Northwood, Iowa Population 2024

2,029

Northwood is a city located in Worth County Iowa. Northwood has a 2024 population of 2,029. It is also the county seat of Worth County.Northwood is currently declining at a rate of -0.54% annually and its population has decreased by -1.98% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,070 in 2020.

The average household income in Northwood is $75,248 with a poverty rate of 4.44%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Northwood is 44.4 years, 43.9 years for males, and 45.5 years for females.

Northwood Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Northwood was:

  • White: 95.89%
  • Two or more races: 2.05%
  • Asian: 1.03%
  • Black or African American: 0.93%
  • Native American: 0.05%
  • Other race: 0.05%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
3.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
539.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.98% (-41)
The current population of Northwood, Iowa is 2,029 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,070.

Northwood, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,05495.89%
Two or more races442.05%
Asian221.03%
Black or African American200.93%
Native American10.05%
Other race10.05%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Northwood Population by Race

Northwood Population Pyramid 2024

Northwood Median Age

44.4

Total

43.9

Male

45.5

Female

Northwood Adults

There are 1,692 adults, (452 of whom are seniors) in Northwood.

Northwood Age Dependency

72.7

Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Northwood Sex Ratio

Female1,08650.7%
Male1,05649.3%

Northwood Population by Age

Northwood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8722.479.220.8
Married4603.0194.35.7
Non Family3031.2961.138.9
Female692.973.926.1
Male40352.547.5
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2.94

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

79.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Northwood Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Northwood Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Northwood Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 16.88%.

Northwood Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,992

Average Earnings

$46,500

Average Male

$37,702

Average Female

Northwood Earnings by Educational Attainment

Northwood Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Northwood Language

97.48% of Northwood residents speak only English, while 2.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.99% of the population.

Northwood Language

Northwood Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,960824.18%
Black13430.77%
Multiple4349.3%
Hispanic5223.85%
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4.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.96%

Male Poverty Rate

4.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Northwood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Northwood is Black, with 30.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Northwood is Hispanic, with 3.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.01%.

Northwood Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School8.02%
Bachelors or Greater7.02%
Some College3.49%
Less Than 9th Grade
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Northwood Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed1.72%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed37.5%
Female Employed0.59%
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Northwood Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Northwood Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Northwood Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.9%

Male Marriage Rate

51.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Northwood Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Northwood Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Northwood Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Northwood Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

211

Number of Veterans

208

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

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Northwood Veterans by War

count

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Northwood Veterans by Age

count

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Northwood Veterans by Race

Northwood Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.8%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Northwood Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.9%

Labor Force Participation

63.1%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Northwood Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Northwood Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Northwood Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

55.04%

Born in Northwood

98.88%

Native Born

1.12%

Foreign Born

0.93%

Non Citizen

0.19%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.88% of Northwood residents were born in the United States, with 55.04% having been born in Iowa. 0.93% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Northwood Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,974-11-0.55%
20281,985-11-0.55%
20271,996-11-0.55%
20262,007-11-0.55%
20252,018-11-0.54%
20242,029-11-0.54%
20232,040-11-0.54%
20222,051-11-0.53%
20212,062-8-0.39%
20202,0701015.13%
20191,96960.31%
20181,963-14-0.71%
20171,97760.3%
20161,971-16-0.81%
20151,987-11-0.55%
20141,998281.42%
20131,970-2-0.1%
20121,972-13-0.65%
20111,985-2-0.1%
20101,987
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Northwood Population by Year