Wapello, Iowa Population 2021

1,955
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Wapello is a city located in Louisa County Iowa. It is also the county seat of Louisa County. With a 2020 population of 1,955, it is the 162nd largest city in Iowa and the 7703rd largest city in the United States . Wapello is currently declining at a rate of -1.11% annually and its population has decreased by -5.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,067 in 2010. Wapello reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 1 miles, Wapello has a population density of 1,510 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wapello is $75,637 with a poverty rate of 8.24%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $618 per month, and the median house value is $113,500. The median age in Wapello is 40.6 years, 42.5 years for males, and 37 years for females.

Wapello Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wapellowas:

  • White: 91.17%
  • Other race: 4.94%
  • Two or more races: 2.89%
  • Black or African American: 1.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Wapello, Iowa is 1,955 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,999.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,067.

Wapello, Iowa Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,82891.17%
Some Other Race994.94%
Two or More Races582.89%
Black or African American201.00%
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Wapello Population by Race

Wapello Population Pyramid $2021

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Wapello Median Age

40.6


Total

42.5


Male

37


Female

Wapello Adults

There are 1,510 adults, (355 of whom are seniors) in Wapello.

Wapello Age Dependency

73.6

Age Dependency Ratio

30.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Wapello Sex Ratio

Female

983

49.03%

Male

1,022

50.97%

Wapello Population by Age

Wapello Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wapello Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female51%49%
Male52.9%47.1%
Non Family58.7%41.3%
All76.1%23.9%
Married94.2%5.8%

76.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wapello Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7662.5776.1
Married3983.1194.2
Non Family2471.1958.7
Male703.3152.9
Female513.9851

3.12

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

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Wapello Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade352.72%
9th to 12th Grade1179.08%
High School Graduate48737.81%
Some College30423.60%
Associates Degree18414.29%
Bachelors Degree1108.54%
Graduate Degree513.96%
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Wapello Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wapello Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,1211,024156
Hispanic134985
Other Race5044
2+ Races19
Black1414

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 13.92%.

Wapello Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,760$51,450$35,798
Less Than 9th Grade$35,391$36,875$
High School Graduate$37,950$50,714$35,216
Some College$43,235$56,000$36,429
Bachelors Degree$52,188$70,250$35,625
Graduate Degree$64,167$80,833$58,000

$41,760

Average Earnings

$51,450

Average Male

$35,798

Average Female

Wapello Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wapello Language by Age

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Wapello Language

86.33% of Wapello residents speak only English, while 13.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.13% of the population.

Wapello Language

Wapello Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,6371146.96%
Hispanic2564818.75%
Black20630.00%

8.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.97%

Male Poverty Rate

11.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wapello

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wapello is Black, with 30.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wapello is White, with 6.96% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.28%.

Wapello Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.38%
High School10.62%
Bachelors or Greater2.61%
Some College2.29%

Wapello Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed40.00%
Female Employed4.89%
Male Employed0.57%

Wapello Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wapello Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$66,429$75,637
Families$74,438$83,085
Married Families$83,250-
Non Families$41,750$52,940
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Income by Household Type

Wapello Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.5%

Male Marriage Rate

49.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Wapello Married by Age and Sex

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Wapello Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Wapello Marital Status by Race

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Wapello Marital Status

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120

Number of Veterans

115

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam61
World War II16
Korea9
Second Gulf War5
First Gulf War

Wapello Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7452
75+37
55 to 6426
18 to 345
35 to 54

Wapello Veterans by Age

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Wapello Veterans by Race

Wapello Veterans by Education

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8.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

54.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wapello Veterans by Education

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68.4%

Labor Force Participation

66.9%

Employment Rate

2.2%

Unemployment Rate

Wapello Employment by Age

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Wapello Employment by Race

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Wapello Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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81.15%

Born in Wapello

96.06%

Native Born

3.94%

Foreign Born

1.75%

Non Citizen

2.19%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.06% of Wapello residents were born in the United States, with 81.15% having been born in Iowa. 1.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Wapello Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,955-22-1.11%
20201,977-22-1.10%
20191,999-22-1.09%
20182,021-9-0.44%
20172,030-4-0.20%
20162,034-17-0.83%
20152,05150.24%
20142,046-8-0.39%
20132,054-1-0.05%
20122,055-10-0.48%
20112,0650.00%
20102,0650.00%

Wapello Population by Year