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Population in 2012: 10,397 (94% urban, 6% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.7%
 

Males: 5,121  (49.3%)
Females: 5,276  (50.7%)

Median resident age:  33.3 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50219.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $58,241 (it was $45,496 in 2000)
Pella:

$58,241
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,979

Pella city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $167,989 (it was $116,600 in 2000)
Pella:

$167,989
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $173,459; Detached houses: $177,376; Townhouses or other attached units: $167,890; In 2-unit structures: $289,856; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $179,300; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $190,655; Mobile homes: $24,967

Median gross rent in 2012: $732.

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  • White alone - 9,728 (94.0%)
  • Asian alone - 238 (2.3%)
  • Hispanic - 175 (1.7%)
  • Two or more races - 125 (1.2%)
  • Black alone - 68 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 15 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.02%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.01%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Pella: 83.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Dutch (36.7%), German (19.9%), Irish (7.5%), United States (6.9%), English (6.1%), Norwegian (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/10/1868

Elevation: 878 feet

Land area: 6.84 square miles.

Population density: 1,520 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Pella:

  • High school or higher: 93.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pella city:

  • Never married: 34.5%
  • Now married: 54.0%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 6.8%

407 residents are foreign born (1.3% Asia, 0.8% Europe).

This city:  3.9%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Pella, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Pella to the number of sex offenders is 1,040 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,999 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,224 (1.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (38.6 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (161.1 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (272.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Harvey, IA (2.5 miles ), Leighton, IA (2.9 miles) , Knoxville, IA (3.4 miles ), Sully, IA (3.5 miles ), Monroe, IA (3.5 miles ), Reasnor, IA (3.6 miles) , Lynnville, IA (3.7 miles ), Bussey, IA (3.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 25 buildings, average cost: $171,600
  • 1998: 38 buildings, average cost: $166,200
  • 1999: 44 buildings, average cost: $180,600
  • 2000: 40 buildings, average cost: $189,000
  • 2001: 19 buildings, average cost: $232,700
  • 2002: 20 buildings, average cost: $170,600
  • 2003: 30 buildings, average cost: $190,700
  • 2004: 39 buildings, average cost: $235,500
  • 2005: 59 buildings, average cost: $241,400
  • 2006: 53 buildings, average cost: $216,200
  • 2007: 29 buildings, average cost: $247,800
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $240,800
  • 2009: 10 buildings, average cost: $218,700
  • 2010: 16 buildings, average cost: $203,200
  • 2011: 20 buildings, average cost: $247,400
  • 2012: 10 buildings, average cost: $339,200

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.41 N, Longitude: 92.92 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,490 (+43.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,105 (79.5%)

Area code: 641

Pella household income distribution Pella home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Pella by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Murders 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 41203330014
per 100,000 39.810.220.30.029.629.329.20.00.09.738.4
Robberies 00211000100
per 100,000 0.00.020.39.89.90.00.00.09.80.00.0
Assaults 1425292923252332223028
per 100,000 139.2254.6293.9283.1226.8244.5223.7305.6214.9290.4269.1
Burglaries 2216474043426135162369
per 100,000 218.7162.9476.3390.5423.9410.8593.4334.3156.3222.6663.1
Thefts 13816120614113214811714910695101
per 100,000 1372.01639.32087.81376.41301.41447.71138.11423.11035.4919.5970.6
Auto thefts 1671975982482
per 100,000 159.171.3192.668.349.388.077.819.139.177.419.2
Arson 34345337231
per 100,000 29.840.730.439.049.329.329.266.919.529.09.6
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 304.2) 145.7144.9218.1150.7161.2169.8165.0146.2103.6127.1175.2

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Crime rate in Pella detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 22 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.44
Iowa average:

1.72

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Pella, Iowa accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.6%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +488 (+5.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (34%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Engineers (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Pella-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 176% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/28/1986, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.4 miles away from the Pella city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/18/1974, a category F4 tornado 32.7 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 50 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Marion County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Morgan Earp - Assistant Deputy Marshal and Assistant City Marshal, John Hospers - Book editor, Klayton Korver - College basketball player (Drake Bulldogs), Kory DeHaan - Baseball player, Pierce Hibma - College basketball player (Creighton Bluejays).


