Wright, Florida Population 2024

26,272

Wright is a city located in Okaloosa County Florida. Wright has a 2024 population of 26,272. Wright is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 6.49% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 24,671 in 2020.

The average household income in Wright is $71,685 with a poverty rate of 17.44%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Wright is 36.4 years, 35.4 years for males, and 37.6 years for females.

Wright Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wright was:

  • White: 59.91%
  • Two or more races: 14.92%
  • Black or African American: 13.22%
  • Other race: 8.45%
  • Asian: 3.37%
  • Native American: 0.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
State
Florida
Land Area (mi²)
5.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
4,781.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
6.49% (1,601)
The current population of Wright, Florida is 26,272 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 24,671.

Wright, Florida Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White15,74059.91%
Two or more races3,92014.92%
Black or African American3,47313.22%
Other race2,2218.45%
Asian8863.37%
Native American240.09%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander80.03%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Wright Population by Race

Wright Population Pyramid 2024

Wright Median Age

36.4

Total

35.4

Male

37.6

Female

Wright Adults

There are 20,985 adults, (3,907 of whom are seniors) in Wright.

Wright Age Dependency

53.8

Age Dependency Ratio

22.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31

Child Dependency Ratio

Wright Sex Ratio

Female13,08949.82%
Male13,18350.18%

Wright Population by Age

Wright Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All11,2962.355.644.4
Non Family5,0391.345.654.4
Married4,6042.987228
Female1,2133.2238.161.9
Male4404.0546.853.2
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3

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

55.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wright Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Wright Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wright Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

Wright Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,030

Average Earnings

$46,872

Average Male

$31,000

Average Female

Wright Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wright Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wright Language

82.16% of Wright residents speak only English, while 17.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.4% of the population.

Wright Language

Wright Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic4,6531,82639.24%
Multiple3,9011,62341.6%
White14,7691,1067.49%
Black3,43789626.07%
Other2,21685638.63%
Asian886495.53%
showing: 6 rows

17.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.62%

Male Poverty Rate

20.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wright

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wright is Multiple, with 41.6% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wright is Asian, with 5.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.5%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.42%.

Wright Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade41.37%
High School17.81%
Some College6.69%
Bachelors or Greater5.61%
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Wright Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed16.83%
Female Employed11.34%
Male Employed10.69%
Female Unemployed4.8%
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Wright Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wright Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wright Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.8%

Male Marriage Rate

47.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Wright Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wright Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Wright Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wright Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,798

Number of Veterans

3,209

Male Veterans

589

Female Veterans

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Wright Veterans by War

count

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Wright Veterans by Age

count

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Wright Veterans by Race

Wright Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wright Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

68.8%

Labor Force Participation

57%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Wright Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wright Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wright Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

27.86%

Born in Wright

84.59%

Native Born

15.41%

Foreign Born

10.07%

Non Citizen

5.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.59% of Wright residents were born in the United States, with 27.86% having been born in Florida. 10.07% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Wright Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202426,272
202326,272
202226,2721,4585.88%
202124,8141430.58%
202024,6717062.95%
201923,9659744.24%
201822,991-357-1.53%
201723,348-34-0.15%
201623,382-1,480-5.95%
201524,862-522-2.06%
201425,3844921.98%
201324,892-350-1.39%
201225,242-96-0.38%
201125,3382,2119.56%
201023,127
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Wright Population by Year