About Wright County MO
Wright County is a county located in the southern portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 18,815. Its county seat is Hartville. The county was officially organized on January 29, 1841, and is named after Silas Wright (D-New York), a former Congressman, U.S. Senator and Governor of New York.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 683 square miles (1,770 km), of which 682 square miles (1,770 km) is land and 1.4 square miles (3.6 km) (0.2%) is water.
Wright County lies within the Salem Plateau region of the Ozarks. The bulk of the county is drained by the north flowing Gasconade River and its tributary streams. The southern edge of the county is drained by the south flowing headwaters of North Fork River. The terrain is moderately hilly.
As of the census of 2000, there were 17,955 people, 7,081 households, and 5,020 families residing in the county. The population density was 26 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 7,957 housing units at an average density of 12 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.61% White, 0.28% Black or African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Approximately 0.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 7,081 households out of which 33.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.50% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.10% were non-families. 26.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.01.
In the county, the population was spread out with 27.20% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 25.30% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 16.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.60 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $30,685, and the median income for a family was $37,139. Males had a median income of $24,876 versus $17,608 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,319. About 17.30% of families and 21.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.10% of those under age 18 and 17.60% of those age 65 or over.
According to the Association of Religion Data Archives County Membership Report (2000), Wright County is a part of the Bible Belt with evangelical Protestantism being the majority religion. The most predominant denominations among residents in Wright County who adhere to a religion are Southern Baptists (49.92%), National Association of Free Will Baptists (19.84%), and Pentecostals (7.55%).
Wright County Missouri neighborhoods include: Agency, Altenburg, Amazonia, Anabel, Anderson, Arbyrd, Archie, Arnold, Asbury, Ash Grove, Ashland, Atlanta, Aurora, Ava, Avilla, Ballwin, Barnard, Barnett, Barnhart, Bates City, Battlefield, Bellflower, Belton, Bethany, Bevier, Billings, Birmingham, Blackwater, Blackwell, Blairstown, Bloomsdale, Blue Eye, Blue Springs, Blythedale, Bois D Arc, Bolckow, Bonne Terre, Boonville, Bourbon, Bradleyville, Branson, Brashear, Brighton, Brookline, Brumley, Bruner, Buckner, Bunceton, Burfordville, Burlington Junction, Butler, Byrnes Mill, Cainsville, Calhoun, California, Callao, Camden Point, Camdenton, Campbell, Cape Fair, Cape Girardeau, Cardwell, Carl Junction, Carterville, Carthage, Caruthersville, Catawissa, Cedarcreek, Cedar Hill, Centertown, Centerview, Centralia, Chadwick, Chaffee, Cherryville, Chesterfield, Chestnutridge, Chilhowee, Clarence, Clark, Clarksburg, Clarksdale, Clarkton, Clearmont, Cleveland, Clever, Clinton, Clyde, Cole Camp, Columbia, Conception, Conception Junction, Concordia, Conway, Cook Sta, Cosby, Country Club, Crane, Creighton, Crocker, Crystal City, Cuba, Daisy, Davisville, Dearborn, Deepwater, Defiance, De Kalb, Delta, De Soto, Des Peres, Devils Elbow, Diamond, Dittmer, Dixon, Drexel, Eagleville, Easton, Edgerton, Eldon, Eldridge, Elmer, Elmo, Elsberry, Eolia, Ethel, Eugene, Eureka, Everton, Excello, Excelsior Springs, Fair Grove, Falcon, Faucett, Fenton, Ferguson, Festus, Fillmore, Fletcher, Florence, Florissant, Foley, Fordland, Foristell, Forsyth, Fortuna, Freeman, Freistatt, Friedheim, Frohna, Galena, Garden City, Garrison, Gibbs, Gilman City, Gladstone, Gobler, Golden City, Goodman, Gower, Graham, Grain Valley, Grandview, Grant City, Gravois Mills, Green Castle, Green Ridge, Greentop, Greenwood, Grovespring, Grubville, Guilford, Hallsville, Harrisburg, Harrisonville, Hartsburg, Hatfield, Hawk Point, Hayti, Helena, Henley, Herculaneum, Higginsville, Highlandville, High Ridge, Hillsboro, Holcomb, Holden, Hollister, Holt, Hopkins, Hornersville, House Springs, Hurdland, Hurley, Iberia, Imperial, Independence, Jackson, Jane, Jasper, Jefferson City, Joplin, Kaiser, Kansas City, Kearney, Kennett, Kimberling City, King City, Kingsville, Kirbyville, Kirksville, Kirkwood, Kissee Mills, Knob Noster, La Grange, Lake Lotawana, Lake Ozark, Lake Tapawingo, Lake Winnebago, Lampe, Lanagan, La Plata, Laquey, La Russell, Lawson, Leasburg, Lebanon, Lees Summit, Leeton, Liberal, Liberty, Lohman, Lone Jack, Lynchburg, Macon, Malden, Manchester, Marionville, Marshfield, Martinsville, Maryland Heights, Maryville, Mc Clurg, Merriam Woods Village, Meta, Middletown, Miller, Millersville, Mindenmines, Monett, Montrose, Mora, Mosby, Moscow Mills, Mount Vernon, Napoleon, Nelson, New Boston, New Cambria, New Hampton, Niangua, Nixa, Noel, Novinger, Oak Grove, Oak Ridge, Odessa, O Fallon, Old Appleton, Oldfield, Old Monroe, Olean, Olney, Oran, Oronogo, Orrick, Osage Beach, Otterville, Owensville, Ozark, Pacific, Parkville, Parnell, Peculiar, Perryville, Pevely, Phillipsburg, Pickering, Pierce City, Pilot Grove, Pineville, Plato, Platte City, Pleasant Hill, Pleasant Hope, Pleasant Valley, Ponce De Leon, Portageville, Potosi, Powell, Powersite, Prairie Home, Princeton, Protem, Randolph, Ravenwood, Raymore, Raytown, Rea, Reeds, Reeds Spring, Republic, Richland, Ridgedale, Ridgeway, Riverside, Robertsville, Rocheport, Rockaway Beach, Rocky Comfort, Rocky Mount, Rogersville, Rolla, Rosendale, Rueter, Rushville, Russellville, Saddlebrooke, Saint Charles, Saint Elizabeth, Saint James, Saint Joseph, Saint Louis, Saint Mary, Saint Peters, Saint Robert, Saint Thomas, Salem, Sarcoxie, Savannah, Sedalia, Senath, Seymour, Shell Knob, Sibley, Silex, Skidmore, Smithton, Smithville, South West City, Sparta, Spokane, Springfield, Stanberry, Steele, Steelville, Stella, St Joseph, Stotts City, Stoutland, Stover, Strafford, Sturgeon, Sugar Creek, Sullivan, Sunrise Beach, Sweet Springs, Syracuse, Taneyville, Theodosia, Tiff City, Tipton, Trimble, Troy, Truxton, Tunas, Tuscumbia, Ulman, Union Star, Uniontown, University City, Urich, Valles Mines, Valley Park, Verona, Versailles, Viburnum, Village Of Loch Lloyd, Walnut Grove, Walnut Shade, Wardell, Warrensburg, Warrenton, Warsaw, Wayland, Waynesville, Webb City, Webster Groves, Wentworth, Wentzville, Wesco, Weston, Whiteman Air Force Base, Whitewater, Wildwood, Willard, Windsor, Windyville, Winfield, Wooldridge, Wright City
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