Wright, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 127 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +36.6%
Males: 71  (56.0%)
Females: 56  (44.0%)
Median resident age:  33.1 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip code: 55798

Estimated median household income in 2013: $45,228 (it was $39,375 in 2000)
Wright:

$45,228
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,868 (it was $14,715 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $106,105 (it was $37,500 in 2000)
Wright:

$106,105
MN:

$180,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $107,393; Detached houses: $114,171; Mobile homes: $27,556

Median gross rent in 2013: $865.

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  • Races in Wright, MN (2010)

    Wright races chart
    • 12497.6%White alone
    • 10.8%American Indian alone
    • 10.8%Asian alone
    • 10.8%Two or more races
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Wright: 92.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (22.0%), Swedish (11.3%), Norwegian (6.0%), English (4.7%), Polish (3.3%), Czech (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1303 feet

Land area: 1.55 square miles.

Population density: 82 people per square mile   (very low).

Wright, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Wright:

  • High school or higher: 95.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 41.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wright city:

  • Never married: 16.6%
  • Now married: 58.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 18.2%



According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Wright, Minnesota as of September 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Wright to the number of sex offenders is 126 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $748 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,253 (1.1%)

Wright satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (42.8 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (118.8 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (425.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Tamarack, MN (2.4 miles) , Cromwell, MN (2.5 miles) , Kettle River, MN (3.8 miles) , McGregor, MN (3.9 miles ), Floodwood, MN (4.3 miles ), Barnum, MN (4.4 miles ), Mahtowa, MN (4.4 miles ), Moose Lake, MN (4.4 miles ).

Latitude: 46.67 N, Longitude: 93.01 W

Area code: 218

Wright household income distribution Wright home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.6%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -50 (-35.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (33%)
  • Wholesale trade (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (33%)
  • Transportation occupations (26%)
  • Material moving occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (4%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (25%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (20%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Legal occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Production occupations (5%)

Average climate in Wright, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Wright, Minnesota average temperatures Wright, Minnesota average precipitation Wright, Minnesota humidity Wright, Minnesota wind speed Wright, Minnesota snowfall Wright, Minnesota sunshine Wright, Minnesota clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Wright-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 60% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/11/1966, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.8 miles away from the Wright city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 8/6/1969, a category F4 tornado 33.7 miles away from the city center killed 12 people and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wright-area historical earthquake activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 161.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 171.9 miles away from Wright center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 194.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 354.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 150.3 miles away from Wright center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 332.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Carlton County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wright topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Wright:

  • VILLA VISTA, INC (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; CROMWELL, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wright:

  • Lake Superior College (about 42 miles; Duluth, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,768)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 44 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,302)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 44 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 45 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 10,612)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 62 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 3,371)
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 83 miles; Shell Lake, WI; FT enrollment: 2,414)
  • St Cloud Technical and Community College (about 95 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 3,493)

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Notable locations in Wright: Wright (A), Wright Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Wright Catholic Cemetery (1), Wright Community Cemetery (2), Lakeview Cemetery (3), Violet Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Carlton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 55.2. This is better than average.

City:

55.2
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.80. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.80
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 24.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.4
U.S.:

32.0

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00000. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00000
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 7.3%
(7.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.5%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.8%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Wright compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.8
Minnesota average:

10.7

Wright travel time to work - commute Wright mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (63%)
  • Wood (14%)
  • Utility gas (12%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wright city (based on Carlton County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,6326
Mainline Protestant5,48518
Evangelical Protestant4,74030
Other1383
None19,391-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Carlton County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Carlton County:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Carlton County:

6.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Here:

7.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.3%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Carlton County:

27.2%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.3%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$378
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$92
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$210
Totals for Government 0$0 7$680

Wright government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Fire Protection: $21,000 ($165.35)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($31.50)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($23.62)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($23.62)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($15.75)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($15.75)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $16,000 ($125.98)

Wright government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $14,000 ($110.24)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($31.50)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($23.62)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $10,000 ($78.74)
    All Other: $6,000 ($47.24)
  • Tax - Property: $14,000 ($110.24)
    NEC: $2,000 ($15.75)

Wright government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $32,000 ($251.97)

