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Wapello County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2015: 35,784 (70% urban, 30% rural); it was 36,051 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,129
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,465
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 11,182
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,958 (it was 3,602 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

28%

Land area: 432 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 83 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Wapello County: 78.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (37.9%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (16.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.4%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 53%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 36%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Wapello County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (84.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (10.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Asian alone (1.1%)
Median resident age:  39.7 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 17,662  (49.4%)
Females: 18,122  (50.6%)
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Wapello County,IA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Wapello County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $44,520 ($32,188 in 1999)

This county:

$44,520
Iowa:

$56,247

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $501 (lower quartile is $385, upper quartile is $587)
This county:

$501
State:

$611


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $89,436 (it was $51,600 in 2000)
Wapello:

$89,436
Iowa:

$142,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $51,948 - $146,998

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $116,677
Here:

$116,677
State:

$179,425

Townhouses or other attached units: $116,414
Here:

$116,414
State:

$194,502

In 2-unit structures: $105,581
Here:

$105,581
State:

$132,478

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $62,994
Here:

$62,994
State:

$129,372

Mobile homes: $107,045
Here:

$107,045
State:

$49,582
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $926
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $421

Institutionalized population: 412

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 24
  • Thefts: 22
  • Auto thefts: 5

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 12
  • Burglaries: 65
  • Thefts: 43
  • Auto thefts: 11
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 41 buildings, average cost: $121,200
  • 2008: 28 buildings, average cost: $108,100
  • 2009: 22 buildings, average cost: $115,400
  • 2010: 26 buildings, average cost: $118,700
  • 2011: 14 buildings, average cost: $90,800
  • 2012: 15 buildings, average cost: $74,000
  • 2013: 20 buildings, average cost: $85,800
  • 2014: 20 buildings, average cost: $92,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,530 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,509 (1.7%)

Wapello County household income distribution in 2009 Wapello County home values distribution Wapello County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 17.5%
Wapello County:

17.5%
Iowa:

11.8%
(15.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.3% for Black residents, 24.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.6% for American Indian residents, 30.8% for other race residents, 40.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 39.7 years old
(Males: 38.1 years old, Females: 41.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.5 years old, Black residents: 26.1 years old, American Indian residents: 31.7 years old, Asian residents: 40.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.9 years old, Other race residents: 30.3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Wapello County is $414 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $546 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $651 a month.

Cities in this county include: Ottumwa, Eldon, Agency, Blakesburg, Kirkville, Chillicothe.

Wapello County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Wapello County: Murray Roadside Rest Area (A), Osceola South Bound Rest Area (B), Osceola North Bound Rest Area (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wapello County include: Bethel Chapel (A), Fremont Church (B), Madison Chapel (C), Osceola Seventh Day Adventist Church (D), Church of Christ (E), Smyrna Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ottawa Cemetery (1), Lacelle Cemetery (2), Green Bay Cemetery (3), Gregg Cemetery (4), Hopeville Cemetery (5), Sanders Cemetery (6), Fremont Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: West Lake (A), East Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Brush Creek (A), South White Breast Creek (B), South Squaw Creek (C), Victory Creek (D), Middle Otter Creek (E), North Otter Creek (F), Hoosier Creek (G), Walnut Creek (H), East Long Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Wapello County include: East Lake County Park (1), Red Fern Timber Reserve (2), The Mormon Trail State Historical Marker (3), Coyote Canyon Wildlife Area (4), Hopeville Square Park (5), Green Pines Wildlife Area (6), Turkey Ridge Wildlife Area (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Adams County , Appanoose County , Davis County , Lorain County, Ohio , Monroe County , Ringgold County , Warren County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.8%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,607
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,007 (24.0% naturalized citizens)

Wapello County:

8.4%
Whole state:

5.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 647
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,163
  • 1990 to 1999: 634
  • 1980 to 1989: 160
  • 1970 to 1979: 105
  • Before 1970: 85
Note: State values scaled to Wapello County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 82.6%

Wapello County marital status for males Wapello County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 12,925
  • One, attached: 123
  • Two: 550
  • 3 or 4: 343
  • 5 to 9: 527
  • 10 to 19: 251
  • 20 to 49: 384
  • 50 or more: 270
  • Mobile homes: 907

Housing units in Wapello County with a mortgage: 5,739 (110 second mortgage, 414 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,852

Here:

55.6% with mortgage
State:

60.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Wapello County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,20044
Mainline Protestant3,97527
Catholic3,3252
Other5213
Black Protestant1211
None21,483-
Wapello County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Wapello County:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Wapello County:

6.49 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 22
This county:

6.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Wapello County:

9.0%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Wapello County:

27.1%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.2%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Wapello County:

