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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Wood River Township is a suburb of St. Louis with a population of 30,682. Wood River Township is in Madison County. Living in Wood River Township offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Wood River Township there are a lot of bars and restaurants. Residents of Wood River Township tend to lean conservative.
About Wood River Township...
Population
30,682

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$95,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$790
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Wood River Township

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,800
National
$55,322
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Wood River Township Reviews

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There have been some issues with robberies in local businesses, but it's never anything people make a huge fuss about. Definitely a town where you need to keep your car doors locked. My family lives in a nicer part of town and we always keep our front door unlocked and nothing has ever happened. It's a very nice and save in some parts, but there are parts where it's slightly scary.
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Unfortunately, Cottage Hills has very few jobs to offer. Olin, a major employer of the area, has been divided and moved across state lines effecting the communities employment opportunities.
In the little area of Cottage Hills, you will find very few stores and very little quality in the ones we do have. Most of our community relies on our nearby neighbor towns for groceries, and the others use convenience stores.