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Wright is a town in Schoharie County, in the Albany metro area.
The community was named for Gov. Silas Wright
The latitude of Wright is 42.662N. The longitude is -74.22W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 951 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,547.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Wright demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Schoharie County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Albany area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 12157 ZIP code.
19% of Wright residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wright ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wright was $19,711, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Wright residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Wright, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $454. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $975.
Schoharie County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wright political report.
The average commute time for Wright workers is 35 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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