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Wapella, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Wapella had a population of 590 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Wapella is located at latitude 40.2216 and longitude -88.9612 in De Witt County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Wapella (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. De Witt County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 751 feet.

The Village of Wapella (GNIS ID: 2400092) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Wapella is located within Township of Wapella, a minor civil division (MCD) of De Witt County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wapella population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Wapella, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 590
Population in Households 590
Population in Familes 492
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,117
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 250
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 175
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 266 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 212 (79.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 37 (13.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $123,231


Median Household Income $54,953
Average Household Income $67,575
Per Capita Income $29,013
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.9% 0.44%
Households 1.06% 0.48%
Families 1.55% 0.34%
Median Household Income   -0.01%
Per Capita Income   1.22%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Wapella, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wapella to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 882 36th
Population Density1 # 699 49th
Diversity Index2 # 860 37th
Median Household Income # 585 57th
Per Capita Income # 428 69th

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