Wright, Wyoming

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Population in 2013: 1,852 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +37.5%
Males: 1,022  (55.2%)
Females: 830  (44.8%)
Median resident age:  31.0 years
Wyoming median age:  36.6 years

Zip codes: 82732.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $83,838 (it was $53,125 in 2000)
Wright:

$83,838
WY:

$58,752

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $28,725 (it was $20,126 in 2000)

Wright town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $175,624 (it was $73,200 in 2000)
Wright:

$175,624
WY:

$195,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $129,906; Detached houses: $164,365; Townhouses or other attached units: $170,845; Mobile homes: $53,160

Median gross rent in 2013: $979.

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  • Races in Wright, WY (2013)

    Wright races chart
    • 2,04585.2%White alone
    • 29212.2%Hispanic
    • 231.0%Two or more races
    • 110.5%American Indian alone
    • 60.3%Black alone
    • 50.2%Asian alone

Races in Wright detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Wright: 81.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (25.1%), Irish (18.0%), English (5.7%), United States (5.4%), Norwegian (4.2%), French (2.7%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated in 1985

Elevation: 5000 feet

Land area: 2.75 square miles.

Population density: 674 people per square mile   (low).

Wright, Wyoming map

For population 25 years and over in Wright:

  • High school or higher: 87.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wright town:

  • Never married: 27.1%
  • Now married: 59.5%
  • Separated: 5.4%
  • Widowed: 1.2%
  • Divorced: 6.8%

6 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.4%
Wyoming:

2.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $992 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $229 (0.5%)

Wright satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapid City, SD (114.9 miles , pop. 59,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (269.6 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (791.1 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Antelope Valley-Crestview, WY (5.7 miles ), Sleepy Hollow, WY (5.8 miles ), Gillette, WY (6.0 miles ), Moorcroft, WY (6.7 miles ), Edgerton, WY (6.7 miles) , Midwest, WY (6.8 miles ), Upton, WY (7.0 miles ), Pine Haven, WY (7.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $119,300
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,100
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $214,000
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $148,600
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $190,000
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $274,500
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $274,500
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $274,500
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $250,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.75 N, Longitude: 105.49 W

Area code: 307

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

3.4%
Wyoming:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (59%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (30%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (18%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Wright: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Wright, Wyoming

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Wright-area historical tornado activity is above Wyoming state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/12/2005, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 2.0 miles away from the Wright town center killed 2 people and injured 13 people and caused $5 million in damages.

On 6/11/1962, a category F2 tornado 5.9 miles away from the town center injured 4 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wright-area historical earthquake activity is below Wyoming state average. It is 27% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 262.3 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 414.5 miles away from Wright center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 94.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 39.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 267.7 miles away from Wright center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 40.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Campbell County (2) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Flood: 1, Mudslide: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wright topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wright:

  • Casper College (about 77 miles; Casper, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,770)
  • Black Hills State University (about 96 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Sheridan College (about 101 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 116 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Chadron State College (about 141 miles; Chadron, NE; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • Wyotech-Laramie (about 168 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 2,765)
  • University of Wyoming (about 170 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 10,810)

Public high school in Wright:

Public elementary/middle school in Wright:

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Notable location: Campbell County Fire Department Station 9 Wright (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Wright Centennial Museum (104 Ranch Court).

Hotel: National 9 of Wright (519 Latigo Drive).

Campbell County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 113. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

113
U.S.:

74

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 7.61. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.61
U.S.:

6.58

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 24.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.3
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 6.22. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.22
U.S.:

9.14

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

COAL CREEK MINE-THUNDER BAS CO (Address: 195 HOADLEY ROAD , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • WRIGHT WATER & SEWER DISTRICT (Population served: 2,500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BLACK THUNDER COAL MINE (Population served: 600, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BLACK THUNDER EAST, LLC ADMIN (Population served: 397, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • POWER RESOURCES INC/CAMECO-N. BUTTE ISR (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.7%
(4.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 21.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Wyoming:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.5%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.3%
Whole state:  7.1%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Wright compared to Wyoming state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
Wyoming average:

9.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (61%)
  • Electricity (32%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Wood (0%)

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 town (based on Campbell County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,29627
Catholic5,2172
Mainline Protestant2,4166
Other2,2566
Orthodox401
Black Protestant151
None29,893-
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: 6
Campbell County:

