Income/capita 19%
Household income 13%
Unemployment 27%
Income per capita$24,300$28,872$29,829
Median household income$48,125$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$64,333$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$28,661$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$40,000$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$16,458$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate3.4%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level13.9%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Wapello is 19% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Wapello is 13% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Wapello is 27% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Wapello is 8% lower than the national average

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      Wapello employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.2%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector27.1%9.9%
      Financial & insurance services2.1%7.1%
      Wholesale & retail services14.5%11.9%
      Public administration8.8%3.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities16.8%1.5%
      Education, health & social services5.3%46.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Fruitland, IA1,196$75,41736%
      Columbus City, IA447$60,3759%
      Letts, IA410$55,6251%
      Mediapolis, IA1,536$52,8474%
      Columbus Junction, IA2,214$49,21311%
      Wapello, IA1,922$48,12513%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Robesonia, PA1,922$54,9171%
      West Glendive, MT1,922$69,72226%
      Westernport, MD1,921$43,29522%
      Harvey, ND1,923$37,20033%
      Vado, NM1,921$28,51948%
      Wapello, IA1,922$48,12513%
      Source: The Wapello, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).