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Northwood, IA (Iowa) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $104,930 (it was $57,200 in 2000)
Northwood:

$104,930
Iowa:

$158,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $80,535 - $177,224

Northwood,IA index of house prices

Total population: 2,003 (Urban population: 0, Rural population: 2,043 (19 farm, 2,024 nonfarm))

Houses: 986 (929 occupied: 715 owner occupied, 212 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

23%
State:

29%

Housing density: 261 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $225,381.

Median contract rent in 2019: $555 (lower quartile is $401, upper quartile is $944)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2019: $514


Median gross rent in Northwood, IA in 2019: $696

Housing units in Northwood with a mortgage: 442 (12 second mortgage, 45 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 273

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $81,166

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $50,456

Median monthly housing costs: $837

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Northwood, Iowa Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1952

Median year apartment built: 1962

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,308
  • Male householders: 476 (140 living alone), Female householders: 453 (118 living alone)
  • 436 spouses (436 opposite-sex spouses), 103 unmarried partners, (103 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 688 children (617 natural, 51 adopted, 23 stepchildren), 22 grandchildren, 14 brothers or sisters, 23 parents, 6 foster children, 27 other relatives, 14 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 49

Size of family households: 272 2-persons, 116 3-persons, 148 4-persons, 67 5-persons, 9 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 260 1-person, 53 2-persons.

355 married couples with children.
141 single-parent households (37 men, 104 women).

98.7% of residents of Northwood speak English at home.
0.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English well).

Foreign born population: 17 (0.7%)
(82.4% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.2
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

4.2
State:

4.2

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Northwood, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Northwood, Iowa
  • 0no bedroom
  • 211 bedroom
  • 1232 bedrooms
  • 3673 bedrooms
  • 1644 bedrooms
  • 415+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Northwood, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Northwood, Iowa
  • 8no bedroom
  • 631 bedroom
  • 602 bedrooms
  • 453 bedrooms
  • 264 bedrooms
  • 95+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Northwood in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Northwood in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 29no vehicle
  • 1611 vehicle
  • 3202 vehicles
  • 1253 vehicles
  • 554 vehicles
  • 245+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Northwood in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Northwood in renter-occupied apartments
  • 71no vehicle
  • 961 vehicle
  • 252 vehicles
  • 233 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Northwood, Iowa
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Northwood, Iowa
  • 01 room
  • 22 rooms
  • 73 rooms
  • 344 rooms
  • 1175 rooms
  • 1136 rooms
  • 1217 rooms
  • 1338 rooms
  • 1879+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Northwood, Iowa
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Northwood, Iowa
  • 81 room
  • 262 rooms
  • 353 rooms
  • 514 rooms
  • 475 rooms
  • 06 rooms
  • 297 rooms
  • 08 rooms
  • 189+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2019 house/condo value by year built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
  • Northwood, IA household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Northwood, IA in 2019
  • 63Less than $10,000
  • 49$10,000 to $19,999
  • 81$20,000 to $29,999
  • 122$30,000 to $39,999
  • 105$40,000 to $49,999
  • 80$50,000 to $59,999
  • 44$60,000 to $74,999
  • 176$75,000 to $99,999
  • 50$100,000 to $124,999
  • 76$125,000 to $149,999
  • 46$150,000 to $199,999
  • 30$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2019 in Northwood, IA

  • Distribution of house value in Northwood, IA in 2019
  • 3Less than $10,000
  • 7$10,000 to $14,999
  • 4$25,000 to $29,999
  • 5$30,000 to $34,999
  • 22$40,000 to $49,999
  • 31$50,000 to $59,999
  • 46$60,000 to $69,999
  • 70$70,000 to $79,999
  • 50$80,000 to $89,999
  • 93$90,000 to $99,999
  • 62$100,000 to $124,999
  • 41$125,000 to $149,999
  • 70$150,000 to $174,999
  • 25$175,000 to $199,999
  • 109$200,000 to $249,999
  • 11$250,000 to $299,999
  • 16$300,000 to $399,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in Northwood, IA

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Northwood, IA in 2019
  • 3Less than $100
  • 9$100 to $149
  • 8$200 to $249
  • 5$250 to $299
  • 11$300 to $349
  • 12$350 to $399
  • 17$400 to $449
  • 11$450 to $499
  • 19$500 to $549
  • 22$550 to $599
  • 13$650 to $699
  • 5$800 to $899
  • 34$900 to $999
  • 5$1,000 to $1,249
  • 5$1,250 to $1,499
  • 18$2,500 to $2,999
  • 8No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2019

Percentage of workers working in this county: 53.5%
Number of people working at home: 34 (3.1% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 164
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 163
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 121
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 73
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 51
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 62
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 202
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 118
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 3
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 35
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 24
  • 90 or more minutes: 24
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Northwood

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 833 (83.6%)
  • Carpooled: 92 (9.2%)
  • Taxi: 19 (1.9%)
  • Walked: 24 (2.4%)
  • Worked at home: 29 (2.9%)
Class of Workers in 2019
  • Unemployment by race in 2019
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 3.2%Males
  • 3.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 68.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 52.1%Males
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Northwood, Iowa
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Northwood, Iowa
  • 02010 or later
  • 32000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 01980 to 1989
  • 91970 to 1979
  • 5Before 1970
Ancestries in Northwood, IA

First ancestries reported:

  • Norwegian: 407 (36.2%)
  • German: 275 (24.4%)
  • American: 65 (5.8%)
  • Irish: 46 (4.1%)
  • Danish: 14 (1.2%)
  • English: 11 (1.0%)
  • Northern European: 11 (1.0%)
  • British: 9 (0.8%)
  • Polish: 6 (0.5%)
  • Italian: 5 (0.4%)
  • French: 3 (0.3%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents (%):

Vietnam
Northwood:

56.3% (9)
Iowa:

4.3% (7,172)

United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
Northwood:

18.8% (3)
Iowa:

0.5% (828)

Ethiopia
Northwood:

18.8% (3)
Iowa:

0.8% (1,271)

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 1,417
  • Other state: 853
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 645
  • South: 74
  • West: 130

89.5% of Northwood residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37.2% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 36.5% lived in Iowa.


Northwood:

89.5%
State average:

85.2%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 7
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 2
  • 9th grade: 26
  • 10th grade: 3
  • 11th grade: 0
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 20
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 297
  • Less than 1 year of college: 83
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 53
  • Associate degree: 90
  • Bachelor's degree: 98
  • Master's degree: 45
  • Professional school degree: 10
  • Doctorate degree: 0
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 5
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 13
  • 9th grade: 5
  • 10th grade: 12
  • 11th grade: 15
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 4
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 282
  • Less than 1 year of college: 78
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 97
  • Associate degree: 114
  • Bachelor's degree: 110
  • Master's degree: 37
  • Professional school degree: 5
  • Doctorate degree: 5
Educational Attainment for Females
Northwood marital status for males
Northwood marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 825
  • One, attached: 5
  • Two: 2
  • 3 or 4: 41
  • 5 to 9: 41
  • 10 to 19: 24
  • 20 to 49: 20
  • Mobile homes: 16

Median worth of mobile homes: $13,268

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2019: 0.7%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2019: 4.2%

House/condo owner moved in on average 11 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Northwood
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Northwood, IA
  • 81.4%Utility gas
  • 12.6%Electricity
  • 6.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Northwood, IA
  • 48.3%Utility gas
  • 37.6%Electricity
  • 7.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.4%Other fuel
  • 2.9%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 16
Here:

7.8%
Iowa:

9.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Iowa:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6
Here:

10.9%
Iowa:

23.0%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability