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Wood River Population

Current

10,657

2000 Census

11,296

2012 Projected 10,665
2007 10,895
2003 11,210
1990 Census 11,490
1980 Census 12,499

Source:  Claritas Inc.

Travel Time

Distance and travel time for goods in transit from the River Bend to selected major cities:

City Highway Miles Highway Km Flight Time Days by Rail Days by Truck
Atlanta 558 893 1:45 2 1
Chicago 285 456 :55 1 1
Cleveland 546 874 1:45 1 2
Dallas 645 1,032 1:45 2 1
Denver 856 1,370 2:04 2 2`
Detroit 543 869 1:50 2 2
Indianapolis 209 336 :55 1 1
Kansas City 253 405 1:05 1 1
Los Angeles 1,848 2,957 3:45 3 4
Memphis 294 470 1:01 1 1
Minneapolis 546 874 1:30 2 2
New Orleans 695 1,112 1:47 2 2
New York 966 1,546 2:45 2 3
St. Louis 20 32 3:46 1 1
Seattle 2,109 3,374   4 4

Households

  2000 2005 2007 2012*
Total Number of Households 4,725 4,660 4,668 4,623
Average Household Size 2.360 2.340 2.300 0.00
Median Household Income $33,875 $37,563 $39,061 $0.00

*Projected

Housing

 

2000

Owner Occupied Housing Units 3,142
Renter Occupied Housing Units 1,583
Vacant Housing Units 276
Total Housing Units 5,001
Median Housing Value $59,600
  2006 Year to Date
New Construction Permits 10 0

Date Source:  City of Wood River

Transportation

Highways
Route Distance
Interstate 44 20 miles South
Interstate 55 10 miles East
Interstate 64 15 miles South
Interstate 70 14 miles South
Interstate 255 7 miles South
Interstate 270 5 miles South
U.S. 67 3 miles West
Illinois 3 Local
Illinois 100 4 miles West
Illinois 111 Local
Illinois 140 3 miles North
Illinois 143 Local
Railroads
Company Track Classification Direction
Illinois Central Gulf Main Line North/South
Illinois Terminal East/West
Airports
Name/City Distance Service
St. Louis Regional/Bethalto, IL 3 miles Charter and Freight
Lambert International/St. Louis, MO 15 miles Passenger and Freight
Mid-Americal/O'Fallon, IL 25 miles Charter, Passenger, and Freight
General Commodity Motor Carriers
St. Louis Area River Bend Area
Common Carriers - 100 Common Carriers - 36
Package/Local Carriers - 220 Package/Local Carriers - 6
Terminals - 1 Terminals - 1
Intermodal Carriers
Company Location Distance
Conrail Fairmont City 22 miles Southeast
Union Pacific (SSW) Dupo 31 miles South
Illinois Central Venice 17 miles South
Southern Pacific East St. Louis 25 miles Southwest
Gateway Western Venice 17 miles South
Waterways
Mississippi River Distance Channel Depth
Alton Barge Terminal 2 miles North 9' minimum
Tri-City Port District 7 miles South 9' minimum

Utilities/Public Services

Electricity
Ameren Illinois (800) 755-5000
Natural Gas
Ameren Illinois (800) 755-5000
Telecommunications
Local Carrier SBC/Ameritech, (618) 463-1736
Transmission Systems Fiber Optics/Copper
Switching System Analog/Digital/Electronic
Regional Switching Office Collinsville
Local Switching Office (POP) 204 Lorena Avenue
Water Treatment
Operator City of Wood River
Source American Bottoms Aquifer
Maximum Pumping Capacity 3.00 MGD
Maximum Treatment Capacity 3.00 MGD
Average Daily Demand 1.00 MGD
Peak Daily Demand 1.50 MGD
Reserve Capacity* 1.50 MGD
*Reserve Treatment Capacity = Maximum Treatment Capacity Less Peak Daily Demand
Source:  City of Wood River Water Department
Sewage Treatment
Operator Wood River Regional WWTF
Treatment Process Activated Sludge
Plant Design Capacity 5.1 MGD
Average Daily Demand 3.9 MGD
Reserve Treatment Capacity* 1.2 MGD
*Reserve Treatment Capacity = Plant Design Capacity Less Average Daily Demand
Source:  Wood River Regional WWTF  (618) 254-4074
Solid Waste Disposal
Non-Hazardous Landfill Non-Hazardous Landfill/Special Waste
Roxana Landfill Waste Managment, Inc.
Roxana Chouteau Island
10-year expected lifespan 10-year expected lifespan
(618) 656-6883 (618) 452-0148

