Woodward, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Woodward, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Woodward had a population of 1,552 as of July 1, 2018. 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 41.8569 and longitude -93.9219 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.

While the primary coordinates for City of Woodward are located in Dallas County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Boone County.

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.

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Woodward, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,552
Population in Households 1,473
Population in Familes 1,131
Population in Group Qrtrs 79
Population Density2 430
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $60,047
Average Household Income $70,081
Per Capita Income $31,751


Total Housing Units 566 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 332 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 171 (30.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $123,517
Average Home Value $141,314


Total Households 504
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 294
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.55% 1.28%
Households 0.98% 1.58%
Families 0.55% 1.26%
Median Household Income   1.54%
Per Capita Income   2.21%

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, 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 # 202 80th
Population Density # 688 32nd
Diversity Index # 146 86th
Median Household Income # 319 68th
Per Capita Income # 289 71st

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