Wapello demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1,4855591
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%
Wapello, IA has a population of 1,922 and is the 11,246th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,485 per sq mi which is 2618% higher than the Iowa average and 1539% higher than the national average. The median age in Wapello is 39 which is approximately 2% higher than the Iowa average of 38. In Wapello, 61% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 91% speak English and 9% speak Spanish. 75% of Wapello residents were born in Iowa, 19% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 6% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Wapello is 2618% 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 or African American.
  • In Wapello 0.21% of the population is Asian.

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Wapello population breakdown by race

Black or African American0.42%3.32%12.63%
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.

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