Wright County


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Wright County, Minnesota

10 2nd St NW Rm 201
Buffalo, MN 55313
Phone: (763) 682-7539
Fax: (763) 682-7300
www.co.wright.mn.us

In east-central MN, northwest of Minneapolis; established Feb 20, 1855 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For Silas Wright (1795-1847), NY governor (1845-47) and friend of a member of the county organization committee; his name was chosen "as a compromise after a somewhat animated discussion."

Area (sq mi):: 714.39 (land 660.75; water 53.63) Population per square mile: 167.60
Population 2005: 110,730 State rank: 10 Population change: 2000-20005 23.10%; 1990-2000 31.00% Population 2000: 89,986 (White 97.20%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 0.40%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 1.10%. Median age: 33.10
Income 2000: per capita $21,844; median household $53,945; Population below poverty level: 4.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,635-$29,039
Unemployment (2004): 4.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 29.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 57.20%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Saint Michael (13,505)
  • Buffalo County seat (12,801)
  • Monticello (10,412)
  • Otsego (10,057)

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    Wright County, Iowa

    115 N Main St
    Clarion, IA 50525
    Phone: (515) 532-2771
    Fax: (515) 532-2669
    www.wrightcounty.org

    In north-central IA, northeast of Fort Dodge; established Jan 15, 1851 from Webster County. Name Origin: For Joseph Albert Wright (1810-67), IN legislator, governor (1849-57) and U.S. senator (1862-63). Also for Silas Wright (1795-1847), U.S. senator from NY (1833-44) and governor (1844-46)

    Area (sq mi):: 582.54 (land 580.72; water 1.82) Population per square mile: 23.50
    Population 2005: 13,647 State rank: 60 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.80%; 1990-2000 0.50% Population 2000: 14,334 (White 94.10%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 4.90%; Asian 0.20%; Other 3.70%). Foreign born: 3.00%. Median age: 41.40
    Income 2000: per capita $18,247; median household $36,197; Population below poverty level: 7.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,882-$28,838
    Unemployment (2004): 5.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.80% Median travel time to work: 16.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 21.60%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Wright County, Missouri

    125 Court Sq
    Hartville, MO 65667
    Phone: (417) 741-6661
    Fax: (417) 741-6142
    www.wrightcountymo.com

    In south-central MO, east of Springfield; organized Jan 29, 1841 from Pulaski County. Name Origin: For Silas Wright (1795-1847), NY governor (1844-46), U.S. representative, and senator (1833-45)

    Area (sq mi):: 683.18 (land 682.13; water 1.05) Population per square mile: 26.80
    Population 2005: 18,306 State rank: 61 Population change: 2000-20005 2.00%; 1990-2000 7.10% Population 2000: 17,955 (White 97.10%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.10%; Other 2.00%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 37.70
    Income 2000: per capita $13,135; median household $24,691; Population below poverty level: 21.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,759-$17,559
    Unemployment (2004): 6.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.60% Median travel time to work: 26.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 35.40%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    References in periodicals archive ?
    Jared Forner is member of the Wright County's treatment court steering committee.
    An East Coast mobile home community operator is expanding to Minnesota with the purchase of a Wright County park.
    Also appointed were Stan Coday, a Mansfield farmer affiliated with the Wright County Farm Bureau; and John Kleiboeker, a Stotts City farmer with ties to the Missouri Beef Industry Council and Missouri Soybean Association.
    The incident occurred last week in Buffalo, Minnesota, located 42 miles northwest of Minneapolis in Wright County. Fortunately, the girl was not hurt in the crash but her 60-year-old female examiner had to be taken to hospital with minor injuries, according to reports in the Metro .
    The investigation of the incident is still ongoing and the DNR is being assisted by the Wright County Sheriff's Office.
    home health and hospice portfolio subsidiary has acquired the assets of Iowa, US-based hospice services provider Hospice for Wright County, the company said.
    -THE ENSIGN GROUP ACQUIRES HOSPICE OPERATION IN WRIGHT COUNTY, IOWA
    The City of Rockford is located in both Wright County (Aa2) and Hennepin County (Aaa stable), approximately 25 miles west of the City of Minneapolis (Aa1 stable).
    When federal inspectors visited the Iowa facilities of Wright County Egg in the summer of 2010, they found that one of the nation's then-largest egg producers was operating in unimaginable filth.
    After spending over 40 years in their home office in Golden Valley, Anchor is excited to have the opportunity to look at moving to a new, larger facility out in Wright County. They are currently evaluating two sites in the Delano area.