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Population in 2012: 126 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +35.5%
Males: 69  (54.8%)
Females: 57  (45.2%)

Median resident age:  37.5 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip code: 55798

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,587 (it was $39,375 in 2000)
Wright:

$43,587
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,540

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $107,150 (it was $37,500 in 2000)
Wright:

$107,150
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $125,364; Detached houses: $135,656; Mobile homes: $39,600

Median gross rent in 2012: $825.

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  • White alone - 124 (97.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.8%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wright: 89.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (17.5%), Irish (11.9%), Swedish (10.3%), Polish (7.9%), English (5.6%), Norwegian (4.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1303 feet

Land area: 1.55 square miles.

Population density: 81 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Wright:

  • High school or higher: 96.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 23.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 41.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wright city:

  • Never married: 18.6%
  • Now married: 62.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 12.9%



According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Wright, Minnesota as of December 22, 2014.
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 2012: $900 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,333 (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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.8%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -50 (-35.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Wholesale trade (18%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Accommodation and food services (25%)
  • Public administration (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)


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Tornado activity:

Wright-area historical tornado activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 41% 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.

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: 2, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Wright:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Wright, MN

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wright:

  • Lake Superior College (about 42 miles; Duluth, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,374)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 44 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,160)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 45 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,184)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 46 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 9,823)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 62 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Saint Cloud Technical College (about 95 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)
  • Saint Cloud State University (about 95 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 12,908)

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 15.5. This is significantly better than average.
City:

15.5
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.7. This is significantly better than average. There were 9 monitors within city limits.
City:

11.7
U.S.:

22.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wright and their reported violations in the past:

TAMARACK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-14-2002), St Boil Water Order (OCT-14-2002), St Public Notif requested (OCT-14-2002), St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-14-2002), St Compliance Meeting conducted (OCT-14-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-14-2002), St Compliance achieved (JAN-16-2003)
WRIGHT SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-1996 and DEC-1996, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-01-1996), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-01-1996), St Public Notif requested (AUG-01-1996), St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-01-1996), St Compliance Meeting conducted (AUG-01-1996), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-01-1996), St Compliance achieved (SEP-19-1996)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wright that have no violations reported:

  • WRIGHT PLACE CAFE (Address: P.O. Box 37, Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WARM HOMES OF WRIGHT, INC. (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WRIGHT WAYSIDE PARK (Address: P.O. Box 25, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.6%

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 above 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 above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (61%)
  • Utility gas (16%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Wood (10%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.80%
Here53.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsUnited Methodist Church
Adherents39.1%34.3%10.5%4.8%3.0%
Congregations12.8%27.7%12.8%2.1%8.5%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA) The Evangelical Covenant ChurchBaptist General ConferenceEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents2.5%2.5%1.1%0.6%1.7%
Congregations6.4%8.5%4.3%4.3%12.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Carlton County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

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

7.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Carlton County:

7.3%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Carlton County:

27.2%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.3%
State:

13.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 6$2,592
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$650
Totals for Government 0$0 7$3,242

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

  • Current Operations - Fire Protection: $21,000 ($166.67)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($31.75)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($23.81)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($23.81)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($15.87)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($15.87)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $16,000 ($126.98)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $14,000 ($111.11)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($31.75)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($23.81)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $10,000 ($79.37)
    All Other: $6,000 ($47.62)
  • Tax - Property: $14,000 ($111.11)
    NEC: $2,000 ($15.87)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $32,000 ($253.97)

5.86% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,092 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
Minnesota average:

7.79%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from St. Louis County, MN  2.23% ($41,590 average AGI)
from Pine County, MN  0.46% ($27,232)
from Douglas County, WI  0.27% ($35,848)


6.03% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,174 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
Minnesota average:

7.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to St. Louis County, MN  1.95% ($30,029 average AGI)
to Pine County, MN  0.46% ($31,982)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.29% ($23,444)

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
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total costs: $48,000
Total average daily traffic: 2,630
Total average daily truck traffic: 234
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 2,780


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:

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  • 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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