Wood River, Nebraska

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Population in 2013: 1,361 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.0%
 
Males: 677  (49.8%)
Females: 684  (50.2%)
Median resident age:  37.5 years
Nebraska median age:  42.2 years

Zip codes: 68883.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,187 (it was $36,776 in 2000)
Wood River:

$46,187
NE:

$50,723
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,923 (it was $16,275 in 2000)

Wood River city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $90,529 (it was $59,700 in 2000)
Wood River:

$90,529
NE:

$128,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $95,231; Detached houses: $106,301; Mobile homes: $12,476

Median gross rent in 2012: $658.

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Wood River races chart
  • White alone - 1,083 (81.7%)
  • Hispanic - 234 (17.7%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wood River: 76.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (32.6%), Polish (9.7%), English (8.9%), Irish (8.4%), Subsaharan African (3.2%), Swedish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1963 feet

Land area: 0.72 square miles.

Population density: 1,894 people per square mile   (low).

Wood River,NE real estate house value index trend

Wood River, Nebraska map

For population 25 years and over in Wood River:

  • High school or higher: 85.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wood River city:

  • Never married: 13.9%
  • Now married: 64.4%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

145 residents are foreign born

This city:  11.9%
Nebraska:  6.1%



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Wood River, Nebraska as of March 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Wood River to the number of sex offenders is 195 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,200 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,712 (2.1%)

Wood River satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (100.8 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (563.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Shelton, NE (2.8 miles ), Alda, NE (2.8 miles ), Prosser, NE (3.1 miles) , Cairo, NE (3.5 miles ), Doniphan, NE (3.5 miles ), Gibbon, NE (3.7 miles ), Kenesaw, NE (3.8 miles ), Grand Island, NE (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 40.82 N, Longitude: 98.60 W

Area code: 308

Wood River household income distribution Wood River home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.5%
Nebraska:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +46 (+4.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Food processing workers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

Work and jobs in Wood River: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Wood River, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Wood River-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 122% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1964, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 22.4 miles away from the Wood River city center killed 4 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/8/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.3 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 53 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wood River-area historical earthquake activity is near Nebraska state average. It is 60% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 664.4 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 135.5 miles away from Wood River center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 376.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 238.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/20/2002 at 04:29:40, a magnitude 3.5 (3.3 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 47.5 miles away from Wood River center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 129.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hall County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wood River topographic map

Birthplace of: Scott Frost - Football player and coach.

Hospitals and medical centers in Wood River:

  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - WOOD RIVER (1401 EAST STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Wood River:

  • GRAND ISLAND DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; GRAND ISLAND, NE)
  • TIFFANY SQUARE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; GRAND ISLAND, NE)
  • MOSAIC-TRI CITY REGION (Hospital, about 14 miles away; GRAND ISLAND, NE)
  • GIBBON GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; GIBBON, NE)
  • ST FRANCIS MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; GRAND ISLAND, NE)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - GRAND ISLAND PARK PLACE (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; GRAND ISLAND, NE)
  • HEALTHCONNECT AT HOME (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; GRAND ISLAND, NE)

Amtrak station near Wood River:

  • 20 miles: HASTINGS (501 W. 1ST ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

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

  • Central Community College (about 13 miles; Grand Island, NE; Full-time enrollment: 4,159)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 28 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 100 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 103 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 104 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)
  • Northeast Community College (about 106 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • Wayne State College (about 129 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)

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:

  • MALTMAN MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $39,096; Location: 910 MAIN STREET; 10,636 books; 314 audio materials; 583 video materials; 14 state licensed databases; 27 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Wood River: Wood River Camp (A), Thelen Grain Company Elevator (B), Wood River (C), Maltman Memorial Public Library (D), Wood River Police Department (E), Wood River Volunteer Fire and Rescue (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wood River include: Saint Marys Catholic Church (A), Grace Lutheran Church (B), First United Presbyterian Church (C), First United Methodist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Nature Conservancy Cnpo Shop (Nature Centers; 12313 West Platte Riv), Crane Meadows Nature Center (Nature Centers; 9325 South Alda Road).

