Wapello, IA 52653 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 52653: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Wapello, IA 52653

Not Acceptable, USPS
Elrick, IA 52653
Toolesboro, IA 52653

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 152
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,353
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 38
  • County: Louisa County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.18, Longitude -91.188
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 52653 has segments in 2 Counties (Des Moines, Louisa).

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Wapello, IA 52653 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,620
Population in Households 3,576
Population in Familes 2,956
Population in Group Qrtrs 44
Population Density1 32
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 1,432
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 984
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,686 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,108 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 324 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 254 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $111,538
Average Home Value $137,477


Median Household Income $49,161
Average Household Income $56,039
Per Capita Income $22,298
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.25% -0.33%
Households -0.13% -0.27%
Families -0.26% -0.33%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.08%
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, IA 52653 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 52653 to the other 963 ZIP Codes 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 # 167 83rd
Population Density1 # 363 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 140 85th
Median Household Income # 659 32nd
Per Capita Income # 891 8th

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