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Wright County, Minnesota
Map of Minnesota highlighting Wright County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
Seat Buffalo
Largest city St. Michael (2005 est. [1])
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

714 sq mi (1,850 km²)
661 sq mi (1,711 km²)
54 sq mi (139 km²), 7.51%
PopulationEst.
 - (2008)
 - Density

119,701
136/sq mi (53/km²)
Founded February 20, 1855
Named for Silas Wright
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.wright.mn.us

Wright County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota, founded in 1855[2]. As of 2000, the population was 89,986. Its county seat is Buffalo[3].

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History

The County was established in 1855, and was named after New York Politician Silas Wright. The first County seat was Monticello, then in 1868 the County seat was changed to Buffalo. The Majority of people to first settle this area were German and Swedish. The population of the county in 1860 was 3729 people.

The 1998 thriller A Simple Plan was set in Wright County though the specific town name is never mentioned.

Presidential Election Results 2000-2008
Year Democrat Republican
2008 40.7% 26,343 57.6% 37,779
2004 37.99% 22,618 60.77% 36,176
2000 38.65% 16,762 55.02% 23,861

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 714 square miles (1,850 km²), of which 661 square miles (1,711 km²) is land and 54 square miles (139 km²) (7.51%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1860 3,729
1870 9,457 153.6%
1880 18,104 91.4%
1890 24,164 33.5%
1900 29,157 20.7%
1910 28,082 −3.7%
1920 28,685 2.1%
1930 27,119 −5.5%
1940 27,550 1.6%
1950 27,716 0.6%
1960 29,935 8.0%
1970 38,933 30.1%
1980 58,681 50.7%
1990 68,710 17.1%
2000 89,986 31.0%
Est. 2008 119,701 33.0%

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 89,986 people, 31,465 households, and 23,913 families residing in the county. The population density was 136 people per square mile (53/km²). There were 34,355 housing units at an average density of 52 per square mile (20/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.85% White, 0.26% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 1.10% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 42.3% were of German, 11.9% Norwegian, 7.4% Swedish and 6.6% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 31,465 households out of which 42.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.50% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.00% were non-families. 18.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.26.

Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data.

In the county the population was spread out with 31.10% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 32.60% from 25 to 44, 19.90% from 45 to 64, and 8.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 101.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $53,945, and the median income for a family was $60,940. Males had a median income of $40,630 versus $28,201 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,844. About 3.60% of families and 4.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.50% of those under age 18 and 7.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Cities Townships Ghost town

† Located in Wright County, the city extends into neighboring counties as well.
‡ Based in an adjacent county, part of Dayton extends into Wright County.

References

External links

Coordinates: 45°11′N 93°58′W / 45.18°N 93.97°W / 45.18; -93.97


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Wright County, Minnesota
Map
File:Map of Minnesota highlighting Wright County.png
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the USA highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded February 20, 1855
Seat Buffalo
Largest City St. Michael (2005 est. [1])
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 7.51%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

89986
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.wright.mn.us
Named for: Silas Wright

Wright County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota, founded in 1855[2]. As of 2000, the population was 89,986. Its county seat is Buffalo6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,850 km² (714 sq mi). 1,711 km² (661 sq mi) of it is land and 139 km² (54 sq mi) of it (7.51%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 89,986 people, 31,465 households, and 23,913 families residing in the county. The population density was 53/km² (136/sq mi). There were 34,355 housing units at an average density of 20/km² (52/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.85% White, 0.26% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 1.10% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 42.3% were of German, 11.9% Norwegian, 7.4% Swedish and 6.6% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 31,465 households out of which 42.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.50% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.00% were non-families. 18.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.26.

Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data.

In the county the population was spread out with 31.10% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 32.60% from 25 to 44, 19.90% from 45 to 64, and 8.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 101.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $53,945, and the median income for a family was $60,940. Males had a median income of $40,630 versus $28,201 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,844. About 3.60% of families and 4.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.50% of those under age 18 and 7.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Cities Townships

† Located in Wright County, the city extends into neighboring counties as well.
‡ Based in an adjacent county, part of Dayton extends into Wright County.

References

  1. ^ http://www.demography.state.mn.us/estimates.html
  2. ^ http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/hinfo/govseries/No34.htm

External link


Coordinates: 45°11′N 93°58′W / 45.18, -93.97


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