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Wood River, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Wood River had a population of 10,392 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Wood River, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,392
Daytime Population: Workers 5,468
Daytime Population: Residents 5,630
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,098
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 10,211
Population in Familes 7,781
Population in Group Qrtrs 181
Population Density2 1,488
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $47,886
Average Household Income $57,551
Per Capita Income $24,791


Total Housing Units 4,932 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,923 (59.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,421 (28.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 589 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $84,790
Average Home Value $97,106


Total Households 4,343
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 2,627
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.35% -0.24%
Households -0.32% -0.22%
Families -0.4% -0.35%
Median Household Income   0.06%
Per Capita Income   1.76%

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, 2017 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 # 216 84th
Population Density # 475 65th
Diversity Index # 728 47th
Median Household Income # 911 33rd
Per Capita Income # 872 36th

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