Northwood, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 1,970 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.9%
 
Males: 958  (48.6%)
Females: 1,012  (51.4%)
Median resident age:

43.3 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 50459.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,015 (it was $33,030 in 2000)
Northwood:

$49,015
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,501 (it was $18,167 in 2000)

Northwood city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $103,880 (it was $57,200 in 2000)
Northwood:

$103,880
IA:

$149,100

Median gross rent in 2017: $615.

March 2019 cost of living index in Northwood: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.1%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 93.8% for Black residents, 64.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Northwood, IA (2017)
    • 1,77690.8%White alone
    • 733.7%Hispanic
    • 522.7%Black alone
    • 331.7%Two or more races
    • 30.2%Asian alone
    • 10.05%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Northwood, Iowa as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Northwood is 1,948 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: Norwegian (34.5%), German (29.1%), American (7.9%), English (3.1%), Irish (2.1%), Swedish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/7/1875

Elevation: 1232 feet

Land area: 3.78 square miles.

Population density: 521 people per square mile   (low).

Northwood, Iowa map

26 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.3%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,270 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,391 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rochester, MN (54.8 miles , pop. 85,806).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (104.5 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (302.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Kensett, IA (2.5 miles ),
Bolan, IA (2.7 miles),
Myrtle, MN (2.9 miles),
Glenville, MN (3.0 miles ),
Carpenter, IA (3.2 miles),
Manly, IA (3.3 miles ),
Grafton, IA (3.3 miles ),
Otranto, IA (3.4 miles)

Latitude: 43.45 N, Longitude: 93.22 W

Area code: 641

Distribution of median household income in Northwood, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Northwood, IA in 2017
Northwood satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $71,700
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $143,300
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $146,000
  • 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $99,300
  • 2005: 15 buildings, average cost: $133,900
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $211,300
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $140,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $170,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $185,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $163,300
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $167,500
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $163,300
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $123,300
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $166,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Northwood, IA residents
Average permit cost in Northwood, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.1%
Iowa:

2.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +94 (+4.8%).
Most common industries in Northwood, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.6%)
  • Construction (9.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.3%)
  • Educational services (4.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
  • Food (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.0%)
  • Truck transportation (6.4%)
  • Food (5.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.2%)
  • Wood products (4.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (9.9%)
  • Educational services (6.8%)
  • Social assistance (5.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.4%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Northwood, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.3%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.3%)
  • Registered nurses (5.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.9%)

Average climate in Northwood, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Northwood, Iowa average temperatures Northwood, Iowa average precipitation Northwood, Iowa humidity Northwood, Iowa wind speed Northwood, Iowa snowfall Northwood, Iowa sunshine Northwood, Iowa clear and cloudy days

Northwood, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2008 was 1.21. This is significantly better than average.

City:

1.21
U.S.:

74.20
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 0.136. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.136
U.S.:

1.789

Tornado activity:

Northwood-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 76% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 2.5 miles away from the Northwood city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1953, a category F4 tornado 8.1 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Northwood-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 207.3 miles away from Northwood center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 216.1 miles away from Northwood 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 443.6 miles away from Northwood center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 313.3 miles away from Northwood center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 259.7 miles away from Northwood center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 290.4 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 Worth County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Northwood topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Northwood:

  • WORTH COUNTY PHNS (95 NINTH STREET NORTH)
  • LUTHERAN RETIREMENT HOME (701 NINTH STREET NORTH)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Northwood:

  • MANLY NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MANLY, IA)
  • MAYO DIALYSIS - ALBERT LEA (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; ALBERT LEA, MN)
  • ALBERT LEA M C HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; ALBERT LEA, MN)
  • REM WOODVALE INC PLAINVIEW (Hospital, about 16 miles away; ALBERT LEA, MN)

Airports located in Northwood:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Northwood:

  • Riverland Community College (about 20 miles; Austin, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,321)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 21 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Rochester Community and Technical College (about 57 miles; Rochester, MN; FT enrollment: 4,444)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 63 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)
  • South Central College (about 66 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • St Olaf College (about 71 miles; Northfield, MN; FT enrollment: 3,141)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 71 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)

Public high school in Northwood:

