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Wood River township, IL map Land area: 25.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.7 sq. mi.
Population: 33,410 (99% urban, 1% rural)
Males: 16,049  (48.0%)
Females: 17,361  (52.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 33,271 (24,619 owner occupied, 8,652 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

33%


Races in Wood River township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.2%
  • Black: 0.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.0%
  • Two or more races: 0.7%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 37.4
Median age of females: 38.8

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Average household size: 2.42

Wood River township:

2.4 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.96

Estimated median household income in 2009: $45,051 ($36,947 in 1999)
This township:

$45,051
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $511 (lower quartile is $403, upper quartile is $635)
Here:

$511
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $105,986 (it was $64,400 in 2000)
Wood River township:

$105,986
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $72,498 - $143,903

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $106,499
Here:

$106,499
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $53,681
Here:

$53,681
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $100,585
Here:

$100,585
State:

$282,193

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $248,085
Here:

$248,085
State:

$280,866

Mobile homes: $33,982
Here:

$33,982
State:

$35,670
Population density: 1307 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

11.2%
Whole state:

10.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

4.9%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Rivers and creeks: Black Creek (A), Rock Creek (B), Wood River (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Wood River township: Belk Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 210 (71% naturalized citizens)

Wood River township:  0.6%
State:  12.3%

61% of Wood River township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 75% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 49% lived in Illinois.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 25936
  • Northeast: 255
  • Midwest: 4310
  • South: 1912
  • West: 539

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $66,900

Wood River township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Wood River township, Illinois:

  • 99 people in nursing homes
  • 32 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 11,619
  • One, attached: 228
  • Two: 596
  • 3 or 4: 665
  • 5 to 9: 364
  • 10 to 19: 152
  • 20 to 49: 134
  • 50 or more: 277
  • Mobile homes: 453

Median worth of mobile homes: $10,000


Housing units in Wood River township with a mortgage: 5,111 (281 second mortgage, 443 home equity loan, 16 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,018

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 53
  • 1995 to 1998: 208
  • 1990 to 1994: 407
  • 1980 to 1989: 992
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,520
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,628
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,284
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,787
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,609

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Wood River township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 21
  • 3 rooms: 161
  • 4 rooms: 2,003
  • 5 rooms: 3,370
  • 6 rooms: 2,039
  • 7 rooms: 1,158
  • 8 rooms: 680
  • 9 or more rooms: 379

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wood River township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 64
  • 2 rooms: 157
  • 3 rooms: 932
  • 4 rooms: 1,495
  • 5 rooms: 756
  • 6 rooms: 296
  • 7 rooms: 142
  • 8 rooms: 49
  • 9 or more rooms: 31

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Wood River township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 335
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,742
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,529
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,089
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 116

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wood River township:

  • no bedroom: 75
  • 1 bedroom: 1,160
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,880
  • 3 bedrooms: 690
  • 4 bedrooms: 98
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 19

Cars and other vehicles available in Wood River township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 339
  • 1 vehicle: 3,282
  • 2 vehicles: 4,568
  • 3 vehicles: 1,155
  • 4 vehicles: 339
  • 5 or more vehicles: 128

Cars and other vehicles available in Wood River township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 696
  • 1 vehicle: 1,941
  • 2 vehicles: 1,022
  • 3 vehicles: 203
  • 4 vehicles: 51
  • 5 or more vehicles: 9

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Metal and metal products (14%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Wood River township:

  • German (27.0%)
  • United States or American (18.9%)
  • English (11.8%)
  • Irish (10.8%)
  • Italian (4.5%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.9%)
  • Dutch (2.8%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Germany (34%)
  • Vietnam (22%)
  • Haiti (10%)
  • Mexico (8%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)
  • Japan (4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 12,613 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 1,395 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 95 (1%)
  • Ferryboat: 17 (0%)
  • Taxi: 3 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 12 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 24 (0%)
  • Walked: 187 (1%)
  • Other means: 71 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 290 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

People in group quarters in Wood River township, Illinois:

  • 99 people in nursing homes
  • 32 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in other nonhousehold living situations

97.7% of residents of Wood River township speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (26% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 31% speak English not well, 28% don't speak English at all).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 33,106
  • In family households: 27,836 (6,989 male householders, 2,300 female householders)
    7,299 spouses, 9,599 children (8,772 natural, 214 adopted, 613 stepchildren), 528 grandchildren, 125 brothers or sisters, 98 parents, 337 other relatives, 561 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,270 (1,875 male householders (1,551 living alone)), 2,619 female householders (2,385 living alone)), 776 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 138 (94 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 4,144 2-persons, 2,215 3-persons, 1,892 4-persons, 754 5-persons, 177 6-persons, 107 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 3,936 1-person, 424 2-persons, 77 3-persons, 43 4-persons, 8 5-persons, 6 6-persons,

5,268 married couples with children.
2,212 single-parent households (510 men, 1,702 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 384
Here:

10.4%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 105
Here:

6.0%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 213
Here:

14.7%
Illinois:

25.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Wood River township:

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