Sherwood, Oregon, in Washington county, is 9 miles S of Beaverton, Oregon (center to center) and 14 miles SW of Portland, Oregon. The people of the city are in the Portland - Vancouver metropolitan area. Sherwood has a population of 11,791.
In Sherwood, about 69% of adults are married. There's no shortage of married couples in Sherwood. The city is a good place to find playdates for your kids, as the city is full of young ones.
In 2000, Sherwood had a median family income of $67,277. Sherwood is full of successful families and individuals. The city has a large middle class. Sherwood isn't a place with a large population of people in poverty. The city benefits from its educated workforce.
In the 2004 Presidential fund-raising sweepstakes, George W. Bush came out ahead among Sherwood residents, with $2,875. Residents gave more to the Democratic party than any of the others.
Sherwood isn't plagued by crime -- far from it. Crime is lower there than most places.
In Sherwood, 79% of the houses and apartments are occupied by the owners, not rented out. If you prefer houses that are on the new side, the city may be the place for you - the average age of homes here is quite young. Sherwood has higher property taxes than most places in Oregon, which provides more money for local schools and services.
In Sherwood, 89% of commuters drive to work. Why drive when you can avoid it? People in the city use public transportation more than most people in similar cities.
Sherwood strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Oregon):
|Median Family Income |
|Low Rate of Poverty |
|People in Middle Class or Better |
|Well-Paid Single Women |
|Low Violent Crime |
|College Educated Adults |
|Public Transportation Use |
|Well-Paid Single Men |
|Low Property Crime |
Counselors available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Strong support groups and sober friends are very helpful for recovering Alcoholics after rehab. Alcoholics Anonymous provides meetings that recovering alcoholics can attend to help stay focused on their sobriety. You can find AA meetings at the following locations in Sherwood: