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Population (year 2000): 11,296. Estimated population in July 2005: 10,985 (-2.8% change)
Males: 5,360 (47.5%), Females: 5,936 (52.5%)

Madison County

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Median resident age: 36.4 years
Median household income: $33,875 (year 2000)
Median house value: $59,600 (year 2000)

Wood River, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Wood River:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.7%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • Black (0.6%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (21.3%), Irish (13.4%), United States (12.6%), English (10.2%), Italian (4.4%), French (3.2%).

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Elevation: 440 feet

Land area: 6.1 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Wood River

  • High school or higher: 83.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wood River city

  • Never married: 21.8%
  • Now married: 54.4%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

0.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -238 (-2.1%).



Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MO Florissant, (16.9 miles pop. 50,497).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Louis, MO St. (19.4 miles pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (264.2 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Alton, IL (1.9 miles East Heights, IL (2.3 miles Rosewood IL (2.4 miles Roxana, IL (2.7 miles Hartford, Roxana, IL (3.2 miles South IL Bethalto, (4.1 miles IL Alton, (5.5 miles Alton, MO West (9.4 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 11 buildings, average cost: $69,400
  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $118,500
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $125,500
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $114,500
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $114,500
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $126,300
  • 2002: 13 buildings, average cost: $158,800
  • 2003: 17 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2004: 16 buildings, average cost: $148,600
  • 2005: 15 buildings, average cost: $157,700

Latitude: 38.86 N, Longitude: 90.09 W

Area code: 618


Wood River, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.7%), Manufacturing (17.7%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (11.6%), Retail trade (11.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -853 (-7.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 903 (18.6%)


 

Crime in Wood River by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 1 0 0 0 3
    per 100,000 0.0 8.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 26.6
Rapes 17 1 9 5 9 12
    per 100,000 150.5 8.9 79.7 44.3 79.7 106.2
Robberies 0 6 12 8 12 14
    per 100,000 0.0 53.1 106.2 70.8 106.2 123.9
Assaults 45 30 38 32 38 40
    per 100,000 398.4 265.6 336.4 283.3 336.4 354.1
Burglaries 97 85 103 79 103 86
    per 100,000 858.7 752.5 911.8 699.4 911.8 761.3
Thefts 439 370 474 428 474 502
    per 100,000 3886.3 3275.5 4196.2 3789.0 4196.2 4444.1
Auto thefts 30 14 44 30 44 34
    per 100,000 265.6 123.9 389.5 265.6 389.5 301.0
376.7 275.1 393.9 317.4 393.9 432.2


Average climate in Wood River, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Wood River-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 108% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/24/1967, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.7 miles away from the Wood River city center killed 3 people and injured 216 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1981, a category 4 tornado 10.0 miles away from the city center injured 32 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Wood River:
  • ALTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; ALTON, IL)
  • ALTON MENTAL HEALTH CENTER (about 6 miles; ALTON, IL)
  • SAINT ANTHONY HEALTH CENTER (about 6 miles; ALTON, IL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wood River:
  • ST LOUIS REGIONAL (about 5 miles; ALTON/ST LOUIS, IL; ID: ALN)
  • LAMBERT-ST LOUIS INTL (about 21 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; ID: STL)
  • SCOTT AFB/MIDAMERICA (about 29 miles; BELLEVILLE, IL; ID: BLV)
Other public-use airports nearest to Wood River:
  • ST LOUIS DOWNTOWN (about 21 miles; CAHOKIA/ST LOUIS, IL; ID: CPS)
  • ST LOUIS METRO-EAST/SHAFER FIELD (about 23 miles; ST JACOB, IL; ID: 3K6)
  • ST CHARLES COUNTY SMARTT (about 23 miles; ST CHARLES, MO; ID: SET)

Amtrak stations near Wood River:
  • 5 miles: ALTON (3400 COLLEGE AVE.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 19 miles: ST. LOUIS (550 S. 16TH ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 7 $23,619 $40,489 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 0 $0   2 $757
Sewerage 3 $10,071 $40,284 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 10 $31,195 $37,434 14 $11,225
Water Supply 10 $35,045 $42,054 0 $0
Local Libraries 3 $7,669 $30,676 8 $4,457
Financial Administration 4 $12,168 $36,504 1 $797
Other Government Administration 5 $20,462 $49,108 5 $3,210
Police Protection - Officers 19 $80,069 $50,569 0 $0
Police - Other 7 $22,122 $37,923 4 $1,787
Firefighters 10 $50,247 $60,296 16 $9,502
Other and Unallocable 0 $0   1 $270
Totals for Government 78 $292,669 $45,026 51 $32,006


