Wapello, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 2,023 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -4.8%
 
Males: 1,060  (52.4%)
Females: 963  (47.6%)
Median resident age:

39.0 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 52653.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $55,731 (it was $37,556 in 2000)
Wapello:

$55,731
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,156 (it was $17,947 in 2000)

Wapello city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $120,769 (it was $66,500 in 2000)
Wapello:

$120,769
IA:

$149,100

Median gross rent in 2017: $691.

March 2019 cost of living index in Wapello: 82.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.9%
(10.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Wapello, IA (2010)
    • 1,86290.1%White alone
    • 1698.2%Hispanic
    • 180.9%Two or more races
    • 110.5%Black alone
    • 40.2%American Indian alone
    • 30.1%Asian alone

Races in Wapello detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Wapello, Iowa as of January 19, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wapello is 215 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (27.7%), American (16.0%), English (7.7%), Irish (7.3%), Welsh (1.4%), Norwegian (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/15/1856

Elevation: 580 feet

Land area: 1.26 square miles.

Population density: 1,608 people per square mile   (low).

Wapello, Iowa map

116 residents are foreign born (5.8% Latin America).

This city:

6.0%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,683 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,837 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Iowa City, IA (37.3 miles , pop. 62,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (160.1 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (187.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Grandview, IA (2.6 miles ),
Morning Sun, IA (2.6 miles ),
Oakville, IA (3.1 miles ),
New Boston, IL (3.2 miles ),
Letts, IA (3.3 miles ),
Fredonia, IA (3.3 miles ),
Columbus City, IA (3.3 miles ),
Columbus Junction, IA (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 41.18 N, Longitude: 91.19 W

Area code: 319

Distribution of median household income in Wapello, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Wapello, IA in 2017
Wapello satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $105,800
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $46,800
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $114,700
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $136,800
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $113,000
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $140,900
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $157,500
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $95,000
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $180,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $215,000
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $215,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Wapello, IA residents
Average permit cost in Wapello, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.9%
Iowa:

2.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +79 (+3.9%).
Most common industries in Wapello, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Construction (7.4%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (6.6%)
  • Health care (5.7%)
  • Food (5.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.7%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (8.5%)
  • Chemicals (6.8%)
  • Food (6.4%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (5.6%)
  • Educational services (4.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (13.4%)
  • Health care (12.4%)
  • Social assistance (8.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.5%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Wapello, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (13.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.9%)
  • Carpenters (4.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Registered nurses (5.1%)
  • Child care workers (4.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.1%)

Average climate in Wapello, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Wapello, Iowa average temperatures Wapello, Iowa average precipitation Wapello, Iowa humidity Wapello, Iowa wind speed Wapello, Iowa snowfall Wapello, Iowa sunshine Wapello, Iowa clear and cloudy days

Wapello, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 70.7. This is about average.

City:

70.7
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.508. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.508
U.S.:

1.789
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 25.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.3
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.42. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.42
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Wapello-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 75% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/1/2007, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.3 miles away from the Wapello city center injured 7 people and caused $16 million in damages.

On 8/15/1978, a category F3 tornado 22.1 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wapello-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 84% 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 257.6 miles away from the city 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 239.2 miles away from the city 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 120.4 miles away from the city 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 285.9 miles away from Wapello 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 291.3 miles away from Wapello 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 257.8 miles away from Wapello center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wapello topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Wapello:

  • LOUISA COUNTY PHNS (805 JAMES L HODGES AVENUE NORTH)
  • WAPELLO NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (601 HIGHWAY 61 SOUTH)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Wapello:

  • MORNING SUN CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MORNING SUN, IA)
  • COLONIAL MANOR OF COLUMBUS JUNCTION (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; COLUMBUS JUNCTION, IA)
  • PRAIRIE RIDGE CARE AND REHABILIT (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MEDIAPOLIS, IA)
  • SUNRISE TERRACE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; WINFIELD, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wapello:

  • Southeastern Community College (about 26 miles; West Burlington, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,251)
  • University of Iowa (about 38 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 40 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Augustana College (about 40 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 41 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • Kaplan University-Davenport Campus (about 43 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 60,376)
  • Black Hawk College (about 44 miles; Moline, IL; FT enrollment: 5,086)

Public high school in Wapello:

Public elementary/middle schools in Wapello:

See full list of schools located in Wapello

Library in Wapello:

  • KECK MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $101,602; Location: 119 N 2ND ST; 29,426 books; 2,093 audio materials; 1,647 video materials; 25 state licensed databases; 50 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Wapello: Fred T Schwob Access (A), Wapello Community Ambulance (B), Wapello Volunteer Fire and Rescue (C), Louisa County Sheriffs Office (D), Louisa County Courthouse (E), Wapello City Hall (F), Wapello Public Library (G), Briggs Civic Center (H), Louisa County Historical Museum (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wapello include: First Presbyterian Church (A), United Methodist Church (B), Saint Paul Lutheran Church (C), Solid Rock Baptist Church (D), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (E), Church of the Nazarene (F), Saint Marys Catholic Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Toolesboro Indian Mounds (Highway 99).