Public elementary/middle school in Northwood:

See full list of schools located in Northwood

Library in Northwood:

  • NORTHWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $55,003; Location: 906 1ST AVE S; 22,391 books; 797 audio materials; 77 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 13 state licensed databases; 60 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Northwood: Northwood Co-op Elevator (A), Northwood (B), Northwood Public Library (C), Northwood Volunteer Fire Company (D), Northwood Police Department (E), Worth County Historical Museum (F), Swensrud School Museum (G), Worth County Sheriffs Office (H), Worth County Courthouse (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Northwood include: United Methodist Church (A), Northwood Baptist Church (B), First Shell Rock Church (C), First Lutheran Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Sunset Rest Cemetery (1), Seater Family Plot (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Northwood include: Swensrud Park (1), Central Park (2), Hurd Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Top of Iowa Welcome Center (Tours & Charters; 4705 Wheelerwood Road).

Hotels: Royal Motel (903 10th Street South), Hotel Northwood (98 8th Street South).

Courts: Iowa State - Judicial Department- Clerk Of District Court (Court House), Iowa State - Judicial Department- Judicial Magistrate (Court House).

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Northwood and their reported violations in the past:

NORTHWOOD COUNTRY CLUB (Address: 207 3RD ST NORTH , Population served: 42, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-03-2008), St Public Notif requested (OCT-03-2008), St Public Notif received (JUN-08-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-11-2008), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-28-2008), St Public Notif requested (AUG-28-2008), St Public Notif received (JUN-08-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-28-2007), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-28-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2008), St Public Notif received (JUN-08-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-31-2007), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-31-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2008), St Public Notif received (JUN-08-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2009 and MAY-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-21-2009), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-21-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAY-27-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-08-2009)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

59.9%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.3%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
48 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
5 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
83 people in nursing homes in 2000
6 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Northwood (2011 data):

  • Northwoods State Bank: Northwood Branch at 900 Central Avenue, branch established on 1999/06/07. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $153.0 mil, Deposits: $129.2 mil, headquarters in Mason City, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Northwood Financial Services Corporation
  • Farmers State Bank: at 99 7th Street North, branch established on 1921/11/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $148.0 mil, Deposits: $125.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Farmers State Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Northwood:

Marital status in Northwood, IA
  • Never married: 24.8%
  • Now married: 54.6%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

For population 25 years and over in Northwood:

  • High school or higher: 91.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Northwood
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Northwood, IA (based on Worth County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,52112
Evangelical Protestant6219
Catholic3901
None2,066-
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: 2
Worth County:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Worth County:

6.53 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

9.14 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.2%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.6%
Iowa:

27.3%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Northwood:

49.7%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.9%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.2
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Northwood:

21.5%
State:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Northwood:

13.9%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

36.8%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

54.0%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Northwood:

74.9%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Northwood, IA Residents
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
Streets and Highways 3$10,167$40,6680$0
Police Protection - Officers 3$10,384$41,5360$0
Local Libraries 1$1,395$16,7401$899
Other and Unallocable 1$5,568$66,8161$111
Transit 1$1,815$21,7800$0
Water Supply 1$3,153$37,8360$0
Sewerage 1$3,153$37,8360$0
Other Government Administration 1$4,339$52,0687$2,083
Totals for Government 12$39,974$39,9749$3,093

Northwood government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $370,000 ($187.82)
    Police Protection: $291,000 ($147.72)
    Water Utilities: $230,000 ($116.75)
    Sewerage: $167,000 ($84.77)
    Parks and Recreation: $163,000 ($82.74)
    General - Other: $138,000 ($70.05)
    Solid Waste Management: $128,000 ($64.97)
    General Public Buildings: $121,000 ($61.42)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $63,000 ($31.98)
    Libraries: $59,000 ($29.95)
    Financial Administration: $45,000 ($22.84)
    Transit Utilities: $45,000 ($22.84)
    Local Fire Protection: $10,000 ($5.08)
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,000 ($4.57)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($3.55)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000 ($2.54)
    Air Transportation: $3,000 ($1.52)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $50,000 ($25.38)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $180,000 ($91.37)
    Police Protection: $12,000 ($6.09)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $660,000 ($335.03)

