Wapello County, Iowa Population 2018

Wapello County, Iowa's estimated population is 35,044 with a growth rate of -0.56% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wapello County, Iowa is the 19th largest county in Iowa.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201735,044-198-0.56%
201635,242-28-0.08%
201635,270-163-0.46%
201535,433510.14%
201435,382-92-0.26%
201335,474490.14%
201235,425-38-0.11%
201135,463-203-0.57%
201035,666-21-0.06%
199035,687-4,554-11.32%
198040,241-1,908-4.53%
197042,149-3,977-8.62%
196046,126-1,271-2.68%
195047,3973,1177.04%
194044,2803,8009.39%
193040,4802,5436.70%
192037,9371940.51%
191037,7432,3176.54%
190035,4265,00016.43%
189030,4265,14120.33%
188025,2852,93913.15%
187022,3467,82853.92%
186014,5186,04771.38%
18508,4710.00%

Wapello County, Iowa Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White32,003
Some Other Race1,446
Black or African American831
Two or More Races476
Asian323
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander95
American Indian and Alaska Native68

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Wapello County, Iowa Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Wapello County, Iowa Median Age

39.5


Total

38


Male

41.2


Female

Wapello County, Iowa Adults

There are 27,348 adults, (5,885 of which are seniors) in Wapello County, Iowa.

Wapello County, Iowa Age Dependency

64.2

Age Dependency Ratio

27.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Wapello County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

17,889

50.76%

Male

17,353

49.24%

Wapello County, Iowa Households and Families

Wapello County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Wapello County, Iowa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.9%12.1%
All72.7%27.3%
Non Family58.7%41.3%
Female56.1%43.9%
Male54.5%45.5%

72.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wapello County, Iowa Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All14,4542.3872.7
Married7,1853.0587.9
Non Family5,0251.1858.7
Female1,4732.8256.1
Male7713.1554.5

2.91

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

7.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wapello County, Iowa Households

Wapello County, Iowa Education

Wapello County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3105.43%
9th to 12th Grade1,9978.28%
High School Graduate8,83636.62%
Some College5,16421.40%
Associates Degree2,56810.64%
Bachelors Degree2,76411.46%
Graduate Degree1,4876.16%

Wapello County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White21,36519,1933,991
Hispanic1,69870559
Other Race76742134
Black51544474
Multiple Races20420431
Asian19913652
Native American656342
Islander5446

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 64.62%.

Wapello County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,231$36,285$26,363
Less Than High School$26,424$25,557$27,233
High School Grad$30,564$35,280$23,264
Some College$29,763$39,767$21,466
Bachelors Degree$38,568$47,331$32,917
Graduate Degree$59,327$76,607$48,895

$31,231

Average Earnings

$36,285

Average Male

$26,363

Average Female

Wapello County, Iowa Language

Wapello County, Iowa Language by Age

Wapello County, Iowa Language

87.63% of Wapello County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 12.37% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.26% of the population.

Wapello County, Iowa Poverty

Wapello County, Iowa Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White29,1604,60815.80%
Hispanic3,55088024.79%
Other1,41146532.96%
Black76727435.72%
Multiple44516937.98%
Islander957073.68%
Asian323298.98%
Native5958.47%

17.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.01%

Male Poverty Rate

19.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wapello County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wapello County, Iowa is Islander, with 73.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wapello County, Iowa is Native, with 8.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.34%.

Wapello County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.49%
High School15.33%
Some College14.35%
Bachelors or Greater4.86%

Wapello County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed37.96%
Male Unemployed33.61%
Female Employed13.11%
Male Employed7.87%

Wapello County, Iowa Income

Wapello County, Iowa Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,494$55,707
Families$55,549$66,920
Married Families$68,492$78,279
Non Families$22,915$31,158

Wapello County, Iowa Marital Status

Wapello County, Iowa Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.6%

Male Marriage Rate

50.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Wapello County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

Wapello County, Iowa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Wapello County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

Wapello County, Iowa Veterans

Wapello County, Iowa Veterans by War

2,491

Number of Veterans

2,255

Male Veterans

236

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam884
First Gulf War340
Korea313
Second Gulf War278
World War II210

Wapello County, Iowa Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+744
65 to 74619
55 to 64530
35 to 54467
18 to 34131

Wapello County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,4169.62%
Hispanic421.95%
Black385.82%
Other181.81%
2 or More167.44%
Asian31.32%

Wapello County, Iowa Veterans by Education

5.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wapello County, Iowa Employment Status

Wapello County, Iowa Employment by Age

62.3%

Labor Force Participation

57.9%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Wapello County, Iowa Employment by Race

Wapello County, Iowa Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Wapello County, Iowa

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Ottumwa2502324487-536-2.14%
Eddyville 10241005-19-1.86%
Eldon927916-11-1.19%
Agency638635-3-0.47%
Blakesburg296282-14-4.73%
Kirkville16717474.19%
Chillicothe9796-1-1.03%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990