About This Place
Wood River is a city in Madison County, Illinois, United States. The population was 11,296 at the 2000 census.
Wood River is located at 38Â°51â²47â³N 90Â°5â²19â³W / 38.86306Â°N 90.08861Â°W / 38.86306; -90.08861 (38.863047, -90.088527).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.1 square miles (15.7 kmÂ²), of which, 6.1 square miles (15.7 kmÂ²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 kmÂ²) of it (0.33%) is water.