Wapella, Illinois Population 2024

495

Wapella is a city located in De Witt County Illinois. Wapella has a 2024 population of 495. Wapella is currently declining at a rate of -0.8% annually and its population has decreased by -2.94% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 510 in 2020.

The average household income in Wapella is $75,978 with a poverty rate of 4.62%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Wapella is 40.7 years, 43.7 years for males, and 37.2 years for females.

Wapella Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wapella was:

  • White: 88.65%
  • Other race: 8.65%
  • Two or more races: 2.31%
  • Asian: 0.38%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
0.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
899.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.94% (-15)
The current population of Wapella, Illinois is 495 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 510.

Wapella, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White46188.65%
Other race458.65%
Two or more races122.31%
Asian20.38%
Black or African American
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Wapella Population by Race

Wapella Population Pyramid 2024

Wapella Median Age

40.7

Total

43.7

Male

37.2

Female

Wapella Adults

There are 403 adults, (112 of whom are seniors) in Wapella.

Wapella Age Dependency

78.7

Age Dependency Ratio

38.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Wapella Sex Ratio

Female26851.54%
Male25248.46%

Wapella Population by Age

Wapella Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2332.2387.112.9
Married1073.071000
Non Family941.18317
Male232.8765.234.8
Female92.5633.366.7
showing: 5 rows

2.83

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

87.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wapella Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Wapella Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wapella Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 12.71%.

Wapella Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,250

Average Earnings

$43,839

Average Male

$27,500

Average Female

Wapella Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wapella Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wapella Language

93.38% of Wapella residents speak only English, while 6.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.06% of the population.

Wapella Language

Wapella Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White460245.22%
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4.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.16%

Male Poverty Rate

4.1%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wapella

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wapella is White, with 5.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wapella is White, with 5.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.04%.

Wapella Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade12.9%
High School5.52%
Some College2.94%
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Wapella Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Employed2.68%
Female Employed1.37%
Male Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Wapella Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wapella Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wapella Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.8%

Male Marriage Rate

45.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Wapella Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wapella Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Wapella Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wapella Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

45

Number of Veterans

44

Male Veterans

1

Female Veterans

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Wapella Veterans by War

count

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Wapella Veterans by Age

count

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Wapella Veterans by Race

Wapella Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

15.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wapella Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

72.2%

Labor Force Participation

71.4%

Employment Rate

1%

Unemployment Rate

Wapella Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wapella Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wapella Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

84.23%

Born in Wapella

99.62%

Native Born

0.38%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

0.38%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.62% of Wapella residents were born in the United States, with 84.23% having been born in Illinois. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Wapella Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029475-4-0.84%
2028479-4-0.83%
2027483-4-0.82%
2026487-4-0.81%
2025491-4-0.81%
2024495-4-0.8%
2023499-4-0.8%
2022503-4-0.79%
2021507-3-0.59%
2020510-9-1.73%
2019519-8-1.52%
2018527-3-0.57%
2017530-8-1.49%
2016538-4-0.74%
2015542
2014542-8-1.45%
2013550-4-0.72%
2012554-3-0.54%
2011557-2-0.36%
2010559
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Wapella Population by Year