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Northwood, Ohio - Basic Facts

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The City of Northwood had a population of 5,434 as of July 1, 2016. Northwood ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Northwood is located at latitude 41.6101 and longitude -83.4827 in Wood County. The formal boundaries for the City of Northwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Wood County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 610 feet.

The City of Northwood (GNIS ID: 1087191) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Northwood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Northwood, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,434
Population in Households 5,434
Population in Familes 4,538
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 638
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 2,092
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 1,494
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,200 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,708 (77.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 384 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 108 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $116,857
Average Home Value $139,851


Median Household Income $52,820
Average Household Income $63,883
Per Capita Income $24,588
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.51% 0.55%
Households 0.52% 0.56%
Families 0.34% 0.42%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Northwood, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Northwood to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 271 78th
Population Density1 # 948 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 206 83rd
Median Household Income # 451 63rd
Per Capita Income # 512 58th

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