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Wright County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2014: 12,840 (43% urban, 57% rural); it was 14,334 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,210
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,924
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,402
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,491 (it was 1,538 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

28%

Land area: 581 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 22 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Wright County: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (26.1%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (22.9%), Retail trade (13.8%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (12.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 54%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 39%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Wright County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (88.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (9.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
Median resident age:  44.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 6,381  (49.7%)
Females: 6,459  (50.3%)
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Wright County,IA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Wright County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $44,974 ($36,197 in 1999)

This county:

$44,974
Iowa:

$54,736

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $447 (lower quartile is $340, upper quartile is $520)
This county:

$447
State:

$594


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $77,320 (it was $54,800 in 2000)
Wright:

$77,320
Iowa:

$136,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $47,469 - $122,232
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $898
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $359

Institutionalized population: 159

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 27
  • Thefts: 20
  • Auto thefts: 3

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 22
  • Thefts: 39
  • Auto thefts: 2
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 13 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $206,800
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $171,500
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $157,500
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $227,900
  • 2013: 7 buildings, average cost: $303,300
  • 2014: 12 buildings, average cost: $233,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,414 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,097 (1.5%)

Wright County household income distribution in 2009 Wright County home values distribution Wright County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 11.1%
(8.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.5% for Black residents, 36.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 93.5% for American Indian residents, 38.7% for other race residents, 36.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 10.8%
Wright County:

10.8%
Iowa:

12.2%
(7.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.9% for Black residents, 37.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 93.5% for American Indian residents, 39.3% for other race residents, 25.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 44 years old
(Males: 43 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48 years old, Black residents: 23 years old, American Indian residents: 10 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Wright County is $395 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $498 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $640 a month.

Cities in this county include: Eagle Grove, Clarion, Belmond, Goldfield, Dows, Rowan, Woolstock, Galt.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Wright County: Franklin County Fairgrounds (A), Shobes Grove (B), Marysville (C), Hampton Country Club (D), Burdette (E), Faulkner (F), Dows Golf Course (G), Old Stone House (H), Franklin County Historical Museum (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wright County include: Blake's Grove Chapel (A), West Fork Church (B), Zion Church (C), Lee Center Church (D), Morgan Church (E), Saint Johns Church (F), Saint Peters Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hansell Cemetery (1), Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery (2), Oakland Valley Cemetery (3), Old Chapin Cemetery (4), Holland Cemetery (5), Morgan Township Cemetery (6), Olson Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Beeds Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Bailey Creek (A), Buffalo Creek (B), Squaw Creek (C), Sheldon Creek (D), Otter Creek (E), Spring Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Wright County include: Robinson County Park (1), Beeds Lake State Park (2), Longdpun Habitat Area - Lukes Wetland (3), Spring Creek Wildlife Area (4), Popejoy County Park (5), Oakland-Iowa River County Park (6), Handorf Roadside Park (7), Mallory Memorial County Park (8), Burkley Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Calhoun County , Cerro Gordo County , Chickasaw County , Hamilton County , Hardin County , Humboldt County , O'Brien County , Pocahontas County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.6%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 270
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 423 (33% naturalized citizens)

Wright County:

3.0%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 180
  • 1990 to 1994: 81
  • 1985 to 1989: 54
  • 1980 to 1984: 32
  • 1975 to 1979: 29
  • 1970 to 1974: 12
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 35
Note: State values scaled to Wright County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 78.4%

Wright County marital status for males Wright County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,550
  • One, attached: 58
  • Two: 85
  • 3 or 4: 302
  • 5 to 9: 155
  • 10 to 19: 101
  • 20 or more: 183
  • Mobile homes: 125

Housing units in Wright County with a mortgage: 1,992 (155 second mortgage, 206 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,774

Here:

52.9% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Wright County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,79623
Evangelical Protestant2,11517
Catholic1,9723
Other41
None4,342-
Wright County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Wright County:

4.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Wright County:

9.22 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

9.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Wright County:

8.9%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Wright County:

26.5%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.3%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Wright County:

Average size of farms: 459 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $300,196
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $277.18
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 61.13%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $235,836
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 91.64%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $135,317
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.44%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.41
Corn for grain: 161449 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 152937 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Wright County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 2747282.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 13 fatalities and 462 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/15/1968, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado killed 13 people and injured 462 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wright County-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 82% 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 232.9 miles away from Wright County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 426.9 miles away from the county center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 302.0 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 261.3 miles away from the county center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 239.5 miles away from Wright County center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 409.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Iowa Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 21, 2016 to October 03, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4289: October 31, 2016, FEMA Id: 4289, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 20, 2015 to June 25, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4234: July 31, 2015, FEMA Id: 4234, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 14, 2014 to June 24, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4184: July 24, 2014, FEMA Id: 4184, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2013 to June 15, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4126: July 02, 2013, FEMA Id: 4126, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1930: July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1763: May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: 1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Snow, Incident Period: February 28, 2007 to March 02, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3275: March 30, 2007, FEMA Id: 3275, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 23, 2007 to March 02, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1688: March 14, 2007, FEMA Id: 1688, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3239: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2004 to June 24, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1518: May 25, 2004, FEMA Id: 1518, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Wright County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 8, Winds: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (73%)
  • Guatemala (6%)
  • Korea (4%)
  • Other Northern Europe (3%)
  • France (3%)
  • Germany (2%)
  • Philippines (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Wright County (%):

  • German (34%)
  • Norwegian (20%)
  • United States or American (8%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • English (6%)
  • French (except Basque) (4%)
  • Swedish (2%)

Wright County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,208 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 888 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 21 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 7 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 7 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 38 (1%)
  • Walked: 314 (5%)
  • Other means: 46 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 332 (5%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Wright County, Iowa in 2000:

  • 287 people in nursing homes
  • 19 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in other group homes

People in group quarters in Wright County, Iowa in 2010:

  • 150 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 39 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $51,285.

