Wood River, Nebraska

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Wood River, Nebraska

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High Points

Wood River strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Nebraska):

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Racial Diversity
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Top 17% Wood River Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Wood River, Nebraska

Comparing Wood River to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Nebraska (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Senior Citizens 8 5
Well-Paid Single Men 7 8
Racial Diversity 7 9
Age of the Population 5 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 6
Female Share of the Population 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 9
Average Household Size 6 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 7 8
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
College Educated Adults 6 4
People Above Poverty 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 4
Walking and Biking to Work 8 7
Working at Home 5 4
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
People Living Alone 5 3
Affordability of Rents 5 3
Housing Recently Built 5 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3

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Wood River Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 101 miles W of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 142 miles W of Omaha, Nebraska
County Hall
Standard Zip Codes 68883
Phone Area Codes 308
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.82
Longitude -98.599

Wood River Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station HASTINGS 4 N
Distance 16.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 34 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 27.9 inches
Distance 17.9 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 25.8 inches
Distance 22.2 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 38 to 67 F
Annual Precip 26.1 inches
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Wood River Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,204 100%
Male 600 49.8%
Female 604 50.2%
Under 18 327 27.2%
18+ 877 72.8%
65+ 238 19.8%
Median Age 37.6
Average Family Size 3.03
White 1,160 96.3%
African-American 3 0.2%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 34 2.8%
Mixed Race 5 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 150 12.5%

Estimated Wood River Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,200
Growth -4
Growth % -0.3%

Wood River Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 48.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.2%
English 7.1%
Polish 6.2%
Irish 5%
US/American 4.6%
Danish 2.1%
Dutch 2%
Swedish 1.8%
Scottish 1.5%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Czech 1%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Norwegian 0.7%
Welsh 0.4%
Belgian 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Wood River, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cameron (68883)
Martin (68883)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Wood River 1,204 $44,453
Alda 652 $39,219
Cairo 790 $43,854
Doniphan 763 $42,917
Gibbon 1,759 $42,688
Kenesaw 873 $45,500
Shelton 1,140 $42,381

Wood River Public Libraries

Maltman Memorial Public Library
Wood River, Nebraska
(308) 583-2349

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Wood River High Schools (2004)

Serves 285 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

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