Pella, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Pella, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Pella had a population of 10,452 as of July 1, 2018. 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 41.4081 and longitude -92.9163 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.

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Pella, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 10,452
Population in Households 9,353
Population in Familes 7,668
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,099
Population Density2 1,171
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $61,805
Average Household Income $73,388
Per Capita Income $28,086


Total Housing Units 4,302 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,489 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,403 (32.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 409 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $180,078
Average Home Value $205,765


Total Households 3,893
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 2,614
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.12% 0.46%
Households 0.5% 0.5%
Families 0.54% 0.39%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   1.99%

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, 2018 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 # 39 96th
Population Density # 209 79th
Diversity Index # 214 79th
Median Household Income # 267 74th
Per Capita Income # 556 45th

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