Pelham is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 6,947 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 85.87% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Pelham is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pelham who work in management occupations (18.65%), sales jobs (9.55%), and office and administrative support (9.30%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.66% 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.
In Pelham, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.24 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.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Pelham. 55.79% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Pelham in 2018 was $77,958, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $311,832 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 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 15.34% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pelham include Italian, Irish, German, Jamaican, and English.
Pelham also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 19.90%.
The most common language spoken in Pelham is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.