Pelham is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 7,326 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Pelham is the 239th largest community in New York. Pelham has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.
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 88.09% 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 (18.32%), healthcare (10.22%), and teaching (9.78%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Pelham telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.54% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
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.
One downside of living in Pelham, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.07 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.
In Pelham, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Pelham is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Pelham, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Pelham is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 59.67% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Pelham in 2018 was $74,114, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $296,456 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 14.95% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pelham include Italian, Irish, English, German, and Jamaican.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Pelham's cultural character, accounting for 19.62% of the village’s population.
The most common language spoken in Pelham is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.