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The location of Wapello

Welcome to Wapello ...

The city of Wapello is located in Louisa County and is the County Seat for Louisa County.

The location of Wapello has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Wapello has a population of 2,026 people<2> (see below for details).

Wapello is 580 feet [177 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Wapello is located in the (319) area code.

The ZIP code for Wapello: 52653<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wapello had a population of 2,067 people (or 18.15% of the total population of Louisa County). This makes Wapello the county's most populous community.

The population of Wapello represents 0.07% of the total population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 156th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,067 people, the population of Wapello decreased 2.68% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,124 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Wapello had an population of 2,026 people. This is a decrease of 1.98% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.61% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Wapello ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Wapello - they are located in Idaho and Kansas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Wapello.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wapello. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wapello. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wapello. Our list includes 14 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Wapello:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wapello ...

Looking for more information about Wapello? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Wapello? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Wapello, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Wapello.

Communities near Wapello ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Muscatine   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the North (N) of Wapello

Located in Muscatine County

Columbus Junction   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Wapello

Mediapolis   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) of Wapello

Located in Des Moines County

Winfield   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of Wapello

Located in Henry County

Fruitland   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) of Wapello

Located in Muscatine County

Morning Sun   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Wapello

New Boston   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) of Wapello

Located in Mercer County (IL)

Keithsburg   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) of Wapello

Located in Mercer County (IL)

Grandview   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of Wapello

Conesville   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Wapello

Located in Muscatine County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Wapello.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wapello. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wapello.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wapello - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Wapello). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wapello or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wapello) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wapello. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wapello

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wapello. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1772, Longitude: -91.1885     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wapello have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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