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Sherwood, Oregon

  •   State: 
    Washington County
      County all: 
    Washington | Clackamas | Yamhill
      County FIPS: 
    41067 | 41005 | 41071
    45°21′25″N 122°50′36″W
      Area total: 
    4.89 sq mi (12.67 km²)
      Area land: 
    4.89 sq mi (12.67 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
    193 ft (59 m)
    1893; Incorporated 1893
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
    Pacific Standard Time (PST) UTC-8:00; Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) UTC-7:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Sherwood, Washington County, Oregon, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    4,178.59 residents per square mile of area (1,613.51/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Income taxes: 

Sherwood is a city in Washington County, Oregon, United States. It is a residential community in the Tualatin Valley, southwest of Portland. As of the 2010 census, Sherwood had a population of 18,194 residents. The city's population for 2019 was estimated to be 19,879 by the U.S. Census. In 2014, Money ranked Sherwood fifth among the top fifty best places to live in the United States, and one of America's most "family friendly" small towns. The name "Sherwood" arose from a declination of naming the town "Smock Ville" after its co-founders James Christopher and Mary Ellen Smock. In 1885, the Smocks gave a right-of-way on their property to the Portland and Willamette Valley Railway. The Smocks platted the town in 1889, the same year rail service began. The main industry in the 1890s was a pressed brick yard which closed in 1896, a victim of the deep recession of 1893. The Klondike Gold Rush of 1897 revived Sherwood's economy. The population of the city in 1911 was 350 within a 1-square-mile (2.6 km²) city limit. It has since expanded to nearly 4.5 square miles (12 km²). The city has a total area of 4.31 sq miles (11.16 km²), all land. In August 2009, Family Circle named the city one of the most family-friendly small towns in the country.


The name "Sherwood" arose from a declination of naming the town "Smock Ville" after its co-founders James Christopher and Mary Ellen Smock. In 2014, Money ranked Sherwood fifth among the top fifty best places to live in the United States. In August 2009, Family Circle named the city one of America's most "family friendly" small towns. The population of the city in 1911 was 350 within a 1-square-mile (2.6 km²) city limit. The city has since expanded to nearly 4.5 square miles (12 km²). The U.S. Postal Department began sending mail to the Town of Sherwood, Oregon on July 5, 1891. The main industry in the 1890s was a pressed brick yard which closed in 1896, a victim of the deep recession of 1893. The Klondike Gold Rush of 1897 revived Sherwood's economy. The town is located along a stretch of the Willamette River that had always been attractive to trade since prehistoric times, when trading activity was dominated by the Chinookan tribe. The name Sherwood was suggested by Robert Alexander, who was both a local resident and prominent businessman, and also said the forest which surrounded the city was like Sherwood Forest in England. It was named after the Sherwood forest in Michigan, which was once a popular tourist destination. The Town ofSherwood was incorporated under Oregon Senate Bill 36 in 1893. It has a population of 350.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.31 square miles (11.16 km²), all land. The city is located on the Ohio River, which runs through the center of the city. It is the only city in the state to have a population of more than 1,000. The population of the town was 1,071 at the 2010 census. It has a history of being the site of several major disasters, including the Great Depression and the Second World War, as well as the First and Second World Wars. It was the first city in Ohio to be named after a president, John F. Kennedy, who died in office in 1961. The town's name is derived from the French word for "gold" or "golden", which means "peaceful" and means "home" in French. It also means "town" in Spanish, meaning "home of the dead" and "town of the sick". The city's name was first used in the 17th century as a place of business. It became a city in 18th century, when it was named after the town of the same name. The name was later used for the town's first post office, which was established in 1805. It still exists today as the city's main post office. It's the only town in Ohio that has a population in excess of 1,100. It had a population at the time of the 2010 Census of about 1,700.


