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Sherwood is a suburb of Portland with a population of 18,965. 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
18,965

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$313,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,333
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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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
    21
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    51
    41
  • Robbery
    10
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    77
    500
  • Theft
    1,017
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    77
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$86,111
National
$55,322
Children
27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    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
    5%
    13%
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Sherwood Reviews

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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.
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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!
Sherwood is a lovely town. It is safe, family friendly, and community based. I always enjoy the fun festivals throughout the year that brings the community together such as the Robin Hood Festival or the Winter Festival. Safety is a high priority to Sherwood. I continuously see police officers patrolling the area and making sure people are following the rules. Sherwood has been expanding their amenities and making the town hospitable to all. For example the multiple grocery stores, department stores, and restaurants make Sherwood a convenient place to live. The entire city is well-kept including their numerous parks. I am very impressed with Sherwood. It is a homey, welcoming town.