Wood River, Illinois Population 2022

10,426
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Wood River is a city located in Madison County Illinois. Wood River has a 2020 population of 10,426. Wood River is currently declining at a rate of -0.18% annually and its population has decreased by -0.36% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,464 in 2010.

The average household income in Wood River is $57,927 with a poverty rate of 18.04%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $796 per month, and the median house value is $86,400. The median age in Wood River is 35 years, 35.2 years for males, and 34 years for females.

Wood River Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wood Riverwas:

  • White: 90.39%
  • Black or African American: 5.12%
  • Two or more races: 3.20%
  • Asian: 0.84%
  • Native American: 0.27%
  • Other race: 0.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Wood River, Illinois is 10,426 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 10,464.

Wood River, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,17490.39%
Black or African American5205.12%
American Indian and Alaska Native270.27%
Asian850.84%
Some Other Race180.18%
Two or More Races3253.20%
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Wood River Population by Race

Wood River Population Pyramid 2022

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Wood River Median Age

36


Total

36.9


Male

35.1


Female

Wood River Adults

There are 7,846 adults, (1,536 of whom are seniors) in Wood River.

Wood River Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

24.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Wood River Sex Ratio

Female

5,457

53.77%

Male

4,692

46.23%

Wood River Population by Age

Wood River Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wood River Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.5%18.5%
Male80.1%19.9%
All66.9%33.1%
Non Family64.7%35.3%
Female36.5%63.5%

66.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wood River Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,3192.3266.9
Married1,6333.1481.5
Male1662.2380.1
Female7262.8536.5
Non Family1,7941.3864.7

2.83

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

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Wood River Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade951.34%
9th to 12th Grade6258.79%
High School Graduate2,83339.86%
Some College1,56722.05%
Associates Degree80711.35%
Bachelors Degree80111.27%
Graduate Degree3805.35%
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Wood River Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wood River Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian858536
2+ Races12612626
Black30230262
White6,5505,8391,057
Other Race1818
Hispanic1717
Native American2718

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 42.35%.

Wood River Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,138$46,536$30,667
Less Than 9th Grade$$30,833$5,833
High School Graduate$31,179$44,911$26,630
Some College$36,883$48,327$30,345
Bachelors Degree$42,031$74,564$38,654
Graduate Degree$61,250$$61,935

$36,138

Average Earnings

$46,536

Average Male

$30,667

Average Female

Wood River Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wood River Language by Age

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Wood River Language

98.84% of Wood River residents speak only English, while 1.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.68% of the population.

Wood River Language

Wood River Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black52029055.77%
Multiple29811337.92%
White8,9741,38715.46%
OtherNaN%

18.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.97%

Male Poverty Rate

19.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wood River

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wood River is Black, with 55.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wood River is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.25%.

Wood River Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.22%
High School12.67%
Some College11.09%
Bachelors or Greater5.16%

Wood River Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed8.71%
Male Unemployed10.00%
Female Employed14.13%
Female Unemployed47.83%

Wood River Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wood River Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,047$62,638
Families$61,484$70,820
Married Families$76,047-
Non Families$36,445$47,185
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Income by Household Type

Wood River Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.5%

Male Marriage Rate

39.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Wood River Married by Age and Sex

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Wood River Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Wood River Marital Status by Race

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Wood River Marital Status

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724

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War135
First Gulf War103
Vietnam167
Korea84
World War II23

Wood River Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34117
35 to 54179
55 to 64144
65 to 74115
75+169

Wood River Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6929.60%
Black102.62%
2+ Races2217.46%

Wood River Veterans by Race

Wood River Veterans by Education

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10.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wood River Veterans by Education

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66.3%

Labor Force Participation

63%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Wood River Employment by Age

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Wood River Employment by Race

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Wood River Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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77.31%

Born in Wood River

99.53%

Native Born

0.47%

Foreign Born

0.12%

Non Citizen

0.35%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.53% of Wood River residents were born in the United States, with 77.31% having been born in Illinois. 0.12% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Wood River Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19203,4760.00%
19308,1364,6608.88%
19408,197610.07%
195010,1901,9932.20%
196011,6941,5041.39%
197013,1861,4921.21%
198012,446-740-0.58%
199011,490-956-0.80%
200011,296-194-0.17%
201010,657-639-0.58%
201110,638-19-0.18%
201210,619-19-0.18%
201310,600-19-0.18%
201410,581-19-0.18%
201510,562-19-0.18%
201610,543-19-0.18%
201710,524-19-0.18%
201810,505-19-0.18%
201910,486-19-0.18%
202010,464-22-0.21%
202110,445-19-0.18%
202210,426-19-0.18%

Wood River Population by Year