Wright, Kansas

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Wright, Kansas
Census-designated place
KDOT map of Ford County (legend)
KDOT map of Ford County (legend)
Wright is located in Kansas
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Wright
Wright is located in the US
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Wright
Location within the state of Kansas
Coordinates: 37°46′50″N 99°53′31″W / 37.78056°N 99.89194°W / 37.78056; -99.89194Coordinates: 37°46′50″N 99°53′31″W / 37.78056°N 99.89194°W / 37.78056; -99.89194
Country United States
State Kansas
County Ford
Area
 • Total 2.06 sq mi (5.33 km2)
 • Land 2.06 sq mi (5.33 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 2,533 ft (772 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 163
 • Density 79/sq mi (31/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67882
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-80500
GNIS ID 473733

Wright is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Ford County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 163.[1]

History[edit]

Wright is named for Robert M. Wright, a member of the Kansas House of Representatives from 1875 to 1883 and one of the founders and early mayors of Dodge City.[2]

Geography[edit]

Wright is located on U.S. Route 50 and U.S. Route 56 7 miles (11 km) east of Dodge City.

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Wright has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[3]

Government[edit]

Wright has a post office with ZIP code 67882.[4]

Education[edit]

Wright public education is provided by unified school district 443 (Dodge City Public Schools).[5]

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