education (A) and housing (B-). Sherman does not do well for the following: employment (D-). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Sherman on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the notable things to do include: Harber Wildlife Museum, The Sherman Museum, and Kelly Square.

The average school test scores in Sherman are 75%. This far exceeds the national average and ensures that this educational system will provide your children with the skills and the tools they need to thrive.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Sherman is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Sherman come in at $102,100, which is 28.5% lower than the Texas average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Sherman, the home price to income ratio is 2.3, which is 11.5% lower than the Texas average.

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Crooked and poor

My daughter was at school at Austin College for 4 years. Would have taken her out the first year, but the classes were small and she had a scholarship. Cops are hyper-vigilante against college kids. They stakeout parks and residences trying to find kids to see if they slip up with a traffic violation or any drinking. Whole town is trashy and poor, lots of crime. The college kids are seen as "cash cows". EMS failed to bill the proper address for my daughter's ride to a podunk hospital. She was turned into a collection agency 2 years later! They know all college kids have insurance and the address of the college is NOT the dorm location...I think they did it to collect the entire amount billed and not go through the discounted rate of the insurance reimbursement. There is a lawyer on every corner. Don't get sucked in by any scholarship from this school. The town is hell on earth and the municipality is crooked. Go to another school. It was 4 years in hell for me...I am glad it is over.
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Sherman,TX, avoid it if you can.

Sherman is OK but not really a totally safe place to live. The people are not that friendly, lots of druggies that will break into your house and car. The police are rather useless. On the other hand medical and dental facilities are abundant and adequate, shopping is also adequate. Not too much to do here but Dallas in only an hour away. Because of the crime rate and overall shabbiness of the area, I would not recommend Sherman as a nice place to live.
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