Pelham, AL

Pelham profile

Living in Pelham

Pelham is a medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 24,318 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Pelham is the 26th largest community in Alabama.

Pelham real estate is some of the most expensive in Alabama, although Pelham house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Pelham is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pelham is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pelham who work in management occupations (13.07%), sales jobs (12.10%), and office and administrative support (11.81%).

Also of interest is that Pelham has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.45% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

As is often the case in a small city, Pelham doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The population of Pelham is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 39.90% of adults in Pelham have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Pelham in 2018 was $40,066, which is wealthy relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $160,264 for a family of four. However, Pelham contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Pelham is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Pelham home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pelham residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Pelham also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.97% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pelham include English, Irish, German, Italian, and European.

The most common language spoken in Pelham is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and West Germanic languages.