Stanwood is a smaller town with great economic factors. Highway 30 runs along the south side of the city intersecting with Highway 38. The Union Pacific Railroad cuts through the center of town by a thriving park which is next to the North Cedar Knight’s football field. They are currently raising money to build a new larger enclosed pavilion.
Stanwood is part of a four-town school district called North Cedar Community School District.
Stanwood has a small population of 684.
- 16.1% (110 people) - Seniors (65+)
- 27.8% (190 people) - Boomers (45-65)
- 17.3% (118 people) - Adults (30-44)
- 9.0% (62 people) - Young Adults (20-29)
- 29.8% (204 people) - Children (19 and under)
The median of the population by gender is
- Male: 40.3
- Female: 41.9
Median household income is $37,102. There are 275 households in Stanwood, 192 (69.8%) of those are family households. The percent of population in owner occupied units is 85.2% compared to the state of Iowa that has 72.8% and the United States at 65.2%.
Stanwood known as “our town,” was founded in 1869. Some of its leading employers include Community State Bank, North Cedar Community Schools, and North Cedar Recycling.