Wapello County IA Information


Wapello County Subdivisions

Wapello County IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 35,324
Population in Households 34,496
Population in Familes 26,934
Population in Group Qrtrs 828
Population Density1 82
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 14,389
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 9,152
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 16,056 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,218 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,171 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,667 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $88,739
Average Home Value $121,499


Median Household Income $41,283
Average Household Income $55,429
Per Capita Income $22,905
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.14% -0.16%
Households -0.18% -0.2%
Families -0.31% -0.28%
Median Household Income   2.88%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Wapello County IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wapello County to the other 99 counties and county equivalents in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 20 81st
Population Density1 # 14 87th
Diversity Index2 # 14 87th
Median Household Income # 97 3rd
Per Capita Income # 97 3rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.