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Overview

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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,337
Male Share of the Population53.4%
Female Share of the Population46.6%
Senior Citizens13.4%
Employed Population 16+2,467
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married62%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.5%
Median Earnings25+$40,478
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,250

Wealth

Median Family Income$73,531
% Above Poverty Level92.4%
% Below Poverty Level7.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone20.2%
Median Gross Rent$770
Median House Value$108,300

Ancestry

German36.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.7%
Irish10.3%
French Except Basque9.8%
English9.7%
Polish7.6%
Hungarian5.2%
Italian2.8%
Dutch2%
Arab2%
Swedish1.9%
Lebanese1%
Canadian0.9%
Czech0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Slovak0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
Palestinian0.5%
Bulgarian0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Greek0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Scottish0.3%
Syrian0.1%
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Northwood Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wood County, Lucas County
Standard Zip Codes43619, 43605
Phone Area Codes419, 567
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.61
Approximate Longitude-83.48

Northwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationTOLEDO BLADE
Distance4.5 miles
Jan Temp22 to 33 F
Apr Temp42 to 61 F
Jul Temp68 to 87 F
Oct Temp48 to 64 F
Annual Precip33.5 inches
StationTOLEDO EXPRESS AP
Distance17.2 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip33.2 inches
StationMONROE
Distance21.7 miles
Jan Temp17 to 31 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp64 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip33.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Elmore1,261$76,389
Millbury1,229$66,979
Oregon20,137$72,188
Rossford6,514$73,071
Toledo280,854$45,201
Walbridge3,072$52,386

Northwood Public Schools

Lark Elementary School
331 W Andrus Rd
ZIP: 43619
(419) 666-5110
Northwood Elementary School
500 Lemoyne Rd
ZIP: 43619
(419) 691-4621
Primary
Total Enrollment 507
Northwood High School
700 Lemoyne Rd
ZIP: 43619
(419) 691-4651
High
Total Enrollment 427
Olney Elementary School
512 Lemoyne Rd
ZIP: 43619
(419) 691-2601
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