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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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    Counties USA: A Directory of United States Counties, 3rd Edition. © 2006 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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