Woodward is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 1,426 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Woodward is the 261st largest community in Iowa. Woodward has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
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, Woodward isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Woodward are a mix 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 office and administrative support (11.84%), sales jobs (8.77%), and personal care services (8.77%).
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.
Woodward’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
As is often the case in a small city, Woodward doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The rate of college-level education in Woodward is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.50% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Woodward in 2010 was $23,776, which is lower middle income relative to Iowa, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $95,104 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 German, Irish, Norwegian, English, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Woodward is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.