5.28% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,896 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.28%
Minnesota average:

6.51%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from St. Louis County, MN  2.01% ($38,230 average AGI)
from Pine County, MN  0.35% ($34,043)
from Douglas County, WI  0.27% ($31,571)


5.12% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,634 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.12%
Minnesota average:

6.71%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to St. Louis County, MN  1.64% ($32,319 average AGI)
to Pine County, MN  0.42% ($35,400)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.33% ($31,233)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wright:

  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)
  • WNMT (650 AM; 10 kW; NASHWAUK, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KDAL (610 AM; 5 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KKIN (930 AM; 3 kW; AITKIN, MN; Owner: QUARNSTROM MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • KOZY (1320 AM; 5 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MN; Owner: ITASCA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wright:

  • KBMX (107.7 FM; PROCTOR, MN; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF DULUTH, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Wright:

  • WDIO-TV (Channel 10; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WDIO-TV, LLC)

Wright fatal accident list:

Dec 3, 1997 04:16 PM, M6, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 1, 1988 06:02 PM, 23, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • $48,000Total costs
  • 2,630Total average daily traffic
  • 234Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,780Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Karen Stoner, 1399 North Finn Road, Carlton County, Wright, Mn 55798 (Lat: 46.672472 Lon: -93.026083), Type: 128.0, Overall height: 121.9 m
    Registrant: 9067745839, Kstoner@minnesotatowers.Com, N3054 FUMEE LAKE DRIVE
  • Karen Stoner, 1399 North Finn Road, Carlton County, Wright, Mn 55798 (Lat: 46.672472 Lon: -93.026083), Type: 128.0, Overall height: 121.9 m
    Registrant: 9067745839, Kstoner@minnesotatowers.Com, N3054 FUMEE LAKE DRIVE
  • Brian Meier, 1399 North Finn Road, Carlton County, Wright, Mn 55798 (Lat: 46.672472 Lon: -93.026083), Type: 128.0, Overall height: 121.9 m
    Registrant: 6302218500, Brianm@cstower.Org, 323 S. HALE ST., SUITE 100
  • Lottie L Thompson, 1399 North Finn Road, Carlton County, Wright, Mn 55798 (Lat: 46.672472 Lon: -93.026083), Type: 128.0, Overall height: 121.9 m
    Registrant: 8472401508, Atcfaa-Fccmidwest@americantower.Com, 1101 PERIMETER DRIVE
  • Bridget Carter, 1399 North Finn Road, Carlton County, Wright, Mn 55798 (Lat: 46.672472 Lon: -93.026083), Type: 128.0, Structure height: 27017 m, Overall height: 121.9 m
    Registrant: 8472401508, Atcfaa-Fccmidwest@americantower.Com, 1101 PERIMETER DRIVE

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 46.672444 Lon: -93.006861, Call Sign: WPVC315
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.887 MHz, 464.487 MHz, 467.837 MHz, 467.862 MHz, 467.887 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/17/2002, Expiration Date: 06/17/2012, Cancellation Date: 08/18/2012, Certifier: Cal Jacobson
    Registrant: Advanced Wireless Communications, 20855 Kensington Blvd, Lakeville, MN 55044-7486, Phone: (952) 469-5400, Fax: (952) 469-0170

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KB0QPL
    Grant Date: 01/30/1995, Expiration Date: 01/30/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/31/2007
    Registrant: Harry F Hartwig, Rt 1 Box 51, Wright, MN 55798
  • Call Sign: KB0WFT, Licensee ID: L01126359
    Grant Date: 03/08/2006, Expiration Date: 04/26/2016, Certifier: Jeffrey A Hassel
    Registrant: Jeffrey A Hassel, 1420 3rd St, Wright, MN 55798-0092
  • Call Sign: KC0PDM, Licensee ID: L00639214
    Grant Date: 02/14/2003, Expiration Date: 02/14/2013, Certifier: William K Holter
    Registrant: William K Holter, Wright, MN 55798

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: AIRBORNE EDGE (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582 (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 5020C , Serial Number: 582-501, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 10/13/2006
    Registrant (Individual): Jeffrey M Berg, 211 Highway 73, Wright, MN 55798

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4

Businesses in Wright, MN

  • True Value: 1
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