Wapello County, Iowa

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Wapello County, Iowa
Wapello County, Iowa Courthouse.jpg
The courthouse in Ottumwa
Map of Iowa highlighting Wapello County
Location in the U.S. state of Iowa
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Founded 1843
Named for Wapello
Seat Ottumwa
Largest city Ottumwa
Area
 • Total 436 sq mi (1,129 km2)
 • Land 432 sq mi (1,119 km2)
 • Water 4.2 sq mi (11 km2), 1.0%
Population
 • (2010) 35,625
 • Density 82/sq mi (32/km2)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Central: UTC−6/−5
Website www.wapellocounty.org
Chief Wapello; "Wa-pel-la the Prince, Musquakee Chief", from History of the Indian Tribes of North America.

Wapello County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 35,625.[1] The county seat is Ottumwa.[2] The county was formed on February 17, 1843 and named for Wapello, a Meskwaki chief.[3]

Wapello County is included in the Ottumwa, IA Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 436 square miles (1,130 km2), of which 432 square miles (1,120 km2) is land and 4.2 square miles (11 km2) (1.0%) is water.[4]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 8,471
1860 14,518 71.4%
1870 22,346 53.9%
1880 25,285 13.2%
1890 30,426 20.3%
1900 35,426 16.4%
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 35,696 −11.3%
2000 36,051 1.0%
2010 35,625 −1.2%
Est. 2016 34,982 [5] −1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2013[1]

2010 census

The 2010 census recorded a population of 35,625 in the county, with a population density of 82.5016/sq mi (31.8540/km2). There were 16,098 housing units, of which 14,552 were occupied.[10]

2000 census

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Wapello County

As of the census[11] 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.

Communities

Cities

Unincorporated communities

Townships

Population ranking

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Wapello County.[12]

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2010 Census)
1 Ottumwa City 25,023
2 Eddyville (partially in Mahaska and Monroe Counties) City 1,024
3 Eldon City 927
4 Agency City 638
5 Blakesburg City 296
6 Kirkville City 167
7 Chillicothe City 97

Politics

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results[13]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 57.5% 8,715 36.9% 5,594 5.6% 840
2012 43.1% 6,789 54.9% 8,663 2.0% 318
2008 41.8% 6,663 55.3% 8,820 2.9% 457
2004 44.3% 7,403 54.6% 9,125 1.1% 179
2000 41.7% 6,313 55.2% 8,355 3.1% 471
1996 32.7% 4,828 57.1% 8,437 10.2% 1,505
1992 30.2% 4,852 53.9% 8,670 15.9% 2,561
1988 34.1% 5,350 64.9% 10,177 0.9% 146
1984 39.9% 7,098 59.2% 10,545 0.9% 157
1980 42.3% 7,475 50.5% 8,923 7.2% 1,270
1976 39.3% 6,786 59.4% 10,249 1.4% 233
1972 51.2% 9,301 45.9% 8,348 2.9% 522
1968 42.0% 7,825 50.3% 9,375 7.8% 1,447
1964 28.3% 5,524 71.5% 13,971 0.3% 51
1960 49.8% 11,036 50.2% 11,116 0.1% 15
1956 48.7% 10,401 51.3% 10,960 0.1% 20
1952 52.2% 11,571 47.2% 10,449 0.6% 130
1948 41.5% 7,875 57.1% 10,841 1.4% 260
1944 43.2% 8,244 56.2% 10,732 0.6% 113
1940 43.0% 9,039 56.6% 11,880 0.4% 87
1936 41.3% 7,647 57.1% 10,578 1.6% 287
1932 42.5% 7,256 55.7% 9,504 1.9% 316
1928 66.1% 11,586 33.1% 5,793 0.9% 149
1924 57.0% 9,870 17.5% 3,039 25.5% 4,420
1920 68.0% 9,884 28.4% 4,131 3.6% 522
1916 47.7% 4,398 43.3% 3,994 9.1% 837
1912 32.5% 2,755 36.6% 3,102 30.9% 2,613
1908 50.7% 4,541 41.6% 3,724 7.8% 694
1904 60.6% 4,912 30.5% 2,473 8.9% 720
1900 53.2% 4,742 43.8% 3,902 3.0% 268
1896 50.8% 4,319 47.5% 4,041 1.8% 150

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Wapello County
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Retrieved 2011-06-11. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  12. ^ https://www.census.gov/2010census/
  13. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-04-28. 

External links

  • Official Wapello County website

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

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