Sherwood, OR
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Sherwood is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 19,283 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Sherwood is the 29th largest community in Oregon.

Sherwood home prices are not only among the most expensive in Oregon, but Sherwood real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Sherwood is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.10% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Sherwood is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sherwood who work in management occupations (17.78%), sales jobs (12.29%), and office and administrative support (11.23%).

Also of interest is that Sherwood has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Sherwood is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Sherwood really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Sherwood perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

The education level of Sherwood ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Sherwood, 43.68% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Sherwood in 2010 was $32,158, which is wealthy relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $128,632 for a family of four.

Sherwood is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sherwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sherwood residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Sherwood include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Sherwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.