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Northwood is a city in Worth County, in the Mason City metro area.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Northwood is 43.444N. The longitude is -93.22W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,230 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,012.


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Median household income
Local
$33,030
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Northwood demographic reports
Northwood is on the Shellrock River
Former and merged names include:
· Gulbrand
Settled by Norwegian families
Local festivals include:
  • Worth County Fair - June 20-24, 2007
Dates often change. Check Northwood web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Worth County Historical Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Northwood demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Worth County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 50459 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

31% of Northwood residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Northwood ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Northwood was $18,167, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

14% of Northwood residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Northwood, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $259.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $646.


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Libraries in Northwood include Northwood Public Library ... View libraries

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Worth County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Northwood political report.

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The average commute time for Northwood workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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