U.S. Beacon June 17, 2024

Wood River, IL

Madison County, Illinois

Latitude: 38.863047     Longitude: -90.088527
Population 10,985 (2005)
Elevation of Wood River, Illinois: 440 feet



General Social Characteristics, 2000 data (id:1783271, place: Wood River city, Illinois)

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school: 2,604 (100%)
Nursery school, preschool: 148 (5.68%)
Kindergarten: 151 (5.8%)
Elementary school (grades 1-8): 1,277 (49.04%)
High school (grades 9-12): 510 (19.59%)
College or graduate school: 518 (19.89%)

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over: 7,345 (100%)
Less than 9th grade: 353 (4.81%)
9th to 12th grade, no diploma: 855 (11.64%)
High school graduate (includes equivalency): 3,013 (41.02%)
Some college, no degree: 1,816 (24.72%)
Associate degree: 484 (6.59%)
Bachelor's degree: 581 (7.91%)
Graduate or professional degree: 243 (3.31%)
Percent high school graduate or higher: 83.6%
Percent bachelor's degree or higher: 11.2%

MARITIAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over: 8,908 (100%)
Never married: 1,944 (21.82%)
Now married, except separated: 4,848 (54.42%)
Separated: 97 (1.09%)
Total Widowed: 809 (9.08%)
Widowed Female: 617 (6.93%)
Total Divorced: 1,210 (13.58%)
Divorced Female: 729 (8.18%)

GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years: 240 (100%)
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren: 125 (52.08%)

VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over: 8,431 (100%)
Civilian veterans: 1,232 (14.61%)

DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years: 2,462 (100%)
--With a disability: 235 (9.55%)
Population 21 to 64 years: 5,929 (100%)
--With a disability: 1,342 (22.63%)
----Percent employed: 53.7%
--No disability: 4,587 (77.37%)
----Percent employed: 78.5%
Population 65 years and over: 1,972 (100%)
--With a disability: 916 (46.45%)

RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over: 10,467 (100%)
Same house in 1995: 6,255 (59.76%)
Different house in the U.S. in 1995: 4,142 (39.57%)
--Same county: 3,128 (29.88%)
--Different county: 1,014 (9.69%)
----Same state: 528 (5.04%)
----Different state: 486 (4.64%)
Elsewhere in 1995: 70 (0.67%)

NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population: 11,198 (100%)
Native: 11,135 (99.44%)
--Born in United States: 11,118 (100%)
----State of residence: 8,526 (76.14%)
----Different state: 2,592 (23.15%)
--Born outside United States: 17 (0.15%)
Foreign born: 63 (0.56%)
----Entered 1990 to March 2000: 0 (0%)
--Naturalized citizen: 49 (0.44%)
--Not a citizen: 14 (0.13%)

REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea): 63 (100%)
Europe: 24 (38.1%)
Asia: 4 (6.35%)
Africa: 0 (0%)
Oceania: 0 (0%)
Latin America: 32 (50.79%)
Northern America: 3 (4.76%)

LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over: 10,467 (100%)
English only: 10,208 (97.53%)
Language other than English: 259 (2.47%)
----Speak English less than "very well": 111 (1.06%)
--Spanish: 181 (1.73%)
----Speak English less than "very well": 69 (0.66%)
--Other Indo-European languages: 74 (0.71%)
----Speak English less than "very well": 38 (0.36%)
--Asian and Pacific Island languages: 4 (0.04%)
----Speak English less than "very well": 4 (0.04%)

ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population: 11,198 (100%)
Total ancestries reported: 10,145% (90.6%)
Arab: 6 (0.05%)
Czech: 23 (0.21%)
Danish: 8 (0.07%)
Dutch: 274 (2.45%)
English: 1,151 (10.28%)
French (except Basque): 367 (3.28%)
French Canadian: 21 (0.19%)
German: 2,404 (21.47%)
Greek: 8 (0.07%)
Hungarian: 97 (0.87%)
Irish: 1,512 (13.5%)
Italian: 501 (4.47%)
Lithuanian: 0 (0%)
Norwegian: 0 (0%)
Polish: 131 (1.17%)
Portuguese: 0 (0%)
Russian: 73 (0.65%)
Scotch-Irish: 125 (1.12%)
Scottish: 137 (1.22%)
Slovak: 16 (0.14%)
Subsaharan African: 5 (0.04%)
Swedish: 30 (0.27%)
Swiss: 45 (0.4%)
Ukrainian: 25 (0.22%)
United States or American: 1,426 (12.73%)
Welsh: 27 (0.24%)
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups): 21 (0.19%)
Other ancestries: 1,712 (15.29%)

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