Wapello, Iowa

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Wapello, Iowa

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Comparative Profile of Wapello, Iowa

Comparing Wapello to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Senior Citizens 7 5
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 7
Racial Diversity 6 9
Female Share of the Population 5 4
Age of the Population 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 7
Average Household Size 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 7 6
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4
College Educated Adults 6 5
People Above Poverty 4 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 4
Working at Home 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 6
People Living Alone 5 4
Affordability of Rents 5 3
Housing Recently Built 3 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Wapello Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 37 miles SE of Iowa City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 182 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri
County Louisa
Standard Zip Codes 52653
Phone Area Codes 319
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.181
Longitude -91.185

Wapello Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.6 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.6 inches
Distance 16.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches
Distance 25.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.3 inches
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Wapello Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,124 100%
Male 1,028 48.4%
Female 1,096 51.6%
Under 18 532 25%
18+ 1,592 75%
65+ 385 18.1%
Median Age 37.2
Average Family Size 3.02
White 2,045 96.3%
African-American 2 0.1%
Asian 4 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.2%
Other 60 2.8%
Mixed Race 9 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 147 6.9%

Estimated Wapello Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,042
Growth -82
Growth % -3.9%

Wapello Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 34.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.1%
US/American 12.5%
Irish 10.1%
English 8.2%
Norwegian 3.7%
Swedish 2.8%
Dutch 2.6%
French (except Basque) 1.8%
Danish 1.5%
Welsh 1.5%
Swiss 0.8%
French Canadian 0.7%
Polish 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Italian 0.6%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
British 0.3%
European 0.3%
Scottish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Wapello, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Elrick (52653)
Toolesboro (52653)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Wapello 2,124 $45,395
Columbus City 376 $39,167
Fredonia 251 $28,750
Grandview 600 $38,500
Letts 392 $40,750
Morning Sun 872 $43,173
Oakville 439 $32,250

Wapello Public Libraries

Keck Memorial Library
Wapello, Iowa
(319) 523-5261

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Wapello High Schools (2004)

Serves 232 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.9

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