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Population in 2012: 10,493 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.1%
 

Males: 4,763  (45.4%)
Females: 5,730  (54.6%)

Median resident age:  37.9 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 62095.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,982 (it was $33,875 in 2000)
Wood River:

$46,982
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,206

Wood River city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $90,177 (it was $58,900 in 2000)
Wood River:

$90,177
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $95,053; Detached houses: $97,207; Townhouses or other attached units: $78,478; Mobile homes: $11,533

Median gross rent in 2012: $686.

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  • White alone - 10,110 (94.9%)
  • Hispanic - 203 (1.9%)
  • Black alone - 152 (1.4%)
  • Two or more races - 110 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 55 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 23 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.03%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.01%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wood River: 88.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (27.7%), Irish (16.1%), English (10.7%), United States (7.4%), Polish (4.4%), Italian (4.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/20/1908

Elevation: 440 feet

Land area: 6.06 square miles.

Population density: 1,733 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Wood River:

  • High school or higher: 88.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 10.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wood River city:

  • Never married: 25.7%
  • Now married: 45.7%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 10.2%
  • Divorced: 17.0%

229 residents are foreign born (0.7% Europe).

This city:  2.2%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Wood River, Illinois as of November 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Wood River to the number of sex offenders is 750 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,014 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,624 (2.0%)

Wood River satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Florissant, MO (13.5 miles , pop. 50,497).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (18.3 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (241.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: East Alton, IL (1.3 miles ), Rosewood Heights, IL (1.5 miles ), Roxana, IL (1.5 miles ), Hartford, IL (1.6 miles ), South Roxana, IL (1.7 miles ), Bethalto, IL (1.9 miles ), Alton, IL (2.2 miles ), West Alton, MO (2.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 10 buildings, average cost: $87,300
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $95,100
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $239,500
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $365,200
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $147,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $109,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 38.86 N, Longitude: 90.09 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +833 (+7.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 964 (20.2%)

Area code: 618

Wood River household income distribution Wood River home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Wood River by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1000300010001
per 100,000 8.90.00.00.027.00.00.00.09.10.00.00.09.4
Rapes 159912121386101074
per 100,000 8.944.379.780.3107.9108.3118.373.254.791.191.165.737.6
Robberies 681212141015871125176
per 100,000 53.170.8106.2107.1125.990.2136.573.263.8100.2227.8159.556.4
Assaults 303238384035224228408318
per 100,000 265.6283.3336.4339.0359.7315.7200.3384.2255.1364.572.928.2169.3
Burglaries 85791031038683731159184668953
per 100,000 752.5699.4911.8919.0773.3748.8664.51051.9829.0765.5601.5835.1498.6
Thefts 370428474474502483457478466455455365376
per 100,000 3275.53789.04196.24229.14514.04357.24160.24372.14245.24146.54146.53425.03537.2
Auto thefts 14304444343625262218162015
per 100,000 123.9265.6389.5392.6305.7324.8227.6237.8200.4164.0145.8187.7141.1
Arson 6466232221310
per 100,000 53.135.453.153.518.027.118.218.318.29.127.39.40.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 289.0336.8428.0431.3511.8431.8409.0427.1378.0410.6377.5318.2288.9

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Crime rate in Wood River detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 24 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.69
Illinois average:

2.76

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Wood River, Illinois accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.5%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


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

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Wood River-area historical tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 172% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/24/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.4 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 F4 tornado 8.0 miles away from the city center injured 32 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wood River-area historical earthquake activity is below Illinois state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/2/1990 at 07:01:47, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 46.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1990 at 08:20:04, a magnitude 3.5 (3.2 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 70.6 miles away from Wood River center
On 8/26/1992 at 05:41:38, a magnitude 3.5 (3.2 LG, 3.5 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/27/1993 at 00:08:34, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, 3.3 MD, Depth: 10.3 mi) earthquake occurred 55.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/29/1993 at 13:56:23, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, 3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 57.7 miles away from Wood River center
On 4/6/1994 at 17:38:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 3.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 67.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Madison County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wood River topographic map

Birthplace of: Gary Lane (American football) - Football player, John Stoneham - Major League Baseball outfielder.


