Wapello, Iowa

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Wapello, Iowa
City
Downtown Wapello
Downtown Wapello
Location of Wapello, Iowa
Location of Wapello, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°10′47″N 91°11′18″W / 41.17972°N 91.18833°W / 41.17972; -91.18833Coordinates: 41°10′47″N 91°11′18″W / 41.17972°N 91.18833°W / 41.17972; -91.18833
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Louisa
Area[1]
 • Total 1.34 sq mi (3.47 km2)
 • Land 1.29 sq mi (3.34 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Elevation 568 ft (173 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 2,067
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 2,044
 • Density 1,602.3/sq mi (618.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52653
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-82200
GNIS feature ID 0462662

Wapello is a city in and the county seat of Louisa County, Iowa, United States.[4] The population was 2,067 at the 2010 census.

Wapello is part of the Muscatine Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Wapello was platted in the late 1830s.[5]

The city's namesake is Wapello, a Meskwaki chief.[6]

Geography[edit]

Wapello is located at 41°10′47″N 91°11′18″W / 41.17972°N 91.18833°W / 41.17972; -91.18833 (41.179610, -91.188407).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.34 square miles (3.47 km2), of which, 1.29 square miles (3.34 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water.[1] Wapello is on the Iowa River.

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1860 821 —    
1870 870 +6.0%
1880 928 +6.7%
1890 1,009 +8.7%
1900 1,398 +38.6%
1910 1,326 −5.2%
1920 1,480 +11.6%
1930 1,502 +1.5%
1940 1,603 +6.7%
1950 1,755 +9.5%
1960 1,745 −0.6%
1970 1,873 +7.3%
1980 2,011 +7.4%
1990 2,013 +0.1%
2000 2,124 +5.5%
2010 2,067 −2.7%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 2,067 people, 825 households, and 544 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,602.3 inhabitants per square mile (618.7/km2). There were 889 housing units at an average density of 689.1 per square mile (266.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.2% White, 0.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 3.4% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.2% of the population.

There were 825 households of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.1% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.02.

The median age in the city was 40 years. 25.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.2% were from 25 to 44; 26% were from 45 to 64; and 17.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 2,124 people, 836 households, and 572 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,688.3 people per square mile (650.9/km²). There were 893 housing units at an average density of 709.8 per square mile (273.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.28% White, 0.09% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 2.82% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.92% of the population.

There were 836 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.02.

25.0% are under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,556, and the median income for a family was $45,395. Males had a median income of $31,346 versus $21,220 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,947. About 10.0% of families and 14.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.4% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  5. ^ Springer, Arthur (1912). History of Louisa County, Iowa, from Its Earliest Settlement to 1912, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 348. 
  6. ^ Ottumwa Historic Preservation, http://www.ci.ottumwa.ia.us/Historic%20Preservation/history.html
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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