Northwood, OH Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Northwood, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Northwood had a population of 5,378 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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Northwood, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,378
Population in Households 5,378
Population in Familes 4,497
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 631
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $56,877
Average Household Income $68,431
Per Capita Income $26,320


Total Housing Units 2,214 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,715 (77.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 354 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 145 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $119,761
Average Home Value $146,631


Total Households 2,069
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 1,467
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 0.26% 0.24%
Households 0.26% 0.27%
Families 0.03% 0.11%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   2.54%

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, 2018 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 # 275 77th
Population Density # 947 22nd
Diversity Index # 212 83rd
Median Household Income # 443 64th
Per Capita Income # 543 55th

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