Pelham, AL
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Pelham is a medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 23,050 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.

Pelham is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.40% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Pelham is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pelham who work in office and administrative support (13.31%), sales jobs (11.89%), and management occupations (10.80%).

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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Pelham use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Pelham‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

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: 37.75% of adults in Pelham have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Pelham in 2010 was $32,632, which is wealthy relative to Alabama, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $130,528 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 12.43% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pelham include Irish, German, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Pelham is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.