Pella, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 10,225 (94% urban, 6% rural).
Population change since 2000: +4.0%
 
Males: 4,860  (47.5%)
Females: 5,365  (52.5%)
Median resident age:

32.9 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 50219.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $67,514 (it was $45,496 in 2000)
Pella:

$67,514
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $30,865 (it was $19,674 in 2000)

Pella city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $211,755 (it was $116,600 in 2000)
Pella:

$211,755
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $220,565; detached houses: $226,825; townhouses or other attached units: $238,691; in 2-unit structures: $180,790; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $173,165; mobile homes: $12,160

Median gross rent in 2017: $836.

March 2019 cost of living index in Pella: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.7%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.7% for Black residents, 80.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 89.2% for other race residents, 81.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Pella, IA (2010)
    • 9,72894.0%White alone
    • 2382.3%Asian alone
    • 1751.7%Hispanic
    • 1251.2%Two or more races
    • 680.7%Black alone
    • 150.1%American Indian alone
    • 20.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.01%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Pella, Iowa as of August 05, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Pella is 864 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Pella by year

Type

2005

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(29.3)
3
(29.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.7)
4
(38.4)
1
(9.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(48.2)
5
(48.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
25
(244.5)
23
(223.7)
32
(305.6)
22
(214.9)
30
(290.4)
28
(269.1)
33
(316.8)
17
(164.3)
1
(9.7)
5
(48.2)
14
(136.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
42
(410.8)
61
(593.4)
35
(334.3)
16
(156.3)
23
(222.6)
69
(663.1)
63
(604.7)
26
(251.3)
34
(328.9)
22
(212.2)
26
(253.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
148
(1,448)
117
(1,138)
149
(1,423)
106
(1,035)
95
(919.5)
101
(970.6)
88
(844.7)
131
(1,266)
104
(1,006)
73
(704.1)
96
(937.5)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
9
(88.0)
8
(77.8)
2
(19.1)
4
(39.1)
8
(77.4)
2
(19.2)
2
(19.2)
9
(87.0)
9
(87.1)
10
(96.5)
13
(127.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(29.3)
3
(29.2)
7
(66.9)
2
(19.5)
3
(29.0)
1
(9.6)
2
(19.2)
1
(9.7)
1
(9.7)
1
(9.6)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)166.1161.4143.0101.4124.4171.3151.6108.172.299.0131.8

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City-data.com crime index in Pella, IA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 23 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.67
Iowa average:

1.47
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Ancestries: Dutch (52.3%), German (14.4%), American (7.4%), Irish (3.8%), Yugoslavian (2.5%), Norwegian (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/10/1868

Elevation: 878 feet

Land area: 6.84 square miles.

Population density: 1,495 people per square mile   (low).

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451 residents are foreign born (1.7% Europe, 1.3% Asia, 0.5% Latin America).

This city:

4.3%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,804 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,020 (1.5%)

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 )

Latitude: 41.41 N, Longitude: 92.92 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,020 (+57.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,420 (78.6%)

Area code: 641

Distribution of median household income in Pella, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Pella, IA in 2017
Pella satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 23 buildings, average cost: $361,000
  • 2014: 30 buildings, average cost: $321,100
  • 2015: 21 buildings, average cost: $282,900
  • 2016: 35 buildings, average cost: $253,000
  • 2017: 30 buildings, average cost: $276,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Pella, IA residents
Average permit cost in Pella, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.2%
Iowa:

2.8%
Historical population in Pella, IA
Historical housing units in Pella, IA

Population change in the 1990s: +488 (+5.2%).
Most common industries in Pella, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (19.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (12.0%)
  • Machinery (10.1%)
  • Health care (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Construction (5.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Machinery (14.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (13.9%)
  • Educational services (13.8%)
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (2.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (25.6%)
  • Health care (11.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (9.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Machinery (5.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
  • Social assistance (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Pella, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Engineers (4.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.6%)

Average climate in Pella, Iowa

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Tornado activity:

Pella-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 86% 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.

Earthquake activity:

Pella-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 336.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 320.6 miles away from Pella center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 344.6 miles away from Pella center
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 208.3 miles away from Pella center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 361.4 miles away from Pella center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 336.7 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 Marion County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pella topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Pella:

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

Airports and heliports located in Pella:

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College/University in Pella:

  • Central College (Full-time enrollment: 1,512; 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: 4,034)
  • Drake University (about 41 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 42 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Iowa State University (about 58 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • University of Iowa (about 74 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 75 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 77 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)

Public high school in Pella:

Private high school in Pella:

Public elementary/middle schools in Pella:

  • PELLA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 495, Location: 613 E 13TH, Grades: 7-8)
  • JEFFERSON INTERMEDIATE (Location: 801 E 13TH ST, Grades: 4-6)
  • LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 1102 BROADWAY, Grades: PK-3)
  • MADISON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 950 E. UNIVERSITY ST., Grades: PK-3)

Private elementary/middle school in Pella:

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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.

Points of interest:

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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).

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).

