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Wapella is a township in De Witt County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Wapella. For links to other places called Wapella, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Wapella is 40.250N. The longitude is -88.976W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 722 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,004.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Wapella demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the De Witt County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61777 ZIP code.
24% of Wapella residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wapella ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wapella was $19,078, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Wapella residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Wapella, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $347. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $729.
De Witt County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wapella political report.
The average commute time for Wapella workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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