Wood River, Illinois Population 2024

10,229

Wood River is a city located in Madison County Illinois. Wood River has a 2024 population of 10,229. Wood River is currently declining at a rate of -0.59% annually and its population has decreased by -1.98% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,436 in 2020.

The average household income in Wood River is $72,817 with a poverty rate of 19.48%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Wood River is 34.6 years, 34.6 years for males, and 34.6 years for females.

Wood River Demographics

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

  • White: 87.04%
  • Black or African American: 7.83%
  • Two or more races: 4.68%
  • Other race: 0.26%
  • Native American: 0.16%
  • Asian: 0.02%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
7.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,461.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.98% (-207)
The current population of Wood River, Illinois is 10,229 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 10,436.

Wood River, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White8,97687.04%
Black or African American8087.83%
Two or more races4834.68%
Other race270.26%
Native American170.16%
Asian20.02%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Wood River Population by Race

Wood River Population Pyramid 2024

Wood River Median Age

34.6

Total

34.6

Male

34.6

Female

Wood River Adults

There are 7,894 adults, (1,434 of whom are seniors) in Wood River.

Wood River Age Dependency

59.6

Age Dependency Ratio

22.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Wood River Sex Ratio

Female5,33851.76%
Male4,97548.24%

Wood River Population by Age

Wood River Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,3782.3369.630.4
Non Family1,6961.370.629.4
Married1,4583.0685.314.7
Female9272.9840.359.7
Male2972.6577.422.6
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2.82

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

69.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wood River Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Wood River Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wood River Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 71.05%.

Wood River Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$44,274

Average Earnings

$51,090

Average Male

$38,529

Average Female

Wood River Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wood River Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wood River Language

98.5% of Wood River residents speak only English, while 1.5% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.06% of the population.

Wood River Language

Wood River Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White8,6221,27714.81%
Black80349561.64%
Multiple48315532.09%
Hispanic1785329.78%
Other271970.37%
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19.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.29%

Male Poverty Rate

24.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wood River

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wood River is Other, with 70.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wood River is White, with 14.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.58%.

Wood River Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Bachelors or Greater17.46%
Less Than 9th Grade15.65%
Some College12.6%
High School12.19%
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Wood River Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed61.03%
Male Unemployed32.99%
Female Employed12.43%
Male Employed6.18%
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Wood River Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wood River Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wood River Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.5%

Male Marriage Rate

36.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Wood River Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wood River Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Wood River Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wood River Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

538

Number of Veterans

507

Male Veterans

31

Female Veterans

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Wood River Veterans by War

count

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Wood River Veterans by Age

count

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Wood River Veterans by Race

Wood River Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wood River Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.1%

Labor Force Participation

63%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Wood River Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wood River Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wood River Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

76.08%

Born in Wood River

99.34%

Native Born

0.66%

Foreign Born

0.52%

Non Citizen

0.14%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.34% of Wood River residents were born in the United States, with 76.08% having been born in Illinois. 0.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Wood River Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20299,924-61-0.61%
20289,985-61-0.61%
202710,046-61-0.6%
202610,107-61-0.6%
202510,168-61-0.6%
202410,229-61-0.59%
202310,290-61-0.59%
202210,351-61-0.59%
202110,412-24-0.23%
202010,4363593.56%
201910,077-90-0.89%
201810,167-69-0.67%
201710,23660.06%
201610,230-42-0.41%
201510,272-68-0.66%
201410,340-74-0.71%
201310,414-67-0.64%
201210,481-68-0.64%
201110,549-75-0.71%
201010,624-672-5.95%
200011,296-194-1.69%
199011,490-956-7.68%
198012,446-740-5.61%
197013,1861,49212.76%
196011,6941,50414.76%
195010,1901,99324.31%
19408,197610.75%
19308,1364,660134.06%
19203,476
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Wood River Population by Year