The United State Census Bureau recently released data showing Sherman and the surrounding cities are among the 30 fastest-growing Metropolitan Statistical Areas in the nation. Sherman Mayor David Plyler remarked:
"We have seen incredible growth in Sherman and the surrounding area over the past few years, with people moving to our city at a rate we haven't seen in decades. Certainly, good jobs, great amenities and unique shopping all play a role. But also, more and more people are realizing Sherman sits in a sweet spot, literally. It's hard to find affordable housing and abundant recreation just an hour from downtown Dallas, and yet that's precisely what we have here."