Pella, IA

Census Place

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2022 Population
10,556
1.36% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
35.5
2.74% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
4.19%
48.2% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$86,025
7.17% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$240,100
11.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
5,570
0.322% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Pella, IA had a population of 10.6k people with a median age of 35.5 and a median household income of $86,025. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Pella, IA grew from 10,414 to 10,556, a 1.36% increase and its median household income grew from $80,270 to $86,025, a 7.17% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pella, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.5%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.49%), White (Hispanic) (1.27%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.16%).

None of the households in Pella, IA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.2% of the residents in Pella, IA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pella, IA are Central College (259 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Pella, IA was $240,100, and the homeownership rate was 67.1%.

Most people in Pella, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 14.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Pella, IA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Pella, IA is home to a population of 10.6k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.24% of Pella, IA residents were born outside of the country (342 people).

In 2022, there were 62.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.81k people) in Pella, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 158 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 157 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.2%
2022 Citizenship
97.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.2% of Pella, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Pella, IA was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pella, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    9.81k ± 153
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    158 ± 76.1
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    157 ± 82
3.15%
Hispanic Population
332 people

In 2022, there were 62.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.81k people) in Pella, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 158 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 157 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.15% of the people in Pella, IA are hispanic (332 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    42,604 ± 5,034 people
  2. India
    12,351 ± 2,723 people
  3. Vietnam
    7,795 ± 2,165 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Iowa was Mexico, the natal country of 42,604 Iowa residents, followed by India with 12,351 and Vietnam with 7,795.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.24%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
342 people
3.93%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
409 people

As of 2022, 3.24% of Pella, IA residents (342 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pella, IA was 3.93%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    114 ± 75
  2. Korea
    54 ± 44
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    46 ± 47

Pella, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Pella, IA employs 5.57k people. The largest industries in Pella, IA are Manufacturing (1,319 people), Educational Services (1,006 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (984 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($108,750), Public Administration ($74,408), and Manufacturing ($63,075).

Males in Iowa have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,745. The income inequality in Iowa (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

5.57k
2022 Value
± 496
−0.322%
1 Year decline
± 12.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pella, IA declined at a rate of −0.322%, from 5.59k employees to 5.57k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pella, IA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (630 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (564 people), and Management Occupations (492 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pella, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

5.57k
2022 Value
± 496
−0.322%
1 Year decline
± 12.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pella, IA declined at a rate of −0.322%, from 5.59k employees to 5.57k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pella, IA, are Manufacturing (1,319 people), Educational Services (1,006 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (984 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pella, IA, though some of these residents may live in Pella, IA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$54,306
Median earning men ± $3,720
$32,848
Median earning women ± $2,326

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($108,056), Public Administration ($76,953), and Manufacturing ($64,464).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($57,976), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,488), and Manufacturing ($46,429).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.57M people employed in Iowa. This represents a 1.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Iowa went to Donald J. Trump with 52.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (44.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.16%).

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing the state of Iowa. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Iowa

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Chuck Grassley
Senator from Iowa3
Assumed office on January 3, 1981
Joni Ernst
Senator from Iowa2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing Iowa.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Iowa

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Pella, IA awarded 259 degrees. The student population of Pella, IA in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 607 male students and 562 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pella, IA are White (237 and 91.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (7 and 2.7%), Unknown (6 and 2.32%), and Asian (4 and 1.54%).

The largest universities in Pella, IA by number of degrees awarded are Central College (259 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Pella, IA are Exercise Physiology (39 and 15.1%), General Business Administration & Management (31 and 12%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (19 and 7.34%).

The median tuition cost in Pella, IA for private four year colleges is $19,800.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2022 in Pella, IA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 79.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 22.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,169 (51.9% men and 48.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,169 students enrolled in Pella, IA, 51.9% men and 48.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,000 records, of which 49.5% were women and 50.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 39 degrees awarded
  2. 31 degrees awarded
  3. 19 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Pella, IA was Exercise Physiology with 39 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
259 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Central College with 259 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 136 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pella, IA, which is 1.11 times more than the 123 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 237 degrees mean that there were 33.9 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 7 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($19,800) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,341) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.66% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.685% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (751k), Some college (564k), and Bachelors Degree (469k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pella, IA was $240,100 in 2022, which is 0.852 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $215,100 to $240,100, a 11.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Pella, IA is 67.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Pella, IA have an average commute time of 14.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pella, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$240,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,528
$2,607
Median Property Taxes
±$311

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Rent vs Own

67.1%
Homeownership
2022
61.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67.1% of the housing units in Pella, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.2%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9502
  2. Census Tract 303

The following map shows all of the places in Pella, IA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$86,025
Median Household Income
± $7,502
3.89k
Number of Households
± 403

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.89k households in Pella, IA grew to $86,025 from the previous year's value of $80,270.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pella, IA is from Iowa.
0.442
2022 Wage GINI in Iowa
0.439
2021 Wage GINI in Iowa

In 2022, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.723% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Iowa was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Iowa in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.6%)
  2. Walked (11%)
  3. Carpooled (5.71%)

In 2022, 76.6% of workers in Pella, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (11%) and those who carpooled to work (5.71%).

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Commute Time

14.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pella, IA have a shorter commute time (14.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.887% of the workforce in Pella, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

4.19% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pella, IA (386 out of 9.22k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 75+ and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pella, IA is White, followed by Native American and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

96.3% of the population of Pella, IA has health coverage, with 64.4% on employee plans, 6.1% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 0.716% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Marion County, IA see 1008 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.49% decrease from the previous year (1078 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1579 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 873 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,008 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Marion County, IA

Primary care physicians in Marion County, IA see an average of 1,008 patients per year. This represents a 6.49% decrease from the previous year (1,078 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Marion County, IA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.2% under 18 years, 23.9% between 18 and 34 years, 32.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.8% were men and 48.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.69%
Uninsured
64.4%
Employer Coverage
6.1%
Medicaid
13.9%
Medicare
11.2%
Non-Group
0.716%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pella, IA declined by 12.3% from 4.21% to 3.69%.

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