Wapello County

Wapello County, Iowa

101 W 4th St
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Phone: (641) 683-0060
Fax: (641) 683-0064
www.wapellocounty.org

In south-central IA; established Feb 17, 1843 (prior to statehood) from Indian lands. Name Origin: For Wapello (1787-1842), a Fox Indian chief who figured prominently in the signing of several treaties. Variously translated as 'light,' 'dawn,' and 'he of the morning.' It may be just a birth-time designation, for which the last translation would be correct

Area (sq mi):: 435.98 (land 431.81; water 4.17) Population per square mile: 83.30
Population 2005: 35,965 State rank: 20 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.20%; 1990-2000 1.00% Population 2000: 36,051 (White 95.30%; Black or African American 0.90%; Hispanic or Latino 2.20%; Asian 0.60%; Other 2.20%). Foreign born: 1.90%. Median age: 39.20
Income 2000: per capita $16,500; median household $32,188; Population below poverty level: 13.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,636-$24,663
Unemployment (2004): 5.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.30% Median travel time to work: 19.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 17.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Ottumwa County seat (24,680)

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    Chuck Grassley will hold town meetings in Wapello County on May 30 and Appanoose County on May 31 as a part of his annual 99 county meetings.
    The first highway project in the United States that employed UHPC was the Mars Hill Bridge in Wapello County, IA, constructed in 2005 (completed in 2006).
    The Annual Old Iron Show & Swap Meet will be held at the Wapello County Fairgrounds in Eldon, Iowa on Saturday, August 27 (8:00 am to 5:00 pm) and Sunday, August 28 (8:00 am to 3:00 pm).
    The 712-MW Ottumwa, located in Wapello County, Iowa, and owned by Alliant Energy Corp.
    "Following a successful full-scale validation test on a unit consisting of two panels with three types of connections under laboratory conditions, the waffle deck was installed successfully on a replacement bridge in Wapello County, Iowa," they write.
    The Mars Hill Bridge in Wapello County, Iowa, is the first highway bridge in North America built with Ductal ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC), which features superplasticizer, metallic fibers, and very little water.
    Wapello County Supervisor Jerry Lee Parker, who was included in the probe, pleaded guilty of bookmaking.
    Wapello County, Iowa, 250 F.Supp.2d 1112 (S.D.Iowa, 2003).
    nivalis found in a great horned owl (Bubo virginianus) pellet collected in Wapello County, Iowa, represent a tenuous closer record (Scott, 1939).
    Alliant Energy and OEDC, the city of Ottumwa and Wapello County will play a significant role in attracting new companies to the site.
    The first domestic highway structure to use UHPC was the Mars Hill Bridge in Wapello County, Iowa (2006)--a simple, singles-pan structure with precast/prestressed girders and cast-in-place deck.