Woodward, Iowa

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Woodward is a city in Dallas County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,200 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.



An F-2 tornado struck Woodward, the city of Ames, and several other small Iowan communities on November 12, 2005, devastating many homes in the southeast and east parts of town. There were no casualties in Woodward, although there was one in Stratford.

Woodward's Mayor has been Ron Chock since 2007; its city council members are currently (as of June 2010): Ashvin Patel, Jesse A. Purvis, Richard Hartwig, Paul Thompson and Craig DeHoet.


Woodward is located at 41°51′19″N 93°55′23″W / 41.85528°N 93.92306°W / 41.85528; -93.92306 (41.855230, -93.923068)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²), all of it land.

Public safety

Woodward is served by a volunteer fire department, which has served since 1883.[2]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,200 people, 490 households, and 309 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,319.1 people per square mile (509.1/km²). There were 528 housing units at an average density of 580.4/sq mi (224.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.33% White, 0.08% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.83% Asian, 1.00% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.17% of the population.

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