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Welcome to Wood River ...

The Town of Wood River is located in Burnett County.

A typical abbreviation for Wood River: Wood Riv.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, the Town of Wood River has a population of 927 people<1> (see below for details).

Wood River is 920 feet [280 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Area codes for Wood River: (715) and (534)<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Wood River had a population of 953 people (which is 6.17% of the total population of Burnett County). This makes Wood River the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Wood River represents 0.02% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 916th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 953 people, the population of Wood River decreased 2.16% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 974 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Wood River had an population of 927 people. This is a decrease of 2.73% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.83% 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 starting from Wood River and not the distance if you are driving it.<4>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Pine City (MN)   [Map]   3,090   W   18 miles [29 km]
Rock Creek (MN)   [Map]   1,620   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Rush City (MN)   [Map]   3,156   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Eureka   [Map]   1,642   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Frederic   [Map]   1,103   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Grantsburg   [Map]   1,138   W   6 miles [9.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

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.

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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Wood River, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Wood River.

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Cities, Towns and Villages of Wisconsin

About Burnett County

About Wisconsin

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.

The official website for Burnett County: www.burnettcounty.com/gov/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: www.wisconsin.gov/



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>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from 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 (or directions), 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 Town of 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: 45.7722, Longitude: -92.5877     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wood River have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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