Population density (sq mi)1,4855791
Median age38.738.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)61%60%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1846%44%43%
Speak English91%92%79%
Speak Spanish9%4%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Wapello is 2505% higher than Iowa
  • The median age in Wapello is 2% higher than Iowa
  • In Wapello 97.19% of the population is White
  • In Wapello 0.42% of the population is Black
  • In Wapello 0.21% of the population is Asian

Compare Wapello, IA Demographics


      Wapello population breakdown by race

      American Indian0.00%0.32%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.00%0.08%0.18%
      Mixed race0.31%1.97%3.06%
      Other race1.87%1.27%4.75%
      In Wapello, 8.7% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Wapello age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Wapello, IA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).