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Time Zone: Wright County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Clarion is the Seat for Wright County.

Wright County was founded January 15, 1851. Wright was created by taking area from Webster and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Wright had a population of 12,716 people. This is a decrease of 11.29% since the last Census (which gave a population of 14,334 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Wright represented 0.49% of the total population of Iowa, making it the state's 58th most populous county (out of 99 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201013,229-7.71%+4.03% since 2009
200912,716-11.29%-1.26% since 2008
200812,878-10.16%-1.23% since 2007
200713,039-9.03% 
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200014,334The Last Census

More information can be found on the Wright County Census Page for Wright County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Wright County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Wright County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Eagle Grove   3,2573,71212.26% decrease  
Clarion   2,6712,96810.01% decrease  
Belmond   2,2692,56011.37% decrease  
Goldfield   60068011.76% decrease  
Rowan   19221811.93% decrease  

Websites for Wright County

Official Website:   www.wrightcounty.org/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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