Wright County, Iowa Population 2021

Wright County, Iowa's estimated population is 12,306 with a growth rate of -1.03% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wright County, Iowa is the 60th largest county inIowa. The 2010 Population was 13,185 and has seen a growth of -6.67% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202112,306-128-1.03%
202012,434-128-1.02%
201912,562-128-1.01%
201812,690-75-0.59%
201712,765-74-0.58%
201612,839-2-0.02%
201512,841-65-0.50%
201412,906-76-0.59%
201312,982-38-0.29%
201213,020-14-0.11%
201113,034-151-1.15%
201013,185-1,084-7.60%
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%
18606530.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-1.03% (-128)
County Website
State
Founded
1851
County Seat
2010 Population
13,185
Growth Since 2010
-6.67% (-879)
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Wright County, Iowa Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,90193.42%
Some Other Race5184.07%
Two or More Races2011.58%
Asian670.53%
Black or African American490.38%
American Indian and Alaska Native30.02%
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Wright County, Iowa Population by Race

Wright County, Iowa Population Pyramid $2021

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Wright County, Iowa Median Age

43.5


Total

42.3


Male

44.5


Female

Wright County, Iowa Adults

There are 9,682 adults, (2,806 of whom are seniors) in Wright County, Iowa.

Wright County, Iowa Age Dependency

85.3

Age Dependency Ratio

40.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Wright County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

6,305

49.49%

Male

6,434

50.51%

Wright County, Iowa Population by Age

Wright County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wright County, Iowa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female47.9%52.1%
Non Family54.6%45.4%
Male68.8%31.2%
All71.7%28.3%
Married89.4%10.6%

71.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wright County, Iowa Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,7182.1971.7
Married2,8242.7989.4
Non Family2,1651.1554.6
Female5143.1647.9
Male2152.3368.8

2.76

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

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Wright County, Iowa Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1872.11%
9th to 12th Grade4905.54%
High School Graduate3,26436.88%
Some College2,33326.36%
Associates Degree1,05111.87%
Bachelors Degree1,16913.21%
Graduate Degree3574.03%
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Wright County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wright County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White8,0217,5511,419
Hispanic66946262
Other Race227111
2+ Races888810
Asian676735
Native American33
Black33

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 52.24%.

Wright County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,921$43,398$30,861
Less Than 9th Grade$39,545$40,746$27,188
High School Graduate$32,175$39,254$22,035
Some College$35,807$43,143$30,000
Bachelors Degree$49,444$51,250$47,552
Graduate Degree$52,763$$51,250

$38,921

Average Earnings

$43,398

Average Male

$30,861

Average Female

Wright County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wright County, Iowa Language by Age

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Wright County, Iowa Language

90.18% of Wright County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 9.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.93% of the population.

Wright County, Iowa Language

Wright County, Iowa Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,6959588.96%
Hispanic1,49250333.71%
Other51820940.35%

11.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.29%

Male Poverty Rate

13.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wright County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wright County, Iowa is Other, with 40.35% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wright County, Iowa is White, with 8.96% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.27%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.50%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.02%.

Wright County, Iowa Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.14%
High School12.69%
Some College5.05%
Bachelors or Greater2.43%

Wright County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed39.19%
Male Unemployed24.79%
Female Employed6.77%
Male Employed3.50%

Wright County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wright County, Iowa Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,333$65,852
Families$63,605$77,590
Married Families$71,744-
Non Families$31,212$43,745
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Income by Household Type

Wright County, Iowa Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

57.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.6%

Male Marriage Rate

55.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Wright County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

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Wright County, Iowa Marriage

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

Wright County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

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Wright County, Iowa Marital Status

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828

Number of Veterans

806

Male Veterans

22

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam304
First Gulf War132
World War II81
Second Gulf War81
Korea78

Wright County, Iowa Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+246
65 to 74244
35 to 54182
55 to 64109
18 to 3447

Wright County, Iowa Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7728.37%
Hispanic486.08%
Other Race4214.89%
2+ Races88.25%
Asian34.48%
Native American3100.00%

Wright County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Wright County, Iowa Veterans by Education

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2.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wright County, Iowa Veterans by Education

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59.4%

Labor Force Participation

57.5%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Wright County, Iowa Employment by Age

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Wright County, Iowa Employment by Race

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Wright County, Iowa Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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80.03%

Born in Wright County, Iowa

94.60%

Native Born

5.40%

Foreign Born

3.72%

Non Citizen

1.68%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.60% of Wright County, Iowa residents were born in the United States, with 80.03% having been born in Iowa. 3.72% 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

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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