Woodward is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 1,461 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Woodward is the 261st largest community in Iowa.
Woodward real estate is some of the most expensive in Iowa, although Woodward house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Woodward is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Woodward is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Woodward who work in community and social services (11.61%), office and administrative support (10.42%), and teaching (10.27%).
Also of interest is that Woodward has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Despite being a small city, Woodward has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
In Woodward, just 9.23% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Woodward in 2010 was $20,559, which is low income relative to Iowa, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $82,236 for a family of four. However, Woodward contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Woodward home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Woodward residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Woodward include Irish, Norwegian, English, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Woodward is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.