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Wood River, Nebraska

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Welcome to Wood River ...

The city of Wood River is located in Hall County.

A typical abbreviation for Wood River: Wood Riv.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Wood River has a population of 1,354 people<1> (see below for details).

Wood River is 1,960 feet [597 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Wood River lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Wood River lies within the (308) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wood River had a population of 1,325 people. This makes Wood River the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Wood River represents 0.07% of the population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 81st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,325 people, the population of Wood River increased 10.05% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,204 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Wood River had an population of 1,354 people. This is an increase of 2.19% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.46% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Wood River.

Communities near Wood River ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Wood River and not the distance if you drove.<3>.

Community   2016
Alda   [Map]   650   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cairo   [Map]   804   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Doniphan   [Map]   844   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Gibbon   [Map]   1,909   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Grand Island   [Map]   51,517   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hastings   [Map]   24,991   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Wood River.

Communities Also Named Wood River ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Wood River - they are located in Alaska and Illinois.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Wood River.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wood River. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wood River. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wood River. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Wood River:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wood River ...

Looking for more information about Wood River? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Wood River, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Wood River.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Wood River. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wood River.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wood River - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Wood River. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wood River) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wood River. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wood River

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wood River. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8217, Longitude: -98.5990     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wood River have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wood River.