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The City of Pella had a population of 10,360 as of July 1, 2016. Pella ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pella is located at latitude 41.4051 and longitude -92.9181 in Marion County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pella (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Marion County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 886 feet.

The City of Pella (GNIS ID: 2396174) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Pella is located within Township of Lake Prairie, a minor civil division (MCD) of Marion County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pella population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Pella, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,360
Population in Households 9,176
Population in Familes 7,599
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,184
Population Density1 1,160
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 3,873
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 2,615
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,260 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,578 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,294 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 387 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $181,636
Average Home Value $207,089


Median Household Income $59,115
Average Household Income $73,692
Per Capita Income $28,362
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.01% 0.37%
Households 0.58% 0.52%
Families 0.72% 0.43%
Median Household Income   3.73%
Per Capita Income   2.29%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Pella, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pella to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 38 96th
Population Density1 # 215 79th
Diversity Index2 # 195 81st
Median Household Income # 242 76th
Per Capita Income # 367 64th

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