Wood River, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 10,263 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -9.1%
 
Males: 4,753  (46.3%)
Females: 5,510  (53.7%)
Median resident age:

38.1 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 62095.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $44,234 (it was $33,875 in 2000)
Wood River:

$44,234
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,438 (it was $18,098 in 2000)

Wood River city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $84,802 (it was $58,900 in 2000)
Wood River:

$84,802
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $117,154; detached houses: $117,559; townhouses or other attached units: $74,917; mobile homes: $14,148

Median gross rent in 2017: $741.

March 2019 cost of living index in Wood River: 87.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.5%
(18.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.4% for Black residents, 16.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Wood River, IL (2010)
    • 10,11094.9%White alone
    • 2031.9%Hispanic
    • 1521.4%Black alone
    • 1101.0%Two or more races
    • 550.5%Asian alone
    • 230.2%American Indian alone
    • 30.03%Other race alone
    • 10.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Wood River detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Wood River, Illinois as of June 01, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wood River is 794 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Wood River by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
12
(108.3)
13
(118.3)
8
(73.2)
6
(54.7)
10
(91.1)
10
(91.1)
7
(65.7)
4
(37.6)
6
(57.5)
3
(28.9)
7
(68.5)
6
(58.9)
15
(146.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
10
(90.2)
15
(136.5)
8
(73.2)
7
(63.8)
11
(100.2)
25
(227.8)
17
(159.5)
6
(56.4)
6
(57.5)
10
(96.4)
10
(97.8)
10
(98.2)
10
(97.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
35
(315.7)
22
(200.3)
42
(384.2)
28
(255.1)
40
(364.5)
8
(72.9)
3
(28.2)
18
(169.3)
19
(182.0)
15
(144.6)
20
(195.6)
15
(147.2)
34
(333.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
83
(748.8)
73
(664.5)
115
(1,052)
91
(829.0)
84
(765.5)
66
(601.5)
89
(835.1)
53
(498.6)
65
(622.5)
77
(742.5)
55
(537.9)
59
(579.2)
56
(548.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
483
(4,357)
457
(4,160)
478
(4,372)
466
(4,245)
455
(4,147)
455
(4,147)
365
(3,425)
376
(3,537)
450
(4,310)
367
(3,539)
289
(2,826)
325
(3,190)
440
(4,310)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
36
(324.8)
25
(227.6)
26
(237.8)
22
(200.4)
18
(164.0)
16
(145.8)
20
(187.7)
15
(141.1)
9
(86.2)
11
(106.1)
27
(264.1)
17
(166.9)
32
(313.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(27.1)
2
(18.2)
2
(18.3)
2
(18.2)
1
(9.1)
3
(27.3)
1
(9.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(19.6)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)429.5406.8424.9376.0408.5375.5316.5287.4322.4283.0295.1287.5449.4

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City-data.com crime index in Wood River, IL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 24 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.77
Illinois average:

1.96
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Wood River, IL City Guides:

Ancestries: German (21.4%), American (13.7%), Italian (10.0%), English (9.7%), Irish (9.6%), European (3.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/20/1908

Elevation: 440 feet

Land area: 6.06 square miles.

Population density: 1,695 people per square mile   (low).

Wood River, Illinois map

126 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.2%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,615 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,712 (1.9%)

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 )

Latitude: 38.86 N, Longitude: 90.09 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +71 (+0.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 750 (15.5%)

Area code: 618

Distribution of median household income in Wood River, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Wood River, IL in 2017
Wood River satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $202,500
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $201,600
  • 2015: 7 buildings, average cost: $168,700
  • 2016: 30 buildings, average cost: $180,900
  • 2017: 8 buildings, average cost: $177,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Wood River, IL residents
Average permit cost in Wood River, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.8%
Illinois:

4.5%
Historical population in Wood River, IL
Historical housing units in Wood River, IL
Most common industries in Wood River, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.7%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Construction (4.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (13.0%)
  • Construction (7.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Educational services (5.0%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.2%)
  • Health care (4.1%)
  • Public administration (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.8%)
  • Educational services (9.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.7%)
  • Social assistance (5.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Wood River, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.1%)
  • Registered nurses (4.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.6%)
  • Cashiers (4.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)

Average climate in Wood River, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Wood River, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 96.1. This is worse than average.

City:

96.1
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.254. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.254
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.2
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.856. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.856
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 19.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.7
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.83. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.83
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0171. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0171
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Wood River-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 83% 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 slightly above Illinois state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 122.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 118.7 miles away from Wood River center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 121.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 139.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 159.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 124.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Madison County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wood River topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Wood River:

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

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 7 miles; Edwardsville, IL; Full-time enrollment: 11,933)
  • Lewis and Clark Community College (about 9 miles; Godfrey, IL; FT enrollment: 4,189)
  • University of Missouri-St Louis (about 16 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 10,322)
  • Ranken Technical College (about 17 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 2,134)
  • Saint Louis University (about 18 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 11,606)
  • Saint Louis Community College (about 18 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 18,019)
  • Washington University in St Louis (about 20 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 10,823)

Public high school in Wood River:

Public elementary/middle schools in Wood River:

See full list of schools located in Wood River

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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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

Madison County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

  • TRIPLE CROWN SERVICES (Population served: 45, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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
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

