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Wapello County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2016: 35,685 (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).

March 2019 cost of living index in Wapello County: 76.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (26.7%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (19.1%), Manufacturing (14.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.5%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (11.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 63%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 26%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Wapello County, IA (2017)
    • 29,82382.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,88110.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 8472.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5061.4%Two or more races
    • 3941.1%Asian alone
    • 2140.6%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 620.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 490.1%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

39.8 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years
Males: 17,569  (49.2%)
Females: 18,116  (50.8%)
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Average household size:
Wapello County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $45,608 ($32,188 in 1999)
This county:

$45,608
Iowa:

$58,570

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $517 (lower quartile is $406, upper quartile is $603)
This county:

$517
State:

$628


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $93,710 (it was $51,600 in 2000)
Wapello:

$93,710
Iowa:

$149,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $53,366 - $152,920

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $121,454
Here:

$121,454
State:

$186,769

Townhouses or other attached units: $109,738
Here:

$109,738
State:

$183,349

In 2-unit structures: $113,113
Here:

$113,113
State:

$141,928

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $94,639
Here:

$94,639
State:

$142,668

Mobile homes: $100,740
Here:

$100,740
State:

$46,662

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $928
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $433

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:

  • 1997: 39 buildings, average cost: $78,600
  • 1998: 36 buildings, average cost: $65,100
  • 1999: 57 buildings, average cost: $95,400
  • 2000: 53 buildings, average cost: $86,200
  • 2001: 48 buildings, average cost: $106,600
  • 2002: 44 buildings, average cost: $111,300
  • 2003: 70 buildings, average cost: $97,300
  • 2004: 58 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2005: 47 buildings, average cost: $111,700
  • 2006: 53 buildings, average cost: $125,400
  • 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
  • 2015: 24 buildings, average cost: $105,400
  • 2016: 20 buildings, average cost: $76,000
  • 2017: 23 buildings, average cost: $88,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Wapello, IA residents
Average permit cost in Wapello, IA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,608 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,577 (1.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Wapello, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Wapello, IA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Wapello, IA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.3%
Wapello County:

15.3%
Iowa:

10.7%
(13.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for Black residents, 18.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.6% for American Indian residents, 67.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 22.4% for other race residents, 39.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 39.8 years old
(Males: 38.3 years old, Females: 41.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.8 years old, Black residents: 27.4 years old, American Indian residents: 31.5 years old, Asian residents: 43.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.8 years old, Other race residents: 27.5 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:

3.1%
Iowa:

2.8%

Unemployment by year in Wapello, IA
County total employment by year in Wapello, IA
County average yearly wages by year in Wapello, IA

Current college students: 1,607
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,061 (24.1% naturalized citizens)

Wapello County:

8.6%
Whole state:

5.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 9102010 or later
  • 1,1182000 to 2009
  • 5561990 to 1999
  • 1601980 to 1989
  • 1051970 to 1979
  • 85Before 1970

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: 13,035
  • One, attached: 196
  • Two: 526
  • 3 or 4: 327
  • 5 to 9: 511
  • 10 to 19: 307
  • 20 to 49: 440
  • 50 or more: 269
  • Mobile homes: 795

Housing units in Wapello County with a mortgage: 5,794 (84 second mortgage, 384 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,901

Here:

55.6% with mortgage
State:

61.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Wapello County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Wapello

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 14,478 (82.5%)
  • Carpooled: 1,728 (9.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 60 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 333 (1.9%)
  • Bicycle: 41 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 290 (1.7%)
  • Worked at home: 600 (3.4%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (35%)
  • Eritrea (11%)
  • El Salvador (10%)
  • Guatemala (8%)
  • Honduras (6%)
  • Laos (5%)
  • Oceania, n.e.c. (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Wapello County


  • German (17%)
  • American (14%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • English (6%)
  • Dutch (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • Swedish (2%)

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 $53,028.

5.40% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,499 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.40%
Iowa average:

5.97%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.23% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($22,567 average AGI)
2.18% relocated from other states ($13,932 average AGI)
Wapello County:

2.18%
Iowa average:

2.42%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Mahaska County, IA  0.44% ($44,702 average AGI)
from Davis County, IA  0.41% ($45,585)
from Jefferson County, IA  0.30% ($37,308)
from Polk County, IA  0.27% ($31,743)
from Monroe County, IA  0.21% ($29,143)
from Keokuk County, IA  0.19% ($45,480)
from Linn County, IA  0.16% ($28,714)


6.75% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($45,046 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.75%
Iowa average:

6.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.40% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($27,722 average AGI)
2.35% relocated to other states ($17,324 average AGI)
Wapello County:

2.35%
Iowa average:

2.69%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Polk County, IA  0.71% ($48,915 average AGI)
to Mahaska County, IA  0.53% ($37,243)
to Davis County, IA  0.43% ($37,316)
to Jefferson County, IA  0.34% ($43,244)
to Keokuk County, IA  0.22% ($26,862)
to Monroe County, IA  0.22% ($36,621)
to Johnson County, IA  0.16% ($47,667)

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 population 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
Population without health insurance coverage in Wapello County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Wapello County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Wapello County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Wapello County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in 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: 35,685
  • In family households: 28,559 (5,079 male householders, 4,291 female householders)
    7,260 spouses, 9,391 children (8,716 natural, 209 adopted, 467 stepchildren), 599 grandchildren, 191 brothers or sisters, 304 parents, 384 other relatives, 994 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,280 (2,484 male householders (1,958 living alone)), 2,746 female householders (2,474 living alone)), 1,010 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 819

Size of family households: 4,649 2-persons, 1,763 3-persons, 1,669 4-persons, 827 5-persons, 215 6-persons, 273 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,442 1-person, 661 2-persons, 40 3-persons, 25 4-persons, 32 5-persons.