Average size of farms: 244 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $44,765
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $213.65
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.40%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 33.75%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $48,506
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 56.90%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.01%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $44,919
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.66%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.69
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.43%
Corn for grain: 51540 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 206 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 47461 harvested acres
Vegetables: 10 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 14 acres

Tornado activity:

Wapello County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 2158918.9 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Wapello County-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 299.5 miles away from Wapello County center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 284.6 miles away from the county center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 308.5 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 324.6 miles away from the county center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 185.3 miles away from Wapello County center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 300.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2013 to June 15, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4126: July 02, 2013, FEMA Id: 4126, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 17, 2013 to April 30, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4119: May 31, 2013, FEMA Id: 4119, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1930: July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1763: May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: 1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 10, 2007 to December 11, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1737: January 04, 2008, FEMA Id: 1737, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 17, 2007 to September 05, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1727: September 14, 2007, FEMA Id: 1727, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 23, 2007 to March 02, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1688: March 14, 2007, FEMA Id: 1688, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3239: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2004 to June 24, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1518: May 25, 2004, FEMA Id: 1518, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: April 08, 2001 to May 29, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1367: May 02, 2001, FEMA Id: 1367, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Wapello County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Food (11%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Machinery (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Food (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Material moving occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (46%)
  • El Salvador (10%)
  • Ethiopia (6%)
  • Guatemala (5%)
  • Eritrea (4%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • Honduras (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Wapello County (%):

  • German (17%)
  • American (15%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • English (6%)
  • Dutch (3%)
  • Ethiopian (2%)
  • Swedish (2%)

Wapello County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 14,195 (81.3%)
  • Carpooled: 1,841 (10.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 102 (0.6%)
  • Subway or elevated: 11 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 358 (2.1%)
  • Bicycle: 59 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 339 (1.9%)
  • Worked at home: 487 (2.8%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Wapello County, Iowa in 2000:

  • 376 people in nursing homes
  • 373 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 106 people in other group homes
  • 53 people in halfway houses
  • 44 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 35 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 22 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 15 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 13 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

People in group quarters in Wapello County, Iowa in 2010:

  • 408 people in college/university student housing
  • 248 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 57 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 49 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 34 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 25 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 19 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 17 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 7 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $45,567.

5.04% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,636 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.04%
Iowa average:

5.75%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.00% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($18,322 average AGI)
2.03% relocated from other states ($13,313 average AGI)
Wapello County:

2.03%
Iowa average:

2.41%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Davis County, IA  0.35% ($29,130 average AGI)
from Mahaska County, IA  0.27% ($29,917)
from Polk County, IA  0.27% ($25,722)
from Jefferson County, IA  0.24% ($25,281)
from Monroe County, IA  0.17% ($24,304)
from Keokuk County, IA  0.16% ($26,619)
from Cook County, IL  0.14% ($12,111)


5.90% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,990 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
Iowa average:

5.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.58% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($19,978 average AGI)
2.32% relocated to other states ($17,011 average AGI)
Wapello County:

2.32%
Iowa average:

2.60%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Mahaska County, IA  0.52% ($35,377 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  0.46% ($32,194)
to Davis County, IA  0.32% ($32,395)
to Jefferson County, IA  0.19% ($25,960)
to Monroe County, IA  0.17% ($31,739)
to Appanoose County, IA  0.16% ($32,773)
to Linn County, IA  0.16% ($39,524)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.1

Births per 1000 population in Wapello County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Wapello County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Wapello County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Wapello County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Wapello County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,328 (6,010 aged, 1,318 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 580 (7%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Wapello County, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (635)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (466)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (449)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (341)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (314)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (288)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (285)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (222)
  • Unspecified dementia (139)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (124)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.79
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 16,224
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 232
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 57,858

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,296
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,168

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 45
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 81

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 119.7. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 35,784
  • In family households: 28,659 (4,753 male householders, 4,709 female householders)
    7,210 spouses, 9,266 children (8,497 natural, 185 adopted, 598 stepchildren), 770 grandchildren, 183 brothers or sisters, 210 parents, 406 other relatives, 1,255 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,267 (2,518 male householders (1,938 living alone)), 2,676 female householders (2,480 living alone)), 1,067 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 852

Size of family households: 4,562 2-persons, 1,814 3-persons, 1,638 4-persons, 845 5-persons, 260 6-persons, 312 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,419 1-person, 644 2-persons, 46 3-persons, 18 4-persons, 32 5-persons, 22 6-persons.

4,616 married couples with children.
2,316 single-parent households (652 men, 1,664 women).