Northwood government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $152,000 ($77.16)
    Solid Waste Management: $119,000 ($60.41)
    Parks and Recreation: $40,000 ($20.30)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $13,000 ($6.60)
    Other: $13,000 ($6.60)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $28,000 ($14.21)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $14,000 ($7.11)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $328,000 ($166.50)
    Interest Earnings: $27,000 ($13.71)
    Sale of Property: $7,000 ($3.55)
    Fines and Forfeits: $5,000 ($2.54)
    Rents: $3,000 ($1.52)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $179,000 ($90.86)
    Transit Utilities: $26,000 ($13.20)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $202,000 ($102.54)
  • Tax - Property: $883,000 ($448.22)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $141,000 ($71.57)
    Other License: $5,000 ($2.54)

Northwood government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,813,000 ($920.30)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,559,000 ($791.37)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $254,000 ($128.93)

Northwood government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,798,000 ($1420.30)

6.14% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($36,054 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.14%
Iowa average:

6.23%

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 Cerro Gordo County, IA  1.98% ($32,683 average AGI)
to Winnebago County, IA  0.66% ($35,850)
Businesses in Northwood, IA
NameCountNameCount
Burger King2Holiday Inn1
Chevrolet1Subway1
Ford1True Value1

Strongest AM radio stations in Northwood:

  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KATE (1450 AM; 1 kW; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KAUS (1480 AM; 1 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KOLM (1520 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: OLMSTED COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDHL (920 AM; 5 kW; FARIBAULT, MN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Northwood:

  • KYTC (102.7 FM; NORTHWOOD, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KBDC (88.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KAUS-FM (99.9 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KLSS-FM (106.1 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KSMA-FM (98.7 FM; OSAGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KQPR (96.1 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: HOMETOWN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIAI (93.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KCPI (94.9 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KROC-FM (106.9 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • K299AL (107.7 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: FREEBORN COUNTY CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC)
  • KUNY (91.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KJCY (95.5 FM; ST. ANSGAR, IA; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYBA (105.3 FM; STEWARTVILLE, MN; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO)
  • KVGO (104.3 FM; SPRING VALLEY, MN; Owner: KVGO, INC.)
  • KCMR (97.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: TLC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K223AB (92.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: GREAT COMM. COMMCNS. OF N. IOWA INC)
  • KMSK (91.3 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: MANKATO STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Northwood:

  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KAAL (Channel 6; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: KAAL-TV, LLC)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K43DH (Channel 43; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K45DF (Channel 45; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K49DB (Channel 49; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K51CY (Channel 51; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K53DI (Channel 53; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K55FJ (Channel 55; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K61EU (Channel 61; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K57EU (Channel 57; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • KSMQ-TV (Channel 15; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #492)
  • K54HA (Channel 54; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Northwood fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Northwood fatal accident list:

Oct 3, 1995 09:14 PM, 105, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 2
Apr 13, 1985 11:14 AM, 16th St N, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 98ft / 29.9mTotal length
  • 11,172Total average daily traffic
  • 2,004Total average daily truck traffic
  • 11,172Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Northwood, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Northwood, IA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Northwood)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

