Pelham is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 7,025 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Pelham is the 245th 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.
Pelham is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 88.74% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Pelham is a village of professionals, managers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pelham who work in management occupations (15.90%), business and financial occupations (9.03%) and teaching (8.51%).
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.
In addition, Pelham is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
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 33.56 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit. In addition, the village is also quite pedestrian-friendly, because many neighborhoods are very dense and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.
Despite being a small village, Pelham has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Pelham is a pretty powerful place. 56.35% 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 2010 was $65,329, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $261,316 for a family of four.
Pelham is a very 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 Black or African-American. Pelham also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.26% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pelham include Irish, Italian, German, English, French Canadian and Polish.
Pelham also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.65%.
The most common language spoken in Pelham is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||2,186|
|PELHAM HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||70.56%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||29.44%|
|TYPE OF PELHAM HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||62.45%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||4.70%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||17.09%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||15.25%|
|SIZE OF PELHAM HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||16.53%|
|AGE OF PELHAM HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||8.46%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||4.02%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||27.38%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||60.15%|
|PELHAM REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$679,661|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,907|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $53,000||0.97%|
|$53,001 - $107,000||1.36%|
|$107,001 - $213,000||0.00%|
|$213,001 - $320,000||2.01%|
|$320,001 - $427,000||8.61%|
|$427,001 - $533,000||18.25%|
|$533,001 - $800,000||33.59%|
|$800,001 - $1,067,000||18.64%|
|PEOPLE OF PELHAM||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||5.88%|
|5 TO 17||22.48%|
|18 TO 24||6.89%|
|25 TO 34||10.68%|
|35 TO 54||32.03%|
|55 TO 64||11.40%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||10.64%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||93.34%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$118,125|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$65,329|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||3.01%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (17.75%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (15.12%)
Real estate (3.90%)
Information Technology (3.43%)
Public Service (3.20%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||10.85%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.00%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||5.01%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||6.11%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||12.26%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (19.33%)
French Canadian (3.14%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (76.65%)
African languages (2.30%)
Other Asian languages (1.34%)
Other Indo-European (1.20%)
Get matched with a pre-screened, customer-rated real estate agent and receive up to $2,000 or more when you buy or sell.
Get the Ultimate Agent…
We screen Real Estate Professionals according to rigorous sales and service benchmarks, and we constantly survey our customers to make sure that Brokers in our elite network are meeting your highest standards. We guarantee it.†
…Plus a Cash Award
How much cash could I get?
Select an option below. You'll hear from us within 1 business hour.
Copyright © 2000-2016 Location Inc®. All the trademarks displayed on this page are the property of Location, Inc®. The NeighborhoodScout® search engine is covered under US Patents No. 7,043,501 and 7,680,859. Our nationally-comparable school ratings are covered under US Patent No. 8,376,755. Other US patent applications are currently pending.