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People

Total Population 1,393
Male Share of the Population 53.3%
Female Share of the Population 46.7%
Senior Citizens 16.9%
Employed Population 16+ 654
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 51.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $63,438
% Above Poverty Level 88.2%
% Below Poverty Level 11.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 19.5%
Median Gross Rent $594
Median House Value $94,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.1%
US/American 0%
English 5.4%
Irish 12.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • 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
Station GRAND ISLAND CTR NE AP
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
Station RAVENNA
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Alda 607 $54,375
Cairo 888 $68,523
Doniphan 1,020 $62,222
Gibbon 1,904 $50,917
Kenesaw 1,014 $69,702
Shelton 1,154 $66,587

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Wood River Public Libraries

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

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Wood River High Schools

WOOD RIVER RURAL HIGH SCHOOL
308-583-2249
Serves 285 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

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