Sheridan, Illinois

Sheridan: Village in Illinois, United States

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Sheridan is a village located in the county of LaSalle in the U.S. state of Illinois. Its population at the 2010 census was 2,137 and a population density of 1,053 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 2,515 inhabitants.

The village was created 152 years ago in 1871.

Sheridan is a village in LaSalle County, Illinois, United States. As of the 2010 census, the village population was 2,137. It is part of the Ottawa Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Sheridan is located at 41°13′46″N 88°58′49″W (41.237875, -88.985411) in Mission Township and is situated on U.S. Route 30 between Chicago and South Bend/Elkhart, Indiana. Sheridan's municipal boundaries cover 5.5 square miles (14 km2).

The area around Sheridan was first settled in 1828 by settlers from Kentucky and Tennessee who named it "Sheridan's Settlement" after General Philip Sheridan, under whose command they had served during the Civil War. They were drawn to this area by the rich soil of the Kankakee bottom lands.

In 1877, a railroad was built through Sheridan on its way from Chicago to South Bend/Elkhart and beyond to Columbus, Ohio; this ultimately led to an increase in population as well as industries such as saw mills and lumber yards sprouting up along its path through town."

Sheridan was named after Civil War General Philip Sheridan in 1867 by John Foster, who had purchased land from George W. Harris, who in turn had purchased land from William Wirtz (one of the first settlers). 

The village has experienced significant growth since 1990 with an increase of nearly 500% in its population over 20 years. In fact, Sheridan has grown at a rate faster than any other town or city in Illinois over that same time period!

Sheridan locator map
Location of Sheridan on Illinois map.

Quick Facts about Sheridan

Population : 2,515 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Illinois (United States)
County : LaSalle County
Area : 2.03 km2
Altitude : 1,949 feet / 594 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1872 (152 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 18:49:32 (17th July 2024)
Postal code : 60551
Density : 1,239 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 15.03% (2010-2020)
LaSalle County Illinois Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Sheridan Highlighted locator map image
LaSalle County Illinois Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Sheridan Highlighted
LaSalle County Illinois Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Sheridan Highlighted locator map image

Geography

Sheridan is located at 41°31'48"N 88°40'47"W (41.5300300, -88.6798000).

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Demographics

The population of Sheridan increased by 15.03% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 2,137 - census
2011 2,357 9.33% estimation process
2012 2,349 -0.34% estimation process
2013 2,755 14.74% estimation process
2014 2,728 -0.99% estimation process
2015 2,714 -0.52% estimation process
2016 2,538 -6.93% estimation process
2017 2,533 -0.2% estimation process
2018 2,527 -0.24% estimation process
2019 2,520 -0.28% estimation process
2020 2,515 -0.2% estimation process

Sheridan zip code is 60551. County name: LaSalle, County fips: 17099

People born in Sheridan (2)

People born in Sheridan, including actress Charlotte Merriam, William Deacon White, .

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Schools in Sheridan

College & universities near Sheridan, IL

Code Name City ZIP
145433 Hair Professionals School of Cosmetology Oswego (IL) 60543

Stations (21)

Amtrak & bus stations near Sheridan, IL

Code Name Address Type
PLO Plano 101 West Main Street RAIL
MDT Mendota station 783 Main Street RAIL
JOL Joliet Transportation Center 50 East Jefferson Street RAIL
NPV Naperville 105 E. Fourth Ave. RAIL
DWT Dwight station 119 West Main St. RAIL

Post offices near Sheridan

Post Office Name City ZIP
Sheridan Post Office Sheridan (IL) 60551

Other places with the same name (11)

Other cities in LaSalle County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in LaSalle County , IL. (more)

City Name Population Title
Ottawa 18,097 City in Illinois, United States
Streator 12,933 City in Illinois
Peru 9,612 City in Illinois, United States
La Salle 9,609 City in LaSalle County, Illinois, United States
Mendota 6,904 Township in LaSalle County, Illinois
Northville 6,753 Township in LaSalle County, Illinois
Marseilles 4,778 City in LaSalle County, Illinois
Deer Park 4,199 Village in United States of America
Oglesby 3,526 City in LaSalle Co.
Seneca 2,179 Village in Illinois
Utica 1,988 Village also known as Utica, in LaSalle County, Illinois
Earlville 1,570 City in Delaware County, Iowa, United States of America
Garfield 1,483 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America
Serena 1,088 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America
Leland 902 Village in Illinois, United States
Farm Ridge 858 Township in LaSalle County, Illinois

Distance to Other Cities

Sheridan distances to largest Illinois cities