Hotel: Wood River Motel (11774 South Nebraska Highway 11).

Hall 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 42.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

42.6
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.58. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.58
U.S.:

9.14

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

WOOD RIVER COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-15-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-15-2012), St Public Notif received (FEB-29-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-09-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-09-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-14-2010), St Public Notif received (DEC-22-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-15-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-21-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-21-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-08-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-14-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-15-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
WOOD RIVER MOTEL INC (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-28-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-28-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-01-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-02-2011), St Compliance achieved (APR-04-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-28-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-28-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-01-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-02-2011), St Compliance achieved (APR-04-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-22-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-22-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-27-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-02-2011), St Compliance achieved (APR-04-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-30-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-30-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-04-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In FEB-2014, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-14-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-14-2014), St Public Notif received (MAR-19-2014)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JAN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-12-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-12-2010), St Public Notif received (FEB-23-2010)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.2%
(11.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 18.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  72.2%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.4%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
60 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
58 people in nursing homes in 2000

Wood River, Nebraska environmental map by EPA

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Wood River compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Wood River (2011 data):

  • Heritage Bank: at 110 E 9th Street, branch established on 1884/01/01; Wood River Branch at 607 East 11th Street, branch established on 2001/02/01. Info updated 2009/02/18: Bank assets: $539.7 mil, Deposits: $373.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Heritage Group, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

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 (79%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Coal or coke (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 88.03%
Here: 88.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents53.3%11.1%10.2%7.2%2.7%
Congregations10.0%13.3%11.7%5.0%3.3%
NameAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Free Church of AmericaSalvation ArmyOther
Adherents2.6%2.3%1.2%1.0%8.4%
Congregations6.7%5.0%1.7%1.7%41.7%
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: 11
Hall County:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Hall County:

5.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 40
Here:

7.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.3%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Hall County:

31.3%
Nebraska:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.0%
State:

12.9%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$2,022
Other Government Administration 2$3,976$23,8569$674
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$337
Streets and Highways 2$6,166$36,9960$0
Sewerage 2$4,220$25,3200$0
Parks and Recreation 2$3,327$19,9620$0
Electric Power 4$9,733$29,1990$0
Local Libraries 0$0 3$921
Totals for Government 12$27,422$27,42214$3,954

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $12,000 ($8.82)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $260,000 ($191.04)
    Solid Waste Management: $259,000 ($190.30)
    Electric Utilities: $254,000 ($186.63)
    Regular Highways: $94,000 ($69.07)
    Central Staff Services: $70,000 ($51.43)
    Police Protection: $63,000 ($46.29)
    Financial Administration: $54,000 ($39.68)
    Parks & Recreation: $47,000 ($34.53)
    Fire Protection: $42,000 ($30.86)
    General Public Buildings: $11,000 ($8.08)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $126,000 ($92.58)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($2.94)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($2.20)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($1.47)
    Central Staff: $2,000 ($1.47)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.73)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $430,000 ($315.94)

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

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $10,000 ($7.35)
    All Other: $5,000 ($3.67)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $468,000 ($343.86)
    Interest Earnings: $34,000 ($24.98)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $240,000 ($176.34)
    Electric Utilities: $204,000 ($149.89)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $100,000 ($73.48)
    General Support: $45,000 ($33.06)
    All Other: $19,000 ($13.96)
  • Tax - NEC: $257,000 ($188.83)
    Property: $142,000 ($104.34)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,214,000 ($891.99)

6.89% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,091 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.89%
Nebraska average:

6.38%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Miami-Dade County, FL  0.55% ($15,073 average AGI)
from Lancaster County, NE  0.52% ($27,991)
from Adams County, NE  0.37% ($27,500)