53 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Northwood, IA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • NORTHWOOD, 3.1 Mi Ssw (Lat: 43.397222 Lon: -93.236111), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 96 m, Call Sign: WMS989,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6755.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/08/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2016, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • STATION, 4 Mi W Of Northwood On Hwy 105 1.1 Mi S (Lat: 43.427444 Lon: -93.289917), Overall height: 60.4 m, Call Sign: WNTU792,
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.193 MHz, 928.193 MHz, Grant Date: 03/20/2019, Expiration Date: 04/05/2029, Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St., Suite 505n, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (402) 346-6676, Email:
  • Northwood Elevator, Lat: 43.449000 Lon: -93.212806, Type: Silo, Structure height: 61 m, Overall height: 64 m, Call Sign: WQKB396,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/17/2009, Expiration Date: 03/31/2018, Cancellation Date: 06/02/2018, Certifier: Terry Wegener, Registrant: Attorney At Law, 2154 Wisconsin Avenue, Nw, Ste 250, Washington, DC 20007, Phone: (202) 223-3772, Fax: (202) 315-3587, Email:
  • Northwood Elevator, Lat: 43.449000 Lon: -93.212806, Type: Silo, Structure height: 61 m, Overall height: 64 m, Call Sign: WQKB396,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/17/2009, Expiration Date: 03/31/2018, Cancellation Date: 06/02/2018, Certifier: Terry Wegener, Registrant: Attorney At Law, 2154 Wisconsin Avenue, Nw, Ste 250, Washington, DC 20007, Phone: (202) 223-3772, Fax: (202) 315-3587, Email:
  • TOP OF IOWA, 853 480th Street (Lat: 43.458750 Lon: -93.350000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WQLA262,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6595.00 MHz, Grant Date: 11/09/2009, Expiration Date: 11/09/2019, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2016, Certifier: John E Rooney, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • NORTHWOODS, 5 Mi W (Lat: 43.445000 Lon: -93.326111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: WQPM407,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, Grant Date: 06/27/2012, Expiration Date: 06/27/2022, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (678) 259-1319, Email:
  • NORTHWOOD, 4576 Kingfisher Avenue (Lat: 43.427611 Lon: -93.289778), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 60.4 m, Call Sign: WHC791,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6775.00 MHz, 6785.00 MHz, Grant Date: 01/06/2010, Expiration Date: 02/15/2020, Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St. Suite 505n, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (402) 233-3179, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Northwood)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: UNDERKOFLER KENNETH B SR QUICKSILVER MX II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 118KU , Serial Number: 118, Year manufactured: 1989, Airworthiness Date: 12/26/1989, Certificate Issue Date: 10/31/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Patrick Maher, 549 500th St, Northwood, IA 50459
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182P (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 182LW , Serial Number: 18261255, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 06/29/1972, Certificate Issue Date: 03/27/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Rodney R Loken, 4763 Jonquil Ave, Northwood, IA 50459
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182K (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2595R , Serial Number: 18258295, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 06/21/1967, Certificate Issue Date: 08/16/1988
    Registrant (Individual): Michael E Dierenfeld, 4646 Mallard Avenue, Northwood, IA 50459
  • Aircraft: VAVRA ROGER L ZODIAC 601XL (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O-235-C1B (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 601VL , Serial Number: 6-5093, Year manufactured: 2009, Airworthiness Date: 07/19/2009, Certificate Issue Date: 07/07/2014
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Mark E Beal, 1747 430th St, Northwood, IA 50459, Other Owners: Shirley A Beal
  • Aircraft: FARIBAULT AIRPORT INC KITFOX IV (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 728MJ , Serial Number: 1488, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 01/24/2000
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, 529 485th St, Northwood, IA 50459

2004 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2017 the average number of fires per year is 15. The highest number of fires - 29 took place in 2004, and the least - 0 in 2005. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Northwood, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (45.5%), and Structure Fires (30.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Northwood, IA
    • 9745.5%Outside Fires
    • 6430.0%Structure Fires
    • 3616.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 167.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Northwood, IA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Northwood, Iowa:

  • Country Inn And Suites, 711 Diamond Jo Ln, Northwood, Iowa 50459 , Phone: (641) 323-7000, Fax: (641) 323-7412
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Northwood, 4712 Wheelerwood Rd, Northwood, Iowa 50459 , Phone: (641) 323-7500
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Northwood, Iowa
Most common first names in Northwood, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2881.6 years
Clarence2279.8 years
Clara1786.3 years
William1678.6 years
George1581.8 years
Arthur1578.8 years
Alice1583.6 years
Mabel1479.9 years
Carl1382.5 years
Charles1382.2 years
Most common last names in Northwood, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson4481.8 years
Nelson3177.5 years
Olson2781.3 years
Anderson2383.4 years
Hanson2378.9 years
Reyerson1978.3 years
Peterson1481.1 years
Thompson1380.2 years
Holstad1283.5 years
Tenold1175.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Northwood, IA
  • 83.5%Utility gas
  • 11.6%Electricity
  • 3.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Northwood, IA
  • 45.9%Electricity
  • 41.6%Utility gas
  • 9.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.3%No fuel used


Northwood compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed 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 significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 5 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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