About This Place
Wright City is a city in Warren County, Missouri, United States. It is located on Interstate 70 at mile marker 200 approximately 50 miles (80 km) west of downtown St. Louis. Wright City is a small, semi-rural community area with primarily single-family housing, with some multi-family dwellings. As of 2005, the population was approximately 2,500 residents. It has a number of small stores and restaurants. It has various types of light to heavy industrial businesses.
Wright City is located at 38°49′40″N 91°1′27″W / 38.82778°N 91.02417°W / 38.82778; -91.02417 (38.827878, -91.024280). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.6 km²). 2.5 square miles (6.5 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.79%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,532 people, 608 households, and 403 families residing in the city. The population density was 612.7 inhabitants per square mile (236.6/km²). There were 661 housing units at an average density of 264.4 per square mile (102.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.77% White, 6.27% African American, 0.72% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 2.74% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.20% of the population.