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Living In Wood River, IL

Wood River is a town in Illinois with just over 10,000 residents. Retirees are a common sight, as they make up 17% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young adults are less well-represented. Renters tend to be in the minority in Wood River, and 64% of residents own their homes. With a relatively low average rent of $822 per month in the city, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Illinois. Each month, renters in Wood River will pay around $230 less compared to the state average.

Wood River residents have an average commute of about 24 minutes, outperforming the state average of about 32 minutes. Many residents (44%) drive their car or truck to work, while public transportation isn't widely used. Relatively few residents commute to work on foot.

Compared to the national average (5%), Wood River has a relatively large concentration of residents over the age of 25 with an Associate's degree (7%). Additionally, 9% have a Bachelor's degree and 3% possess a Master's degree or Doctorate. Workers are spread across a wide range of industries in Wood River, the most common four of which are healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and warehousing. Combined, these industries account for 27% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's workers are in sales, as 10% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. With an average annual income of about $55K, Wood River workers earn less than the average Illinois resident. Wood River's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345).

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