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

The community of Buffalo is the Seat for Wright County.

Wright County was founded in 1855. Wright was created by taking area from Cass and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Wright had a population of 121,907 people. This is an increase of 35.47% since the last Census (which gave a population of 89,986 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Wright represented 1.83% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 9th most populous county (out of 87 counties).

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

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010124,700+38.58%+2.29% since 2009
2009121,907+35.47%+1.6% since 2008
2008119,982+33.33%+2.38% since 2007
200089,986The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Saint Michael   15,5259,09970.6% increase  
Buffalo   14,39010,09742.52% increase  
Otsego   14,2316,389122.7% increase  
Monticello   11,9947,86852.4% increase  
Albertville   6,5093,62179.8% increase  

Websites for Wright County

Official Website:   www.co.wright.mn.us/

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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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