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Hall County

Population in 2012: 1,365 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.4%
 

Males: 684  (50.1%)
Females: 681  (49.9%)

Median resident age:  37.5 years
Nebraska median age:  43.7 years

Zip codes: 68883.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $42,504 (it was $36,776 in 2000)
Wood River:

$42,504
Nebraska:

$50,296
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $19,507

Wood River city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $87,473 (it was $59,700 in 2000)
Wood River:

$87,473
Nebraska:

$127,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $98,395; Detached houses: $107,957; Mobile homes: $15,855

Median gross rent in 2011: $565.

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  • 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: 76.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (35.6%), Irish (11.4%), Polish (10.7%), English (10.2%), Subsaharan African (3.5%), Swedish (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1963 feet

Land area: 0.72 square miles.

Population density: 1900 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Wood River:

  • High school or higher: 87.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wood River city:

  • Never married: 16.6%
  • Now married: 60.5%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

78 residents are foreign born (5.9% Latin America).

This city:  6.1%
Nebraska:  5.5%



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Wood River, Nebraska as of April 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Wood River to the number of sex offenders is 203 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $2,068 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $1,250 (1.7%)

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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.5%
Nebraska:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +46 (+4.0%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food 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%)

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Tornado activity:

Wood River-area historical tornado activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 230% 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 below Nebraska state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.7 miles away from Wood River center
On 7/18/1990 at 02:47:03, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 50.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

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: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Scott Frost - Football player and coach.


Hospitals/medical centers near Wood River:

  • ST FRANCIS MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, about 6 miles away; GRAND ISLAND, NE)

Political contributions by individuals in Wood River, 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: 2,632)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 28 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 4,780)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 100 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,702)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 104 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 6,591)
  • Northeast Community College (about 106 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 2,268)
  • Wayne State College (about 128 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 2,780)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 139 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 9,853)

Public high school in Wood River:

Public elementary/middle schools in Wood River:

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 36.2. This is about average.
City:

36.2
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0171. This is better than average. There were 20 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.0171
U.S.:

0.0222
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.21. This is about average. There were 41 monitors within city limits.
City:

2.21
U.S.:

2.43
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 25.5. This is about average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

25.5
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.5. This is about average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

18.5
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.1. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

11.1
U.S.:

9.6

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, Average - Between JAN-2003 and DEC-2003, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (OCT-17-2001), St Compliance achieved (APR-12-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2002 and DEC-2002, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (OCT-17-2001), St Compliance achieved (APR-12-2006)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2000 and DEC-2000, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-13-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-13-2000), St BCA signed (OCT-17-2001), St Compliance achieved (APR-12-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between NOV-17-2003 and DEC-10-2003, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-10-2003)
  • Notification, Public - Between OCT-2000 and DEC-2000, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-05-2001)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
WOOD RIVER MOTEL INC (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-21-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-21-2001), St Public Notif received (SEP-28-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-27-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-27-2000), St Public Notif received (2 times from JUL-28-2000 to JUL-28-2000)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between OCT-1996 and DEC-1996, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-04-1996), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-04-1996), St BCA signed (DEC-13-1996), St Compliance achieved (MAY-06-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Notification, Public - Between APR-2000 and JUN-2000, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-19-2000)
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 6.6%
(7.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 4.7% 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

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

60 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
58 people in nursing homes in 2000

Wood River compared to Nebraska state average:

Wood River, Nebraska environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.


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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 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Wood River travel time to work - commute


Wood River mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Coal or coke (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 88.03%
Here88.0%
USA50.2%

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.
State:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Hall 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
Here:

7.22 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

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%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$918
Other Government Administration 1$2,249$26,9887$306
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$153
Streets and Highways 1$3,488$41,8560$0
Sewerage 1$2,387$28,6440$0
Parks and Recreation 1$1,882$22,5840$0
Electric Power 2$5,506$33,0360$0
Local Libraries 0$0 2$418
Totals for Government 6$15,512$31,02411$1,795

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $12,000 ($8.79)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $260,000 ($190.48)
    Solid Waste Management: $259,000 ($189.74)
    Electric Utilities: $254,000 ($186.08)
    Regular Highways: $94,000 ($68.86)
    Central Staff Services: $70,000 ($51.28)
    Police Protection: $63,000 ($46.15)
    Financial Administration: $54,000 ($39.56)
    Parks & Recreation: $47,000 ($34.43)
    Fire Protection: $42,000 ($30.77)
    General Public Buildings: $11,000 ($8.06)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $126,000 ($92.31)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($2.93)
    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 ($315.02)

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

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $10,000 ($7.33)
    All Other: $5,000 ($3.66)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $468,000 ($342.86)
    Interest Earnings: $34,000 ($24.91)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $240,000 ($175.82)
    Electric Utilities: $204,000 ($149.45)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $100,000 ($73.26)
    General Support: $45,000 ($32.97)
    All Other: $19,000 ($13.92)
  • Tax - NEC: $257,000 ($188.28)
    Property: $142,000 ($104.03)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,214,000 ($889.38)

6.40% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,332 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.40%
Nebraska average:

7.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lancaster County, NE  0.48% ($29,563 average AGI)
from Adams County, NE  0.43% ($59,116)
from Buffalo County, NE  0.41% ($42,072)


7.02% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,996 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.02%
Nebraska average:

7.41%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lancaster County, NE  0.93% ($28,771 average AGI)
to Douglas County, NE  0.43% ($49,420)
to Howard County, NE  0.37% ($31,707)

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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