Hospitals/medical centers in Pella:

  • PELLA REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 404 JEFFERSON ST)
  • PELLA REGIONAL HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, 1119 EAST SECOND STREET)
  • CHRISTIAN OPPORTUNITY CENTER (Hospital, 1554 BROADWAY)
  • EASTVIEW GROUP HOME (Hospital, 1203 EAST SEVENTH STREET)
  • HOSPICE OF PELLA (Hospital, 505 UNION STREET)
  • PELLA REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER (Critical Access Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 404 JEFFERSON STREET)
  • JEFFERSON PLACE (Nursing Home, 413 JEFFERSON STREET)
  • PELLA COMMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, 404 JEFFERSON)
  • PELLA REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, 404 JEFFERSON)

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Local government website: www.pellacity.com

College/University in Pella:

  • Central College (Full-time enrollment: 1,597; Location: 812 University; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.central.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pella:

  • Indian Hills Community College (about 37 miles; Ottumwa, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,272)
  • Drake University (about 41 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 4,382)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 43 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Iowa State University (about 58 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • University of Iowa (about 74 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,313)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 75 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 9,715)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 77 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 3,189)

Public high schools in Pella:

Private high school in Pella:

  • PELLA CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 279; Location: 604 JEFFERSON ST; Grades: 9 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Pella:

Private elementary/middle schools in Pella:

  • PELLA CHRISTIAN GRADE SCHOOL (Students: 491; Location: 216 LIBERTY ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 49; Location: 110 PEORIA WEST ST; Grades: KG - 8)
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Library in Pella:

  • PELLA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $514,857; Location: 603 MAIN ST; 68,321 books; 3,240 audio materials; 4,440 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 182 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Pella Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Thursday night at 7:30 pm at the community center, room 308. it is an open meetins, a Big Book study, and is handicap accessible. added by Audrey V.

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Notable locations in Pella: Pella (A), Ryerson Golf Range (B), Tulip Toren (C), Pella Golf and Country Club (D), Bos Landen Golf Club (E), Pella Community Ambulance (F), Pella Fire Department (G), Wyatt Earp House (H), Historical Village Museum (I), Scholte House (J), Pella Public Library (K), Fire Station Museum (L), Pella City Hall (M), Rolscreen Museum (N), Graham Conference Center (O), Graham Hall (P), College Relations Office (Q), Boardwalk House (R), Jordan Hall (S), Scholte Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Pella include: Faith Christian Church (A), Grace Fellowship Christian Church (B), Heartland Reformed Church (C), Community Life Church (D), Pella Lutheran Church (E), Second Christian Reformed Church (F), Third Reformed Church (G), First Reformed Church (H), Second Reformed Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Oak Wood Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Pella include: Brinkhoff Park (1), Historic Pella State Historical Marker (2), Big Rock City Park (3), A N Kuyper Stadium (4), Volksweg Trailhead Park (5), Rotary Park (6), Kiwanis Park (7), Jaycee Park (8), Caldwell Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Pella Historical Society (Historical Places & Services; 507 Franklin Street), Tulip Time Information (Tours & Charters; 507 Franklin Street), Vermeer Mill (Tours & Charters; 714 East 1st Street).

Hotels: Strawtown Inn & Restaurant (1111 Washington Street), Royal Amsterdam Hotel (705 West 1st Street), Pella Motor Inn (703 E Oskaloosa St), AmeriHost Inn And Suites Pella (2104 Washington Street), Super 8 Pella IA (105 East Oskaloosa Street), Quality Inn & Suites (910 East 16th), Pella Super 8 Motel (105 East Oskaloosa Street), Country Inn & Suites by Carlson (315 Roosevelt Road).

 
Marion County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.8%
(7.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.9% for Black residents, 50.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.9%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.0%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Pella, IA

People in group quarters in Pella in 2010:

  • 1,309 people in college/university student housing
  • 36 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 34 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 27 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Pella in 2000:

  • 1,060 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 119 people in nursing homes
  • 119 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 87 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 54 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Pella compared to Iowa state average:

Pella, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in Pella (2011 data):

