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Wood River, Nebraska

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The location of Wood River

Welcome to Wood River ...

The city of Wood River is located in Hall County.

The location of Wood River has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

A typical abbreviation for Wood River: Wood Riv.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Wood River has a population of 1,349 people<2> (see below for details).

Wood River is 1,960 feet [597 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Wood River is within the boundaries of 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 total 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 (which had a count of 1,204 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Wood River had an population of 1,349 people. This is an increase of 1.81% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.04% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Wood River ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Grand Island   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the Northeast (NE) of Wood River

Hastings   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Wood River

Located in Adams County

Gibbon   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of Wood River

Located in Buffalo County

Shelton   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Wood River

Located in Buffalo County

Kenesaw   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) of Wood River

Located in Adams County

Doniphan   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) of Wood River

Juniata   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) of Wood River

Located in Adams County

Cairo   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) of Wood River

Alda   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Wood River

Trumbull   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Wood River

Located in Adams County

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.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wood River. If available, we provide a satellite 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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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 about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wood River.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wood River. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>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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<3>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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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wood River

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wood River. The point we use 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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