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Pella, Iowa

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Welcome to Pella ...

The city of Pella is located in Marion County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Pella has a population of 10,335 people<1> (see below for details).

Pella was established in 1847.

The community of Pella is 870 feet [265 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Pella lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Pella is within the boundaries of the (641) area code.

The ZIP code for Pella: 50219<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Pella had a population of 10,352 people (which is 31.08% of the total population of Marion County). This makes Pella the county's most populous community.

The population of Pella represents 0.34% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 37th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 10,352 people, the population of Pella increased 5.29% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 9,832 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Pella had an population of 10,335 people. This is a decrease of 0.16% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.12% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Pella.

Communities Also Named Pella ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Pella - they are located in Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Texas and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Pella.

Websites for Pella ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Pella. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Pella. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Pella. Our list includes 26 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Pella:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pella ...

Looking for more information about Pella? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Pella, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Pella.

Communities near Pella ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Oskaloosa   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Pella

Located in Mahaska County

Knoxville   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Pella

Monroe   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Pella

Located in Jasper County

Pleasantville   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) of Pella

New Sharon   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) of Pella

Located in Mahaska County

Sully   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) of Pella

Located in Jasper County

Lovilia   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) of Pella

Located in Monroe County

Beacon   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Pella

Located in Mahaska County

University Park   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Pella

Located in Mahaska County

Bussey   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) of Pella

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Pella.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Pella.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pella - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Pella). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Pella or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pella) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pella. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pella

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pella. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4081, Longitude: -92.9165     [Map].

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