Woodward, Iowa

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Woodward, Iowa

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High Points

Woodward strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Iowa):

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Well-Paid Single Women
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Top 15% Woodward Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Woodward, Iowa

Comparing Woodward to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Racial Diversity 5 8
Age of the Population 5 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 5
Senior Citizens 4 2
Male Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 6
Portion of People Married 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 6
People in Middle Class or Better 7 6
College Educated Adults 7 7
Median Family Income 6 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 5 2
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Working at Home 3 2
Public Transportation Use 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 8 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 7
Affordability of Rents 7 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 5
Housing Recently Built 3 6

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Woodward Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles SW of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 112 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Dallas
Metro Area Des Moines
Standard Zip Codes 50276
Phone Area Codes 515
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.856
Longitude -93.921

Woodward Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station PERRY
Distance 10.2 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 31.9 inches
Station ANKENY
Distance 20.7 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches
Distance 26 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
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Woodward Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,200 100%
Male 547 45.6%
Female 653 54.4%
Under 18 340 28.3%
18+ 860 71.7%
65+ 160 13.3%
Median Age 37.1
Average Family Size 3.06
White 1,168 97.3%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 10 0.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.3%
Other 12 1%
Mixed Race 5 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 14 1.2%

Estimated Woodward Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,305
Growth 105
Growth % 8.8%

Woodward Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 33.2%
Irish 13.3%
US/American 9.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.2%
English 8.2%
Italian 4.5%
Swedish 4%
Norwegian 3.6%
Danish 2.9%
Dutch 2.5%
Scottish 2.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
French (except Basque) 1%
Polish 0.9%
British 0.7%
European 0.6%
Croatian 0.5%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Woodward, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Moran (50276)
The Meadows (50276)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Woodward 1,200 $43,333
Bouton 136 $43,125
Granger 583 $47,750
Luther 158 $41,786
Madrid 2,264 $47,596
Minburn 391 $49,375
Perry 7,633 $41,771

Woodward Public Libraries

Woodward Public Library
"118 S.MAIN, BOX 510"
Woodward, Iowa
(515) 438-2636

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Woodward High Schools (2004)

306 W 3RD ST
Serves 245 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.8

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