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Overview

Introduction to Pella, Iowa

Pella, Iowa is located 38 miles E of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center) and is 157 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska. It is in Marion county. The population of the city is 9,832.

Pella History

Pella was established in 1847 with the settlement of eight hundred Dutch immigrants who were led by Dominee Hendrik (Henry) P. Scholte. It was named by Rev. Scholte after Pella in Asia Minor, which was a refuge for the early Christians.

Pella and nearby Attractions

  • Rolscreen Museum
  • Historic Pella State Historical Marker
  • Big Rock City Park
  • Pella Historical Village
  • Lake Keomah State Park

Things To Do In Pella

Tourists love to visit the Lake Keomah State Park which provides opportunities for swimming, boating, fishing and picnicking. Popular Museums among the tourists include the Pella Historical Village and the Rolscreen Museum. Some of the locaal parks include the Sunken Gardens Park, Volksweg Trailhead Park, and the Big Rock City Park. Pella hosts festivals such as Tulip Time and Fall Festival every year.

Pella Transportation

Des Moines International Airport offers air transportation facilities.

Pella Higher Education

Central College is located in Pella. Other colleges and universities that are in proximity to Pella include Indian Hills Community College, Des Moines Community College, Drake University, and Iowa State University.

People

Total Population 10,343
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 16.4%
Employed Population 16+ 5,395
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 52.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.4%
Median Earnings25+ $35,687
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,791
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,125

Wealth

Median Family Income $74,138
% Above Poverty Level 91.9%
% Below Poverty Level 8.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 11 minutes
% Working from Home 8.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 12.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.1%
Median Gross Rent $782
Median House Value $168,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.6%
US/American 0%
English 6.9%
Irish 8.5%

Pella Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 38 miles E of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 157 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Marion
Standard Zip Codes 50219
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.408
Longitude -92.916

Pella Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station KNOXVILLE
Distance 11.6 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 35 inches
Station GRINNELL 3 SW
Distance 23 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 34 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
Station SIGOURNEY
Distance 37.5 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Harvey 308 $51,667
Knoxville 7,257 $58,490
Leighton 192 $68,214

Pella Public Libraries

Library
Pella Public Library
603 MAIN STREET
Pella, Iowa
(641) 628-4268
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Pella Hospitals

PELLA REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
404 JEFFERSON STREET
(641) 628-3150
Emergency Service: Yes

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Pella High Schools

PELLA HIGH SCHOOL
212 E UNIVERSITY ST
641-628-3870
Serves 643 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

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