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Wood River, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Wood River is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Hall County at latitude 40.8208 and longitude -98.6003. Hall County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,965 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Wood River, but most people and references simply refer to it as Wood River, Nebraska.

The P1 Census Class Code for Wood River indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Wood River, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,411
Population in Households 1,363
Population in Familes 1,170
Population in Group Qrtrs 48
Population Density1 1,777
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 509
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 372
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 528 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 366 (69.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 143 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $147,414
Average Home Value $196,301


Median Household Income $53,610
Average Household Income $63,597
Per Capita Income $23,482
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.49% 1.53%
Households 1.49% 1.52%
Families 1.79% 1.41%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   2.63%
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, 2014 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 # 83 86th
Population Density1 # 59 90th
Diversity Index2 # 33 94th
Median Household Income # 166 72nd
Per Capita Income # 373 36th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Nebraska Census Data Comparison Tool.