Hospitals/medical centers in Wood River:

  • LINTON TERRACE (Hospital, 330 LINTON AVENUE)
  • MADISON TERRACE (Hospital, 95 NORTH MAIN)
  • PERSHING TERRACE (Hospital, 460 PERSHING)
  • THELMA TERRACE (Hospital, 1450 VIRGINIA AVENUE)
  • WOOD RIVER HOSPICE (Hospital, 101 E EDWARDSVILLE ROAD)
  • V I P MANOR (Nursing Home, 393 EDWARDSVILLE ROAD)

Political contributions by individuals in Wood River, IL

Amtrak stations near Wood River:

  • 4 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.
  • 18 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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wood River:

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (about 9 miles; Edwardsville, IL; Full-time enrollment: 10,723)
  • Lewis and Clark Community College (about 9 miles; Godfrey, IL; FT enrollment: 2,939)
  • Saint Louis Community College-Florissant Valley (about 13 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 2,909)
  • University of Missouri-St Louis (about 16 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 7,000)
  • Saint Louis University-Main Campus (about 18 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 9,852)
  • Washington University in St Louis (about 20 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 11,422)
  • Saint Louis Community College-Forest Park (about 20 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 2,900)

Public high school in Wood River:

Public elementary/middle schools in Wood River:

Private elementary/middle school in Wood River:

  • WM BEDELL ACHIEVEMNT/RESOURCE CTR (Students: 68; Location: 400 S MAIN ST; Grades: UG - UG)
See full list of schools located in Wood River, map of school districts: WOOD RIVER-HARTFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT 15, EAST ALTON-WOOD RIVER COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 14

Library in Wood River:

  • WOOD RIVER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $416,146; Location: 326 EAST FERGUSON AVENUE; 38,567 books; 795 e-books; 1,155 audio materials; 2,518 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 16 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 105 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Wood River: Wood River Sewage Treatment Plant (A), Belk Park Golf Course (B), Wood River Public Library (C), Wood River Fire Department (D), Wood River City Hall (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Wood River Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Cemetery: Vaughn Hill Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Old Channel Wood River (A), Gvillo Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Wood River include: Emerick Sports Complex (1), Sixth Street Park (2), Central Park (3), Brushy Grove Park (4), Belk Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: C & H Amusements (Amusement & Theme Parks; 9 West Ferguson Avenue).

Hotels: Bel-Air Motel (542 West Ferguson Avenue), AMER House Hotel (133 Whitelaw Avenue).

 
Madison County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Ozone  Pb  CO  SO2 PM10 PM2.5 NO2

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 35.9. This is about average.
City:

35.9
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 26.3. This is about average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

26.3
U.S.:

28.3
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0171. This is better than average. There were 20 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.0171
U.S.:

0.0222
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.305. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.305
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.18. This is about average. There were 41 monitors within city limits.
City:

2.18
U.S.:

2.43
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.7. This is about average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

18.7
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.9. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.9
U.S.:

9.6
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 7.78. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.78
U.S.:

9.39

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wood River and their reported violations in the past:

TRIPLE CROWN SERVICES (Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wood River that have no violations reported:

  • METRO UNITED SOCCER (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SCHNUCKS MARKET (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)
  • SHOP N SAVE #6020 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)
  • SCHNUCKS MARKET (142422) (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)
  • HIGHLAND SUPER VALU (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)
  • WAL-MART SUPERCENTER 1071 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)
  • WAL-MART SUPERCENTER 0435 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)
  • SHOP N SAVE (142406) (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)
  • SUPER VALU FOODS (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.2%
(12.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 62.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 43.2% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.8%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.2%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Wood River, IL

174 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
20 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Wood River in 2000:

  • 99 people in nursing homes
  • 32 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Wood River compared to Illinois state average:

Wood River, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Wood River (2011 data):

  • Regions Bank: Wood River Branch at 100 Wood River And Lorena Avenue, branch established on 1920/01/01; Vaughn Hill Facility at 501 Wesley Drive, branch established on 1990/07/09. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • First Clover Leaf Bank, FSB: Wood River Branch at 1046 Madison Avenue, branch established on 2008/06/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $561.2 mil, Deposits: $419.4 mil, headquarters in Edwardsville, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • The Bank of Edwardsville: Wood River Branch at 1153 Vaughn Road, branch established on 2008/03/31. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,559.6 mil, Deposits: $1,289.3 mil, headquarters in Edwardsville, IL, positive income, 20 total offices, Holding Company: Banc Ed Corp., The
  • Woodforest National Bank: Wood River Walmart Branch at 610 Wesley Drive, branch established on 2007/07/07. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Wood River Branch at 1301 Edwardsville Road, branch established on 1915/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Wood River travel time to work - commute