Hotel: Roy-El Motel (405 Highway 61 South).

Court: Louisa County - Clerk Of Court (117 South Main Street).

Birthplace of: Verne Mason - Physician.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wapello and their reported violations in the past:

LAKE ODESSA CABIN OWNERS ASSOC. (Address: 9868 F AVE , Population served: 31, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
ODESSA DELLS (Address: 203 S 2ND ST , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-14-2009), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-14-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-14-2009), St Public Notif received (MAY-26-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-06-2009)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-15-2009), St Public Notif received (APR-29-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-06-2009)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wapello that have no violations reported:

  • ROCKYS LANDING (Address: 745 SOUTH 5TH ST , Population served: 32, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

65.9%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.8%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
43 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
43 people in nursing homes in 2000
10 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Wapello (2011 data):

  • State Bank of Wapello: State Bank Of Wapello at 306 North Second Street, branch established on 1935/10/18. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $36.5 mil, Deposits: $30.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Wapello Bankshares, Inc.
  • Community Bank: Wapello Branch at 206 Highway 61 North, branch established on 1919/01/01. Info updated 2009/09/17: Bank assets: $241.0 mil, Deposits: $215.3 mil, headquarters in Muscatine, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: C-B-g, Inc.
  • Iowa State Bank: at 409 Hwy 61 S, branch established on 1931/02/13. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $75.6 mil, Deposits: $60.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Morning Sun Bank Corp.

For population 15 years and over in Wapello:

Marital status in Wapello, IA
  • Never married: 26.4%
  • Now married: 52.2%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

For population 25 years and over in Wapello:

  • High school or higher: 87.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 1.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Wapello
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wapello, IA (based on Louisa County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,51312
Evangelical Protestant88010
Catholic4931
None7,501-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

4.25 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Louisa County:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Here:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

5.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.2%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Louisa County:

28.8%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Louisa County:

18.7%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.9%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Wapello:

43.5%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.4
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

23.5%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.7%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Wapello:

32.1%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Wapello:

53.9%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Wapello:

76.6%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wapello, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 2$5,292$31,7521$400
Police Protection - Officers 2$5,678$34,0680$0
Sewerage 1$3,000$36,0000$0
Local Libraries 1$2,458$29,4964$2,404
Other Government Administration 1$4,670$56,0401$200
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$952
Totals for Government 7$21,098$36,1687$3,956

Wapello government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $606,000 ($299.56)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $217,000 ($107.27)
    Regular Highways: $211,000 ($104.30)
    Water Utilities: $183,000 ($90.46)
    Sewerage: $156,000 ($77.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $152,000 ($75.14)
    Parks and Recreation: $129,000 ($63.77)
    Libraries: $104,000 ($51.41)
    General Public Buildings: $55,000 ($27.19)
    Local Fire Protection: $47,000 ($23.23)
    General - Other: $44,000 ($21.75)
    Financial Administration: $36,000 ($17.80)
    Central Staff Services: $9,000 ($4.45)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $8,000 ($3.95)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000 ($3.46)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($0.49)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $95,000 ($46.96)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $56,000 ($27.68)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $374,000 ($184.87)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($2.47)

Wapello government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $372,000 ($183.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $136,000 ($67.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $29,000 ($14.34)
    Other: $2,000 ($0.99)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $16,000 ($7.91)
    Housing and Community Development: $5,000 ($2.47)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $18,000 ($8.90)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $18,000 ($8.90)
    Fines and Forfeits: $11,000 ($5.44)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($1.48)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $168,000 ($83.04)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $197,000 ($97.38)
    Other: $137,000 ($67.72)
  • Tax - Property: $781,000 ($386.06)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $113,000 ($55.86)
    Public Utilities Sales: $19,000 ($9.39)
    Other License: $5,000 ($2.47)

Wapello government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,652,000 ($1310.92)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,600,000 ($1285.22)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $468,000 ($231.34)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $416,000 ($205.64)

Wapello government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $249,000 ($123.08)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $50,000 ($24.72)

6.06% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,259 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.06%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Muscatine County, IA  1.70% ($36,757 average AGI)
from Des Moines County, IA  0.83% ($36,833)
from Henry County, IA  0.51% ($35,227)

Businesses in Wapello, IA

  • Subway: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Wapello:

  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WKBF (1270 AM; 5 kW; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WOC (1420 AM; 5 kW; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wapello:

  • KBEA-FM (99.7 FM; MUSCATINE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KSUI (91.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KWCC (93.1 FM; MUSCATINE, IA; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLLR-FM (103.7 FM; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKNL (97.3 FM; NEW LONDON, IA; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WVIK (90.3 FM; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: AUGUSTANA COLLEGE)
  • WHTS (98.9 FM; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KGRS (107.3 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WRMJ (102.3 FM; ALEDO, IL; Owner: WESTERN ILLINOIS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KILJ-FM (105.5 FM; MOUNT PLEASANT, IA; Owner: KILJ, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Wapello:

