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Wood River is a city in Hall County, in the Grand Island metro area.
The community was named for the Wood River valley.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Nebraska named Wood River. For links to other places called Wood River, NE, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Wood River is 40.820N. The longitude is -98.599W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,965 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,202.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Wood River demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hall 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 68883 ZIP code.
42% of Wood River residents report German ancestry, and 9% 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 $16,275, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Wood River residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Wood River, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $351. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $706.
Libraries in Wood River include Maltman Memorial Public Library ... View libraries
Hall County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wood River political report.
The average commute time for Wood River workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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