Woodward is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 1,503 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, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Woodward who work in community and social services (12.84%), teaching (10.45%), and office and administrative support (7.91%).
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.
In Woodward, just 10.73% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Woodward in 2010 was $20,708, 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 $82,832 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, English, Norwegian, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Woodward is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.