Northwood is a somewhat small city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 5,179 people and just one neighborhood, Northwood is the 267th largest community in Ohio.
Unlike some cities, Northwood isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Northwood are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Northwood is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Northwood who work in sales jobs (14.09%), healthcare (13.79%), and management occupations (7.64%).
One of the benefits of Northwood is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.93 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
As is often the case in a small city, Northwood doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The overall education level of Northwood is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.91% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Northwood in 2018 was $41,199, which is wealthy relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $164,796 for a family of four. However, Northwood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Northwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Northwood residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Northwood include German, Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Northwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Hungarian and Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Hungarian ancestry and 1.7% have Canadian ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 6.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Northwood are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 57.9% of the neighborhoods in America. With 24.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 74.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 33.8% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 31.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (24.6%), and 9.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Northwood, OH, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (34.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (19.7%), and residents who report English roots (11.9%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (6.7%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (5.9%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (43.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (89.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (6.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.