Wood River, IL Population

Population: 11,296. Estimated population in July 2020: 10,985 (-2.8% change)
Males: 5,360 (47.5%), Females: 5,936 (52.5%)

Madison County

Zip code: 62095

Median resident age: 36.4 years
Median household income: $33,875
Median house value: $59,600

Races in Wood River:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.7%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • Black (0.6%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (21.3%), Irish (13.4%), United States (12.6%), English (10.2%), Italian (4.4%), French (3.2%).

Elevation: 440 feet

Land area: 6.1 square miles

Map of Wood River, IL

Population

For population 25 years and over in Wood River

  • High school or higher: 83.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wood River city

  • Never married: 21.8%
  • Now married: 54.4%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

0.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -238 (-2.1%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Wood River:

  • ALTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; ALTON, IL)
  • ALTON MENTAL HEALTH CENTER (about 6 miles; ALTON, IL)
  • SAINT ANTHONY HEALTH CENTER (about 6 miles; ALTON, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wood River:

  • ST LOUIS REGIONAL (about 5 miles; ALTON/ST LOUIS, IL; Abbreviation: ALN)
  • LAMBERT-ST LOUIS INTL (about 21 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Abbreviation: STL)
  • SCOTT AFB/MIDAMERICA (about 29 miles; BELLEVILLE, IL; Abbreviation: BLV)

Other public-use airports nearest to Wood River:

  • ST LOUIS DOWNTOWN (about 21 miles; CAHOKIA/ST LOUIS, IL; Abbreviation: CPS)
  • ST LOUIS METRO-EAST/SHAFER FIELD (about 23 miles; ST JACOB, IL; Abbreviation: 3K6)
  • ST CHARLES COUNTY SMARTT (about 23 miles; ST CHARLES, MO; Abbreviation: SET)

Amtrak stations near Wood River:

  • 5 miles: ALTON (3400 COLLEGE AVE.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 19 miles: ST. LOUIS (550 S. 16TH ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wood River:

  • LEWIS AND CLARK COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 11 miles; GODFREY, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,451)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-EDWARDSVILLE (about 14 miles; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 10,038)
  • SAINT LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-FLORISSANT VALLEY (about 17 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 3,749)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ST LOUIS (about 18 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 9,715)
  • SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 19 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 10,286)
  • SAINT LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-FOREST PARK (about 21 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 3,441)
  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 22 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 10,939)

Schools

Public high school in Wood River:

  • EAST ALTON-WOOD RIVER HIGH SCH (Students: 697; Location: 777 N WOOD RIVER AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high school in Wood River:

  • RIVER BEND CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 52; Location: 500 N WOOD RIVER AVE; Grades: PK – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Wood River:

  • LEWIS-CLARK ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 408; Location: 501 E LORENA AVE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • LEWIS-CLARK JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 281; Location: 501 E LORENA AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)

Private primary/middle schools in Wood River:

  • ST BERNARD SCHOOL (Students: 138; Location: 200 N FORTH ST; Grades: PK – 8)
  • WM BEDELL ACHIEV/RESOURCE CTR (Students: 60; Location: 400 S MAIN ST; Grades: UG – UG)

Libraries

Library in Wood River:

  • WOOD RIVER P.L. (Operating income: $266,392; Location: 326 EAST FERGUSON AVENUE; 55,877 books; 1,183 audio materials; 3,077 video materials; 137 serial subscriptions)

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