Wood River, Nebraska

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Population in 2017: 1,350 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +12.1%
 
Males: 708  (52.5%)
Females: 642  (47.5%)
Median resident age:

37.6 years
Nebraska median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 68883.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $54,951 (it was $36,776 in 2000)
Wood River:

$54,951
NE:

$59,970

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,079 (it was $16,275 in 2000)

Wood River city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $97,047 (it was $59,700 in 2000)
Wood River:

$97,047
NE:

$155,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $107,330; detached houses: $117,446; mobile homes: $15,743

Median gross rent in 2017: $666.

March 2019 cost of living index in Wood River: 74.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.4%
(7.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.3% for other race residents, 3.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Wood River, NE (2010)
    • 1,08381.7%White alone
    • 23417.7%Hispanic
    • 60.5%Two or more races
    • 20.2%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Wood River, Nebraska as of August 11, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wood River is 208 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (23.1%), American (6.6%), Polish (3.7%), Irish (2.6%), English (2.5%), French (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1963 feet

Land area: 0.72 square miles.

Population density: 1,879 people per square mile   (low).

Wood River, Nebraska map

310 residents are foreign born (19.4% Latin America).

This city:

20.2%
Nebraska:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,145 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,772 (2.0%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Wood River, NE in 2017
Distribution of house value in Wood River, NE in 2017

Wood River satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
Nebraska:

3.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +46 (+4.0%).
Most common industries in Wood River, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.8%)
  • Food (8.3%)
  • Machinery (7.1%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Educational services (6.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (12.8%)
  • Construction (11.8%)
  • Machinery (11.8%)
  • Truck transportation (7.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.5%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.3%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.0%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Social assistance (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Wood River, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Food processing workers (3.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Food processing workers (6.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.0%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Registered nurses (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)

Average climate in Wood River, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Wood River, Nebraska environmental map by EPA

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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 Wood River 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 the city 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 Wood River 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 (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 4, 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

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)

Points of interest:

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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).

Birthplace of: Scott Frost - Football player and coach.

Hall 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 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
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Wood River:

Marital status in Wood River, NE
  • Never married: 28.3%
  • Now married: 52.7%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

For population 25 years and over in Wood River:

  • High school or higher: 79.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.2
Nebraska average:

11.3

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

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic12,0376
Evangelical Protestant11,15339
Mainline Protestant9,92917
Other1,2827
Orthodox301
None24,176-
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: 11
This 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.
Nebraska:

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

5.24 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

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

7.22 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

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

8.3%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Hall County:

31.3%
State:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Hall County:

18.0%
State:

12.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Wood River:

48.0%
State:

47.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Wood River:

43.8%
State:

43.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.5%
State:

22.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Wood River:

10.6%
Nebraska:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Nebraska:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.4%
State:

33.0%

General health condition:
This city:

54.0%
Nebraska:

54.0%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.1%
Nebraska:

77.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wood River, NE 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
Electric Power 4$9,733$29,1990$0
Streets and Highways 2$6,166$36,9960$0
Other Government Administration 2$3,976$23,8569$674
Parks and Recreation 2$3,327$19,9620$0
Sewerage 2$4,220$25,3200$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$337
Financial Administration 0$0 1$2,022
Local Libraries 0$0 3$921
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 12$27,422$27,42214$3,954

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

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $1,673,000 ($1239.26)
    Regular Highways: $136,000 ($100.74)
    Central Staff Services: $13,000 ($9.63)
    Financial Administration: $10,000 ($7.41)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($1.48)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $945,000 ($700.00)
    Regular Highways: $160,000 ($118.52)
    Sewerage: $129,000 ($95.56)
    Water Utilities: $104,000 ($77.04)
    Central Staff Services: $82,000 ($60.74)
    Police Protection: $79,000 ($58.52)
    Financial Administration: $63,000 ($46.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $54,000 ($40.00)
    Local Fire Protection: $51,000 ($37.78)
    General - Other: $29,000 ($21.48)
    Libraries: $18,000 ($13.33)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $16,000 ($11.85)
    Health - Other: $14,000 ($10.37)
    General Public Buildings: $13,000 ($9.63)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $4,000 ($2.96)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $68,000 ($50.37)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $30,000 ($22.22)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $73,000 ($54.07)
    Police Protection: $28,000 ($20.74)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $21,000 ($15.56)
    Health - Other: $18,000 ($13.33)
    Local Fire Protection: $18,000 ($13.33)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.74)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $371,000 ($274.81)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $15,000 ($11.11)

