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Wood River is a township in Madison County, in the Saint Louis metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Wood River. For links to other places called Wood River, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Wood River is 38.875N. The longitude is -90.083W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 443 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 33,410.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Wood River demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Madison County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62048 ZIP code.
26% of Wood River residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wood River ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wood River was $18,125, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Wood River residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Wood River, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $356. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $763.
Madison County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wood River political report.
The average commute time for Wood River workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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