Government

Form Council/Manager Councilmen - 5
Police Protection City - 18 County - 68
Fire Protection Full-time - 9 Volunteer - 15
Fire Insurance Class #4 (Incorp.) Class #7 (Unincorp.)
Planning Commissions
City of Wood River Planning Commission (City)
Land Use Committee (County)
Zoning Zoning Board of Appeals (City)
Codes BOCA Codes

Major Wood River Employers

Employer Product/Service Employees
Alton Memorial Hospital Health Care 864
East Alton/Wood River District #14 Secondary Public School 100
Kienstra, Inc. Concrete Ready-Mix Blocks 110
Millennium Rail Inc. Railroad Car Repair/Electronics 140
Olin Corporation ammunition, brass, copper, copper alloy, sheet strip, fabr. products 3525
St. Anthony's Health Center General Hospital 814
Wal-Mart Supercenter discount store/auto center/garden center/grocery 325
Wm. Bedell Achievement & Resource Center Special Education 135
Wood River/Hartford District #15 Elementary Public Schools 120

Education

Public Schools
Type Number Enrollment Teachers
Elementary 2 645 n/a
Junior High 1 237 n/a
District #15 Totals 3 882 52
Senior High 1 725 43
District #14 Totals 1 725 43
Select Report Card Information (2001)
District #14 State of IL
Percent of Low Income Students 30.3 36.9
Drop-Out Rate 9.2 5.7
Chronic Truancy Rate 17.0 2.2
Mobility Rate 19.6 17.2
Attendance Rate 89.6 93.7
High School Graduation Rate 75.3 83.2
Average Class Size (high school) 18.5 18.2
Pupil/Teacher Ratio (elementary) 17.6 19.1
All student Composite ACT Score 19.7 21.7
Percentage of class taking ACT 45.3 62.3
Prairie State Achievement Examination (2001)
Percentage of Students Meeting and Exceeding Goals
Reading Grade 11 43 58
Math Grade 11 39 54
Writing Grade 11 44 59
Science Grade 11 34 50
Social Science Grade 11 43 58
(Sources:  2001 Report Cards - Illinois Board of Education; Wood River/Hartford School District #15, East Alton/Wood River High School District #14)
Vocational Schools
Name Phone Number
Lewis and Clark Community College/Godfrey, IL (618) 466-3411
Ranken Technical College/St. Louis, MO (314) 371-0236
Sanford/Brown Business College/Granite City, IL (800) 456-7222
Southwestern Illinois College/Granite City, IL (618) 235-2700
Colleges/Universities
Name Phone Number
Fontbonne College/Clayton, MO (314) 362-3456
Harris-Stowe State College/St. Louis, MO (314) 340-3366
Illinois College/Jacksonville, IL (217) 245-3000
Lewis and Clark Community College/Godfrey, IL (618) 466-3411
Lindenwood College/St. Louis, MO (314)529-9300
McKendree College/Lebanon, IL (618) 537-4481
Missouri Baptist College/St. Louis, MO (314) 434-1115
Parks College/Cahokia, IL (618) 337-9540
Principia College/Elsah, IL (618) 374-2131
Saint Louis University/St. Louis,  MO (314) 977-2500
Southern Illinois University/Edwardsville, IL (618) 650-2000
Southwestern Illinois College/Granite City, IL (618) 235-2700
University of Missouri/St. Louis, MO (314) 516-5000
Washington University/St. Louis, MO (314)935-5000
Webster university/Webster Groves, MO (314) 968-6900