  • Marion County State Bank: at 800 Main Street, branch established on 1935/09/21; Motor Branch at 414 Main Street, branch established on 1976/01/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $244.5 mil, Deposits: $192.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Pella Financial Group, Inc.
  • MidWestOne Bank: Pella - Branch 13 at 500 Oskaloosa Street, branch established on 2001/01/29; Pella 1 Main St - Branch 07 at 700 Main Street, branch established on 1997/12/08. Info updated 2008/09/04: Bank assets: $1,676.4 mil, Deposits: $1,308.1 mil, headquarters in Iowa City, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 26 total offices, Holding Company: Midwestone Financial Group, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Pella Branch at 801 Broadway Street, branch established on 1857/05/15. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Pella Branch at 712 Washington St, branch established on 1959/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Leighton State Bank: at 900 Washington Street, branch established on 1911/07/14. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $104.9 mil, Deposits: $81.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Leighton Investment Company

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Pella, Iowa:

  • Strawtown Inn, 1111 Washington St, Pella, IA 50219 , Phone: (641) 621-9500, Fax: (641) 628-3055
  • Super 8, 105 E Oskaloosa, Pella, IA 50219 , Phone: (641) 628-8181, Fax: (641) 628-8181
  • Holiday Inn Express, 2508 Bos Bos Landen Dr, Pella, IA 50219 , Phone: (641) 628-4853, Fax: (641) 628-3771
  • Baymont Inn & Suites, 2104 Washington St, Pella, IA 50219 , Phone: (641) 628-0085, Fax: (641) 628-1681
  • Country Inn & Suites, 315 Roosevelt Rd, Pella, IA 50219 , Phone: (641) 620-1111, Fax: (641) 620-8101
  • Americinn & Suites, 910 W 16th St, Pella, IA 50219 , Phone: (641) 621-1421
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Pella, Iowa

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Pella travel time to work - commute


Pella mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (83%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Pella city (based on Marion County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.71%
Here56.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameReformed Church in AmericaChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents23.6%17.5%14.3%10.6%5.7%
Congregations9.5%11.1%20.6%4.8%3.2%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Lutheran ChurchOther
Adherents4.7%4.3%4.2%3.5%11.6%
Congregations3.2%6.3%4.8%4.8%31.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Marion County:

1.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Marion County:

6.46 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
This county:

5.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Marion County:

7.6%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Marion County:

27.8%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.3%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$14,916$44,7480$0
Other Government Administration 4$19,868$59,6047$516
Police Protection - Officers 12$51,870$51,8700$0
Police - Other 4$13,494$40,4822$5,090
Streets and Highways 15$55,932$44,7464$2,982
Sewerage 6$20,956$41,9120$0
Parks and Recreation 7$25,769$44,17528$11,570
Water Supply 9$32,300$43,0670$0
Electric Power 31$124,305$48,1180$0
Local Libraries 4$15,697$47,09112$8,360
Totals for Government 96$375,107$46,88853$28,518

Pella government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $5,987,000 ($575.84)
    General - Other: $1,049,000 ($100.89)
    Parks and Recreation: $148,000 ($14.23)
    Regular Highways: $107,000 ($10.29)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $12,232,000 ($1176.49)
    Police Protection: $1,354,000 ($130.23)
    Water Utilities: $1,179,000 ($113.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,074,000 ($103.30)
    Sewerage: $938,000 ($90.22)
    Regular Highways: $860,000 ($82.72)
    General - Other: $509,000 ($48.96)
    Libraries: $458,000 ($44.05)
    Solid Waste Management: $410,000 ($39.43)
    Financial Administration: $152,000 ($14.62)
    Central Staff Services: $124,000 ($11.93)
    Air Transportation: $51,000 ($4.91)
    Local Fire Protection: $44,000 ($4.23)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $28,000 ($2.69)
    Health - Other: $2,000 ($0.19)
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000 ($0.10)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,543,000 ($148.41)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $79,000 ($7.60)
    General - Other: $25,000 ($2.40)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,747,000 ($456.57)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $213,000 ($20.49)

