Population: 10,475

Male 48% Female 52%
Married 58%
Single 42%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Pella has a very low population density. Pella is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

1,531 Pella
27,441 New York

City Info

Pella, IA is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 10/10 and an overall value of 8/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Pella has a population density of 1,531, with 10,475 current residents.

Out of the 10,475 current residents, 48% are male and 52% are female. 58% of the residents are married and 42% are single.



Air quality

Best air quality


  • 56% Sun
  • 33% Rain
  • 30% Snow


50°F average temperature

  • 37 years Median home age
  • $148,200 Median home price
  • -3.01% Home appreciation rate
  • 11.94% Annual property tax
  • 62.9%
    Homes owned
  • 28.9%
    Homes rented
  • 8.2%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Pella, the air quality is 89% and the weather, on average, is 56% sunny, 33% rainy, and 30% snowy. The average temperature is 50°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Pella, you should know that 62.9% of homes are owned while 28.9% of homes are rented, and 8.2% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $148,200, the median age of homes is 37 years, the annual home appreciation is -3.01% and the annual property tax is 11.94%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Republican Republican


When looking at the community of Pella, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Pella’s crime rate is 4 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Pella is 35 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 43.57% Democratic, 54.34% Republican, and 2.08% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:16


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 82%
    High school diploma
  • 6%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 22%
    Bachelors degree
  • 10%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Pella, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 5.30% of residents are unemployed in Pella (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Pella residents: 11.2% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 23.05% are in the arts and sciences field, 15.6% are in the customer service field, 25.8% are in the sales field, 0.14% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 6.3% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 18% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:16. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 81.76%, 6.23% of residents have an associate’s degree, 21.85% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 9.69% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Pella, you should be aware that the average commute time is 13 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Pella have a few different options. 73% of commuters use their own cars, 7% of commuters carpool, 2% of commuters use the transit system, and 3% of residents work from home.

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