Pelham is a very small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 1,327 people and just one neighborhood, Pelham is the 302nd largest community in Massachusetts.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Pelham are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
Occupations and Workforce
Pelham is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.43% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Pelham is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pelham who work in teaching (19.75%), management occupations (12.13%) and office and administrative support (11.42%).
Of important note, Pelham is also a town of artists. Pelham has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Pelham’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.74% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Pelham is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Pelham’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
As is often the case in a small town, Pelham doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.