The county of Wapello is located in Iowa and was founded in 1843. There are 35,625 residents in Wapello who have access to courthouses in Ottumwa. In general, each county has a full set of courts, from traffic court to superior and appellate court; supreme courts are usually located in the state capital. Iowa is part of the 8th federal circuit court as well.
There are 25,023 residents in Ottumwa, which is 16.5 square miles and 673ft above sea level. It was settled in 1844 and is governed by a Mayor/Council local government.