Demographics and Statistics

City information

  • Pella’s land area: 5107 acres, or 8.73 square miles
  • Pella’s population as of 2010 census: 10,352
  • Since 2000 Pella has had a population growth of 6.53% (Compared to Iowa’s growth rate of 4.1% since 2000)
  • The median age in Pella is 33.3 years old (Iowa’s median age is 42.7 years old)
    (28.7 % are under age 19; 23.1% are ages 20-34; 22.0% are ages 35-54; 22.8% are ages 55-84; 3.4% are over age 85)
  • 93.5% of adults over age 25 have graduated high school
  • 35.3% of adults over age 25 have Bachelors degrees or higher
  • Diversity: 95% are White Caucasian; 2.3% are Asian; 1.7 % are Hispanic/ Latino; 0.7% are Black/African American; 0.2% are Native American
  • About 45% of Pella residents identify as having Dutch ancestry
  • Cost of living: Pella is in the 98-99th percentile, which makes it almost exactly average compared to all other locations in the US
  • The median home value in Pella is $163,600
  • The median gross rent in Pella is $732 (all types of rentals)
  • 4 largest employers in the Pella area are Pella Corporation, Vermeer Corporation, Pella Regional Health Center, and Central College
  • The largest industries in Pella are Manufacturing, Agriculture, Tourism and Service
  • Pella receives an average of 38 inches of precipitation annually, with 27 inches of that precipitation being snow
  • Pella’s seasons are very pronounced. The average high in January is 31 degrees Farenheit; the average high in July is 85 degrees Farenheit
  • Crime Rates: Crime rates are considered very low. InĀ  2010, there were 0 murders (includes manslaughter and homicide); 0 kidnappings or abductions; 53 assaults; 5 motor vehicle thefts; 118 larceny (includes building and vehicle)