Wright, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 127 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +36.6%
Males: 60  (47.7%)
Females: 67  (52.3%)
Median resident age:

28.9 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip code: 55798

Estimated median household income in 2019: $34,216 (it was $39,375 in 2000)
Wright:

$34,216
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $20,609 (it was $14,715 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $142,357 (it was $37,500 in 2000)
Wright:

$142,357
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $129,718; detached houses: $138,189; mobile homes: $42,922

Median gross rent in 2019: $545.

March 2019 cost of living index in Wright: 87.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 43.4%
(39.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Wright, MN (2019)
    • 12193.1%White alone
    • 86.2%Two or more races



According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Wright, Minnesota as of July 24, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wright is 176 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (39.5%), European (30.9%), Finnish (9.9%), Norwegian (6.2%), Swedish (2.5%), English (1.2%).

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

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,399 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,213 (1.5%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Wright, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Wright, MN in 2019

Wright satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.4%
Minnesota:

3.9%

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
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 54.5. This is better than average.

City:

54.5
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

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.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 4.73. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.73
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

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.:

0.00984

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 significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 58% 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 Wright 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 the city center
On 2/7/2020 at 18:30:28, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 57.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/9/2020 at 18:16:48, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MB) earthquake occurred 62.5 miles away from Wright center
On 4/8/2020 at 17:14:33, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML) earthquake occurred 64.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/14/2019 at 17:00:01, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MB) earthquake occurred 54.4 miles away from Wright 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 (8) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Wright:

Marital status in Wright, MN
  • Never married: 32.6%
  • Now married: 34.5%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 25.6%

For population 25 years and over in Wright:

  • High school or higher: 96.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 41.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.9
Minnesota average:

10.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wright, MN (based on Carlton County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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
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.
Minnesota:

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

10.3%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Wright:

39.3%
Minnesota:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Wright:

46.4%
Minnesota:

48.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

35.0
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Wright:

28.6%
Minnesota:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

14.3%
State:

9.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Wright:

57.1%
Minnesota:

33.5%

General health condition:
Wright:

46.4%
State:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

88.6%
Minnesota:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wright, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$499
Financial Administration 0$0 1$897
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$218
Totals for Government 0$0 8$1,614

Wright government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $25,000 ($196.85)
    Local Fire Protection: $24,000 ($188.98)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($70.87)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($39.37)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($23.62)

Wright government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $34,000 ($267.72)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $11,000 ($86.61)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $12,000 ($94.49)
  • Tax - Property: $28,000 ($220.47)
    Other License: $2,000 ($15.75)

6.04% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,417 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.04%
Minnesota average:

7.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from St. Louis County, MN  2.61% ($52,686 average AGI)
from Pine County, MN  0.38% ($38,275)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.25% ($49,176)


5.80% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,856 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.80%
Minnesota average:

7.17%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to St. Louis County, MN  2.43% ($48,289 average AGI)
to Pine County, MN  0.46% ($47,066)
to Douglas County, WI  0.31% ($41,619)

Businesses in Wright, MN

  • True Value: 1

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
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 23ft / 7.0mTotal length
  • $48,000,000Total costs
  • 3,732Total average daily traffic
  • 234Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,935Total future (year 2024) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • 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: Minnesota Towers, Inc., Kstoner@minnesotatowers.Com, , Iron -Mountain, Phone: (906) 774-5839
  • 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: Minnesota Towers, Inc., Kstoner@minnesotatowers.Com, , Iron -Mountain, Phone: (906) 774-5839
  • 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: Central States Tower Holdings, LLC, Brianm@cstower.Org, , Wheat-on, Phone: (630) 221-8500
  • 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: Spectrasite Communications, Inc. Through American Towers, Inc., Atcfaa-Fccmidwest@americantower.Com, , Schau-mburg, Phone: (847) 240-1508
  • 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: Spectrasite Communications, LLC. Through American Towers, LLC., Faa-Fcc@americantower.Com, , Wobur-n, Phone: (678) 265-6770
  • Jacob T Chapman, 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: American Towers LLC, Faa-Fcc@americantower.Com, , Wobur-n, Phone: (781) 926-4500

FCC Registered Broadcast 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:

4
  • 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, Cancellation Date: 04/27/2018, 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, Cancellation Date: 02/18/2015, Certifier: William K Holter, Registrant: William K Holter, Wright, MN 55798
  • Call Sign: AD0TH, Licensee ID: L02012382, Grant Date: 03/22/2016, Expiration Date: 03/22/2026, Certifier: Jeffery A Maker, Registrant: Jeffery A Maker, 7587 Jones Rd, Wright, MN 55798

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wright, MN
  • 64.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 28.9%Electricity
  • 4.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wright, MN
  • 87.5%Wood
  • 12.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Wright compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below 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 below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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