Pella government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,582,000 ($152.16)
    Solid Waste Management: $442,000 ($42.51)
    Parks and Recreation: $280,000 ($26.93)
    Parking Facilities: $41,000 ($3.94)
    All Other: $27,000 ($2.60)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $463,000 ($44.53)
    All Other: $99,000 ($9.52)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $34,000 ($3.27)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $786,000 ($75.60)
    General Revenue, NEC: $217,000 ($20.87)
    Sale of Property: $107,000 ($10.29)
    Fines and Forfeits: $92,000 ($8.85)
    Rents: $56,000 ($5.39)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $14,729,000 ($1416.66)
    Water Utilities: $2,009,000 ($193.23)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $830,000 ($79.83)
    All Other: $13,000 ($1.25)
  • Tax - Property: $4,454,000 ($428.39)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,001,000 ($96.28)
    Other Selective Sales: $259,000 ($24.91)
    Public Utilities Sales: $136,000 ($13.08)
    Other License: $27,000 ($2.60)

Pella government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $42,170,000 ($4055.98)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,061,000 ($3756.95)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,369,000 ($516.40)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,260,000 ($217.37)

Pella government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,338,000 ($224.87)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,422,000 ($1579.49)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,416,000 ($424.74)

6.34% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,503 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.34%
Iowa average:

6.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Polk County, IA  0.87% ($39,895 average AGI)
from Mahaska County, IA  0.44% ($36,887)
from Jasper County, IA  0.43% ($42,538)


6.11% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,851 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Polk County, IA  1.58% ($40,674 average AGI)
to Jasper County, IA  0.39% ($37,128)
to Mahaska County, IA  0.38% ($33,130)

Strongest AM radio stations in Pella:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNIA (1320 AM; 1 kW; KNOXVILLE, IA; Owner: M AND H BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KBOE (740 AM; 0 kW; OSKALOOSA, IA; Owner: JOMAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pella:

  • KCUI (89.1 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KRLS (92.1 FM; KNOXVILLE, IA; Owner: M AND H BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KBOE-FM (104.9 FM; OSKALOOSA, IA; Owner: JOMAST CORPORATION)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKDM (107.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KKSI (101.5 FM; EDDYVILLE, IA; Owner: O-TOWN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KCWN (99.9 FM; NEW SHARON, IA; Owner: CROWN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KLBA-FM (96.7 FM; ALBIA, IA; Owner: H & H BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCOB-FM (95.9 FM; NEWTON, IA; Owner: CENTRAL IOWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRTI (106.7 FM; GRINNELL, IA; Owner: CENTRAL IOWA BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Pella:

  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Pella, Iowa:
  • Fatal accident count: 10
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 13
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 11
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 23
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Iowa average:
  • Fatal accident count: 80
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 124
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 25
  • Fatalities: 87
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 201
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 8

See more detailed statistics of Pella fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Pella)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Pella, IA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Pella)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Pella)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 33 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 53
  • Hazardous Condition: 11
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Pella


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Pella, IA

Most common first names in Pella, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John12480.5 years
William6482.4 years
Henry6080.8 years
Jennie4987.5 years
Nellie4885.0 years
Gerrit4080.0 years
Gertrude4086.6 years
Marie3985.1 years
Anna3984.1 years
Margaret3783.6 years
Most common last names in Pella, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Vanzee5780.8 years
Dejong4984.9 years
Klein3981.1 years
Vos3681.4 years
Vermeer3680.8 years
Vanwyk3175.2 years
Steenhoek3081.7 years
Vanzante2485.5 years
Rietveld2482.2 years
Vanderlinden2381.6 years
Businesses in Pella, IA
NameCountNameCount
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's1
Baymont Inn1New Balance2
Comfort Inn1Nike3
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
FedEx2Subway2
H&R Block1Super 81
Holiday Inn1True Value1
Jimmy John's1U-Haul1
Jones New York1U.S. Cellular1
La-Z-Boy1UPS4
MasterBrand Cabinets6Walmart1
Browse common businesses in Pella, IA


Pella on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Community and social services occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Metal and metal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less) (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Machinery (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Apparel, piece goods, and notions merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Machinery (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally retarded (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Metal and metal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year (population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of libraries per resident in 2004 in $ (population 10,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Book stores and news dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest property tax revenues per resident in 2004 in $ (population 10,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 (50219) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Dutch first ancestries"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • James L. O'Halloran (13)
  • Rustin V. Bentzinger (12)
  • Bruce Hagemeyer (11)
  • Vermeer Manufacturing Company (10)
  • Ty Hartwick (9)
  • Philip R. Lane (6)
  • Darin Dux (6)
  • Edwin N. Galloway (6)
  • Jeffrey D. Bradley (6)
  • Mark Cooper (5)

Total of 185 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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