Sherwood, OR

Sherwood profile

Living in Sherwood

Sherwood is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 19,879 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 86.79% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Sherwood is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sherwood who work in management occupations (16.60%), sales jobs (13.51%), and office and administrative support (9.95%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Sherwood telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.55% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Sherwood is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Sherwood’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The citizens of Sherwood are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.97% of adults in Sherwood have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Sherwood in 2018 was $41,407, which is wealthy relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $165,628 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 German, Irish, English, European, and Norwegian.

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