Wright City is a very small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 3,691 people and just one neighborhood, Wright City is the 189th largest community in Missouri. Much of the housing stock in Wright City was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Wright City economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Wright City, where the median household income is $56,550.00.

Wright City real estate is some of the most expensive in Missouri, although Wright City house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some cities, Wright City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Wright City are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wright City is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wright City who work in office and administrative support (17.83%), management occupations (12.62%), and food service (12.00%).

Also of interest is that Wright City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Setting & Lifestyle

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Wright City has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Wright City has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Wright City than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Wright City may be for you.

Being a small city, Wright City does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Wright City Demographics

The percentage of people in Wright City with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.10% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Wright City in 2010 was $22,005, which is middle income relative to Missouri, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,020 for a family of four. However, Wright City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Wright City is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Wright City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wright City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Wright City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.41% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wright City include German, Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Wright City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.