Wapello County, Iowa Population 2022

Wapello County, Iowa's estimated population is 34,903 with a growth rate of -0.06% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wapello County, Iowa is the 20th largest county in Iowa. The 2010 Population was 35,682 and has seen a growth of -2.18% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18508,4710.00%
186014,5186,04771.38%
187022,3467,82853.92%
188025,2852,93913.15%
189030,4265,14120.33%
190035,4265,00016.43%
191037,7432,3176.54%
192037,9371940.51%
193040,4802,5436.70%
194044,2803,8009.39%
195047,3973,1177.04%
196046,126-1,271-2.68%
197042,149-3,977-8.62%
198040,241-1,908-4.53%
199035,687-4,554-11.32%
201035,682-5-0.01%
201135,486-196-0.55%
201235,431-55-0.15%
201335,507760.21%
201435,426-81-0.23%
201535,456300.08%
201635,265-191-0.54%
201735,022-243-0.69%
201834,991-31-0.09%
201934,969-22-0.06%
202034,947-22-0.06%
202134,925-22-0.06%
202234,903-22-0.06%
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Wapello County, Iowa Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White30,51786.94%
Black or African American1,2983.70%
American Indian and Alaska Native860.25%
Asian5071.44%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3030.86%
Some Other Race1,3223.77%
Two or More Races1,0693.05%
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Wapello County, Iowa Population by Race

Wapello County, Iowa Population Pyramid 2022

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Wapello County, Iowa Median Age

39.6


Total

38.3


Male

41


Female

Wapello County, Iowa Adults

There are 27,130 adults, (6,210 of whom are seniors) in Wapello County, Iowa.

Wapello County, Iowa Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

29.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Wapello County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

17,629

50.22%

Male

17,473

49.78%

Wapello County, Iowa Population by Age

Wapello County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wapello County, Iowa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.9%17.1%
All67.7%32.3%
Non Family57.6%42.4%
Male48.5%51.5%
Female45.6%54.4%

67.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wapello County, Iowa Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All14,4042.3867.7
Married6,846382.9
Male8532.6948.5
Female1,6343.1345.6
Non Family5,0711.2557.6

2.92

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

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Wapello County, Iowa Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1044.60%
9th to 12th Grade1,8107.54%
High School Graduate8,57335.70%
Some College5,06421.09%
Associates Degree2,73511.39%
Bachelors Degree2,96412.34%
Graduate Degree1,7647.35%
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Wapello County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wapello County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Native American655346
2+ Races477428185
Asian33517579
Black784529162
White20,65619,0944,181
Islander17716323
Hispanic1,808885183
Other Race67128824

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.44%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 70.77%.

Wapello County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,316$40,453$28,983
Less Than 9th Grade$32,132$33,125$20,508
High School Graduate$31,507$35,760$26,657
Some College$33,180$42,218$24,889
Bachelors Degree$43,176$54,864$37,167
Graduate Degree$64,650$81,389$59,427

$35,316

Average Earnings

$40,453

Average Male

$28,983

Average Female

Wapello County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wapello County, Iowa Language by Age

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Wapello County, Iowa Language

88.44% of Wapello County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 11.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.29% of the population.

Wapello County, Iowa Language

Wapello County, Iowa Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander30313745.21%
Black1,22752042.38%
Multiple1,04020219.42%
White27,9684,50216.10%
Hispanic3,7703529.34%
Native8678.14%
Asian499142.81%
Other83NaN%

16.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.63%

Male Poverty Rate

17.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wapello County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wapello County, Iowa is Islander, with 45.21% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.50%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.38%.

Wapello County, Iowa Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.31%
High School18.50%
Some College11.96%
Bachelors or Greater5.18%

Wapello County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed8.00%
Male Unemployed36.88%
Female Employed10.77%
Female Unemployed33.81%

Wapello County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wapello County, Iowa Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,433$60,752
Families$58,281$71,554
Married Families$69,919-
Non Families$31,295$38,168
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Income by Household Type

Wapello County, Iowa Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.4%

Male Marriage Rate

49.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Wapello County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

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Wapello County, Iowa 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 55-64.

Wapello County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

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Wapello County, Iowa Marital Status

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1,846

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War296
First Gulf War340
Vietnam627
Korea263
World War II50

Wapello County, Iowa Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34115
35 to 54474
55 to 64265
65 to 74465
75+527

Wapello County, Iowa Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,7837.40%
Black131.36%
Asian3910.54%
2+ Races112.10%
Hispanic391.64%

Wapello County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Wapello County, Iowa Veterans by Education

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10.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.20%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wapello County, Iowa Veterans by Education

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61.6%

Labor Force Participation

58.4%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Wapello County, Iowa Employment by Age

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Wapello County, Iowa Employment by Race

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Wapello County, Iowa 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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73.13%

Born in Wapello County, Iowa

92.07%

Native Born

7.93%

Foreign Born

4.54%

Non Citizen

3.39%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.07% of Wapello County, Iowa residents were born in the United States, with 73.13% having been born in Iowa. 4.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Wapello County, Iowa Place of Birth

  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

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