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)
  • 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

For population 15 years and over in Wood River:

Marital status in Wood River, IL
  • Never married: 31.6%
  • Now married: 44.0%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

For population 25 years and over in Wood River:

  • High school or higher: 87.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Wood River
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant59,455212
Catholic37,24321
Mainline Protestant24,54579
Other5,33020
Black Protestant3,94221
Orthodox5904
None138,177-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 48
This county:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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.
Illinois:

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

7.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.2%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.8%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Madison County:

9.6%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Wood River:

47.2%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

42.2%
State:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Wood River:

29.0
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

24.2%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Wood River:

12.8%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Wood River:

34.6%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Wood River:

53.0%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Wood River:

76.2%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wood River, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 18$95,279$63,5190$0
Firefighters 10$55,682$66,81814$1,093
Water Supply 9$45,967$61,2890$0
Police - Other 6$26,880$53,7600$0
Parks and Recreation 6$21,575$43,1507$3,073
Sewerage 3$14,699$58,7960$0
Local Libraries 3$10,404$41,6168$5,852
Financial Administration 3$14,376$57,5041$981
Other Government Administration 3$20,030$80,1207$6,329
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 2$1,616
Streets and Highways 0$0 7$4,556
Solid Waste Management 0$0 2$1,041
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 61$304,892$59,97948$24,541

Wood River government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $5,633,000 ($548.86)
    Regular Highways: $3,468,000 ($337.91)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,322,000 ($226.25)
    Sewerage: $1,696,000 ($165.25)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,670,000 ($162.72)
    General - Other: $1,630,000 ($158.82)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,283,000 ($125.01)
    Regular Highways: $1,173,000 ($114.29)
    Water Utilities: $1,112,000 ($108.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $592,000 ($57.68)
    Central Staff Services: $490,000 ($47.74)
    Libraries: $414,000 ($40.34)
    Financial Administration: $392,000 ($38.20)
    General Public Buildings: $63,000 ($6.14)
    Health - Other: $25,000 ($2.44)
  • Employee Retirement - Other Investments - Other: $7,411,000 ($722.11)
    Benefit Payments: $1,108,000 ($107.96)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $757,000 ($73.76)
    Corporate Bonds: $552,000 ($53.79)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $220,000 ($21.44)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $110,000 ($10.72)
    Water Utilities: $72,000 ($7.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $36,000 ($3.51)
    Local Fire Protection: $14,000 ($1.36)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,968,000 ($484.07)

Wood River government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,828,000 ($178.12)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,129,000 ($110.01)
    Solid Waste Management: $594,000 ($57.88)
    Other: $311,000 ($30.30)
  • Employee Retirement - Local Employee Contribution: $185,000 ($18.03)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $66,000 ($6.43)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $158,000 ($15.40)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,587,000 ($154.63)
    Interest Earnings: $161,000 ($15.69)
    Fines and Forfeits: $53,000 ($5.16)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,018,000 ($99.19)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,115,000 ($498.39)
    Other: $1,913,000 ($186.40)
    Highways: $325,000 ($31.67)
  • Tax - Property: $1,879,000 ($183.08)
    Public Utilities Sales: $399,000 ($38.88)
    Other License: $114,000 ($11.11)
    Other Selective Sales: $6,000 ($0.58)

Wood River government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,915,000 ($771.22)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,329,000 ($616.68)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,123,000 ($304.30)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,537,000 ($149.76)

Wood River government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $3,319,000 ($323.39)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,908,000 ($1160.28)

4.63% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,182 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.63%
Illinois average:

4.69%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($212 average AGI)
Madison County:

0.02%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from St. Clair County, IL  1.00% ($40,088 average AGI)
from St. Louis County, MO  0.45% ($46,469)
from Macoupin County, IL  0.26% ($40,673)


4.92% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($49,283 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.92%
Illinois average:

5.50%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($421 average AGI)
Madison County:

0.04%
Illinois average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to St. Clair County, IL  0.94% ($40,137 average AGI)
to St. Louis County, MO  0.43% ($53,653)
to St. Louis city, MO  0.34% ($42,187)
Businesses in Wood River, IL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Nissan1
Applebee's1OfficeMax1
AutoZone1Papa John's Pizza1
Blockbuster1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Quiznos1
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

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
See more detailed statistics of Wood River fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 128ft / 38.7mTotal length
  • $996,000Total costs
  • 140,150Total average daily traffic
  • 25,951Total average daily truck traffic
  • 74,306Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Wood River, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 21980-1989
  • 72000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Wood River, IL
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 46 (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: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 20 (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: 46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Wood River)
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 in Wood River, IL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Wood River, IL - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 65. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 108 took place in 2004, and the least - 40 in 2013. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Wood River, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (51.8%), and Outside Fires (31.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Wood River, IL
    • 57251.8%Structure Fires
    • 34431.2%Outside Fires
    • 15914.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 292.6%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wood River, IL
  • 80.7%Utility gas
  • 16.1%Electricity
  • 1.5%Wood
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wood River, IL
  • 70.0%Utility gas
  • 27.2%Electricity
  • 2.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Wood River compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Wood River on our top lists:

  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: transportation and warehousing (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: utilities (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
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