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Wright, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Wright had a population of 129 as of July 1, 2016. Wright ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wright is located at latitude 46.6722 and longitude -93.0072 in Carlton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wright (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Carlton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,306 feet.

The City of Wright (GNIS ID: 2397381) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wright population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wright: City of Wright.

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Wright, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 129
Population in Households 129
Population in Familes 101
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 83
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 53
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 32
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 63 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 40 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $150,000
Average Home Value $180,625


Median Household Income $47,776
Average Household Income $58,465
Per Capita Income $24,518
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.25% 0.15%
Households 0.31% 0.37%
Families -0.49% 0.62%
Median Household Income   -0.09%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Wright, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wright to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 769 15th
Population Density1 # 820 10th
Diversity Index2 # 748 18th
Median Household Income # 603 33rd
Per Capita Income # 682 25th

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