Wapella is conveniently located 60 minutes northeast of Springfield, 20 minutes south of the Bloomington Normal area, and 45 minutes west of Champaign - Urbana in Dewitt County, Illinois. Approximately 558 residents call Wapella home.
Founded in 1854, Wapella boasts some of the most productive agriculture land in the country. Production of seed corn, field corn, and soybeans are large enterprises in Wapella and surrounding townships.
Estimated population in 2016 is 538