Wright County, Iowa Population 2024

12,421

Wright County, Iowa's estimated 2024 population is 12,421 with a growth rate of -1.04% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wright County, Iowa is the 59th largest county in Iowa. The 2010 population was 13,185 and has seen a growth of -5.79% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202911,771-130-1.09%
202811,901-130-1.08%
202712,031-130-1.07%
202612,161-130-1.06%
202512,291-130-1.05%
202412,421-130-1.04%
202312,551-130-1.03%
202212,681-130-1.01%
202112,811-104-0.81%
202012,9153642.9%
201912,551-118-0.93%
201812,669-89-0.7%
201712,758-67-0.52%
201612,825-18-0.14%
201512,843-62-0.48%
201412,905-77-0.59%
201312,982-37-0.28%
201213,019-13-0.1%
201113,032-153-1.16%
201013,185
199014,269-2,050-12.56%
198016,319-975-5.64%
197017,294-2,153-11.07%
196019,447-205-1.04%
195019,652-386-1.93%
194020,038-178-0.88%
193020,216-132-0.65%
192020,3482,39713.35%
191017,951-276-1.51%
190018,2276,17051.17%
189012,0576,995138.19%
18805,0622,670111.62%
18702,3921,739266.31%
1860653-11,118-94.45%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.04% (-130)
County Website
Wright County
State
Iowa
County Seat
2020 Population
12,915
Area
580 mi²
Density
21 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-3.83% (-494)
Founded
1851

Wright County, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White11,50389.19%
Two or more races7896.12%
Other race5364.16%
Asian280.22%
Black or African American210.16%
Native American200.16%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Wright County, Iowa Population by Race

Wright County, Iowa Population Pyramid 2024

Wright County, Iowa Median Age

41.5

Total

41

Male

41.8

Female

Wright County, Iowa Adults

There are 9,709 adults, (2,887 of whom are seniors) in Wright County, Iowa.

Wright County, Iowa Age Dependency

89.1

Age Dependency Ratio

42.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Wright County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female6,34449.19%
Male6,55350.81%

Wright County, Iowa Population by Age

Wright County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,3732.3674.125.9
Married2,7072.8487.912.1
Non Family1,8721.261.638.4
Female6103.5147.752.3
Male1843.2785.314.7
showing: 5 rows

2.9

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

74.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wright County, Iowa 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 County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wright County, Iowa 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 30%.

Wright County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,224

Average Earnings

$51,440

Average Male

$31,698

Average Female

Wright County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wright County, Iowa Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wright County, Iowa Language

88.77% of Wright County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 11.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.51% of the population.

Wright County, Iowa Language

Wright County, Iowa Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White10,4911,15811.04%
Hispanic1,71265138.03%
Multiple78928636.25%
Other53612322.95%
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14.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.75%

Male Poverty Rate

13.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wright County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wright County, Iowa is Hispanic, with 38.03% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wright County, Iowa is White, with 11.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.78%.

Wright County, Iowa Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.21%
High School17.87%
Some College7.3%
Bachelors or Greater2.4%
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Wright County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed22.06%
Male Unemployed14.29%
Male Employed8.46%
Female Employed5.46%
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Wright County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wright County, Iowa Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wright County, Iowa Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.9%

Male Marriage Rate

51.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Wright County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wright County, Iowa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Wright County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wright County, Iowa Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

769

Number of Veterans

738

Male Veterans

31

Female Veterans

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Wright County, Iowa Veterans by War

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Wright County, Iowa Veterans by Age

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Wright County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Wright County, Iowa Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.16%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wright County, Iowa Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.3%

Labor Force Participation

58%

Employment Rate

2.2%

Unemployment Rate

Wright County, Iowa Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wright County, Iowa Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wright County, Iowa 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

82.77%

Born in Wright County, Iowa

95.43%

Native Born

4.57%

Foreign Born

3.36%

Non Citizen

1.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.43% of Wright County, Iowa residents were born in the United States, with 82.77% having been born in Iowa. 3.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Wright County, Iowa Place of Birth

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