Sherwood, Michigan

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Population in 2013: 303 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.5%
 
Males: 151  (50.0%)
Females: 152  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  39.2 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 49089.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,563 (it was $39,844 in 2000)
Sherwood:

$35,563
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,401 (it was $16,101 in 2000)

Sherwood village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $48,763 (it was $55,400 in 2000)
Sherwood:

$48,763
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $66,212; Detached houses: $69,280; Mobile homes: $23,266

Median gross rent in 2012: $750.

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Sherwood races chart
  • White alone - 294 (95.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 11 (3.6%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.6%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.3%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.3%)

Races in Sherwood detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sherwood: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (31.0%), English (20.1%), Dutch (9.2%), Irish (9.0%), United States (4.9%), French (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 883 feet

Land area: 1.01 square miles.

Population density: 300 people per square mile   (very low).

Sherwood,MI real estate house value index trend

Sherwood, Michigan map

For population 25 years and over in Sherwood:

  • High school or higher: 79.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sherwood village:

  • Never married: 29.0%
  • Now married: 46.6%
  • Separated: 5.5%
  • Widowed: 3.1%
  • Divorced: 15.8%

3 residents are foreign born

This village:  1.0%
Michigan:  6.1%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Sherwood, Michigan as of April 17, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Sherwood to the number of sex offenders is 39 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $820 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $820 (1.8%)

Sherwood satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Battle Creek, MI (21.6 miles , pop. 53,364).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (64.1 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (126.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Colon, MI (2.3 miles ), Athens, MI (2.4 miles ), Union City, MI (2.6 miles ), Bronson, MI (3.0 miles ), Mendon, MI (3.3 miles ), Burlington, MI (3.3 miles ), Burr Oak, MI (3.4 miles ), Coldwater, MI (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 42.00 N, Longitude: 85.24 W

Sherwood household income distribution Sherwood home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.1%
Michigan:

7.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: 0 (0.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (36%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Wholesale trade (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (20%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Carpenters (9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Registered nurses (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)

Work and jobs in Sherwood: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Sherwood, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sherwood-area historical tornado activity is above Michigan state average. It is 61% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.6 miles away from the Sherwood village center killed 21 people and injured 293 people.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 tornado 18.8 miles away from the village center killed 5 people and injured 41 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sherwood-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 282.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 110.9 miles away from Sherwood center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 212.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 252.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 271.3 miles away from Sherwood center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 260.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Branch County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sherwood topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Sherwood:

  • MAPLE LAWN MCF (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; COLDWATER, MI)
  • COLDWATER REGIONAL MENTAL HEALTH CTR (Hospital, about 13 miles away; COLDWATER, MI)
  • COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER OF BRANCH COUNTY Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; COLDWATER, MI)
  • FMC - COLDWATER (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; COLDWATER, MI)
  • LAURELS OF COLDWATER,THE (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; COLDWATER, MI)
  • BRANCH-HILLSDALE-ST JOSEPH HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 15 miles away; COLDWATER, MI)
  • HOSPICE OF STURGIS (Hospital, about 15 miles away; STURGIS, MI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sherwood:

  • Kellogg Community College (about 24 miles; Battle Creek, MI; Full-time enrollment: 4,078)
  • Western Michigan University (about 28 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 20,840)
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College (about 28 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 7,369)
  • Spring Arbor University (about 39 miles; Spring Arbor, MI; FT enrollment: 3,374)
  • Jackson College (about 45 miles; Jackson, MI; FT enrollment: 4,258)
  • University of Notre Dame (about 56 miles; Notre Dame, IN; FT enrollment: 12,214)
  • Indiana University-South Bend (about 56 miles; South Bend, IN; FT enrollment: 5,563)

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Notable locations in Sherwood: Sherwood Township Fire Department (A), Sherwood Library (B), Sherwood Township Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Sherwood: Sherwood Free Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Sherwood Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Branch County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 93.7. This is worse than average.