4,913 married couples with children.
2,191 single-parent households (855 men, 1,336 women).

87.2% of residents of Wapello speak English at home.
9.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (43% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 33% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak other language at home (33% speak English very well, 41% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 11% 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:

6.0
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.2

Year house built in Wapello County, Iowa
  • Year house built in Wapello County, Iowa
  • 02014 or later
  • 1392010 to 2013
  • 8172000 to 2009
  • 9671990 to 1999
  • 1,0381980 to 1989
  • 2,0641970 to 1979
  • 1,5491960 to 1969
  • 2,4681950 to 1959
  • 1,3621940 to 1949
  • 5,6011939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Wapello County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Wapello County, Iowa
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Wapello County, Iowa
  • 61 room
  • 252 rooms
  • 1633 rooms
  • 1,4444 rooms
  • 2,5565 rooms
  • 2,3476 rooms
  • 1,8577 rooms
  • 1,0518 rooms
  • 1,1729+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wapello County, Iowa
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wapello County, Iowa
  • 2681 room
  • 2302 rooms
  • 5793 rooms
  • 1,1934 rooms
  • 8565 rooms
  • 4826 rooms
  • 1167 rooms
  • 1158 rooms
  • 1089+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Wapello County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Wapello County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Wapello County, Iowa
  • 6no bedroom
  • 3671 bedroom
  • 3,2702 bedrooms
  • 4,9433 bedrooms
  • 1,6594 bedrooms
  • 3295+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wapello County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wapello County, Iowa
  • 295no bedroom
  • 9031 bedroom
  • 1,5722 bedrooms
  • 9883 bedrooms
  • 1244 bedrooms
  • 585+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Wapello County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Wapello County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Wapello County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 334no vehicle
  • 2,5631 vehicle
  • 4,3162 vehicles
  • 2,2353 vehicles
  • 9294 vehicles
  • 3425+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Wapello County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Wapello County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 744no vehicle
  • 2,0001 vehicle
  • 8752 vehicles
  • 2063 vehicles
  • 304 vehicles
  • 395+ vehicles

86.3% of Wapello County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Iowa.

Wapello County:

86.3%
State average:

85.4%

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

  • This state: 25,792
  • Other state: 6,708
  • Northeast: 513
  • Midwest: 3,126
  • South: 1,457
  • West: 1,588
Year householders moved into unit in Wapello County, IA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Wapello County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 69.7%Utility gas
  • 16.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.5%Electricity
  • 2.9%Wood
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 60.3%Utility gas
  • 31.0%Electricity
  • 5.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%No fuel used
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 1.0%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 133
Here:

3.6%
Iowa:

9.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 121
Here:

7.4%
Iowa:

7.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 294
Here:

18.2%
Iowa:

24.7%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Wapello County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $318,000
  • Charges - Other: $960,000
    Regular Highways: $3,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $697,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,729,000
    Health - Other: $3,151,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,192,000
    General - Other: $2,021,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,354,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,322,000
    Police Protection: $1,153,000
    Parks and Recreation: $547,000
    Financial Administration: $221,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $192,000
    Libraries: $60,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $8,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $126,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $65,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $712,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $712,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,099,000
    Sale of Property: $3,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $975,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,253,000
    General Local Government Support: $907,000
    Other: $789,000
    Health and Hospitals: $156,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,472,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,199,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $843,000
    Other License: $76,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,364,000

Wapello County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $318,000
  • Charges - Other: $960,000
    Regular Highways: $3,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $697,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,729,000
    Health - Other: $3,151,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,192,000
    General - Other: $2,021,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,354,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,322,000
    Police Protection: $1,153,000
    Parks and Recreation: $547,000
    Financial Administration: $221,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $192,000
    Libraries: $60,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $8,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $126,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $65,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $712,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $712,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,099,000
    Sale of Property: $3,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $975,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,253,000
    General Local Government Support: $907,000
    Other: $789,000
    Health and Hospitals: $156,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,472,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,199,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $843,000
    Other License: $76,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,364,000

Wapello County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $318,000
  • Charges - Other: $960,000
    Regular Highways: $3,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $697,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,729,000
    Health - Other: $3,151,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,192,000
    General - Other: $2,021,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,354,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,322,000
    Police Protection: $1,153,000
    Parks and Recreation: $547,000
    Financial Administration: $221,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $192,000
    Libraries: $60,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $8,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $126,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $65,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $712,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $712,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,099,000
    Sale of Property: $3,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $975,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,253,000
    General Local Government Support: $907,000
    Other: $789,000
    Health and Hospitals: $156,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,472,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,199,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $843,000
    Other License: $76,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,364,000

Wapello County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $318,000
  • Charges - Other: $960,000
    Regular Highways: $3,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $697,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,729,000
    Health - Other: $3,151,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,192,000
    General - Other: $2,021,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,354,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,322,000
    Police Protection: $1,153,000
    Parks and Recreation: $547,000
    Financial Administration: $221,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $192,000
    Libraries: $60,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $8,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $126,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $65,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $712,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $712,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,099,000
    Sale of Property: $3,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $975,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,253,000
    General Local Government Support: $907,000
    Other: $789,000
    Health and Hospitals: $156,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,472,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,199,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $843,000
    Other License: $76,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,364,000

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
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