Wright, Florida

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Wright is a census-designated place (CDP) in Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. The population was 21,697 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Fort Walton BeachCrestviewDestin Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Wright is located at 30°26′47″N 86°38′8″W / 30.44639°N 86.63556°W / 30.44639; -86.63556 (30.446373, -86.635420).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.5 square miles (14.3 km²), of which, 5.5 square miles (14.2 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (1.26%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 21,697 people, 9,134 households, and 5,507 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,967.0 people per square mile (1,531.5/km²). There were 10,004 housing units at an average density of 1,829.1/sq mi (706.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 76.01% White, 19.03% African American, 0.59% Native American, 3.40% Asian, 0.19% Pacific Islander, 1.53% from other races, and 4.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.24% of the population.

There were 9,134 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.7% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 12.4% from 18 to 24, 34.1% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 101.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $36,940, and the median income for a family was $43,802. Males had a median income of $26,870 versus $21,646 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,746. About 8.4% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.2% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.

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