Education Attainment Level - Population  - Age 25 Plus

  2007
Associate Degree 6.7%
Bachelor's Degree 7.8%
Graduate or Professional Degree 3.3%

Economic Development Organization Contacts

The Riverbend Growth Association
5800 Godfrey Road - Alden Hall
Godfrey, Illinois  62035-2426
Telephone:  (618) 467-2280
Fax:  (618) 466-8289
E-mail:  growth@lc.edu
Website:  www.growthassociation.com

Amenities Available Within the River Bend Region

Financial Institutions
Banks 11
Savings and Loans 3
Credit Unions 13
Health Care
Hospitals 4
Number of Beds 685
Nursing Homes 12
Doctors 130+
Dentists 70
Podiatrists 6
Chiropractors 15
Optometrists 7
Convention/Lodging Facilities
Motels/Hotels 13
Number of Rooms 615+
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room 600
Bed and Breakfasts 7
Camping Facilities 2
Recreation Facilities
Restaurants 150+
Gaming Facility 1
Marina Slips 150
Public Golf Courses 8
Public Tennis Courts 24
Public Swimming Pools 5
Bowling Alleys 5
Libraries 7
Health Clubs 4
Amusement/Aquatic Parks 2
Cultural Festivals 8
Museums 2
Community Parks 25
Stables 4
Music - Symphony 1
Municipal Band 1
Theater, Live 2
Theater, Movie 2
Public Ice Arena 2
Child Cares 17
Shopping Facilities
Regional Mall 1
Specialty (Antique) Malls 8
Strip Malls 10
Religious Institutions
Protestant Churches 150+
Catholic Churches 9
Jewish Synagogues 1
Commercial Services
Machine Shops 11
Tool and Die Shops 2
Local Newspapers 2
Regional Newspapers 1
Local Radio 2
Regional Radio 16
TV Channels with cable 70
TV Channels without cable 6

Major Investment Projects of the River Bend Regions

Status Project City

Estimated Cost
($ millions)

Industrial Investments
B Dynegy Midwest Generation Inc. East Alton 75.0
C Illinois-American Water Company Alton 38.0
B Alton Center Business Park Alton 18.0
C Metro Concrete Products Roxana 4.0
Institutional Investments
A Saint Anthony's Health Center Alton 2.8
B/C Saint Anthony's Health Center Alton 2.6
A First Southern Baptist Church Roxana 1.0
A New Hope Baptist Church Roxana 0.3
B Alton Museum of History & Art Alton 0.1
Educational Investments
A Alton Comm. Unit School Dist. #11 Alton 57.7
A Marquette Catholic High School Alton 14.0
B/C Lewis & Clark Comm. College Godfrey 12.5
B Roxana Comm. Unit School Dist. #1 Roxana 5.3
B Bethalto Comm. Unit School Dist. #8 Bethalto 4.0
Office/Professional Investments
C American Water Works Co. Inc. Alton 3.8
B Olin Community Credit Union Bethalto 4.5
C Martin J. Carrow DMD PC Alton 0.5
A Carrollton Bank Godfrey 0.4
Commercial Investments
C Alton Belle Casino Alton 4.5
A RE/MAX River Bend - Phase I Alton 3.25
A Central Electric Alton 0.5
B Pere Marquette Marina Concession Grafton 0.25
Public Investments
B Alton Law Enforcement Center Alton 10.0
B Saint Clare's Villa Alton 8.5
B Lewis & Clark Interpretive Ctr. Hartford 8.0
A Water Reclamation Plant Roxana 5.0
Transportation Infrastructure Investments
B Alton Bypass Madison County 237.1
B Corridor 67 - Godfrey to Jerseyville 40.6
A Indiana Avenue connector Alton 9.0
B Seiler Rd. From Seminary to Humbert Godrey 3.5
A Projects Under Consideration
B Projects Under Construction
C Projects Completed

(Source:  Growth Association membership survey)

 

 

 

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