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wood River:
  • LEWIS AND CLARK COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 11 miles; GODFREY, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,451)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-EDWARDSVILLE (about 14 miles; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; FT enrollment: 10,038)
  • SAINT LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-FLORISSANT VALLEY (about 17 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; FT enrollment: 3,749)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ST LOUIS (about 18 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; FT enrollment: 9,715)
  • SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 19 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; FT enrollment: 10,286)
  • SAINT LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-FOREST PARK (about 21 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; FT enrollment: 3,441)
  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 22 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; FT enrollment: 10,939)
Public high school in Wood River:
  • EAST ALTON-WOOD RIVER HIGH SCH (Students: 697; Location: 777 N WOOD RIVER AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Wood River:
  • RIVER BEND CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 52; Location: 500 N WOOD RIVER AVE; Grades: PK - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Wood River:
  • LEWIS-CLARK ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 408; Location: 501 E LORENA AVE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • LEWIS-CLARK JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 281; Location: 501 E LORENA AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
Private primary/middle schools in Wood River:
  • ST BERNARD SCHOOL (Students: 138; Location: 200 N FORTH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • WM BEDELL ACHIEV/RESOURCE CTR (Students: 60; Location: 400 S MAIN ST; Grades: UG - UG)
Library in Wood River:
  • WOOD RIVER P.L. (Operating income: $266,392; Location: 326 EAST FERGUSON AVENUE; 55,877 books; 1,183 audio materials; 3,077 video materials; 137 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Wood River: Belk Park Golf Course (A), Wood River Public Library (B), Wood River City Hall (C).

Shopping Center: Wood River Plaza Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Wood River include: Saint John United Church of Christ (A), First Presbyterian Church (B), First United Methodist Church (C), Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (D), Saint Bernard Roman Catholic Church (E), Whitelaw Avenue Bapitst Church (F), First Assembly of God Church (G), First Baptist Church (H).

Cemetery: Vaughn Hill Cemetery (1).

Reservoir: Gvillo Pond (A).

Parks in Wood River include: Emerick Sports Complex (1), Central Park (2), Brushy Grove Park (3), Belk Park (4), Sixth Street Park (5).

Post office: (A).  


Wood River compared to Illinois state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Wood River:
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KFNS (590 AM; 1 kW; WOOD RIVER, IL; Owner: MISSOURI SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • KRFT (1190 AM; 10 kW; DE SOTO, MO; Owner: ALL SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • KJSL (630 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KTRS (550 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTRS-AM LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • KATZ (1600 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFUO (850 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: LUTHERAN CHURCH-MISSOURI SYNOD)
  • WGNU (920 AM; 1 kW; GRANITE CITY, IL; Owner: NORMAN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBGZ (1570 AM; 1 kW; ALTON, IL)
  • WRTH (1430 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO)
  • KSLG (1380 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: NEW HORIZON 7TH-DAY CHRISTIAN CHURCH, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wood River:
  • WSIE (88.7 FM; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, S. ILLINOIS UNIV.)
  • WVRV (101.1 FM; EAST ST. LOUIS, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KATZ-FM (100.3 FM; ALTON, IL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSIV-FM (91.5 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLCA (89.9 FM; GODFREY, IL; Owner: LEWIS & CLARK COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KEZK-FM (102.5 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KIHT (96.3 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMLL (104.1 FM; JERSEYVILLE, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KSHE (94.7 FM; CRESTWOOD, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KSLZ (107.7 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFUO-FM (99.1 FM; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: THE LUTHERAN CHURCH-MISSOURI SYNOD)
  • KYKY (98.1 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WSSM (106.5 FM; GRANITE CITY, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KWMU (90.7 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: THE CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI)
  • KSD (93.7 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLOU (103.3 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFTK-FM1 (97.1 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • W288AW (105.5 FM; ALTON, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WFUN-FM (95.5 FM; BETHALTO, IL; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WIL-FM (92.3 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Wood River:
  • W50CH (Channel 50; ALTON, IL; Owner: LIBERTY CHRISTIAN CENTER)
  • KSDK (Channel 5; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: MULTIMEDIA KSDK, INC.)
  • K40FF (Channel 40; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: EBC ST. LOUIS, INC.)
  • KPLR-TV (Channel 11; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KPLR, INC.)
  • KDNL-TV (Channel 30; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KDNL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KMOV (Channel 4; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KMOV-TV, INC.)
  • KTVI (Channel 2; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTVI LICENSE, INC.)
  • KETC (Channel 9; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: ST. LOUIS REGIONAL & EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV COMMISSION)
  • K64DT (Channel 64; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KPTN-LP (Channel 58; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KURT J. PETERSEN)
  • K49FC (Channel 49; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K18BT (Channel 18; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K65FN (Channel 65; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WRBU (Channel 46; EAST ST. LOUIS, IL; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K38HD (Channel 38; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)

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