City:

93.7
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.74. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.74
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 26.7%
(26.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.9 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  72.6%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  15.1%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Sherwood compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Sherwood travel time to work - commute Sherwood mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Other fuel (5%)
  • Wood (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sherwood village (based on Branch County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 29.89%
Here: 29.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USALutheran ChurchOld Order Amish
Adherents47.1%8.5%6.1%5.7%5.0%
Congregations6.0%12.0%4.0%6.0%20.0%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA) The Wesleyan ChurchFree Methodist Church of North AmericaEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents4.1%3.9%2.6%2.0%15.1%
Congregations4.0%4.0%4.0%2.0%38.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Branch County:

0.87 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Branch County:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Branch County:

3.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Here:

5.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.5%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Branch County:

29.8%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.5%
State:

13.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$148
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$875
Streets and Highways 0$0 5$588
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$97
Other and Unallocable 0$0 22$204
Totals for Government 0$0 38$1,912

Sherwood government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $33,000 ($108.91)
    Central Staff Services: $29,000 ($95.71)
    Fire Protection: $23,000 ($75.91)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($19.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($13.20)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($9.90)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($6.60)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $3,000 ($9.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($6.60)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,000 ($3.30)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $19,000 ($62.71)

Sherwood government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,000 ($3.30)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $9,000 ($29.70)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($13.20)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($3.30)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $36,000 ($118.81)
    All Other: $34,000 ($112.21)
  • Tax - Property: $15,000 ($49.50)
    NEC: $1,000 ($3.30)

Sherwood government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $162,000 ($534.65)

4.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,652 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.80%
Michigan average:

5.09%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Calhoun County, MI  0.80% ($28,119 average AGI)
from Hillsdale County, MI  0.53% ($23,595)
from St. Joseph County, MI  0.46% ($25,972)


5.16% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,653 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.16%
Michigan average:

5.58%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Calhoun County, MI  0.81% ($29,555 average AGI)
to Hillsdale County, MI  0.51% ($26,593)
to Kalamazoo County, MI  0.30% ($27,167)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sherwood:

  • WTVB (1590 AM; 5 kW; COLDWATER, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WMSH-FM (99 AM; 1 kW; STURGIS, MI; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBCK (930 AM; 5 kW; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKLZ (1470 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQSN (1660 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKZO (590 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WNWN (1560 AM; daytime; 4 kW; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WKMI (1360 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sherwood:

  • WRKR (107.7 FM; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WNWN-FM (98.5 FM; COLDWATER, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WCVM (94.7 FM; BRONSON, MI; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WMSH-FM (99.3 FM; STURGIS, MI; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTHD (105.5 FM; LAGRANGE, IN; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKFR-FM (103.3 FM; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBOI (91.3 FM; ORLAND, IN; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF NORTHEAST INDIANA, INC)
  • WLKI (100.3 FM; ANGOLA, IN; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBXX (95.3 FM; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CASPTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLKM-FM (95.9 FM; THREE RIVERS, MI; Owner: IMPACT RADIO, LLC)
  • WFAT (96.5 FM; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WQKO (91.9 FM; HOWE, IN; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)

TV broadcast stations around Sherwood:

  • W26BX (Channel 26; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WLLA (Channel 64; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • WOTV (Channel 41; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WOBC-CA (Channel 20; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W21BS (Channel 21; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WGVK (Channel 52; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)

Sherwood fatal accident list:

Oct 27, 2007 05:40 PM, Sr-60, Lat: 42.06319, Lon: -85.20021, Vehicles: 2, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total costs: $550,000
Total average daily traffic: 322
Total average daily truck traffic: 12
Total future (year 2024) average daily traffic: 444

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC8ETK
    Grant Date: 08/30/1996, Expiration Date: 08/30/2006, Cancellation Date: 09/03/2008
    Registrant: Christopher S Noel, 228 N Wheatfield Rd, Sherwood, MI 49089

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: ENGINEERING & RESEARCH ERCOUPE 415-C (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C75 SERIES (75 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2764H , Serial Number: 3389, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 02/28/1956
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Jerry L Klein, 151 Wheatfield Dr, Sherwood, MI 49089, Other Owners: Rodney Smith
  • Aircraft: BEECH K35 (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5321E , Serial Number: D-5801, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 01/09/1959
    Registrant (Individual): Ronald Ray Hawkins, 958 Athens Rd, Sherwood, MI 49089, Other Owners: Sunrise Enterprises Dba

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
  • Hazardous Condition: 8
  • Service Call: 9
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Sherwood

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sherwood, MI
Most common first names in Sherwood, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Richard1270.3 years
Mary1278.9 years
Robert1171.9 years
William970.1 years
Charles874.4 years
Russell773.6 years
Mildred779.7 years
James767.6 years
John672.7 years
Fred678.4 years
Most common last names in Sherwood, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1076.6 years
Miller1079.9 years
Jones976.4 years
Johnson876.6 years
Rench770.3 years
Jackson772.7 years
Cole664.3 years
Wattles579.6 years
Sanford486.8 years
Davis483.7 years

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  • #55 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents"
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