87.8% of residents of Wapello speak English at home.
9.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (31% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 43% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other language at home (21% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 26% speak English not well, 20% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $238,729,000 ($6,669 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,264,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $104,829,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $56,038,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,073,000
Federal grants: $60,318,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,484,000 ($13,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,988,000 ($925,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $22,946,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,580,000
Federal Government insurance: $27,824,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,427
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,129
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +175
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -510
Here -14 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Wapello County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 7.01 millions of gallons per day (2% from ground, 98% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 102
  • 2000 to 2009: 716
  • 1990 to 1999: 917
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,049
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,157
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,600
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,522
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,332
  • 1939 or earlier: 5,457
Note: State values scaled to Wapello population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Wapello County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Wapello County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 28
  • 3 rooms: 225
  • 4 rooms: 1,523
  • 5 rooms: 2,593
  • 6 rooms: 2,312
  • 7 rooms: 1,632
  • 8 rooms: 981
  • 9+ rooms: 1,135
  • 1 room: 241
  • 2 rooms: 247
  • 3 rooms: 601
  • 4 rooms: 1,208
  • 5 rooms: 827
  • 6 rooms: 481
  • 7 rooms: 168
  • 8 rooms: 176
  • 9+ rooms: 92
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Wapello County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Wapello County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 377
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,394
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,688
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,658
  • 5+ bedrooms: 294
  • no bedroom: 256
  • 1 bedroom: 928
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,587
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,017
  • 4 bedrooms: 217
  • 5+ bedrooms: 43
Cars and other vehicles available in Wapello County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Wapello County population
  • no vehicle: 279
  • 1 vehicle: 2,580
  • 2 vehicles: 4,232
  • 3 vehicles: 2,191
  • 4 vehicles: 950
  • 5+ vehicles: 337
  • no vehicle: 796
  • 1 vehicle: 2,025
  • 2 vehicles: 911
  • 3 vehicles: 225
  • 4 vehicles: 23
  • 5+ vehicles: 53

85% of Wapello County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 192% lived in Iowa.

Wapello County:

85.1%
State average:

84.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 26,150
  • Other state: 6,470
  • Northeast: 419
  • Midwest: 3,274
  • South: 1,221
  • West: 1,565

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Wapello County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (68.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16.4%)
  • Electricity (11.5%)
  • Wood (2.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.1%)
  • Utility gas (54.7%)
  • Electricity (33.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.5%)
  • Other fuel (2.5%)
  • Wood (1.4%)
  • No fuel used (1.3%)
  • Coal or coke (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 87
Here:

2.3%
Iowa:

9.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 90
Here:

5.4%
Iowa:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 240
Here:

14.0%
Iowa:

23.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Wapello County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - General: $1,945,000
    Regular Highways: $818,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,940,000
    Health Services - Other: $1,964,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,963,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,728,000
    Welfare - Other: $780,000
    Corrections - Other: $773,000
    Police Protection: $736,000
    Financial Administration: $490,000
    General - Other: $370,000
    Parks & Recreation: $231,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $103,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $280,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $2,843,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $382,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,300,000

Wapello County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $786,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $122,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,932,000
    Highways: $137,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $490,000
    Interest Earnings: $453,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health & Hospitals: $2,242,000
    Highways: $2,237,000
    General Support: $1,169,000
    All Other: $308,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,302,000
    Total General Sales: $3,179,000
    Public Utilities: $896,000
    NEC: $30,000

Wapello County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,794,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,337,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $4,457,000

Wapello County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,580,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $146,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,091
  • Number of aged recipients: 49
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,042
  • Number of recipients under 18: 133
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 805
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 153
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 457
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 480
Wapello County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Wapello County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Wapello County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary36480.2 years
John33774.7 years
William31376.0 years
James23374.5 years
Charles22274.6 years
Robert21371.5 years
George17776.9 years
Helen17680.2 years
Margaret16779.9 years
Harold15874.3 years
Most common last names in Wapello County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith16277.1 years
Johnson15977.8 years
Davis10878.5 years
Jones10477.3 years
Brown10275.3 years
Miller9479.0 years
Thompson8574.8 years
Anderson8581.1 years
Williams7073.1 years
Clark6077.3 years
Businesses in Wapello County, IA
NameCountNameCount
AmericInn1Long John Silver's1
Applebee's1Marriott1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets5
AutoZone1Maurices1
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's3
Burger King1Menards1
Carson Pirie Scott1Nike4
Chevrolet1Payless1
Curves1Pizza Hut3
Dairy Queen1Quality1
Days Inn1Quiznos1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
Famous Footwear1SONIC Drive-In1
Fashion Bug1Subway3
FedEx2Super 81
Ford1Taco Bell1
GNC1Target1
GameStop1Toyota1
Goodwill2True Value1
H&R Block2U-Haul2
JCPenney1U.S. Cellular3
Jones New York1UPS4
KFC1Walgreens1
Kmart1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1
Lane Furniture2YMCA1