Sherwood, Tennessee

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Population in July 2007: 558.
Males: 269  (48.2%)
Females: 289  (51.8%)
Median resident age:

43.0 years
Tennessee median age:

35.9 years

Zip code: 37376

Estimated median household income in 2017: $33,028 (it was $24,091 in 2000)
Sherwood:

$33,028
TN:

$51,340

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $16,419 (it was $10,924 in 2000)

Sherwood CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $54,958 (it was $33,100 in 2000)
Sherwood:

$54,958
TN:

$167,500
March 2019 cost of living index in Sherwood: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Sherwood, TN (2000)
    • 51897.2%White alone
    • 101.9%Two or more races
    • 50.9%Hispanic

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



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Sherwood, Tennessee as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sherwood is 279 to 1.


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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 672 feet

Land area: 87.2 square miles.

Population density: 6.4 people per square mile   (very low).

Sherwood, Tennessee map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Sherwood CCD:

1.0% ($331)
Tennessee:

0.8% ($715)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chattanooga, TN (37.1 miles , pop. 155,554).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (89.2 miles , pop. 545,524).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (478.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Orme, TN (2.7 miles),
Cowan, TN (3.0 miles ),
Sewanee, TN (3.1 miles ),
South Pittsburg, TN (3.5 miles ),
Monteagle, TN (3.7 miles ),
Decherd, TN (3.7 miles ),
Winchester, TN (3.7 miles ),
Bridgeport, AL (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 35.06 N, Longitude: 85.92 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 931

Distribution of median household income in Sherwood, TN in 2017
Sherwood satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.2%
Tennessee:

3.3%
Most common industries in Sherwood, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (33.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (8.3%)
  • Construction (7.5%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (31.8%)
  • Construction (17.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (12.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (8.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.4%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (34.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (14.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.7%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.6%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
Most common occupations in Sherwood, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (31.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.9%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (7.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.0%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (26.4%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (18.2%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (13.6%)
  • Construction laborers (10.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9.1%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.4%)
  • Carpenters (6.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (35.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (13.4%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (9.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (9.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)

Average climate in Sherwood, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sherwood, Tennessee average temperatures Sherwood, Tennessee average precipitation Sherwood, Tennessee humidity Sherwood, Tennessee wind speed Sherwood, Tennessee snowfall Sherwood, Tennessee sunshine Sherwood, Tennessee clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2007 was 13.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

13.2
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 3.44. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.44
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 2.27. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.27
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2004 was 36.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.3
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Sherwood-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 91% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 30.7 miles away from the Sherwood place center killed 16 people and injured 190 people.

On 2/13/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.2 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 44 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sherwood-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 42.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 137.6 miles away from Sherwood center
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 258.6 miles away from Sherwood center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 121.7 miles away from Sherwood 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 243.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 227.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Franklin County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Sherwood:

  • EMERALD-HODGSON HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; SEWANEE, TN)
  • RCG WINCHESTER (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; WINCHESTER, TN)
  • CARESOUTH HHA HOLDINGS OF WINCHESTER, LLC (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; WINCHESTER, TN)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - MOUNTAIN VIEW (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; WINCHESTER, TN)
  • SOUTHERN TENNESSEE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; WINCHESTER, TN)
  • WILLOWS AT WINCHESTER CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; WINCHESTER, TN)
  • BRIDGE AT SOUTH PITTSBURG, THE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; SOUTH PITTSBURG, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sherwood:

  • Motlow State Community College (about 30 miles; Tullahoma, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,915)
  • The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (about 36 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 10,158)
  • Northeast Alabama Community College (about 36 miles; Rainsville, AL; FT enrollment: 2,409)
  • Chattanooga State Community College (about 39 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 6,827)
  • Alabama A & M University (about 42 miles; Normal, AL; FT enrollment: 4,524)
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville (about 47 miles; Huntsville, AL; FT enrollment: 6,006)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 50 miles; Collegedale, TN; FT enrollment: 2,898)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Sherwood: Posey Field (A), Sinking Cove (B), Crow Creek Valley Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (C), Crow Creek Valley Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Cemeteries: Jackson Cemetery (1), Lynch Cemetery (2), Red Hill Cemetery (3), Morris Cemetery (4), Crownover Cemetery (5), Gonce Cemetery (6), Sherwood Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Lost Creek (A), Laurel Branch (B), Youngs Creek (C), Dry Creek (D), Cross Creek (E), Buck Creek (F), Holly Flat Creek (G), Vine Branch (H), Willis Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Sherwood: Mister and Mrs Larry Lee Carter Natural Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Franklin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
Tennessee:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

61.5%
Whole state:

69.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

2.7%
Whole state:

4.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

12.9%
Whole state:

13.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

3.4%
Whole state:

5.8%

For population 15 years and over in Sherwood:

Marital status in Sherwood, TN
  • Never married: 15.6%
  • Now married: 59.7%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 16.6%

For population 25 years and over in Sherwood:

  • High school or higher: 47.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