1.48 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Campbell County:

4.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Here:

4.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

10.08 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.4%
Wyoming:

7.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Campbell County:

26.2%
Wyoming:

24.4%
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 4$13,519$40,5570$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$2,300
Streets and Highways 2$11,809$70,8540$0
Health 1$3,173$38,0760$0
Parks and Recreation 2$8,143$48,8581$1,612
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$5,110$61,3200$0
Other and Unallocable 1$5,391$64,6920$0
Totals for Government 11$47,145$51,4316$3,912

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

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $206,000 ($111.23)
    Regular Highways: $206,000 ($111.23)
  • Current Operations - Parks & Recreation: $322,000 ($173.87)
    Regular Highways: $222,000 ($119.87)
    Financial Administration: $202,000 ($109.07)
    Police Protection: $120,000 ($64.79)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $70,000 ($37.80)
    Central Staff Services: $56,000 ($30.24)
    Health Services - Other: $24,000 ($12.96)
    General - Other: $22,000 ($11.88)
    General Public Buildings: $15,000 ($8.10)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $15,000 ($8.10)
    Fire Protection: $12,000 ($6.48)
    Welfare - Other: $2,000 ($1.08)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $95,000 ($51.30)
    Fire Protection: $40,000 ($21.60)
    Health - Other: $20,000 ($10.80)
    Parks & Recreation: $17,000 ($9.18)
    Financial Administration: $12,000 ($6.48)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($1.08)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $408,000 ($220.30)

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

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $46,000 ($24.84)
    All Other: $5,000 ($2.70)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $26,000 ($14.04)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $8,000 ($4.32)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $62,000 ($33.48)
    General Revenue, NEC: $28,000 ($15.12)
    Property Sale Other: $26,000 ($14.04)
    Rents: $3,000 ($1.62)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,929,000 ($1041.58)
    All Other: $62,000 ($33.48)
    Highways: $23,000 ($12.42)
  • Tax - Property: $58,000 ($31.32)
    Public Utilities: $23,000 ($12.42)
    NEC: $4,000 ($2.16)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,185,000 ($1719.76)

8.06% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,857 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.06%
Wyoming average:

8.02%

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 Crook County, WY  0.37% ($44,077 average AGI)
from Natrona County, WY  0.35% ($41,516)
from Sheridan County, WY  0.29% ($45,569)


8.30% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($51,265 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.30%
Wyoming average:

8.16%

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 Sheridan County, WY  0.40% ($91,366 average AGI)
to Natrona County, WY  0.32% ($43,196)
to Crook County, WY  0.29% ($62,137)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wright:

  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIML (1270 AM; 5 kW; GILLETTE, WY; Owner: GILLETTE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KKLS (920 AM; 10 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KROE (930 AM; 5 kW; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: LOVCOM, INC.)
  • KDSJ (980 AM; 5 kW; DEADWOOD, SD; Owner: GOLDRUSH BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wright:

  • K218CA (91.5 FM; WRIGHT, WY; Owner: TOWN OF WRIGHT)
  • KLWD (91.9 FM; GILLETTE, WY; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KGWY (100.7 FM; GILLETTE, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING, LLC)

Wright fatal accident list:

May 31, 2008 02:17 AM, Sr-387, Lat: 43.76158, Lon: -105.47897, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 2
Sep 6, 2008 02:10 PM, Sr-59, Sr-387, Lat: 43.76151, Lon: -105.47570, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 3m10ftTotal length
  • $22,000Total costs
  • 3,916Total average daily traffic
  • 782Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,028Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Wright)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Wright, WY)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KB7IXE, Licensee ID: L00163938
    Grant Date: 06/07/2012, Expiration Date: 07/14/2022, Certifier: Delbert R Barber
    Registrant: Delbert R Barber, Wright, WY 82732-0043
  • Call Sign: KC8JOR, Licensee ID: L01357392
    Grant Date: 01/09/2008, Expiration Date: 03/17/2018
    Registrant: Michael A Phipps, 303 Shadow Hill Lane, Wright, WY 82732


FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Wright)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 79
  • Hazardous Condition: 5

Incident types - Wright

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wright, WY

Wright on our top lists:

  • #69 on the list of "Top 100 low-educated but high-earning cities"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Bush (Republican) in the 2004 Presidential Election"
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