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Northwood, Ohio
Houses on Mary Avenue off Woodville Road
Houses on Mary Avenue off Woodville Road
"Where Opportunity Abounds"
Location of Northwood, Ohio
Location of Northwood, Ohio
Location of Northwood in Wood County
Location of Northwood in Wood County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Wood
 • Total 8.57 sq mi (22.20 km2)
 • Land 8.56 sq mi (22.16 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
614 ft (187 m)
 • Total 5,265
 • Estimate 
 • Density 635.04/sq mi (245.18/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-57190
GNIS feature ID 1049027

Northwood is a city and eastern suburb in Wood County, Ohio, United States, within the Toledo metropolitan area. The population was 5,265 at the 2010 census.


Northwood was originally Ross Township. It was the northernmost township in Wood County from its establishment on April 18, 1874 until December 1, 1962. Farms, gardens, orchards, and railroads covered the area located just south of east Toledo. In 1898 Edward Ford's glass factory was built along the Maumee River, which ultimately led to the incorporation of the village of Rossford in 1939 within the western portion of the township. Ross Township was then divided so that Rossford Township would serve as a barrier between Rossford and the remaining Ross Township. On December 1, 1962, Ross Township ceased to exist when it became incorporated as the city of Northwood, so aptly named because of its location at the top of Wood County. With its departure, Wood County dropped its number of townships from 20 to 19.

The original boundary of Ross Township can be observed as follows: beginning at the southeastern corner of Northwood, thence westward along the southern border to Rossford, thence westward along the line of Elm Tree Street to the Maumee River, thence northeastward and eastward along the Lucas County border until the Ottawa County border, and thence southward to the point of beginning.


Northwood is located at 41°36′39″N 83°29′57″W / 41.61083°N 83.49917°W / 41.61083; -83.49917 (41.610882, -83.499040).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.53 square miles (22.09 km2), of which 8.52 square miles (22.07 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Adjoining Municipalities and Townships

  • Rossford - West
  • Perrysburg Township - South-West
  • Lake Township - South
  • Toledo - North
  • Ottawa County (Curtice) - East
  • Oregon - North-East
  • Walbridge - South


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 4,222
1980 5,495 30.2%
1990 5,506 0.2%
2000 5,471 −0.6%
2010 5,265 −3.8%
2019 (est.) 5,434 3.2%

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 5,265 people, 2,025 households, and 1,463 families living in the city. The population density was 618.0 inhabitants per square mile (238.6/km2). There were 2,135 housing units at an average density of 250.6 per square mile (96.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.3% White, 0.7% African American, 0.6% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 1.3% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.8% of the population.

There were 2,025 households, of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.8% were non-families. 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.03.

The median age in the city was 39 years. 24.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.4% were from 25 to 44; 30.6% were from 45 to 64; and 11.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.


Primary-Secondary Education

The following schools fall within the jurisdictional boundaries of the City of Northwood:

  • Northwood High School (grades 7-12), 600 Lemoyne Rd, Northwood (419-691-3888).
  • Northwood Elementary School (grades PK-6), 600 Lemoyne Rd, Northwood (419-691-3888).

Northwood High School is a public high school in Northwood. It is the only high school in the Northwood Local Schools district. The current Northwood High School is located in Northwood Schools built in 2017. At the end of the 2006–2007 school year, Northwood was awarded an "Excellent" rating by the state of Ohio in education. The graduation rate of the school district was just over the state minimum (90%), coming in at 90.5%. The overall attendance average of the district was also over the state minimum (93%) at 95.9%. The district also met the standards on the adequate yearly progress (AYP) in all six categories.

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