Pelham, NH
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Pelham is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 13,303 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Pelham is the 24th largest community in New Hampshire.

Pelham home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Hampshire, but Pelham real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Pelham is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Pelham is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pelham who work in office and administrative support (14.38%), management occupations (11.87%), and sales jobs (11.10%).

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.

Because of many things, Pelham is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Pelham really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Pelham perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In Pelham, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.46 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of Pelham citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.84% of adults in Pelham have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Pelham in 2010 was $36,572, which is upper middle income relative to New Hampshire, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $146,288 for a family of four.

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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Pelham include French , Italian, French Canadian, and English.

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