Glenwood is a somewhat small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 5,253 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Glenwood is the 72nd largest community in Iowa.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Glenwood is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Glenwood is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Glenwood who work in office and administrative support (11.73%), sales jobs (10.42%), and personal care services (9.08%).
In Glenwood, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Glenwood is a relatively small city. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The population of Glenwood overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Glenwood, 21.90% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Glenwood in 2010 was $24,110, which is middle income relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $96,440 for a family of four. However, Glenwood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Glenwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Glenwood residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Glenwood include Irish, English, Swedish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Glenwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Scandinavian languages and Spanish.