Wood River, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The City of Wood River had a population of 1,483 as of July 1, 2016. Wood River ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wood River is located at latitude 40.8208 and longitude -98.6003 in Hall County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wood River (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hall County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,965 feet.

The City of Wood River (GNIS ID: 2397364) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Wood River is located within Township of Wood River, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hall County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wood River population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Wood River, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,483
Population in Households 1,434
Population in Familes 1,230
Population in Group Qrtrs 49
Population Density1 1,867
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 531
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 387
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 552 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 377 (68.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 155 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $116,000
Average Home Value $135,771


Median Household Income $60,085
Average Household Income $68,356
Per Capita Income $25,325
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.82% 1.72%
Households 1.7% 1.64%
Families 1.86% 1.55%
Median Household Income   3.75%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Wood River, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wood River to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 80 86th
Population Density1 # 50 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 34 94th
Median Household Income # 83 86th
Per Capita Income # 388 33rd

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