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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    B-
Northwood is a town in North Dakota with a population of 704. Northwood is in Grand Forks County. Living in Northwood offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Northwood there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and parks. Many retirees live in Northwood and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Northwood are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$109,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$562
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    108
    500
  • Theft
    108
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,219
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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Northwood Reviews

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There is a very strong community sense in my community. Most young couples move here and live here until their children graduate and fall in love with the area and stay and many have lived here their whole lives. It is a very friendly town, everyone waves and will constantly stop to talk. There are always something to do around here, a high school sporting event or a community gathering, there is always an event to meet up with others and get out.
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Coming to this area you can feel how safe it is. Everyone is here to live instead of promoting crime. If there are any crimes our cops are very good at solving the problem and prosecuting. Any time you look out the window you see their cop cruiser which is really impressive since we only have 2!
The housing is very good. Houses are constantly being bought or sold and sometimes there are some even being built. Everyone has pleasant houses and have a nice exterior and many pride themselves on that. There are little to no abandoned properties. The prices are very good also, affordable and no one is unable to find somewhere to live.