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Welcome to Northwood ...

The city of Northwood is located in Worth County and is the County Seat for Worth County.

The location of Northwood has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Northwood has a population of 1,976 people<2> (see below for details).

Northwood is 1,230 feet [375 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Northwood lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Northwood: (641)

The ZIP code for Northwood: 50459<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Northwood had a population of 1,989 people (which is 26.18% of the total population of Worth County). This makes Northwood the county's most populous community.

The population of Northwood represents 0.07% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 161st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,989 people, the population of Northwood decreased 2.98% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,050 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Northwood had an population of 1,976 people. This is a decrease of 0.65% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.61% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Northwood.

Communities near Northwood ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Austin   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of Northwood

Located in Mower County (MN)

Albert Lea   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Northwood

Located in Freeborn County (MN)

Lake Mills   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) of Northwood

Located in Winnebago County

Manly   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) of Northwood

Saint Ansgar   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of Northwood

Located in Mitchell County

Glenville   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of Northwood

Located in Freeborn County (MN)

Lyle   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) of Northwood

Located in Mower County (MN)

Emmons   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of Northwood

Located in Freeborn County (MN)

Plymouth   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) of Northwood

Located in Cerro Gordo County

Fertile   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Northwood

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Northwood.

Communities Also Named Northwood ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 47 communities that are also named Northwood - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida (3), Georgia (2), Indiana (7), Maryland (3), Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey (2), New York, North Carolina (5), North Dakota, Ohio (5), Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina (5), Utah and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Northwood.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Northwood. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Northwood. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Northwood. Our list includes 6 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Northwood:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Northwood ...

Looking for more information about Northwood? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Northwood, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Northwood.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Iowa

About Worth County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Northwood. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Northwood.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Northwood - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Northwood). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Northwood or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Northwood) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Northwood. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Northwood

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Northwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4441, Longitude: -93.2166     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Northwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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