Introduction to Northwood, Ohio

Northwood, Ohio, in Wood county, is 5 miles SE of Toledo, Ohio. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Toledo metropolitan area. Northwood has a population of approximately 5,471.

Northwood History

The community of Northwood, which was officially established on April 18th, 1874, was initially known as "Ross Township". In its early days, the community was comprised primarily of farms, gardens, and orchards. Edward Ford's glass factory was built in 1898, which eventually led to Rossford village's incorporation in 1939. At that time, the village was a part of the Ross Township, however following the village's incorporation, Ross Township was divided, and ultimately ceased to exist. On December 1, 1962, the area was incorporated as the city of Northwood. It was named because of its location in the northern part of Wood County.

Northwood and Nearby Attractions

  • Fallen Timbers
  • Toledo Museum of Art
  • Fort Meigs
  • Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge
  • Schedel Arboretum and Gardens
  • Maumee Bay State Park

Things To Do In Northwood

The Toledo Museum of Art features a permanent collection, as well as several special collections. It also offers classes on drawing, painting, glass blowing, and ceramics. Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, the former home of the President, now houses a museum and a library. Fallen Timbers, the site of the 1794 battle which resulted in the victory of Major General Anthony Wayne's forces, is a place of historic interest near Northwood. Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge is a 2,445-acre habitat for migrating waterfowl and various other water and marsh birds. Swan Creek Preserve Metropark, Crane Creek State Park, Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, and Toledo Zoo are among the other popular attractions in the area.

Northwood Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.

Northwood Higher Education

Nearby colleges include the Bowling Green State University, Owens Community College, Terra State Community College, and University of Toledo.


Total Population 5,285
Male Share of the Population 51.6%
Female Share of the Population 48.4%
Senior Citizens 11%
Employed Population 16+ 2,376
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 55.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.6%
Median Earnings25+ $40,923
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,474
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,972


Median Family Income $78,047
% Above Poverty Level 90.7%
% Below Poverty Level 9.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%


People Living Alone 26%
Median Gross Rent $820
Median House Value $104,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.3%
US/American 0%
English 8.2%
Irish 13.8%

Northwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 5 miles SE of Toledo, Ohio
County Wood
Metro Area Toledo
Standard Zip Codes 43605, 43619
Phone Area Codes 419
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.607
Longitude -83.468

Northwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 4.5 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 33 F
Apr Temp 42 to 61 F
Jul Temp 68 to 87 F
Oct Temp 48 to 64 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches
Distance 17.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33.2 inches
Station MONROE
Distance 21.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 31 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 64 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches

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Location Population Median Family Income
Elmore 1,390 $72,500
Millbury 1,219 $66,071
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Student/teacher ratio: 16.4

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