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Northwood, Ohio - Basic Facts

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The City of Northwood had a population of 5,456 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Northwood, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,456
Daytime Population: Workers 4,104
Daytime Population: Residents 2,832
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,936
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.27
Population in Households 5,456
Population in Familes 4,546
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 640
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $55,116
Average Household Income $67,006
Per Capita Income $25,699


Total Housing Units 2,210 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,709 (77.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 384 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 117 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $118,339
Average Home Value $142,184


Total Households 2,093
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 1,488
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.49% 0.49%
Households 0.46% 0.45%
Families 0.23% 0.32%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

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, 2017 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 Density # 942 23rd
Diversity Index # 214 83rd
Median Household Income # 462 62nd
Per Capita Income # 546 55th

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