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Wapella, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Wapella had a population of 569 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Wapella, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 569
Daytime Population: Workers 122
Daytime Population: Residents 225
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 347
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.61
Population in Households 569
Population in Familes 476
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,077
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $55,502
Average Household Income $71,293
Per Capita Income $30,329


Total Housing Units 259 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 205 (79.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (13.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $103,125
Average Home Value $129,146


Total Households 241
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 169
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.27% -0.04%
Households 0.41% 0.0%
Families 0.84% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   3.03%

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, 2017 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 # 891 35th
Population Density # 710 48th
Diversity Index # 841 39th
Median Household Income # 594 57th
Per Capita Income # 413 70th

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