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 2019: $62,017 (it was $40,188 in 2000)
Pella:

$62,017
WI:

$64,168

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $30,277 (it was $17,926 in 2000)

Pella town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $146,661 (it was $84,500 in 2000)
Pella:

$146,661
WI:

$197,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $189,558; detached houses: $196,616; townhouses or other attached units: $175,241; in 2-unit structures: $206,365; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $119,219; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $235,238; mobile homes: $75,290
March 2019 cost of living index in Pella: 89.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Pella, WI (2010)
    • 82895.7%White alone
    • 192.2%Asian alone
    • 101.2%American Indian alone
    • 60.7%Two or more races
    • 20.2%Hispanic

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

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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, Wisconsin map

2 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.2%
Wisconsin:

3.6%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Pella town:

1.5% ($1,250)
Wisconsin:

2.0% ($2,245)

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

Distribution of median household income in Pella, WI in 2019
Pella satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $135,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2016: 5 buildings, average cost: $197,100
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $183,300
  • 2018: 5 buildings, average cost: $227,200
  • 2019: 5 buildings, average cost: $244,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Pella, WI residents
Average permit cost in Pella, WI
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.3%
Wisconsin:

4.5%
Most common industries in Pella, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (13.3%)
  • Construction (12.1%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Wood products (5.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Health care (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (22.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (18.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.0%)
  • Machinery (5.9%)
  • Truck transportation (5.1%)
  • Food (4.3%)
  • Wood products (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (10.3%)
  • Health care (9.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.2%)
  • Wood products (6.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.2%)
  • Food (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Pella, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (8.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.9%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (10.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.6%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.3%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)

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 above Wisconsin state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 226.3 miles away from Pella center
On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 241.9 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2010 at 09:59:35, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 191.7 miles away from Pella 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 Pella center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Shawano County (7) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 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)

Points of interest:

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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%

For population 15 years and over in Pella:

Marital status in Pella, WI
  • Never married: 25.3%
  • Now married: 57.0%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

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
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Pella, WI (based on Shawano County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,35743
Catholic6,93012
Mainline Protestant4,99523
Other5273
None18,140-
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: 10
Here:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.72 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Shawano County:

28.1%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Shawano County:

11.0%
State:

13.0%

5.76% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,677 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.76%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%

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 Brown County, WI  0.93% ($43,381 average AGI)
from Waupaca County, WI  0.64% ($34,336)
from Marathon County, WI  0.57% ($31,821)


5.56% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,158 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%

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 Brown County, WI  0.93% ($43,643 average AGI)
to Marathon County, WI  0.55% ($36,923)
to Waupaca County, WI  0.51% ($36,471)

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
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 85ft / 26.1mTotal length
  • 5,996Total average daily traffic
  • 32Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,714Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Pella, WI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 31970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
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: 08/27/2019, Expiration Date: 10/01/2029, Certifier: Mark NazeRegistrant: Hill & Welch, 1116 Heartfields Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20904, Phone: (202) 321-1448, Fax: (301) 622-2864, Email:

FCC Registered Private 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 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:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Pella, WI
  • 39.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 34.6%Wood
  • 22.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%Utility gas
  • 1.3%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Pella, WI
  • 45.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 27.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 27.1%Wood


Pella compared to Wisconsin 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 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.

Pella on our top lists:

  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Northern America (population 500+)"
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