Wright, Minnesota

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For the county named Wright in the Minneapolis area, see Wright County, Minnesota. For the township named Wright in northwest Minnesota, see Wright Township, Marshall County, Minnesota.
Wright, Minnesota
City
Location of the city of Wrightwithin Carlton County, Minnesota
Location of the city of Wright
within Carlton County, Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°40′19″N 93°0′25″W / 46.67194°N 93.00694°W / 46.67194; -93.00694
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Carlton
Area[1]
 • Total 1.55 sq mi (4.01 km2)
 • Land 1.55 sq mi (4.01 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,306 ft (398 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 127
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 126
 • Density 81.9/sq mi (31.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55798
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-71824[4]
GNIS feature ID 0654393[5]

Wright is a city in Carlton County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 127 at the 2010 census.[6]

Minnesota State Highway 210 serves as a main route in Wright.

Wright is located 28 miles west of Cloquet. Wright is located 6 miles west of Cromwell; and 47 miles west–southwest of Duluth.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.55 square miles (4.01 km2), all of it land.[1]

The boundary line between Carlton and Aitkin counties is nearby. The boundary line between Carlton and Saint Louis counties is also near Wright.

Festival[edit]

Wrong Days in Wright

There is an annual festival called "Wrong Days in Wright" on the third weekend in July.

The festival includes:[7]

  • Steak fry, fireworks and teen dance on Friday.
  • Parade, smorgasbord, mixed doubles softball tournament, horseshoe tournament, craft show, and adult dance on Saturday.
  • Pancake breakfast on Sunday morning.

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 127 people, 52 households, and 33 families residing in the city. The population density was 81.9 inhabitants per square mile (31.6 /km2). There were 62 housing units at an average density of 40.0 per square mile (15.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.6% White, 0.8% Native American, 0.8% Asian, and 0.8% from two or more races.

There were 52 households of which 40.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.5% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.06.

The median age in the city was 37.5 years. 26.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.7% were from 25 to 44; 28.3% were from 45 to 64; and 12.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.8% male and 47.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000,[4] there were 93 people, 42 households, and 21 families residing in the city. The population density was 60.1 people per square mile (23.2/km²). There were 44 housing units at an average density of 28.4 per square mile (11.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.92% White and 1.08% from two or more races. 23.7% were of German, 22.6% Swedish, 15.1% Finnish, 8.6% Irish and 7.5% Lithuanian ancestry.

There were 42 households out of which 23.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.1% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 50.0% were non-families. 42.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 28.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 25.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 89.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,375, and the median income for a family was $42,188. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,715. None of the families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 0.0% are under the age of 18 and 11.1% are 65 or older.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  7. ^ Wright, Minn. News website - Link

Coordinates: 46°40′09″N 93°00′25″W / 46.66917°N 93.00694°W / 46.66917; -93.00694