  • KGWB-TV (Channel 26; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: BURLINGTON TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • KWKB (Channel 20; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: KM TELEVISION OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KIIN (Channel 12; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KWQC-TV (Channel 6; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF DAVENPORT, INC.)
  • KYOU-TV (Channel 15; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K16EL (Channel 66; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WHBF-TV (Channel 4; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: CORONET COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • WQAD-TV (Channel 8; MOLINE, IL; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KLJB-TV (Channel 18; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: QUAD CITIES TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WBQD-LP (Channel 26; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: FOUR SEASONS PEORIA, LLC)
  • K62FU (Channel 62; MUSCATINE, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Wapello fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Wapello fatal accident list:

Apr 17, 2017 09:50 PM, Us-61, Oak St, Lat: 41.171864, Lon: -91.187786, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 6, 1997 11:06 AM, 61, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Mar 12, 1979 06:35 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Mar 21, 1976 12:15 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 1
Mar 21, 1975 12:15 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 29Number of bridges
  • 400ft / 122mTotal length
  • $30,000Total costs
  • 51,065Total average daily traffic
  • 8,460Total average daily truck traffic
  • 51,065Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Wapello, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 61950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 71970-1979
  • 81980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Wapello, IA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Wapello)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Wapello, IA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: K0VJO, Grant Date: 01/23/1995, Expiration Date: 01/23/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/24/2007, Registrant: Floyd D Reif, 7604 M Ave, Wapello, IA 52653-9589
  • Call Sign: KA0HWH, Licensee ID: L01498478, Grant Date: 05/29/2019, Expiration Date: 07/29/2029, Certifier: Clyde L Mueller, Registrant: Clyde L Mueller, 302 S 6th, Wapello, IA 52653
  • Call Sign: KD7JVD, Licensee ID: L00268792, Grant Date: 06/05/2012, Expiration Date: 06/05/2022, Certifier: Brian S Hall, Registrant: Brian S Hall, 9791 F Ave, Wapello, IA 52653
  • Call Sign: KD0GGC, Licensee ID: L01459281, Grant Date: 01/16/2009, Expiration Date: 01/16/2019, Certifier: Thomas A Colthurst, Registrant: Thomas A Colthurst, 745 S 4th St, Wapello, IA 52653
  • Call Sign: KE0DRA, Licensee ID: L01931393, Grant Date: 03/24/2015, Expiration Date: 03/24/2025, Certifier: Adam B Allworth, Registrant: Adam B Allworth, 519 S Water St, Wapello, IA 52653
  • Call Sign: KE0SYW, Licensee ID: L02212111, Grant Date: 09/10/2018, Expiration Date: 09/10/2028, Certifier: Brian S Hall, Registrant: Lake Odessa Amateur Radio Club, Wapello, IA 52653

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150H (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 22183 , Serial Number: 15068121, Airworthiness Date: 12/29/1967, Certificate Issue Date: 10/26/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Burton Allworth, 519 S Water St, Wapello, IA 52653
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172D (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2389U , Serial Number: 17249989, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 12/26/1962, Certificate Issue Date: 05/15/2003
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Ruger Allworth, 11629 30th St, Wapello, IA 52653, Other Owners: Tom Allworth
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172P (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 53437 , Serial Number: 17274749, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 03/05/1981, Certificate Issue Date: 12/28/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Eddie E Vineyard, 10597 83rd St, Wapello, IA 52653
  • Aircraft: LEDBETTER WAYNE 2L (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-145B SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 67MP , Serial Number: 001, Year manufactured: 1996, Airworthiness Date: 04/25/1997, Certificate Issue Date: 03/22/2011
    Registrant (Individual): Shawn M Maine, 900 S 4th St, Wapello, IA 52653

2002 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2017 the average number of fires per year is 9. The highest number of fires - 23 took place in 2016, and the least - 1 in 2006. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Wapello, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (47.9%), and Structure Fires (39.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Wapello, IA
    • 7047.9%Outside Fires
    • 5839.7%Structure Fires
    • 1611.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 21.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wapello, IA
Most common first names in Wapello, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3478.0 years
Robert2772.7 years
William2475.9 years
Mary2281.9 years
Charles1873.6 years
Richard1772.5 years
James1674.1 years
Harold1474.4 years
Helen1480.3 years
Harry1381.8 years
Most common last names in Wapello, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Walker1671.0 years
Wilson1580.0 years
Smith1282.4 years
Schneider1179.6 years
Johnson1081.1 years
Hayes985.4 years
Harris969.9 years
Williams876.5 years
Hartsock875.5 years
Brown880.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wapello, IA
  • 89.0%Utility gas
  • 10.7%Electricity
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wapello, IA
  • 72.1%Utility gas
  • 25.8%Electricity
  • 2.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Wapello compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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