County lies in East Central Minnesota, bordered on the north by the
Mississippi River and the east by the Crow River. Due to its
proximity to the Twin cities Metropolitan Area, this County is one
of the fastest growing in the state.
Farmland, rivers and lakes characterize the landscape of Wright
County. The County was established in 1855, and named, after much
debate, for New York politician Silas Wright, a former U.S. senator.
Pioneers from all over Europe, with a majority coming from Germany
and Sweden, settled in what was then the Big Woods - large stands of
oaks, elms and basswood - to make their living from the land.
Buffalo was established as the County seat in 1873 and is the
County's largest City with a population of 10,097. Seventeen cities
and 18 townships exist in the county, which has a total estimated
population of 89,986. Population is estimated to have increased by
31% in the last ten years, since the 1990 census counted a
population of 68,770.
Cities in Wright County
Click on the Wright
County Map to learn more about each city.