Pelham, GA


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Pelham is a very small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 3,708 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Pelham is the 181st largest community in Georgia.

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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pelham who work in sales jobs (12.65%), management occupations (12.56%), and office and administrative support (11.09%).

Being a small city, Pelham does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In terms of college education, Pelham ranks among the least educated cities in the nation, as only 5.79% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Pelham in 2010 was $13,217, which is low income relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $52,868 for a family of four. Pelham also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.87% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Pelham is an extremely 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Pelham include Swedish, English, European, and Dutch.

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

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