Wood River mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

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Religion statistics for Wood River city (based on Madison County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.19%
Here50.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLutheran ChurchUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist Church
Adherents32.7%16.9%10.6%8.5%7.1%
Congregations8.3%14.1%7.6%5.9%9.0%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAMuslim EstimateOther
Adherents3.2%3.2%2.7%2.0%13.0%
Congregations4.5%8.3%5.5%0.7%36.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 48
Madison County:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 18
Madison County:

0.67 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 100
Madison County:

3.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 190
Here:

7.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.2%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Madison County:

27.8%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.6%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$16,791$50,3731$1,003
Other Government Administration 2$12,799$76,7947$5,327
Police Protection - Officers 19$91,642$57,8790$0
Police - Other 6$22,266$44,5322$824
Firefighters 10$55,835$67,00214$2,511
Fire - Other 0$0 1$786
Streets and Highways 6$24,319$48,6380$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 2$852
Sewerage 3$12,797$51,1880$0
Parks and Recreation 10$34,085$40,9029$7,091
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$3,600$43,2001$1,915
Water Supply 7$29,034$49,7730$0
Local Libraries 3$8,590$34,3607$4,167
Other and Unallocable 2$8,920$53,5200$0
Totals for Government 73$320,678$52,71444$24,476

Wood River government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Financial Administration: $5,000 ($0.48)
  • Current Operations - Parks & Recreation: $1,545,000 ($147.24)
    Police Protection: $1,519,000 ($144.76)
    Sewerage: $1,377,000 ($131.23)
    Water Utilities: $953,000 ($90.82)
    Regular Highways: $852,000 ($81.20)
    General - Other: $820,000 ($78.15)
    Fire Protection: $748,000 ($71.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $605,000 ($57.66)
    Central Staff Services: $347,000 ($33.07)
    Libraries: $284,000 ($27.07)
    Financial Administration: $249,000 ($23.73)
    General Public Buildings: $53,000 ($5.05)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $40,000 ($3.81)
    Health Services - Other: $18,000 ($1.72)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $4,214,000 ($401.60)
    Benefit Payments: $379,000 ($36.12)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $206,000 ($19.63)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,829,000 ($364.91)

Wood River government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,086,000 ($198.80)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,155,000 ($110.07)
    Solid Waste Management: $485,000 ($46.22)
    All Other: $4,000 ($0.38)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $507,000 ($48.32)
    From Local Government: $272,000 ($25.92)
    Local Employee Contribution: $157,000 ($14.96)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $60,000 ($5.72)
    All Other: $13,000 ($1.24)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $940,000 ($89.58)
    General Revenue, NEC: $926,000 ($88.25)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $986,000 ($93.97)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,579,000 ($341.08)
    Highways: $317,000 ($30.21)
    All Other: $32,000 ($3.05)
  • Tax - Property: $1,768,000 ($168.49)
    Public Utilities: $548,000 ($52.23)
    NEC: $66,000 ($6.29)

Wood River government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,430,000 ($326.88)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $2,480,000 ($236.35)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $5,435,000 ($517.96)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $475,000 ($45.27)

Wood River government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $135,000 ($12.87)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $4,696,000 ($447.54)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $20,175,000 ($1922.71)

5.09% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,077 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.09%
Illinois average:

5.66%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($501 average AGI)
Madison County:

0.10%
Illinois average:

0.19%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from St. Clair County, IL  0.92% ($36,962 average AGI)
from St. Louis County, MO  0.51% ($45,525)
from Macoupin County, IL  0.28% ($36,507)


5.21% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,778 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.21%
Illinois average:

5.99%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($333 average AGI)
Madison County:

0.05%
Illinois average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to St. Clair County, IL  0.94% ($32,037 average AGI)
to St. Louis County, MO  0.49% ($36,138)
to Macoupin County, IL  0.29% ($38,793)

