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Wapello County, Iowa
Map of Iowa highlighting Wapello County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Seat Ottumwa
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

436 sq mi (1,129 km²)
432 sq mi (1,118 km²)
4 sq mi (11 km²), 0.96%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

36,051
84/sq mi (32/km²)
Founded 1843
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Wapello County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 36,051. Its county seat is Ottumwa.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 436 square miles (1,129 km²), of which 432 square miles (1,118 km²) is land and 4 square miles (11 km²) (0.96%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Chief Wapello; "Wa-pel-la the Prince, Musquakee Chief", painted by Charles Bird King.

Wapello County was formed on February 17, 1843. It was named for Wapello, a Meskwaki chief.[2]

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Wapello County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 35,426
1910 37,743 6.5%
1920 37,937 0.5%
1930 40,480 6.7%
1940 44,280 9.4%
1950 47,397 7.0%
1960 46,126 −2.7%
1970 42,149 −8.6%
1980 40,241 −4.5%
1990 35,687 −11.3%
2000 36,051 1.0%
Est. 2006 36,010 −0.1%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 36,051 people, 14,784 households, and 9,801 families residing in the county. The population density was 84 people per square mile (32/km²). There were 15,873 housing units at an average density of 37 per square mile (14/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.28% White, 0.93% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.05% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. 2.22% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 14,784 households out of which 28.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.70% were married couples living together, 9.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.70% were non-families. 28.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.30% under the age of 18, 9.70% from 18 to 24, 26.00% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 17.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,188, and the median income for a family was $39,224. Males had a median income of $31,346 versus $21,286 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,500. About 9.40% of families and 13.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.00% of those under age 18 and 7.90% of those age 65 or over.

Localities

Wapello County Courthouse

Cities

Unincorporated communities

External links

Notes

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ Wapello County
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 41°01′46″N 92°24′32″W / 41.02944°N 92.40889°W / 41.02944; -92.40889


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Wapello County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Wapello County.png
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the USA highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded information needed
Seat Ottumwa
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.96%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

36051
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Wapello County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 36,051. Its county seat is Ottumwa.6

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,129 km² (436 sq mi). 1,118 km² (432 sq mi) of it is land and 11 km² (4 sq mi) of it (0.96%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Wapello County.

As of the census² of 2000, there were 36,051 people, 14,784 households, and 9,801 families residing in the county. The population density was 32/km² (84/sq mi). There were 15,873 housing units at an average density of 14/km² (37/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.28% White, 0.93% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.05% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. 2.22% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 14,784 households out of which 28.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.70% were married couples living together, 9.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.70% were non-families. 28.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.30% under the age of 18, 9.70% from 18 to 24, 26.00% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 17.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,188, and the median income for a family was $39,224. Males had a median income of $31,346 versus $21,286 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,500. About 9.40% of families and 13.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.00% of those under age 18 and 7.90% of those age 65 or over.

Localities

Wapello County Courthouse

Cities

Unincorporated communities

External link

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 41°01′46″N, 92°24′32″WLatitude: 41°1′46″N
Longitude: 92°24′32″W


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