Pella, Iowa Population 2021

10,295
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Pella is a city located in Marion County Iowa. With a 2020 population of 10,295, it is the 39th largest city in Iowa and the 3036th largest city in the United States . Pella is currently growing at a rate of 0.28% annually but its population has decreased by -0.55% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,352 in 2010. Pella reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 9 miles, Pella has a population density of 1,145 people per square mile.

The average household income in Pella is $79,844 with a poverty rate of 3.69%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $860 per month, and the median house value is $187,400. The median age in Pella is 35.1 years, 32.3 years for males, and 38.3 years for females.

Pella Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Pellawas:

  • White: 93.96%
  • Asian: 2.97%
  • Black or African American: 1.75%
  • Two or more races: 0.69%
  • Other race: 0.42%
  • Native American: 0.21%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Pella, Iowa is 10,295 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,237.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,352.

Pella, Iowa Population 2021

2020 and 2021 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202133,241-6-0.02%
202033,247-6-0.02%
201933,253-6-0.02%
201833,2591680.51%
201733,091-55-0.17%
201633,146370.11%
201533,109-160-0.48%
201433,2692550.77%
201333,014-260-0.79%
201233,27440.01%
201133,270450.14%
201033,2250.00%

Pella Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,61393.96%
Asian3042.97%
Black or African American1791.75%
Two or More Races710.69%
Some Other Race430.42%
American Indian and Alaska Native210.21%
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Pella Population by Race

Pella Population Pyramid $2021

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Pella Median Age

35.1


Total

32.3


Male

38.3


Female

Pella Adults

There are 8,303 adults, (1,854 of whom are seniors) in Pella.

Pella Age Dependency

58.6

Age Dependency Ratio

28.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Pella Sex Ratio

Female

5,024

49.11%

Male

5,207

50.89%

Pella Population by Age

Pella Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pella Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family37%63%
Male45.7%54.3%
Female48.5%51.5%
All62%38%
Married78.7%21.3%

62.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pella Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,9162.2562
Married2,2822.8378.7
Non Family1,3751.137
Female1673.5448.5
Male922.6645.7

2.84

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

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Pella Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2223.57%
9th to 12th Grade2053.30%
High School Graduate1,86430.02%
Some College83113.38%
Associates Degree4988.02%
Bachelors Degree1,73327.91%
Graduate Degree85713.80%
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Pella Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pella Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,7895,3842,442
Asian231223148
Black143143
Native American2121
Hispanic14
Other Race14
2+ Races1212

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 64.07%.

Pella Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,000$53,155$30,978
Less Than 9th Grade$16,957$24,464$
High School Graduate$33,036$40,037$24,167
Some College$43,182$49,182$31,014
Bachelors Degree$52,321$67,917$31,483
Graduate Degree$72,768$75,750$67,083

$45,000

Average Earnings

$53,155

Average Male

$30,978

Average Female

Pella Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pella Language by Age

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Pella Language

96.01% of Pella residents speak only English, while 3.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.92% of the population.

Pella Language

Pella Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,3792993.57%
Native2121100.00%
Asian23772.95%

3.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.97%

Male Poverty Rate

4.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pella

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pella is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pella is Asian, with 2.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 5.47%.

Pella Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School6.39%
Less Than 9th Grade5.00%
Bachelors or Greater2.32%
Some College0.98%

Pella Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Unemployed25.00%
Female Employed3.46%
Male Employed2.16%

Pella Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pella Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$68,963$79,844
Families$84,598$90,895
Married Families$86,908-
Non Families$40,744$58,507
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Income by Household Type

Pella Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.7%

Male Marriage Rate

55.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Pella Married by Age and Sex

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Pella Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Pella Marital Status by Race

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Pella Marital Status

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385

Number of Veterans

381

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Korea79
Second Gulf War79
Vietnam63
First Gulf War63
World War II

Pella Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+157
35 to 5473
18 to 3454
65 to 7452
55 to 6449

Pella Veterans by Age

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Pella Veterans by Race

Pella Veterans by Education

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8.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pella Veterans by Education

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66.1%

Labor Force Participation

65.2%

Employment Rate

1.3%

Unemployment Rate

Pella Employment by Age

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Pella Employment by Race

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Pella Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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68.22%

Born in Pella

96.70%

Native Born

3.30%

Foreign Born

1.81%

Non Citizen

1.50%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.70% of Pella residents were born in the United States, with 68.22% having been born in Iowa. 1.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Pella Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202110,295290.28%
202010,266290.28%
201910,237290.28%
201810,208-37-0.36%
201710,245140.14%
201610,231330.32%
201510,198-173-1.67%
201410,3711681.65%
201310,203-137-1.32%
201210,34090.09%
201110,331-2-0.02%
201010,3335010.50%
20009,8325620.59%
19909,2709211.05%
19808,3491,6812.27%
19706,6681,4702.52%
19605,1987711.62%
19504,4277891.98%
19403,6383120.90%
19303,326-12-0.04%
19203,3383171.00%
19103,0213981.42%
19002,6230.00%

Pella Population by Year