As of the census of 2010, there were 18,194 people, 6,316 households, and 4,857 families living in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 88.5% White, 0.8% African American, 0,5% Native American, 3.5%. The median income was $82,579, and the median income for a family was $90,492. About 2.2% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8%, 2.7% and 1.0% of those age 65 or over. The city has a population of 11,791, with 6,569 housing units. The median age of a city resident is 34.3 years, with 33.6% of residents under the age of 18; 5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 32.9% were from 25 to 44; 21.6%, and 6.8%. The city is located on the U.S.-Mexico border and is located near the border of the state of New Mexico. It is the largest city in the state, with a total population of 18,788. The population density is 4,221.3 inhabitants per square mile (1,629.9/km²). The city's median income is $62,518, with the median family income of $67,518. The per capita income for the city is $31,047.

Infrastructure and services

Sherwood is within the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet), the Portland metropolitan area's primary transit agency. TriMet bus lines 93, 94 and 97 provide service to Sherwood. Fire protection and emergency medical services are provided through Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue. Yamhill County Transit Area's routes 44, 45x and 46s connect Sherwood with Newberg, McMinnville, and other points in Yamhill county outside the boundaries of TriMet district. Sherwood is located on the Oregon Turnpike, which runs from Eugene to Portland. The turnpike passes through Sherwood on its way to and from the Portland International Airport. The town is home to the Sherwood High School, which was founded in 1903. The school was the first in the area to be built in the 19th century. It is also the site of the first high school in the state of Oregon, which opened in 1913. The high school is located in the town's historic downtown area, which dates back to the early 19th Century. It was the only high school to open in the city, and it is the only one in the county to do so. The city also has a post-secondary school, where students can earn a degree or certificate. It also has an elementary school that opened in the early 20th century, which is now part of the Portland Metropolitan School District. It has a high school that was the last in the region to graduate in the late 1960s.


Sherwood has four elementary schools (Hawks View, Middleton, Archer Glen, Ridges), one middle school, and one high school, Sherwood High School. Within the confines of the city, there is also a private grade-school, a public charter k-8 school (Sherwood Charter School) as well as two private religious schools (St. Francis Catholic School and St. Paul Lutheran School). The Sherwood School District also sponsors a program for at-risk youth in high school. The district also has an alternative school for teens having problems with the abuse of drugs or alcohol, and also caters to students in trouble with law enforcement. As of the 2017-2018 school year, there were between 500 and 600 students attending each of the four elementary school, 490 students at Laurel Ridge Middle School, 686 at Sherwood Middle School and 1,712 students enrolled at sherwood high School. The school district is part of the Sherwood Independent School District, which was formed in the 1970s. It was the first school district of its kind in the state of West Virginia. It is the largest school district in West Virginia, with more than 2,000 students enrolled in the school district. It also has a charter school for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The city is home to a number of non-profit organizations, including the West Virginia School for the Arts, which provides free and reduced-price lunches to the public. It has also been the site of several high school graduation ceremonies.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Sherwood, Washington County, Oregon = 36.5. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 53. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 98. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Sherwood = 3 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 3,138 individuals with a median age of 33.8 age the population grows by 54.12% in Sherwood, Washington County, Oregon population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 4,178.59 residents per square mile of area (1,613.51/km²). There are average 2.8 people per household in the 6,504 households with an average household income of $83,617 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 9.40% of the available work force and has dropped -5.76% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 19.08%. The number of physicians in Sherwood per 100,000 population = 237.8.


The annual rainfall in Sherwood = 43 inches and the annual snowfall = 3.7 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 150. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 142. 79 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 33.8 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 64, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Sherwood, Washington County, Oregon which are owned by the occupant = 75.59%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 10 years with median home cost = $263,930 and home appreciation of -11.82%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $10.92 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $3,863 per student. There are 19.4 students for each teacher in the school, 504 students for each Librarian and 523 students for each Counselor. 8.95% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 27.98% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 7.22% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Sherwood's population in Washington County, Oregon of 3,185 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,99-fold to 3,138 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.67% female residents and 49.33% male residents live in Sherwood, Washington County, Oregon.

    As of 2020 in Sherwood, Washington County, Oregon are married and the remaining 29.35% are single population.

  • 29 minutes is the average time that residents in Sherwood require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    82.36% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 6.75% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 3.61% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 5.21% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Sherwood, Washington County, Oregon, 75.59% are owner-occupied homes, another 21.09% are rented apartments, and the remaining 3.33% are vacant.

  • The 24.89% of the population in Sherwood, Washington County, Oregon who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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