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People

Total Population 2,017
Male Share of the Population 49.9%
Female Share of the Population 50.1%
Senior Citizens 21.3%
Employed Population 16+ 897
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 54.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,625
% Above Poverty Level 81.9%
% Below Poverty Level 18.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 29.3%
Median Gross Rent $622
Median House Value $98,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.9%
US/American 0%
English 12%
Irish 11.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station COLUMBUS JUNCT 2 SSW
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
Station MUSCATINE
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
Station MOUNT PLEASANT 1 SSW
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Columbus City 405 $58,125
Fredonia 388 $49,167
Grandview 512 $45,750
Letts 407 $53,750

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Wapello Public Libraries

Library
Keck Memorial Library
119 NORTH SECOND ST
Wapello, Iowa
(319) 523-5261

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Wapello High Schools

WAPELLO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
501 BUCHANAN ST
319-523-3241
Serves 232 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.9

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