Wapello, Iowa Population 2024

1,991

Wapello is a city located in Louisa County Iowa. Wapello has a 2024 population of 1,991. It is also the county seat of Louisa County.Wapello is currently declining at a rate of -1.14% annually and its population has decreased by -4.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,078 in 2020.

The average household income in Wapello is $75,975 with a poverty rate of 7.52%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Wapello is 46.7 years, 44.9 years for males, and 47.4 years for females.

Wapello Demographics

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

  • White: 82.91%
  • Two or more races: 10.05%
  • Other race: 5.05%
  • Black or African American: 1.02%
  • Native American: 0.97%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
1.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,538.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.19% (-87)
The current population of Wapello, Iowa is 1,991 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,078.

Wapello, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,54382.91%
Two or more races18710.05%
Other race945.05%
Black or African American191.02%
Native American180.97%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Wapello Population by Race

Wapello Population Pyramid 2024

Wapello Median Age

46.7

Total

44.9

Male

47.4

Female

Wapello Adults

There are 1,580 adults, (511 of whom are seniors) in Wapello.

Wapello Age Dependency

74.1

Age Dependency Ratio

47.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Wapello Sex Ratio

Female92049.44%
Male94150.56%

Wapello Population by Age

Wapello Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8312.1967.532.5
Married4072.6979.620.4
Non Family2901.1147.252.8
Female1003.18317
Male342.795050
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2.69

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

67.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wapello 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

Wapello Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wapello Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 19.5%.

Wapello Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,897

Average Earnings

$53,333

Average Male

$34,180

Average Female

Wapello Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wapello Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wapello Language

89.41% of Wapello residents speak only English, while 10.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.59% of the population.

Wapello Language

Wapello Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,433886.14%
Hispanic2334921.03%
Black19736.84%
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7.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.07%

Male Poverty Rate

9.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wapello

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wapello is Black, with 36.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wapello is White, with 6.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.43%.

Wapello Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade12%
High School9.61%
Bachelors or Greater7.88%
Some College1.43%
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Wapello Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Employed2.51%
Female Employed1.16%
Male Unemployed
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Wapello Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wapello Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wapello Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.3%

Male Marriage Rate

50.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Wapello Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wapello Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Wapello Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wapello Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

130

Number of Veterans

126

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

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Wapello Veterans by War

count

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Wapello Veterans by Age

count

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Wapello Veterans by Race

Wapello Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

74.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wapello Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.3%

Labor Force Participation

61.7%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Wapello Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wapello Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wapello 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

82.75%

Born in Wapello

93.82%

Native Born

6.18%

Foreign Born

3.71%

Non Citizen

2.47%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.82% of Wapello residents were born in the United States, with 82.75% having been born in Iowa. 3.71% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,876-23-1.21%
20281,899-23-1.2%
20271,922-23-1.18%
20261,945-23-1.17%
20251,968-23-1.16%
20241,991-23-1.14%
20232,014-23-1.13%
20222,037-23-1.12%
20212,060-18-0.87%
20202,078703.49%
20192,008-10-0.5%
20182,018-16-0.79%
20172,034
20162,034-19-0.93%
20152,05350.24%
20142,048-8-0.39%
20132,056-1-0.05%
20122,057-9-0.44%
20112,066
20102,066
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Wapello Population by Year