Northwood, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Northwood, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Northwood Census Designated Place had a population of 302 as of July 1, 2017. Northwood ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Northwood is located at latitude 40.6864 and longitude -78.2271 in Blair County. The formal boundaries for the Northwood Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Blair County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,001 feet.

The Northwood Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2634249) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Northwood Census Designated Place is located within Township of Snyder, a minor civil division (MCD) of Blair County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Northwood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Northwood, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 302
Daytime Population: Workers 16
Daytime Population: Residents 172
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 188
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 302
Population in Familes 262
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 572
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $48,557
Average Household Income $63,111
Per Capita Income $22,881


Total Housing Units 131 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 98 (74.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $132,292
Average Home Value $244,949


Total Households 125
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 94
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.28% 0.0%
Households 0.22% 0.0%
Families 0.91% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   3.28%

Northwood, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Northwood to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1514 14th
Population Density # 1344 24th
Diversity Index # 1420 20th
Median Household Income # 1033 41st
Per Capita Income # 1337 24th

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