6.83% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,109 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.83%
Nebraska average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lancaster County, NE  0.70% ($31,000 average AGI)
to Douglas County, NE  0.40% ($27,711)
to Adams County, NE  0.39% ($27,477)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wood River:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KRGI (1430 AM; 5 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KKPR (1460 AM; 5 kW; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PLATTE RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHAS (1230 AM; 1 kW; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: KHAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGFW (1340 AM; 1 kW; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KICS (1550 AM; 1 kW; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: KHAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wood River:

  • KRGI-FM (96.5 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KKPR-FM (98.9 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PLATTE RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • KQKY (105.9 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KROR (101.5 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: ETERNAL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KLIQ (94.5 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KROA (95.7 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: GRACE UNIVERSITY)
  • KHNE-FM (89.1 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KRNY (102.3 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KSYZ-FM (107.7 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: NEUHOFF BROADCASTING-GRAND ISLAND, I)
  • KRGY (97.3 FM; AURORA, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KFGE (98.1 FM; MILFORD, NE; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFKX (90.1 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: HASTINGS COLLEGE)
  • K209CX (89.7 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • K295AF (106.9 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: ETERNAL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K202CL (88.3 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K214CQ (90.7 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • K219BW (91.7 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Wood River:

  • KTVG (Channel 17; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KHGI-TV (Channel 13; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF CENTRAL NEBRASKA, A CALIFORNIA LP)
  • KHAS-TV (Channel 5; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: GREATER NEBRASKA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KGIN (Channel 11; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: KOLN/KGIN LICENSE, INC.)
  • KHNE-TV (Channel 29; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • K41FU (Channel 41; COLUMBUS & FREMONT, NE; Owner: ROGER E. HARDERS)
  • K56FC (Channel 56; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: HALL COUNTY)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Wood River)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Sw Cor 10th & Main Sts (Lat: 40.822222 Lon: -98.599250), Call Sign: KFP370
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.040 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/22/2011, Expiration Date: 01/16/2022
    Registrant: Platte Valley Communications, 3820 Arch Avenue, Grand Island, NE 68803, Phone: (308) 382-6212, Fax: (308) 384-1557, Email:
  • Farm 1 1/2 Mi S & 1/2 Mi W Of Hwy 30 & 11 (Lat: 40.801111 Lon: -98.622583), Call Sign: KNDP427, Licensee ID: L00545825
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.625 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/30/1998, Expiration Date: 04/25/2003, Cancellation Date: 10/16/2002
    Registrant: Vernon Bredthauer, 14287 W Holling Rd, Wood River, NE 68883, Phone: (308) 583-2559
  • 1.5 Mi E 1.5 Mi N Hwy 30 (Lat: 40.847222 Lon: -98.568417), Call Sign: WQD520
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.355 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/07/2005, Expiration Date: 05/28/2015
    Registrant: Platte Valley Communications, 3820 W. Arch Avenue, Grand Island, NE 68803, Phone: (308) 382-6212, Fax: (308) 384-1557, Email:
  • Lat: 40.815472 Lon: -98.607556, Call Sign: WQJP692
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.212 MHz, 467.212 MHz, 462.287 MHz, 467.287 MHz, 462.337 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/18/2008, Expiration Date: 11/18/2018, Certifier: Jennifer Reeder
    Registrant: Cattron Group, Inc., Et Al, 58 West Shenango Street, Sharpsville, PA 16150, Phone: (724) 962-3571, Fax: (724) 962-4310, Email:
  • Mp 159.03, Kearney Sub, Ded (Lat: 40.837000 Lon: -98.542278), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 4 m, Call Sign: WQNC748, Licensee ID: L00005111
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.470 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/17/2010, Expiration Date: 12/17/2020, Certifier: Larry Kopiasz
    Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad Company, 1400 Douglas St Stop 0650, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 544-0392, Fax: (402) 233-3179, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • WOODRIVER, Ne 1/4 Ne 1/4 Section 36, Township 10 N, Range 12 W (Lat: 40.800028 Lon: -98.608972), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 97.5 m, Overall height: 102.4 m, Call Sign: WMR317
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6715.62 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6765.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/25/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Glenn S Rabin
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • Wood River, 12100 W Rainforth (Lat: 40.728889 Lon: -98.570556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 189 m, Overall height: 190.5 m, Call Sign: WPND880
    Assigned Frequencies: 2097.50 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/17/1997, Expiration Date: 06/01/2014
    Registrant: Dow Lohnes Pllc, 1200 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., #800, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 776-2000, Fax: (202) 776-2222, Email:
  • Wood River, Lat: 40.821806 Lon: -98.600889, Call Sign: WQAH852
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.368 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/03/2004, Expiration Date: 06/03/2014, Certifier: Marla Knecht
    Registrant: Sensus Metering, 450 N Gallatin Ave, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:
  • WOOD RIVER, West Of Highway 11 (Lat: 40.799917 Lon: -98.588889), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.9 m, Call Sign: WQRF379
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/01/2013, Expiration Date: 05/01/2023, Certifier: Thomas W Burnett
    Registrant: Ne Colorado Cellular, Inc., 1224 West Platte Ave, Fort Morgan, CO 80701, Phone: (970) 542-3667, Fax: (970) 867-3589, Email:
  • WOOD RIVER, 1.5 Miles South Of (Lat: 40.800000 Lon: -98.608944), Overall height: 99.1 m, Call Sign: KBI63
    Assigned Frequencies: 10755.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 5989.70 MHz, 6019.30 MHz, 6049.00 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 11115.0 MHz, 6108.30 MHz, 6078.60 MHz, 10955.0 MHz... (+3 more)
    Grant Date: 11/16/1989, Expiration Date: 12/05/1997, Cancellation Date: 12/05/1997
    Registrant: Northwestern Bell Telephone Company, 100 S 19th St 2 Central Prk Plaza, Omaha, NE 68102
  • 12100 W Rainforth Rd (Lat: 40.728889 Lon: -98.570611), Structure height: 60.7 m, Overall height: 190.5 m, Call Sign: WHG282
    Assigned Frequencies: 2025.50 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/17/1997, Expiration Date: 06/01/2014
    Registrant: Pappas Telecasting Of Central Nebraska, L.P., 823 West Center Avenue, Visalia, CA 93291, Phone: (559) 733-7800, Fax: (559) 733-7878

