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Overview

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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population30,251
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens13.5%
Employed Population 16+15,388
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married49.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher32.1%
Median Earnings25+$38,924
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,833
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,116

Wealth

Median Family Income$71,875
% Above Poverty Level87.5%
% Below Poverty Level12.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone30.4%
Median Gross Rent$793
Median House Value$146,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)42.2%
Irish10.7%
German10.5%
English8%
Scottish2.3%
French Except Basque2.3%
Italian1.7%
Polish1.4%
Dutch1.2%
Welsh1%
Swedish0.7%
Portuguese0.5%
African0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Czech0.2%
Ethiopian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Arab0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Russian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Greek0.1%
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Sherwood Almanac

CategoryValue
County Pulaski County
Standard Zip Codes72120
P.O. Box Zip Codes72124
Phone Area Codes501
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude34.83
Approximate Longitude-92.2

Sherwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationNORTH LITTLE ROCK AP
Distance2.7 miles
Jan Temp31 to 49 F
Apr Temp53 to 73 F
Jul Temp73 to 94 F
Oct Temp54 to 75 F
Annual Precip49.1 inches
StationLITTLE ROCK ADAMS AP
Distance4.5 miles
Jan Temp31 to 50 F
Apr Temp50 to 73 F
Jul Temp72 to 93 F
Oct Temp52 to 75 F
Annual Precip50.9 inches
StationCONWAY
Distance22 miles
Jan Temp28 to 49 F
Apr Temp50 to 72 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp50 to 75 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cammack Village969$102,750
Jacksonville28,661$51,768
Little Rock197,640$62,335
Maumelle17,795$100,076
North Little Rock66,042$49,527
Wrightsville1,246$38,750

Sherwood Hospitals

St. Vincent Medical Center - North
(Non-profit)
2215 Wildwood Avenue
(501) 552-7100
St. Vincent Rehabilitation Hospital
(Proprietary)
2201 Wildwood Avenue
(501) 834-1800

Sherwood Public Schools

Lisa Academy North Elementary Charter School
5410 Landers Rd
ZIP: 72117
Primary
Total Enrollment 361
Lisa Academy North High Charter School
5410 Landers Rd
ZIP: 72117
High
Total Enrollment 108
Lisa Academy North Middle Charter School
5410 Landers Rd
ZIP: 72117
Middle
Total Enrollment 222
Clinton Elementary School
142 Hollywood Blvd
ZIP: 72120
Primary
Total Enrollment 625
Oakbrooke Elementary School
2200 Thornhill
ZIP: 72120
Primary
Total Enrollment 587
Sherwood Elementary School
307 Verona Ave
ZIP: 72120
Primary
Total Enrollment 356
Sylvan Hills Elementary School
402 Dee Jay Hudson Dr
ZIP: 72120
Primary
Total Enrollment 480
Sylvan Hills High School
484 Bear Paw Rd
ZIP: 72120
High
Total Enrollment 975
Sylvan Hills Middle School
401 Dee Jay Hudson Dr
ZIP: 72120
Middle
Total Enrollment 836

Sherwood Private Schools

Abundant Life School
9200 Highway 107
ZIP: 72120
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 272
Central Ark Christian School
117 W Maryland Ave
ZIP: 72120
Elementary
Total Enrollment 159
Victory Baptist School
10000 Brockington Rd
ZIP: 72120
Elementary
Total Enrollment 94
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