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Posted on: July 10, 2020

State Demographer Projections Show Continued Steady Growth in Wright County

For much of 2020, the United States Census Bureau is tracking the official count of U.S. residents. However, populations can change significantly over the course of 10 years and states take that into account. In the years in between Census periods, state demographers use household estimates to determine population counts – which are used for funding formulas for several state and federal programs and funding mechanisms.

The 2019 preliminary demographer population numbers show that Wright County has grown from 124,700 in 2010 to 134,531 in 2019 – an increase of 13,831 residents in nine years.

Much of that growth has occurred along the I-94 corridor. Otsego has grown by 4,559 people, pushing past Buffalo as the second largest city in the county and only 27 people fewer than St. Michael to become the largest city in the county. Otsego represents 33 percent of the growth of the county over the last nine years and many speculate that its population is being under-counted and will likely be closer to 20,000 when the 2020 Census is completed.

Here is a listing of all county cities and townships with their 2010 Census population, their 2019 demographer population estimate and the difference between those two numbers in parentheses:

CITIES

Albertville – 7,044/7,519 (475)

Annandale – 3,228/3,468 (240)

Buffalo – 15,453/16,558 (1,108)

Clearwater (partial) – 1,735/1,817 (82)

Cokato – 2,694/2,764 (70)

Dayton (partial) – 54/54 (0)

Delano – 5,464/6,282 (818)

Hanover (partial) – 2,329/2,755 (426)

Howard Lake – 1,962/2,139 (177)

Maple Lake – 2,059/2,161 (102)

Monticello – 12,759/13,886 (1,127)

Montrose – 2,847/3,320 (473)

Otsego – 13,571/18,130 (4,559)

Rockford (partial) 3,890/3993 (103)

St. Michael – 16,399/18,157 (1,758)

South Haven – 187/194 (7)

Waverly – 1,357/1,609 (252)

TOWNSHIPS

Albion – 1,255/1,340 (85)

Buffalo – 1,804/1,924 (120)

Chatham – 1,302/1,407 (105)

Clearwater – 1,306/1,418 (112)

Cokato – 1,311/1,399 (88)

Corinna – 2,322/2,513 (191)

Franklin – 2,760/2,932 (172)

French Lake – 1,172/1,234 (62)

Maple Lake – 2,048/2,195 (147)

Marysville – 2,147/2,247 (100)

Middleville – 937/1,001 (64)

Monticello – 3,181/3,311 (130)

Rockford – 3,194/3,399 (205)

Silver Creek – 2,335/2,531 (196)

Southside – 1,521/1,584 (63)

Stockholm – 959/1,014 (75)

Victor – 1,032/1,111 (79)

Woodland – 1,082/1,165 (83)

COUNTY TOTAL – 124,700/138,531 (13,831)

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