Wright County, Missouri Population 2021

Wright County, Missouri's estimated population is 18,493 with a growth rate of 0.55% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wright County, Missouri is the 60th largest county inMissouri. The 2010 Population was 18,779 and has seen a growth of -1.52% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202118,4931020.55%
202018,3911020.56%
201918,2891020.56%
201818,187-23-0.13%
201718,210250.14%
201618,185390.21%
201518,146-52-0.29%
201418,198-135-0.74%
201318,333-223-1.20%
201218,556-16-0.09%
201118,572-207-1.10%
201018,7792,02112.06%
199016,7585703.52%
198016,1882,52118.45%
197013,667-516-3.64%
196014,183-1,651-10.43%
195015,834-2,133-11.87%
194017,9671,2267.32%
193016,741-992-5.59%
192017,733-582-3.18%
191018,3157964.54%
190017,5193,03520.95%
189014,4844,77249.14%
18809,7124,02870.87%
18705,6841,17626.09%
18604,5081,12133.10%
18503,3870.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.55% (102)
County Website
Founded
January 29, 1841
County Seat
2010 Population
18,779
Growth Since 2010
-1.52% (-286)
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Wright County, Missouri Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,59396.65%
Two or More Races2841.56%
Black or African American970.53%
Some Other Race940.52%
American Indian and Alaska Native620.34%
Asian450.25%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander280.15%
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Wright County, Missouri Population by Race

Wright County, Missouri Population Pyramid $2021

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Wright County, Missouri Median Age

41.7


Total

40.5


Male

43.8


Female

Wright County, Missouri Adults

There are 13,569 adults, (3,537 of whom are seniors) in Wright County, Missouri.

Wright County, Missouri Age Dependency

81.4

Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Wright County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female

9,293

51.05%

Male

8,910

48.95%

Wright County, Missouri Population by Age

Wright County, Missouri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wright County, Missouri Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female43.1%56.9%
Non Family56.4%43.6%
Male58.4%41.6%
All70%30%
Married86.6%13.4%

70.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wright County, Missouri Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,0632.5570
Married3,5103.2386.6
Non Family2,3141.1956.4
Female8283.2843.1
Male4112.9258.4

3.11

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

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Wright County, Missouri Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0268.36%
9th to 12th Grade1,37611.21%
High School Graduate5,58145.46%
Some College2,19117.84%
Associates Degree8516.93%
Bachelors Degree8356.80%
Graduate Degree4183.40%
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Wright County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wright County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White11,7589,4201,198
Hispanic1621337
2+ Races128979
Black9387
Native American61614
Other Race46467
Asian454535

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 77.78%.

Wright County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$24,377$31,065$18,946
Less Than 9th Grade$22,007$30,750$13,100
High School Graduate$23,571$30,509$17,733
Some College$24,989$31,054$21,809
Bachelors Degree$29,688$57,350$18,182
Graduate Degree$49,492$$49,688

$24,377

Average Earnings

$31,065

Average Male

$18,946

Average Female

Wright County, Missouri Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wright County, Missouri Language by Age

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Wright County, Missouri Language

94.57% of Wright County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 5.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.73% of the population.

Wright County, Missouri Language

Wright County, Missouri Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,0364,16124.42%
Hispanic34216447.95%
Other942425.53%
Native611016.39%
Multiple28462.11%

24.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.59%

Male Poverty Rate

24.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wright County, Missouri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wright County, Missouri is Hispanic, with 47.95% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wright County, Missouri is Multiple, with 2.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.59%.

Wright County, Missouri Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.96%
High School17.08%
Some College14.81%
Bachelors or Greater10.29%

Wright County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed58.06%
Male Unemployed49.21%
Male Employed13.69%
Female Employed12.67%

Wright County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wright County, Missouri Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$34,776$48,932
Families$42,734$55,060
Married Families$49,512-
Non Families$22,500$33,234
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Income by Household Type

Wright County, Missouri Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.0%

Male Marriage Rate

49.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Wright County, Missouri Married by Age and Sex

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Wright County, Missouri Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Wright County, Missouri Marital Status by Race

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Wright County, Missouri Marital Status

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1,322

Number of Veterans

1,265

Male Veterans

57

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam586
First Gulf War185
Korea156
World War II76
Second Gulf War57

Wright County, Missouri Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+436
65 to 74416
55 to 64235
35 to 54205
18 to 3430

Wright County, Missouri Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3049.93%
Native American1016.13%
Black88.60%
Hispanic21.03%

Wright County, Missouri Veterans by Race

Wright County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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12.40%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.99%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wright County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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51.1%

Labor Force Participation

47.2%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

Wright County, Missouri Employment by Age

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Wright County, Missouri Employment by Race

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Wright County, Missouri 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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63.71%

Born in Wright County, Missouri

99.39%

Native Born

0.61%

Foreign Born

0.28%

Non Citizen

0.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.39% of Wright County, Missouri residents were born in the United States, with 63.71% having been born in Missouri. 0.28% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Wright County, Missouri 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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