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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Pella:

Marital status in Pella, IA
  • Never married: 35.0%
  • Now married: 50.8%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

For population 25 years and over in Pella:

  • High school or higher: 90.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.7
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Pella
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Pella, IA (based on Marion County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant11,74927
Evangelical Protestant5,53337
Catholic2,3683
Other3743
Orthodox401
None13,245-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
This county:

1.85 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.6%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.8%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Marion County:

12.3%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Pella:

50.0%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.7%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Pella:

28.8
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Pella:

20.1%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.6%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Pella:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.3%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

56.7%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Pella:

77.3%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Pella, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 16$84,978$63,7340$0
Electric Power 15$86,948$69,5580$0
Streets and Highways 14$67,345$57,7240$0
Parks and Recreation 9$39,642$52,85635$10,651
Water Supply 9$38,154$50,8720$0
Police - Other 7$21,828$37,4190$0
Financial Administration 6$28,761$57,5220$0
Sewerage 6$26,239$52,4780$0
Local Libraries 4$20,890$62,67012$11,176
Other Government Administration 3$24,173$96,6927$1,840
Totals for Government 89$438,958$59,18554$23,667

Pella government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,175,000 ($212.71)
    General - Other: $623,000 ($60.93)
    Parks and Recreation: $603,000 ($58.97)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $18,167,000 ($1776.72)
    Police Protection: $2,053,000 ($200.78)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,785,000 ($174.57)
    Water Utilities: $1,490,000 ($145.72)
    Sewerage: $1,171,000 ($114.52)
    Regular Highways: $1,033,000 ($101.03)
    Libraries: $612,000 ($59.85)
    Solid Waste Management: $530,000 ($51.83)
    General - Other: $475,000 ($46.45)
    Central Staff Services: $306,000 ($29.93)
    General Public Buildings: $298,000 ($29.14)
    Financial Administration: $139,000 ($13.59)
    Air Transportation: $106,000 ($10.37)
    Local Fire Protection: $94,000 ($9.19)
    Health - Other: $3,000 ($0.29)
    Correctional Institutions: $2,000 ($0.20)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $127,000 ($12.42)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $275,000 ($26.89)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,798,000 ($567.04)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $64,000 ($6.26)

Pella government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,104,000 ($205.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $611,000 ($59.76)
    Parks and Recreation: $443,000 ($43.33)
    Other: $51,000 ($4.99)
    Parking Facilities: $36,000 ($3.52)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.10)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,002,000 ($98.00)
    General Local Government Support: $591,000 ($57.80)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $360,000 ($35.21)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,951,000 ($386.41)
    Rents: $78,000 ($7.63)
    Interest Earnings: $57,000 ($5.57)
    Fines and Forfeits: $35,000 ($3.42)
    Sale of Property: $17,000 ($1.66)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $17,344,000 ($1696.23)
    Water Utilities: $2,121,000 ($207.43)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,279,000 ($125.09)
    General Local Government Support: $210,000 ($20.54)
    Other: $15,000 ($1.47)
  • Tax - Property: $5,231,000 ($511.59)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,017,000 ($99.46)
    Other Selective Sales: $368,000 ($35.99)
    Public Utilities Sales: $119,000 ($11.64)
    Other License: $116,000 ($11.34)

Pella government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,241,000 ($2175.16)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,793,000 ($1544.55)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,152,000 ($797.26)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,705,000 ($166.75)

Pella government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,047,000 ($298.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,202,000 ($1486.75)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,111,000 ($402.05)

5.72% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,510 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.72%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Polk County, IA  0.96% ($49,042 average AGI)
from Mahaska County, IA  0.65% ($40,568)
from Jasper County, IA  0.52% ($58,123)


5.73% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,422 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.73%
Iowa average:

6.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Polk County, IA  1.46% ($50,692 average AGI)
to Mahaska County, IA  0.50% ($33,855)
to Jasper County, IA  0.42% ($40,327)
Businesses in Pella, IA
NameCountNameCount
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets6
Arby's1Maurices1
Baymont Inn1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1New Balance2
Comfort Inn1Nike3
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
FedEx2Subway2
Ford1Super 81
H&R Block1True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul1
Jimmy John's1U.S. Cellular1
Jones New York1UPS4
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1

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)
Pella fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Pella fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 33Number of bridges
  • 335ft / 102mTotal length
  • $160,000Total costs
  • 88,075Total average daily traffic
  • 8,073Total average daily truck traffic
  • 58,585Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Pella, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 51960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 161990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Pella, IA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Pella)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 45 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Pella, IA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 13 (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: 63 (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: 42 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 31. The highest number of fire incidents - 56 took place in 2002, and the least - 0 in 2005. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Pella, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (46.8%), and Structure Fires (28.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Pella, IA
    • 24346.8%Outside Fires
    • 14828.5%Structure Fires
    • 7714.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 519.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Pella, IA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Pella, Iowa:

  • Strawtown Inn, 1111 Washington St, Pella, Iowa 50219 , Phone: (641) 621-9500, Fax: (641) 628-3055
  • Super 8, 105 E Oskaloosa, Pella, Iowa 50219 , Phone: (641) 628-8181, Fax: (641) 628-8181
  • Holiday Inn Express, 2508 Bos Bos Landen Dr, Pella, Iowa 50219 , Phone: (641) 628-4853, Fax: (641) 628-3771
  • Baymont Inn & Suites, 2104 Washington St, Pella, Iowa 50219 , Phone: (641) 628-0085, Fax: (641) 628-1681
  • Country Inn & Suites, 315 Roosevelt Rd, Pella, Iowa 50219 , Phone: (641) 620-1111, Fax: (641) 620-8101
  • Americinn & Suites, 910 W 16th St, Pella, Iowa 50219 , Phone: (641) 621-1421
  • Royal Amsterdam Hotel, 705 E 1st St, Pella, Iowa 50219 , Phone: (641) 620-8400, Fax: (641) 628-2057
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Pella, Iowa
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Pella, IA
  • 91.1%Utility gas
  • 7.9%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Pella, IA
  • 55.1%Utility gas
  • 42.5%Electricity
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%No fuel used


Pella compared to Iowa state average:

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

Pella on our top lists:

  • #43 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other nonhousehold living situations (population 1,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: community and social service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 (50219) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Dutch first ancestries"
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