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.

Unlike some towns 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 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 (14.03%), management occupations (11.89%), and sales jobs (10.45%).

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.

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 is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Pelham, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.32 minutes every day commuting to work.

The overall education level of Pelham citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.44% of adults in Pelham have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Pelham in 2010 was $38,067, 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 $152,268 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 Italian, French , French Canadian, and English.

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