Pelham is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 7,199 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Pelham is the 239th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Pelham was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Pelham home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Pelham real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Of important note, Pelham is also a village 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.
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 15.79% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
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 village’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 35.46 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly village. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Even though Pelham is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
If knowledge is power, Pelham is a pretty powerful place. 58.52% of the adults in Pelham have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Pelham in 2018 was $73,998, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $295,992 for a family of four.
Pelham is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. 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. Pelham also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.86% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pelham include Italian, Irish, English, German, and Jamaican.
In addition, Pelham has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.46%).
The most common language spoken in Pelham is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.