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Pella is a city in Marion County.

The community name derives from Hebrew for "city of refuge."

The latitude of Pella is 41.408N. The longitude is -92.916W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 886 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,107.


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Median household income
Local
$45,496
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Pella demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Strawtown
The city began as a Dutch settlement.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 30. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.9 per 1,000 people.
Local foods: Dutch letters (pastries baked in an S shape, filled with almond paste)
Well-known residents have included:
· Wyatt Earp, lawman
Local festivals include:
  • Fall Festival - Sept. 22, 2007
  • Tulip Time - May 3-5, 2007
Dates often change. Check Pella web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Elk Rock State Park, Lake Keomah State Park, Lake Red Rock, Volksweg Trail
Historic sites and museums: Pella Historical Village, Rolscreen Museum, Scholte House, Vermeer Museum, Klokkenspel
Colleges and universities: Central College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
Pella is sometimes called the cleanest city in Iowa.
-- WPA Guide to Iowa, 1938

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Pella demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Marion County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 50219 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

18% of Pella residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pella ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pella was $19,674, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

31% of Pella residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Pella festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Pella, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $456.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $904.


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Libraries in Pella include Carnegie-Viersen Public Library ... View libraries

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Marion County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pella political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Pella workers is 11 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Pella include Amerihost Inn and Suites Pella, Comfort Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express Bos Landen, Pella Super 8 Motel, Royal Amsterdam Hotel.

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~ WPA Guide to Iowa, 1938

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