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Population in 2012: 1,977 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.6%
 

Males: 920  (46.6%)
Females: 1,057  (53.4%)

Median resident age:  44.2 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50459.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,534 (it was $33,030 in 2000)
Northwood:

$43,534
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,287

Northwood city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $92,312 (it was $57,200 in 2000)
Northwood:

$92,312
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $95,212; Detached houses: $97,491; Mobile homes: $18,445

Median gross rent in 2012: $500.

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  • White alone - 1,909 (96.0%)
  • Hispanic - 45 (2.3%)
  • Two or more races - 21 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 9 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Northwood: 83.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Norwegian (31.3%), German (30.2%), English (6.1%), United States (5.7%), Swedish (4.5%), Irish (3.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/7/1875

Elevation: 1232 feet

Land area: 3.78 square miles.

Population density: 523 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Northwood:

  • High school or higher: 89.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Northwood city:

  • Never married: 20.2%
  • Now married: 53.7%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 15.3%

10 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.5%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Northwood, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Northwood to the number of sex offenders is 989 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,350 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,203 (1.4%)

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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) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $71,700
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 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
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 43.45 N, Longitude: 93.22 W

Area code: 641

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.2%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +94 (+4.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Northwood-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 161% 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.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Worth County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Floods: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers in Northwood:

  • WORTH COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, 95 NINTH STREET NORTH)
  • LUTHERAN RETIREMENT HOME (Nursing Home, 701 NINTH STREET NORTH)

Other hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Northwood, IA

Airports located in Northwood:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Northwood:

  • Rochester Community and Technical College (about 57 miles; Rochester, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,599)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 63 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 12,138)
  • South Central College (about 66 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,118)
  • St. Olaf College (about 71 miles; Northfield, MN; FT enrollment: 3,028)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 71 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 72 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,501)
  • Luther College (about 72 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,470)

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Public elementary/middle school in Northwood:

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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)

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 21.6. This is significantly better than average.
City:

21.6
U.S.:

32.0
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.:

2.879
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 23.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

23.3
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2004 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.2
U.S.:

11.4

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

KUENNENS QUARRY (Address: 503 1ST AVE N , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
NORTHWOOD COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 42, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - Between JUL-2003 and AUG-2003, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-18-2003), St Public Notif requested (SEP-18-2003), St Compliance achieved (SEP-23-2003)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
SORBO FAMILY CAMPGROUND (Address: 471 500TH ST , Population served: 27, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUN-05-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.6%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 18.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.8% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Northwood, IA

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

Northwood compared to Iowa state average:

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  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.


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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.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Northwood, Iowa:

  • Country Inn And Suites, 711 Diamond Jo Ln, Northwood, IA 50459 , Phone: (641) 323-7000, Fax: (641) 323-7412
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Northwood, 4712 Wheelerwood Rd, Northwood, IA 50459 , Phone: (641) 323-7500
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Northwood, Iowa

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Northwood travel time to work - commute


Northwood mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Northwood city (based on Worth County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.74%
Here74.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents71.9%15.4%6.3%4.1%2.4%
Congregations62.5%18.8%6.3%6.3%6.3%
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: 2
Worth County:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Worth County:

8.2%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Worth County:

28.6%
State:

27.3%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$3,722$44,6642$1,441
Police Protection - Officers 3$10,269$41,0760$0
Streets and Highways 3$8,462$33,8480$0
Sewerage 1$2,719$32,6280$0
Water Supply 1$3,049$36,5880$0
Transit 1$1,594$19,1281$478
Local Libraries 1$1,215$14,5802$1,014
Totals for Government 11$31,030$33,8515$2,933

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,464,000 ($740.52)
    Regular Highways: $65,000 ($32.88)
    Housing & Community Development: $4,000 ($2.02)
  • Current Operations - Parks & Recreation: $182,000 ($92.06)
    General - Other: $168,000 ($84.98)
    Regular Highways: $155,000 ($78.40)
    Water Utilities: $135,000 ($68.29)
    Police Protection: $124,000 ($62.72)
    Sewerage: $111,000 ($56.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $84,000 ($42.49)
    Libraries: $43,000 ($21.75)
    Financial Administration: $38,000 ($19.22)
    Transit Utilities: $37,000 ($18.72)
    General Public Buildings: $20,000 ($10.12)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($3.03)
    Fire Protection: $6,000 ($3.03)
    Air Transportation: $2,000 ($1.01)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $87,000 ($44.01)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $14,000 ($7.08)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $430,000 ($217.50)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $129,000 ($65.25)
    Solid Waste Management: $85,000 ($42.99)
    Parks & Recreation: $45,000 ($22.76)
    All Other: $15,000 ($7.59)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $274,000 ($138.59)
    All Other: $5,000 ($2.53)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $88,000 ($44.51)
    Interest Earnings: $55,000 ($27.82)
    Special Assessments: $15,000 ($7.59)
    Property Sale Other: $7,000 ($3.54)
    Rents: $5,000 ($2.53)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $136,000 ($68.79)
    Transit Utilities: $22,000 ($11.13)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $164,000 ($82.95)
    General Support: $33,000 ($16.69)
    All Other: $6,000 ($3.03)
  • Tax - Property: $953,000 ($482.04)
    Total General Sales: $82,000 ($41.48)
    Public Utilities: $12,000 ($6.07)
    NEC: $6,000 ($3.03)

Northwood government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,379,000 ($697.52)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $1,190,000 ($601.92)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $2,199,000 ($1112.29)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $370,000 ($187.15)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,819,000 ($920.08)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $19,000 ($9.61)

5.45% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,944 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.45%
Iowa average:

6.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cerro Gordo County, IA  1.82% ($27,778 average AGI)
from Winnebago County, IA  0.81% ($25,083)


6.77% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,951 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.77%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cerro Gordo County, IA  2.36% ($28,761 average AGI)
to Winnebago County, IA  0.53% ($25,375)
to Mitchell County, IA  0.37% ($38,273)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Northwood, Iowa:
  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 6
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Iowa average:
  • Fatal accident count: 80
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 124
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 25
  • Fatalities: 87
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 201
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 8

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


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • NORTHWOOD, 3.1 Mi Ssw (Lat: 43.397222 Lon: -93.236111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 96 m, Call Sign: WMS989
    Assigned Frequencies: 6745.00 MHz, 6755.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/08/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, 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: 01/13/2009, Expiration Date: 04/05/2019
    Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad, 1400 Douglas St. Stop 0650, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 544-1777, Fax: (402) 280-6565, 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, 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, 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, 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, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • NORTHWOOD, 4576 Kingfisher Avenue (Lat: 43.427444 Lon: -93.289917), Type: Tower, 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: Union Pacific Railroad, 1400 Douglas St. Stop 0650, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 544-1777, Fax: (402) 233-3179, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • 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
    Registrant (Individual): Rodney 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
    Registrant (Individual): Michael E Dierenfeld, 4646 Mallard Avenue, Northwood, IA 50459
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172G (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3901L , Serial Number: 17254070, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 01/03/1966
    Registrant (Co-Owned): David H Hanson, 807 Highway 105, Northwood, IA 50459, Other Owners: Randal D Sime
  • Aircraft: AMERICAN AVIATION AA-1A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 84 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6419L , Serial Number: AA1A-0419, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 06/13/1972
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Mark E Beal, 1747 430th St, Northwood, IA 50459, Other Owners: Shirley A Beal


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 18
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

Incident types - Northwood


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Northwood, IA

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
Businesses in Northwood, IA
NameCountNameCount
Burger King2Subway1
Holiday Inn1True Value1

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