Northwood, ND Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Northwood, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Northwood had a population of 1,020 as of July 1, 2017. Northwood ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Northwood is located at latitude 47.7316 and longitude -97.5653 in Grand Forks County. The formal boundaries for the City of Northwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Grand Forks County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,119 feet.

The City of Northwood (GNIS ID: 1036204) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. 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, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,020
Daytime Population: Workers 611
Daytime Population: Residents 582
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,193
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.17
Population in Households 963
Population in Familes 757
Population in Group Qrtrs 57
Population Density2 802
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $57,078
Average Household Income $70,227
Per Capita Income $29,928


Total Housing Units 481 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 266 (55.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 165 (34.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $138,636
Average Home Value $165,449


Total Households 431
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 261
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 1.06% 1.26%
Households 1.14% 1.4%
Families 0.99% 1.05%
Median Household Income   3.76%
Per Capita Income   3.62%

Northwood, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Northwood to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota 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 # 57 86th
Population Density # 106 74th
Diversity Index # 335 17th
Median Household Income # 233 42nd
Per Capita Income # 317 21st

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