18.0
Tennessee average:

13.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sherwood, TN (based on Franklin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,50280
Mainline Protestant3,52520
Catholic8001
Black Protestant4804
Other42
None20,741-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
Here:

2.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Franklin County:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Franklin County:

0.73 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Franklin County:

6.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
Franklin County:

5.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.6%
State:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

30.1%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Franklin County:

14.9%
Tennessee:

13.5%

6.30% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,122 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.30%
Tennessee average:

7.15%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Coffee County, TN  1.77% ($36,638 average AGI)
from Rutherford County, TN  0.27% ($53,244)
from Bedford County, TN  0.24% ($38,472)


5.90% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,109 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
Tennessee average:

6.65%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Coffee County, TN  1.58% ($35,853 average AGI)
to Rutherford County, TN  0.32% ($42,306)
to Lincoln County, TN  0.30% ($37,556)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sherwood:

  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WZYX (1440 AM; 5 kW; COWAN, TN; Owner: TIMS FORD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WEPG (910 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH PITTSBURG, TN; Owner: STONE/COLLINS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBXR (1140 AM; daytime; 15 kW; HAZEL GREEN, AL; Owner: LOW COUNTRY CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WQRX (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VALLEY HEAD, AL; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WZCT (1330 AM; 5 kW; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: BONNER AND CARLILE ENTERPRISES)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sherwood:

  • WMXF-FM (97.3 FM; SOUTH PITTSBURG, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMBW (88.9 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WUSY (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBDX (102.7 FM; TRENTON, GA; Owner: PARTNERS FOR CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WUSX (93.3 FM; TULLAHOMA, TN; Owner: TENNNESSE VALLEY RADIO, INC)
  • WMXN-FM (101.7 FM; STEVENSON, AL; Owner: KEA RADIO, INC.)
  • W257AZ (99.3 FM; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDEF-FM (92.3 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: JACKSON TELECASTERS, INC.)
  • WAHR (99.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WDOD-FM (96.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDOD OF CHATTANOOGA, INC.)
  • WSKZ (106.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSGM (104.7 FM; COALMONT, TN; Owner: CUMBERLAND COMMUNICATION CORPORATION)
  • W289AC (105.7 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WILLIAM PAXTON ROGERS)
  • WOGT (107.9 FM; EAST RIDGE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXQW (94.1 FM; MERIDIANVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W293AH (106.5 FM; NORMAL, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWTN (99.7 FM; MANCHESTER, TN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKXJ (98.1 FM; SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W278AC (103.5 FM; WALDEN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSMC-FM (90.5 FM; COLLEGEDALE, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN COLLEGE OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVT)

TV broadcast stations around Sherwood:

  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WZDX (Channel 54; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNTSVILLE TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • W64BJ (Channel 64; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WAAY-TV (Channel 31; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF HUNTSVILLE LICENSE LLC)
  • WHNT-TV (Channel 19; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)

Sherwood fatal accident list:

Jun 27, 1982 04:34 PM, S056010041, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 9810 Sherwood Rd (Lat: 35.075639 Lon: -85.923861), Type: Pole, Structure height: 19 m, Overall height: 21 m, Call Sign: WPQA205, Licensee ID: L00258361,
    Assigned Frequencies: 935.887 MHz, 935.937 MHz, 935.987 MHz, 936.887 MHz, 936.937 MHz, 936.987 MHz, Grant Date: 04/12/2000, Expiration Date: 04/12/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/28/2005, Certifier: Robert Vandeberg, Registrant: Association Of American Railroads Dba Transportation Technology Center Csxt, 55500 Dot Rd, Pueblo, CO 81001, Phone: (719) 584-0578, Fax: (719) 584-7145
  • 2024 Crownover Road (Lat: 34.993278 Lon: -85.904944), Call Sign: WQFK605,
    Assigned Frequencies: 469.100 MHz, 469.400 MHz, 469.900 MHz, Grant Date: 08/04/2006, Expiration Date: 08/04/2016, Cancellation Date: 10/08/2016, Certifier: Nathan Steele, Registrant: Tunnel Radio Of America, 33868 Se Eastgate Circle, Corvallis, OR 97333, Phone: (541) 758-5637, Fax: (541) 758-1417, Email:
  • Lat: 34.994417 Lon: -85.903333, Call Sign: WQPS862,
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.262 MHz, 467.287 MHz, 467.312 MHz, 467.362 MHz, 467.412 MHz, 467.337 MHz, 467.237 MHz, 467.387 MHz, 462.362 MHz, 462.412 MHz, Grant Date: 08/07/2012, Expiration Date: 08/07/2022, Certifier: Chris Counts, Registrant: Shuttlewagon Inc, 4116 Doctor Greaves Road, Grandview, MO 64030-1138, Phone: (816) 569-4643, Fax: (816) 763-0705, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sherwood, TN
  • 44.6%Electricity
  • 42.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.7%Wood
  • 3.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sherwood, TN
  • 33.3%Utility gas
  • 23.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 23.3%Wood
  • 20.0%Electricity


Sherwood compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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