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Sherwood is a suburb of Portland with a population of 19,107. Sherwood is in Washington County and is one of the best places to live in Oregon. Living in Sherwood offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Sherwood there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Sherwood and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Sherwood are highly rated.
About Sherwood...
Population
19,107

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$353,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,427
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Sherwood Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    20.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    51.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    10.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    77
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,016.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    77
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    19%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    20%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Sherwood

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$95,309
National
$55,322
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Sherwood Reviews

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The town is very beautiful and full of well-educated people ! Even though there is not much diversity within the community, people are still generally very accepting of others' views and values. It's a great place to grow up in; I know because I grew up in Sherwood! All of the local stores and coffee shops are right next to each other, which is very convenient. Overall, Sherwood is a safe, family friendly, and community-centered town, which I really appreciate.
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Sherwood is a community full of well educated people. While political views seem to be cut down the middle, many people are accepting of others like it is their own family. All the local stores a coffee shops are near each other and close together where the younger ages can walk to them, enjoying their youth. It is a good place to grow up, but there is little diversity within the community.
I moved to this small town when I was a Freshman in high school. Since then I have made life long friends and long lasting memories. The town has so many fun activity's such as the Robin Hood Festival, Christmas tree lighting, and the car show. They have some of the best schools in the state with some of the best teachers. Over all Sherwood is the best place to live!