Wood River, IL Profile: Facts & Data


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Wood River, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Wood River had a population of 10,404 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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Wood River, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 10,404
Population in Households 10,224
Population in Familes 7,821
Population in Group Qrtrs 180
Population Density2 1,490
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $46,605
Average Household Income $56,920
Per Capita Income $24,599


Total Housing Units 4,935 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,951 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,409 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 576 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $87,584
Average Home Value $101,449


Total Households 4,359
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 2,627
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.29% -0.2%
Households -0.24% -0.16%
Families -0.35% -0.31%
Median Household Income   1.26%
Per Capita Income   1.92%

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, 2018 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 Density # 467 66th
Diversity Index # 711 48th
Median Household Income # 993 27th
Per Capita Income # 980 29th

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