Introduction to Sherwood, Arkansas

Sherwood, Arkansas, in Pulaski county, is 4 miles NE of North Little Rock, Arkansas (center to center) and 125 miles W of Memphis, Tennessee. The people of the city are in the Little Rock - North Little Rock metropolitan area. Sherwood has a population of 21,511.

Sherwood History

Sherwood was first settled in the early 1900s. Originally, it was a small farming community. Electricity came to the area in 1925. It was incorporated on April 22, 1948. The area's first election was held on July 10, 1948. Hal P. (Bob) LaCoste was the city's first mayor. Sherwood's fire department was established on September 6, 1950. It annexed the community of Gravel Ridge in early 2008.

Sherwood and nearby Attractions

  • Pugh's Mill Park
  • Little Rock Zoo
  • Museum of Discovery
  • MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History
  • Arkansas Arts Center
  • Toltec Mounds State Park

Things To Do In Sherwood

Sherwood provides easy access to various museums such as the Museum of Discovery, Historic Arkansas Museum, Aerospace Education Center, Old State House Museum, and MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History. The Peggy's Zoo and Little Rock Zoo are also nearby. The local shopping centers include the Sherwood Oaks Shopping Center, North Hills Shopping Center, and Indian Head Shopping Center. The city also organizes special events each year including the Sherwood Fall Festival.

Sherwood Transportation

Little Rock AFB Airport is close to the city.

Sherwood Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are offered at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Arkansas State University-Beebe Branch, University of Central Arkansas, and several other universities.


Total Population 30,210
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 13.1%
Employed Population 16+ 15,809
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 50.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32%
Median Earnings25+ $38,416
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,345


Median Family Income $70,601
% Above Poverty Level 87%
% Below Poverty Level 13%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 31%
Median Gross Rent $792
Median House Value $145,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 44.3%
US/American 0%
English 7.8%
Irish 10.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Sherwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles NE of North Little Rock, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 125 miles W of Memphis, Tennessee
County Pulaski
Metro Area Little Rock - North Little Rock
Standard Zip Codes 72116, 72117, 72120
P.O. Box Zip Codes 72124
Phone Area Codes 501
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.815
Longitude -92.224

Sherwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 2.7 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 49 F
Apr Temp 53 to 73 F
Jul Temp 73 to 94 F
Oct Temp 54 to 75 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches
Distance 4.5 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 50 F
Apr Temp 50 to 73 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 52 to 75 F
Annual Precip 50.9 inches
Station CONWAY
Distance 22 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 49 F
Apr Temp 50 to 72 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 50 to 75 F
Annual Precip 48.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Sherwood, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Baucum (72117)

Booker (72117)

Cato (72116)

Galloway (72117)

Indianhead Lake Estates (72116)

Marche (72117)

Rixey (72117)

Sylvan Hills (72116)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cammack Village 1,036 $101,111
Jacksonville 28,726 $47,109
Little Rock 196,943 $61,635
Maumelle 17,695 $99,492
North Little Rock 65,538 $49,767
Wrightsville 1,204 $34,777

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Sherwood Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(501) 552-7100
Emergency Service: No

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Sherwood High Schools

Serves 1,156 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

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