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Wood River, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Wood River had a population of 10,380 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Wood River is located at latitude 38.8633 and longitude -90.0776 in Madison County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wood River (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Madison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 436 feet.

The City of Wood River (GNIS ID: 2397363) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Wood River is located within Township of Wood River, a minor civil division (MCD) of Madison County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wood River population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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Wood River, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 10,380
Population in Households 10,200
Population in Familes 7,774
Population in Group Qrtrs 180
Population Density1 1,487
Diversity Index2 12
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,338
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 2,628
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 4,935 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,939 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,399 (28.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 597 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $84,162
Average Home Value $95,185
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $46,798
Average Household Income $55,430
Per Capita Income $23,894
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.42% -0.24%
Households -0.39% -0.21%
Families -0.46% -0.34%
Median Household Income   -0.87%
Per Capita Income   0.77%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Wood River, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wood River to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 217 84th
Population Density1 # 480 65th
Diversity Index2 # 711 48th
Median Household Income # 897 35th
Per Capita Income # 881 36th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.