Northwood, North Dakota

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Northwood is a city in Grand Forks County, North Dakota in the United States. It is part of the "Grand Forks, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area" or "Greater Grand Forks". The population was 959 at the 2000 census. Northwood was founded in 1884.

A tornado, rated EF4 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale,[3] struck Northwood on the evening of August 26, 2007 causing destruction to the entire town and killing one person.[4] Later on some of the buildings were burned, collapsed, or torn down because of severe damage to the buildings from the tornado.[5][6][7]



Northwood is located at 47°44′5″N 97°34′8″W / 47.73472°N 97.56889°W / 47.73472; -97.56889 (47.734727, -97.569027).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 959 people, 408 households, and 243 families residing in the city. The population density was 923.1 people per square mile (356.0/km²). There were 459 housing units at an average density of 441.8/sq mi (170.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.17% White, 0.10% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.73% of the population.

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