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)
  • KIRL (1460 AM; 5 kW; ST. CHARLES, MO; Owner: BRONCO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KSIV (1320 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: BOTT COMMUNICATIONS, 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.)
  • WLCA (89.9 FM; GODFREY, IL; Owner: LEWIS & CLARK COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KSIV-FM (91.5 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMLL (104.1 FM; JERSEYVILLE, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • W288AW (105.5 FM; ALTON, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WFUN-FM (95.5 FM; BETHALTO, IL; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • KPLR-TV (Channel 11; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KPLR, INC.)
  • K40FF (Channel 40; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: EBC ST. LOUIS, INC.)
  • KDNL-TV (Channel 30; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KDNL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KTVI (Channel 2; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTVI LICENSE, INC.)
  • KMOV (Channel 4; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KMOV-TV, INC.)
  • KETC (Channel 9; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: ST. LOUIS REGIONAL & EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV COMMISSION)
  • KPTN-LP (Channel 58; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KURT J. PETERSEN)
  • K64DT (Channel 64; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WPXS (Channel 13; MT. VERNON, IL; Owner: EBC ST. LOUIS, INC.)
  • KNLC (Channel 24; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • K38HD (Channel 38; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K59GP (Channel 59; ST. CHARLES, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Wood River fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 41 meters (135ft)
Total costs: $996,000
Total average daily traffic: 54,950
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,578

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Wood River)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Wood River, IL)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Wood River)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: HALL JACKIE R DRAGONFLY (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: VOLKSWAGEN CONVERSION (36 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 442JH , Serial Number: 442, Airworthiness Date: 07/02/1985
    Registrant (Individual): Jackie R Hall, 431 No Sixth Street, Wood River, IL 62095
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 84228 , Serial Number: 7AC-2919, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 04/15/1963
    Registrant (Individual): Joseph O Freeman, Po Box 344, Wood River, IL 62095



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED65$82,72952$56,995178$87,02923$45,1561$94,42044$59,252
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$77,9850$07$86,5843$18,0970$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$80,0264$69,68050$90,34018$19,8540$02$64,060
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$74,5124$96,30338$79,4404$19,8430$01$68,050
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$101,4301$61,7708$79,7592$37,0950$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 4011.00 , 4012.00, 4018.00, 4019.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$68,80516$89,8880$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$90,7233$83,5172$78,520
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$32,4601$108,9302$32,460
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$03$124,2370$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$29,8200$01$29,820

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 4011.00 , 4012.00, 4018.00, 4019.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 73
  • Hazardous Condition: 50
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Wood River


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wood River, IL

Most common first names in Wood River, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary12479.2 years
John10972.7 years
William10173.7 years
James8168.9 years
Charles7974.4 years
Robert5967.8 years
George5874.6 years
Dorothy5376.7 years
Helen5080.3 years
Joseph4376.7 years
Most common last names in Wood River, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5776.2 years
Johnson2373.5 years
Jones2373.3 years
Williams2271.8 years
Davis2075.0 years
Miller1977.2 years
Brown1978.6 years
Thompson1774.7 years
Hill1780.6 years
Cox1573.4 years
Businesses in Wood River, IL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1OfficeMax1
Applebee's1Papa John's Pizza1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Blockbuster1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Fashion Bug1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
FedEx3SAS Shoes1
GNC1Sprint Nextel1
GameStop1Steak 'n Shake1
Goodwill1Subway2
H&R Block1T-Mobile2
Hardee's1Taco Bell1
IHOP1U-Haul1
Jimmy John's1UPS1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walgreens2
Long John Silver's1Walmart1
McDonald's1Wendy's1
New Balance1

Wood River on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Water transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other protective service workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Metal and metal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally retarded (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 (62095) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of European first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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State forum archive:

Top Patent Applicants
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  • Tedrick N. Northway (26)
  • Christopher D. Holland (7)
  • Tedrick Neal Northway (4)
  • Rachel Krieb (2)
  • Joshua M. Biro (2)
  • Rachel L. Krieb (2)
  • Mark G. Stinson (1)
  • Reda R. Iskarous (1)
  • James I. Wonders (1)
  • Rebecca Bartholomew (1)

Total of 48 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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