Wright is a safe, family-oriented community that values its small-town atmosphere, strong energy-based economy and quality education system. Wright is in the southern end of the Powder River Basin. Two of North America’s largest open pit coal mines, Black Thunder Mine and North Antelope Rochelle Mine, are in the area and are large employers. Oil and gas field operations also offer ample employment options. The median house income in Wright is $80,482, which is much higher than the state and national rates. Local attractions include the Wright Visitors Center, Centennial Museum, and the 55,000 acre Durham Bison Ranch.