Wapello County, Iowa Population 2021

Wapello County, Iowa's estimated population is 34,925 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 inIowa. The 2010 Population was 35,682 and has seen a growth of -2.12% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202134,925-22-0.06%
202034,947-22-0.06%
201934,969-22-0.06%
201834,991-31-0.09%
201735,022-243-0.69%
201635,265-191-0.54%
201535,456300.08%
201435,426-81-0.23%
201335,507760.21%
201235,431-55-0.15%
201135,486-196-0.55%
201035,682-5-0.01%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.06% (-22)
County Website
State
Founded
1843
County Seat
2010 Population
35,682
Growth Since 2010
-2.12% (-757)
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Wapello County, Iowa Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White30,68787.33%
Some Other Race1,7945.11%
Black or African American1,2483.55%
Two or More Races7042.00%
Asian4321.23%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2400.68%
American Indian and Alaska Native360.10%
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Wapello County, Iowa Population by Race

Wapello County, Iowa Population Pyramid $2021

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Wapello County, Iowa Median Age

39.6


Total

38


Male

41


Female

Wapello County, Iowa Adults

There are 27,154 adults, (6,100 of whom are seniors) in Wapello County, Iowa.

Wapello County, Iowa Age Dependency

66.9

Age Dependency Ratio

29

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Wapello County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

17,740

50.48%

Male

17,401

49.52%

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
Female56.5%43.5%
Non Family59.1%40.9%
Male59.5%40.5%
All71.5%28.5%
Married85.6%14.4%

71.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wapello County, Iowa Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All14,4812.3771.5
Married6,9473.0585.6
Non Family5,0611.1959.1
Female1,5962.956.5
Male8772.8559.5

2.92

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

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Wapello County, Iowa Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0424.35%
9th to 12th Grade1,7977.50%
High School Graduate8,36934.94%
Some College5,44522.73%
Associates Degree2,78611.63%
Bachelors Degree2,74811.47%
Graduate Degree1,7647.37%
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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
White20,82719,1924,208
Hispanic1,76175661
Other Race87947241
Black70857384
Asian278225107
2+ Races18218228
Islander147136
Native American363524

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 66.67%.

Wapello County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,283$41,521$30,353
Less Than 9th Grade$30,349$31,378$
High School Graduate$32,258$39,407$25,939
Some College$34,040$42,564$27,321
Bachelors Degree$42,165$53,910$33,908
Graduate Degree$66,420$86,417$58,274

$35,283

Average Earnings

$41,521

Average Male

$30,353

Average Female

Wapello County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wapello County, Iowa Language by Age

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Wapello County, Iowa Language

88.11% of Wapello County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 11.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.74% of the population.

Wapello County, Iowa Language

Wapello County, Iowa Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White28,2903,88413.73%
Hispanic3,71750313.53%
Black1,15843737.74%
Other1,77327715.62%
Multiple67818827.73%
Islander2409740.42%
Asian424348.02%
Native31722.58%

14.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.79%

Male Poverty Rate

16.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wapello County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wapello County, Iowa is Islander, with 40.42% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wapello County, Iowa is Asian, with 8.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.80%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.99%.

Wapello County, Iowa Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.82%
High School15.66%
Some College10.46%
Bachelors or Greater4.56%

Wapello County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed38.13%
Female Unemployed29.68%
Female Employed9.92%
Male Employed5.39%

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$46,246$62,750
Families$58,787$75,048
Married Families$73,361-
Non Families$28,956$36,408
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Income by Household Type

Wapello County, Iowa Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.5%

Male Marriage Rate

51.1%

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

Wapello County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

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Wapello County, Iowa Marital Status

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2,379

Number of Veterans

2,131

Male Veterans

248

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam789
First Gulf War391
Korea347
Second Gulf War317
World War II63

Wapello County, Iowa Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+671
65 to 74641
35 to 54613
55 to 64302
18 to 34152

Wapello County, Iowa Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,2799.37%
Hispanic492.11%
Asian3210.16%
Other Race302.45%
Black283.09%
2+ Races104.63%

Wapello County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Wapello County, Iowa Veterans by Education

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10.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wapello County, Iowa Veterans by Education

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62.1%

Labor Force Participation

58.5%

Employment Rate

5.9%

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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71.85%

Born in Wapello County, Iowa

92.34%

Native Born

7.66%

Foreign Born

4.92%

Non Citizen

2.75%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.34% of Wapello County, Iowa residents were born in the United States, with 71.85% having been born in Iowa. 4.92% 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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