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Wood River is a city 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 38.861N. The longitude is -90.097W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 436 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,121.
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, St. Louis area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62084 ZIP code.
24% of Wood River residents report German ancestry, and 15% 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 $18,098, 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 $375. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $706.
Libraries in Wood River include Wood River Public Library ... View libraries
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 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Wood River between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 6.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.
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