Pella, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 865. Population change since 2000: -1.4%
 
Males: 442  (51.1%)
Females: 423  (48.9%)
Median resident age:  48.2 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54950.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $47,012 (it was $40,188 in 2000)
Pella:

$47,012
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,386 (it was $17,926 in 2000)

Pella town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $123,132 (it was $84,500 in 2000)
Pella:

$123,132
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $165,427; Detached houses: $178,443; Townhouses or other attached units: $207,914; In 2-unit structures: $83,166; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $207,914; Mobile homes: $64,487
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Pella races chart
  • White alone - 828 (95.7%)
  • Asian alone - 19 (2.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 10 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (0.7%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.2%)

Races in Pella detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Pella: 150.6 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (69.7%), Irish (7.0%), French (4.6%), Polish (4.4%), Czech (4.3%), Norwegian (4.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 860 feet

Land area: 36.4 square miles.

Population density: 24 people per square mile   (very low).

Pella,WI real estate house value index trend

Pella, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Pella:

  • High school or higher: 81.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pella town:

  • Never married: 25.3%
  • Now married: 57.0%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.2%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Pella town:  1.5% ($1,250)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Pella satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Appleton, WI (37.9 miles , pop. 70,087).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (118.2 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (207.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Leopolis, WI (1.8 miles) , Caroline, WI (2.0 miles ), Marion, WI (2.4 miles ), Embarrass, WI (2.6 miles ), Larrabee, WI (2.6 miles ), Thornton, WI (2.7 miles) , Belle Plaine, WI (2.7 miles ), Tilleda, WI (2.8 miles) .

Latitude: 44.73 N, Longitude: 88.81 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

Pella household income distribution Pella home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.3%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -9 (-1.0%).
Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Machinery (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Wood products (4%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Wood products (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Food (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

Work and jobs in Pella: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Pella, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Pella-area historical tornado activity is near Wisconsin state average. It is 5% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/26/1951, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.1 miles away from the Pella town center killed 6 people and injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/27/1984, a category F4 tornado 31.7 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pella-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 226.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 358.3 miles away from Pella center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 442.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 367.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 479.9 miles away from Pella center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 210.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Shawano County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pella topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Pella:

  • PINE MANOR HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CLINTONVILLE, WI)
  • BEHLING MEMORIAL HOME INC (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CLINTONVILLE, WI)
  • CLINTONVILLE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 8 miles away; CLINTONVILLE, WI)
  • FMC - SHAWANO (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; SHAWANO, WI)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES-SHAWANO (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; SHAWANO, WI)
  • EVERGREEN CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; SHAWANO, WI)
  • BIRCH HILL CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; SHAWANO, WI)

Amtrak stations near Pella:

  • 6 miles: MARION (U.S. HWY 45) - Bus Station
  • 8 miles: CLINTONVILLE (20 S. MAIN ST.) - Bus Station
  • 13 miles: TIGERTON (U.S. HWY 45 & HWY M) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pella:

  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 36 miles; Appleton, WI; Full-time enrollment: 5,682)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 38 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 6,069)
  • Lawrence University (about 39 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 2,821)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 41 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 9,089)
  • Saint Norbert College (about 42 miles; De Pere, WI; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • Northcentral Technical College (about 45 miles; Wausau, WI; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (about 46 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 5,415)

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Notable location: Pella Township Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Pella Pond 334 (A), Pella Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

River: North Branch Embarrass River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Pella: Hayman Falls County Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Shawano County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.1%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.6%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

8.5%
Whole state:

8.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.5%
Whole state:

3.7%

Pella compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (41%)
  • Wood (34%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (23%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Electricity (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Pella town (based on Shawano County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.48%
Here: 73.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodUnited Methodist Church
Adherents35.0%32.9%16.4%3.1%2.9%
Congregations15.7%28.9%21.7%3.6%8.4%
NameAssemblies of GodUnited Church of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.3%1.9%1.4%1.3%2.8%
Congregations2.4%2.4%2.4%2.4%12.0%
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: 10
Shawano County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Shawano County:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 48
Here:

11.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Shawano County:

28.1%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.0%
State:

13.0%

4.46% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,947 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.46%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Brown County, WI  0.78% ($36,453 average AGI)
from Waupaca County, WI  0.42% ($27,838)
from Marathon County, WI  0.40% ($30,258)


5.19% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,775 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.19%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Brown County, WI  1.01% ($30,251 average AGI)
to Marathon County, WI  0.53% ($25,159)
to Waupaca County, WI  0.42% ($25,652)

Strongest AM radio stations in Pella:

  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WFCL (1380 AM; 4 kW; CLINTONVILLE, WI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTCH (960 AM; 1 kW; SHAWANO, WI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING OF SHAWANO, INC.)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDUX (800 AM; 5 kW; WAUPACA, WI; Owner: LAIRD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTAQ (1360 AM; 10 kW; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRIG (1390 AM; 10 kW; SCHOFIELD, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pella:

  • WRVM (102.7 FM; SURING, WI; Owner: WRVM, INC.)
  • WJMQ (92.3 FM; CLINTONVILLE, WI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WOZZ (93.5 FM; NEW LONDON, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WAPL-FM (105.7 FM; APPLETON, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYCO (107.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: SEEHAFER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOWN (99.3 FM; SHAWANO, WI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING OF SHAWANO, INC.)
  • WHRM (90.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WIFC (95.5 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WIXX (101.1 FM; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Pella:

  • WIWB (Channel 14; SURING, WI; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF WISCONSIN, LLC)
  • WBAY-TV (Channel 2; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF GREEN BAY, INC.)
  • WFXS (Channel 55; WITTENBERG, WI; Owner: DAVIS TELEVISION WAUSAU, LLC)
  • W24BV (Channel 24; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WPNE (Channel 38; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • W66DC (Channel 66; WAUPACA, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 10
Total length: 28 meters (92ft)
Total costs: $189,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,910
Total average daily truck traffic: 23
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 2,221

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 2
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Pella, WI

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • On County Road U, 3 Miles Ne Of (Lat: 44.777750 Lon: -88.768167), Call Sign: KNKN395
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/18/2009, Expiration Date: 10/01/2019
    Registrant: Hill & Welch, 1025 Connecticut Ave., Nw #1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 857-1470, Fax: (301) 622-2864, Email:

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 11402 Tower Lane (Lat: 44.734694 Lon: -88.822333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 52 m, Call Sign: WNPG711
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.875 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/27/2009, Expiration Date: 05/02/2019, Cancellation Date: 02/22/2010
    Registrant: Frontier Communications Corporation, 250 South Franklin, Cookeville, TN 38501, Phone: (931) 528-1584, Fax: (931) 528-1581, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 11402 Tower Lane (Lat: 44.734694 Lon: -88.822333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30 m, Call Sign: WNCS458
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.400 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/25/2005, Expiration Date: 05/14/2015, Cancellation Date: 01/02/2013
    Registrant: Frontier Communications Corporation, 250 South Franklin, Cookeville, TN 38501, Phone: (931) 528-1584, Fax: (931) 528-1581, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 1 Mile W., 1 Mile N. Of Junction Of Hwy D & M (Lat: 44.734694 Lon: -88.825083), Call Sign: KSJ805
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.510 MHz, 152.510 MHz, 152.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/28/1998, Expiration Date: 07/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 10/11/2001
    Registrant: Citizens Communications Company, 5600 Headquarters Drive, Plano, TX 75025-1209, Phone: (469) 365-3317, Fax: (469) 365-2707, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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