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

  • Charges - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $182,000 ($134.81)
    Sewerage: $164,000 ($121.48)
    Other: $56,000 ($41.48)
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000 ($8.89)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $70,000 ($51.85)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $85,000 ($62.96)
    General Revenue - Other: $22,000 ($16.30)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $1,086,000 ($804.44)
    Water Utilities: $162,000 ($120.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $114,000 ($84.44)
    General Local Government Support: $11,000 ($8.15)
    Other: $10,000 ($7.41)
  • Tax - Property: $477,000 ($353.33)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $59,000 ($43.70)
    Motor Vehicle License: $22,000 ($16.30)
    Public Utilities Sales: $15,000 ($11.11)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,320,000 ($2459.26)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,220,000 ($2385.19)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $355,000 ($262.96)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $255,000 ($188.89)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,252,000 ($3149.63)

6.20% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,950 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.20%
Nebraska average:

6.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Adams County, NE  0.52% ($36,787 average AGI)
from Lancaster County, NE  0.50% ($35,656)
from Buffalo County, NE  0.39% ($32,149)


7.10% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,963 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.10%
Nebraska average:

6.52%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lancaster County, NE  0.74% ($39,484 average AGI)
to Douglas County, NE  0.46% ($42,938)
to Adams County, NE  0.41% ($32,317)

Businesses in Wood River, NE

  • Subway: 1
  • UPS: 1

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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 28Number of bridges
  • 174ft / 52.9mTotal length
  • 48,030Total average daily traffic
  • 15,060Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,954Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Wood River, NE - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 51930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 52010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Wood River, NE

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 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: 03/11/2015, Expiration Date: 05/28/2025, 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: 10/30/2018, Expiration Date: 11/18/2028, Certifier: Jeffrey S Briggs, Registrant: Atlas License Company & Data Services, 176 West Logan St Suite 227, Noblesville, IN 46060, Phone: (317) 813-4865, Fax: (317) 900-7940, 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:
  • Lat: 40.787556 Lon: -98.466417, Call Sign: WQVA972,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.765 MHz, 159.765 MHz, Grant Date: 12/11/2014, Expiration Date: 12/11/2024, Certifier: Brice Krohn, Registrant: Platte Valley Communications, Inc., P.O. Box 5556, Grand Island, NE 68802, Phone: (308) 382-6212, Fax: (308) 384-1557, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: ROTORCRAFT DEVELOPMENT CORP OH-58A+ (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ALLISON T63-A-720 (420 HP) (Turbo-shaft)
    N-Number: 115SR , Serial Number: 72-21423, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 05/11/2012, Certificate Issue Date: 09/24/2012
    Registrant (Corporation): Central States Helicopters Inc, 3236 S Nebraska Hwy 11, Wood River, NE 68883
  • Aircraft: GARLICK HELICOPTERS INC OH-58A+ (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ALLISON T63 SERIES (250 HP) (Turbo-shaft)
    N-Number: 282W , Serial Number: 72-21173, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 11/17/2004, Certificate Issue Date: 06/20/2005
    Registrant (Corporation): Central States Helicopters Inc, 3236 S Nebraska Hwy 11, Wood River, NE 68883
  • Aircraft: BELL OH-58A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Turbo-shaft)
    N-Number: 4206Z , Serial Number: 71-20389, Year manufactured: 2009, Airworthiness Date: 01/13/2009, Certificate Issue Date: 07/16/2009
    Registrant (Corporation): Central States Helicopters Inc, 3236 S Nebraska Hwy 11, Wood River, NE 68883
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172F (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8314U , Serial Number: 17252214, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 10/30/1964, Certificate Issue Date: 12/11/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Roger W Schmidt, 12360 S 150th Rd, Wood River, NE 68883
  • Aircraft: BUCKEYE POWERED PARACHUTES INC 582 DREAM MACHINE (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 2 Cycle
    N-Number: 9515P , Serial Number: 4410, Certificate Issue Date: 02/21/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Ron J Woitaszewski, 731 N 110 Rd, Wood River, NE 68883
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 01/24/2018
  • Aircraft: BUCKEYE POWERED PARACHUTES INC 582 DREAM MACHINE (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 2 Cycle
    N-Number: 95565 , Serial Number: 3313, Certificate Issue Date: 02/22/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas E Babel, 508 W Old Military Rd, Wood River, NE 68883
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 08/03/2004

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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wood River, NE
  • 80.7%Utility gas
  • 17.4%Electricity
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wood River, NE
  • 61.2%Utility gas
  • 38.8%Electricity


Wood River compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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 significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
There are 2 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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