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Wapello County, IA Public Records

District Court
101 W 4th St
Ottumwa, IA 52501 www.iowacourts.gov/About_the_Cour...
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM CST
P: 641-683-0060
F: 641-683-0064
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Small Claims, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Family, Traffic, Ordinance
Restricted Records: No juvenile, sealed, pending dissolution of marriage, mental health, or deferred records released. New domestic abuse records not released.
SSNs are only maintained on a confidential sheet not available to the public. Judicial Magistrates, part of the District Court, have jurisdiction over simple misdemeanors, including scheduled violations, county and municipal infractions, and small claims.

Wapello County, IA Vital Records

Contact the Wapello County Office of the County Recorder if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Wapello County
County Recorder
wapellocounty.org/departments/rec...
8AM-4:30PM CST
Phone: 641-683-0045
Fax: 641-683-0001
Recorded Documents

Wapello County Vital Certificates

Wapello County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Wapello County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 431.81 sq mi
Population (2009): 35,334
  • Females: 50.9%
  • White: 96.5%
  • Black/African American: 1.3%
  • Asian: 0.9%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 7.4%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 89.3%
Population Change (2000-2009): -717
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 1.9%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 3.8%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 15.2%
High School Graduates (2000): 81.5%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 14.6%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.37
Housing Units (2000): 15,873
Homeownership Rate (2000): 75.6%
Migration Flow to Wapello County, IA from (2007-2008):

Wapello County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $755,987
  • Construction: $30,634
  • Retail Trade: $61,665
  • Professional and Technical Services: $20,845
  • Healthcare: $116,057
  • Banking: $21,951
  • Retail Trade: $61,665
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $15,294
  • Manufacturing: $215,099
  • Farms: $15,537
  • Government: $124,655
Employed (2000): 16,493
Unemployed (2000): 1,184
Unemployment Rate (2009): 8.2%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $29,201
Local Government Employment (2007): 2,299
Local Government Revenue (2007): $129,652 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $50,640 (thou. dol.)

Wapello County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 513
  • Per 1,000 population: 14.5
Deaths (2007): 388
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.0
Infant Deaths (2007): 4
  • Per 1,000 population: 7.8

Wapello County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 155
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 14
  • Robbery: 7
  • Aggravated Assault: 134
Property Crimes (2008): 1,199
  • Burglary: 291
  • Larceny-Theft: 848
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 60

Wapello County Genealogy Records