- Wright County, Missouri
Infobox U.S. County
county = Wright County
state = Missouri
founded year = 1841
founded date =
seat wl = Hartville
largest city wl = Mountain Grove
area_total_sq_mi = 683
area_total_km2 = 1769
area_land_sq_mi = 682
area_land_km2 = 1767
area_water_sq_mi = 1
area_water_km2 = 3
area percentage = 0.15%
census yr = 2000
pop = 17955
density_sq_mi = 26
density_km2 = 10
time zone = Central
UTC offset = -6
DST offset = -5
named for =
Silas Wright, congressman, U.S. senator and governor of New York
Wright County is a
countylocated in the U.S. stateof Missouri. As of 2000, the population is 17,955. Its county seatis HartvilleGR|6. The county was organized in 1841 and named for Silas Wright, 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 (1,769 km²), of which, 682 square miles (1,767 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (3 km²) of it (0.15%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 17,955 people, 7,081 households, and 5,020 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 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. 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 $24,691, and the median income for a family was $29,923. Males had a median income of $24,876 versus $17,608 for females. The
per capita incomefor the county was $13,135. 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.
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