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KA0JHL, Licensee ID: L01367010
    Grant Date: 02/07/2008, Expiration Date: 02/07/2018
    Registrant: Daniel T Harland, 106 East 4th Street, Wood River, NE 68883
  • Call Sign: KB0RPX, Licensee ID: L00958734
    Grant Date: 12/30/2004, Expiration Date: 03/23/2015, Certifier: Nick J Lammers
    Registrant: Nick J Lammers, Wood River, NE 68883
  • Call Sign: KB0RPY
    Grant Date: 03/23/1995, Expiration Date: 03/23/2005, Cancellation Date: 03/24/2007
    Registrant: Danny L Smith, Wood River, NE 68883
  • Call Sign: KE0TO, Licensee ID: L01337432
    Grant Date: 10/30/2007, Expiration Date: 01/28/2018, Certifier: Thomas J Millette
    Registrant: Thomas J Millette, 308 E 13th St, Wood River, NE 68883
  • Call Sign: N0PKU
    Grant Date: 09/17/1991, Expiration Date: 09/17/2001, Cancellation Date: 09/18/2003
    Registrant: Jim R Skeen, Rr 3 Box 277a 1405 Marshall St, Wood River, NE 68883


FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Wood River)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
Most common first names in Wood River, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2185.2 years
Mary1982.5 years
William1774.0 years
James1170.9 years
Robert1069.3 years
George983.2 years
Leo974.7 years
Elmer884.1 years
Alice886.6 years
Charles880.5 years
Most common last names in Wood River, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1380.0 years
Opp1278.0 years
Wiese979.3 years
Harders976.1 years
Burmood877.1 years
Johnson784.9 years
Mead789.3 years
Moore683.8 years
Davis677.0 years
Brandt677.7 years

Businesses in Wood River, NE

  • Subway: 1
  • UPS: 1
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