Living in Pella

Photo of Pella's Square courtesy of Andrew Prather

Pella is a unique and vibrant place to live, work, play, and raise a family! The Pella community is proud of their Dutch heritage and you can see it in the architecture and landscaping of their beautiful town. Pella has top-tier education systems, several recreation services, cultural and art events/venues, and great places to eat and shop. For more information about the Pella area, please visit Pella’s web site designed specifically for the persons considering relocation.

Live in Pella:

  • #2 Safest City in Iowa
  • #19 On the Top 100 Best Small Town in the US
  • Population: 10,316
  • Median Home Value: $169,100
  • Median Age: 32.4 (Iowa’s is 38)
  • 40 Minutes to Des Moines Metro


  • Average ACT Score of 25 (National Average 21)
  • Two Blue Ribbon Schools (Pella Community and Pella Christian)
  • Spanish Immersion Option
  • Career Academy of Pella: Average of 25 college credits earned/student each year
  • Central College (four-year liberal arts college)