Wapello County, Iowa Population 2018

Wapello County, Iowa's estimated population is 35,044 with a growth rate of -0.64% 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
201735,3212770.79%
201735,044-226-0.64%
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
White31,131
Some Other Race2,057
Black or African American1,061
Two or More Races603
Asian330
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander97
American Indian and Alaska Native42

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Wapello County, Iowa Population Pyramid 2018

5001,0001,500 Male Population5001,0001,500 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Wapello County, Iowa Median Age

39.5


Total

37.6


Male

41.2


Female

Wapello County, Iowa Adults

There are 27,351 adults, (5,980 of whom are seniors) in Wapello County, Iowa.

Wapello County, Iowa Age Dependency

65.3

Age Dependency Ratio

28

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Wapello County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

17,880

50.62%

Male

17,441

49.38%

Wapello County, Iowa Households and Families

Wapello County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Wapello County, Iowa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.2%13.8%
All71.7%28.3%
Male59.3%40.7%
Non Family59%41%
Female52.8%47.2%

71.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wapello County, Iowa Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All14,5312.3771.7
Married7,1173.0186.2
Non Family5,1061.259
Female1,5152.9552.8
Male7933.1259.3

2.91

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

7.5%

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 Grade1,2845.33%
9th to 12th Grade1,7457.24%
High School Graduate8,55235.50%
Some College5,45622.65%
Associates Degree2,62410.89%
Bachelors Degree2,85811.86%
Graduate Degree1,5726.53%

Wapello County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White21,25419,3314,156
Hispanic1,72776071
Other Race96452762
Black628541101
Asian19815056
Multiple Races17817821
Islander5854
Native American343122

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 64.71%.

Wapello County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,957$37,089$26,716
Less Than High School$26,724$27,969$25,371
High School Grad$31,335$35,476$25,182
Some College$30,609$40,339$22,183
Bachelors Degree$36,835$48,958$32,487
Graduate Degree$58,536$81,471$50,168

$31,957

Average Earnings

$37,089

Average Male

$26,716

Average Female

Wapello County, Iowa Language

Wapello County, Iowa Language by Age

Wapello County, Iowa Language

88.29% of Wapello County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 11.71% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.06% of the population.

Wapello County, Iowa Poverty

Wapello County, Iowa Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White28,9304,38415.15%
Hispanic3,64586123.62%
Other2,03250624.90%
Black99036236.57%
Multiple56719834.92%
Islander973637.11%
Asian322278.39%
Native29517.24%

17.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.58%

Male Poverty Rate

18.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wapello County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wapello County, Iowa is Islander, with 37.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wapello County, Iowa is Asian, with 8.39% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.94%.

Wapello County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.15%
High School14.50%
Some College14.23%
Bachelors or Greater5.26%

Wapello County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed28.54%
Male Unemployed28.50%
Female Employed12.21%
Male Employed7.51%

Wapello County, Iowa Income

Wapello County, Iowa Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$43,329$56,124
Families$55,232$67,175
Married Families$66,739$78,594
Non Families$23,685$31,931

Wapello County, Iowa Marital Status

Wapello County, Iowa Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.9%

Male Marriage Rate

51.1%

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 35To44.

Wapello County, Iowa Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Wapello County, Iowa Veterans

Wapello County, Iowa Veterans by War

2,405

Number of Veterans

2,183

Male Veterans

222

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam859
Second Gulf War326
First Gulf War307
Korea293
World War II121

Wapello County, Iowa Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+695
65 to 74604
35 to 54528
55 to 64436
18 to 34142

Wapello County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,2759.23%
Black8410.36%
Hispanic482.15%
Other272.01%
2 or More125.61%
Asian73.08%

Wapello County, Iowa Veterans by Education

7.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.30%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wapello County, Iowa Employment Status

Wapello County, Iowa Employment by Age

61.7%

Labor Force Participation

57.8%

Employment Rate

6.3%

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