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Woodward, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Woodward had a population of 1,572 as of July 1, 2017. Woodward ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Woodward is located at latitude 41.8523 and longitude -93.9208 in Dallas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Woodward (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dallas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,070 feet.

The City of Woodward (GNIS ID: 2397375) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Woodward is located within Township of Des Moines, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dallas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Woodward 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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Woodward, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,572
Daytime Population: Workers 182
Daytime Population: Residents 785
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 967
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 1,485
Population in Familes 1,154
Population in Group Qrtrs 87
Population Density2 435
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $57,141
Average Household Income $67,624
Per Capita Income $30,246


Total Housing Units 549 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 359 (65.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 141 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $121,200
Average Home Value $137,849


Total Households 500
Average Household Size 2.97
Family Households 294
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.81% 1.31%
Households 1.01% 1.63%
Families 0.63% 1.32%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   2.04%

Woodward, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Woodward to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa 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 # 202 80th
Population Density # 687 32nd
Diversity Index # 128 88th
Median Household Income # 343 66th
Per Capita Income # 282 72nd

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