For population 25 years and over in Wood River:
For population 15 years and over in Wood River town:
4 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Coon Rapids, MN (54.2 miles , pop. 61,607).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (61.8 miles , pop. 287,151).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (365.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Grantsburg, WI (2.3 miles ), Daniels, WI (2.3 miles ), Trade Lake, WI (2.3 miles ), West Sweden, WI (2.7 miles ), West Marshland, WI (2.8 miles ), Frederic, WI (3.0 miles ), Lewis, WI (3.1 miles) , Siren, WI (3.1 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 45.76 N, Longitude: 92.58 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 715
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: -40 (-3.9%).
Work and jobs in Wood River: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Wood River-area historical tornado activity is near Wisconsin state average. It is 23% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/21/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.4 miles away from the Wood River town center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
On 6/18/2001, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.6 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 16 people and caused $10 million in damages.
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Burnett County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Wood River:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wood River:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0171. This is better than average. There were 20 monitors within city limits.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2002 was 0.194. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.21. This is about average. There were 41 monitors within city limits.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 25.5. This is about average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.5. This is about average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.1. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Wood River compared to Wisconsin state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Wood River town (based on Burnett County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 37.57%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
6.39% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($43,276 average adjusted gross income)
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:
6.70% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,581 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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TV broadcast stations around Wood River:
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 7
Total length: 7 meters (23ft)
Total average daily traffic: 5,645
Total average daily truck traffic: 258
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 8,365