5.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,088 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
Iowa average:

5.75%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.57% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($20,355 average AGI)
1.68% relocated from other states ($12,733 average AGI)
Wright County:

1.68%
Iowa average:

2.41%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hamilton County, IA  0.38% ($29,895 average AGI)
from Webster County, IA  0.36% ($31,611)
from Polk County, IA  0.34% ($42,235)
from Franklin County, IA  0.32% ($22,813)
from Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.30% ($28,733)
from Story County, IA  0.20% ($23,400)


6.03% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,488 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
Iowa average:

5.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.37% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($22,865 average AGI)
1.65% relocated to other states ($10,627 average AGI)
Wright County:

1.65%
Iowa average:

2.60%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Polk County, IA  0.58% ($33,759 average AGI)
to Hamilton County, IA  0.48% ($24,667)
to Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.38% ($35,158)
to Webster County, IA  0.38% ($24,526)
to Franklin County, IA  0.28% ($35,357)
to Hancock County, IA  0.26% ($33,000)
to Story County, IA  0.22% ($26,545)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.4

Births per 1000 population in Wright County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Wright County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Wright County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Wright County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Wright County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,029 (2,738 aged, 291 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 187 (6%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Wright County, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (198)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (194)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (157)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (124)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (124)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (108)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (93)
  • Unspecified dementia (91)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (71)
  • Senility (64)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 14.65
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,331
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 344
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 32,584

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,414
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,172

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 50
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 95

Household type by relationship:

Households: 13,031
  • In family households: 10,709 (2,858 male householders, 783 female householders)
    2,923 spouses, 3,452 children (3,127 natural, 116 adopted, 209 stepchildren), 132 grandchildren, 63 brothers or sisters, 47 parents, 76 other relatives, 346 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,322 (943 male householders (778 living alone)), 1,041 female householders (941 living alone)), 338 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 198 (159 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,942 2-persons, 677 3-persons, 568 4-persons, 289 5-persons, 112 6-persons, 53 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,719 1-person, 220 2-persons, 29 3-persons, 6 4-persons, 8 5-persons, 2 6-persons.

2,753 married couples with children.
576 single-parent households (166 men, 410 women).

93.6% of residents of Wright County speak English at home.
5.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 28% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (87% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $95,643,000 ($7,008 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,491,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $42,256,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $20,159,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $15,456,000
Federal grants: $11,966,000
Federal procurement contracts: $961,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,846,000 ($505,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,626,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,762,000
Federal Government insurance: $72,407,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 896
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 955
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +168
Here:

+12 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -776
Here -57 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Wright County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.32 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 60
  • 2010 to 2013: 54
  • 2000 to 2009: 299
  • 1990 to 1999: 269
  • 1980 to 1989: 451
  • 1970 to 1979: 969
  • 1960 to 1969: 897
  • 1950 to 1959: 748
  • 1940 to 1949: 359
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,436
Note: State values scaled to Wright population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Wright County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Wright County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 20
  • 3 rooms: 33
  • 4 rooms: 395
  • 5 rooms: 998
  • 6 rooms: 1,067
  • 7 rooms: 768
  • 8 rooms: 553
  • 9+ rooms: 568
  • 1 room: 36
  • 2 rooms: 184
  • 3 rooms: 222
  • 4 rooms: 381
  • 5 rooms: 241
  • 6 rooms: 185
  • 7 rooms: 103
  • 8 rooms: 87
  • 9+ rooms: 99
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Wright County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Wright County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 105
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,067
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,156
  • 4 bedrooms: 893
  • 5+ bedrooms: 181
  • no bedroom: 55
  • 1 bedroom: 416
  • 2 bedrooms: 533
  • 3 bedrooms: 373
  • 4 bedrooms: 136
  • 5+ bedrooms: 25
Cars and other vehicles available in Wright County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Wright County population
  • no vehicle: 114
  • 1 vehicle: 1,177
  • 2 vehicles: 1,936
  • 3 vehicles: 865
  • 4 vehicles: 211
  • 5+ vehicles: 99
  • no vehicle: 168
  • 1 vehicle: 799
  • 2 vehicles: 331
  • 3 vehicles: 182
  • 4 vehicles: 48
  • 5+ vehicles: 10

65% of Wright County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in Iowa.

Wright County:

65.4%
State average:

57.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 11,667
  • Northeast: 64
  • Midwest: 1,416
  • South: 367
  • West: 349

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $23,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Wright County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (66.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23.0%)
  • Electricity (7.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.6%)
  • Utility gas (40.7%)
  • Electricity (34.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.7%)
  • Other fuel (1.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 39
Here:

2.4%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 8
Here:

0.9%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 41
Here:

17.4%
Iowa:

25.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 159
  • Number of aged recipients: 12
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 147
  • Number of recipients under 18: 21
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 117
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 21
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 68
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 68
Wright County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Wright County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Wright County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13180.4 years
George10079.5 years
Mary8681.5 years
William8276.3 years
Robert8274.1 years
Harold7876.8 years
Ruth7380.9 years
Anna6686.7 years
Charles6376.4 years
Donald6173.0 years
Most common last names in Wright County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson10181.5 years
Anderson9479.0 years
Nelson7980.6 years
Thompson6979.0 years
Smith6678.8 years
Hanson5580.5 years
Larson4881.2 years
Peterson3981.4 years
Pals3881.6 years
Wilson3879.2 years
Businesses in Wright County, IA
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1La-Z-Boy2
Chevrolet2RadioShack1
FedEx1Subway2
Ford2True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hardee's1U.S. Cellular3
Jones New York1UPS2