Wood River, IL
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Wood River is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 10,294 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Wood River is the 213th largest community in Illinois.

Wood River is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Wood River is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Wood River who work in office and administrative support (24.91%), food service (8.65%), and sales jobs (7.45%).

Also of interest is that Wood River has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The percentage of adults in Wood River with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.69% of adults in Wood River have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Wood River in 2010 was $24,054, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $96,216 for a family of four. However, Wood River contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Wood River home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wood River residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Wood River include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Wood River is English. Other important languages spoken here include Other Indo-European and Spanish.