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Time Zone: Wapello County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Ottumwa is the Seat for Wapello County.

Wapello County was founded February 17, 1843.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Wapello had a population of 35,334 people. This is a decrease of 1.99% since the last Census (which gave a population of 36,051 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Wapello represented 1.23% of the total population of Iowa, making it the state's 20th most populous county (out of 99 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201035,625-1.18%+0.82% since 2009
200935,334-1.99%+0.1% since 2008
200835,297-2.09%-0.13% since 2007
200036,051The Last Census

More information can be found on the Wapello County Census Page for Wapello County.


Below are some of the communities located in Wapello County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Wapello County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Ottumwa   24,32924,9982.68% decrease  
Eldon   9569984.21% decrease  
Agency   6296221.13% increase  
Blakesburg   3503746.42% decrease  
Kirkville   2102141.87% decrease  

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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