Pelham, Alabama Population 2021

24,343
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Pelham is a city located in Shelby County Alabama. With a 2020 population of 24,343, it is the 24th largest city in Alabama and the 1586th largest city in the United States . Pelham is currently growing at a rate of 0.90% annually and its population has increased by 14.01% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 21,352 in 2010. Pelham reached it's highest population of 24,343 in 2021. Spanning over 39 miles, Pelham has a population density of 627 people per square mile.

The average household income in Pelham is $99,468 with a poverty rate of 5.22%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,119 per month, and the median house value is $189,000. The median age in Pelham is 40.5 years, 40.1 years for males, and 40.9 years for females.

Pelham Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Pelham was:

  • White: 80.25%
  • Black or African American: 11.99%
  • Other race: 5.13%
  • Asian: 1.28%
  • Two or more races: 0.92%
  • Native American: 0.44%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Pelham, Alabama is 24,343 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 23,695.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 21,352.

Pelham, Alabama Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,80080.25%
Black or African American2,80811.99%
Some Other Race1,2025.13%
Asian3001.28%
Two or More Races2150.92%
American Indian and Alaska Native1030.44%
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Pelham Population by Race

Pelham Population Pyramid $2021

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Pelham Median Age

40.5


Total

40.1


Male

40.9


Female

Pelham Adults

There are 18,079 adults, (3,376 of whom are seniors) in Pelham.

Pelham Age Dependency

59.3

Age Dependency Ratio

23

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Pelham Sex Ratio

Female

12,314

52.56%

Male

11,114

47.44%

Pelham Population by Age

Pelham Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pelham Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.1%10.9%
All85.3%14.7%
Male84.1%15.9%
Non Family80.8%19.2%
Female73.5%26.5%

85.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pelham Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,0742.5885.3
Married5,3803.1689.1
Non Family2,7881.2580.8
Female7053.373.5
Male2013.2284.1

3.13

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

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Pelham Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2801.70%
9th to 12th Grade7954.84%
High School Graduate2,93017.82%
Some College4,40526.79%
Associates Degree1,4718.95%
Bachelors Degree4,27626.01%
Graduate Degree2,28513.90%
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Pelham Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pelham Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White12,72012,2845,433
Black1,7271,707666
Hispanic1,6951,154263
Other Race72035225
Asian20612867
2+ Races11810698
Native American787834

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 83.05%.

Pelham Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$47,414$58,343$38,651
Less Than 9th Grade$32,518$34,559$25,863
High School Graduate$41,974$63,089$35,712
Some College$40,365$50,267$35,502
Bachelors Degree$59,829$80,133$44,681
Graduate Degree$61,319$75,350$59,087

$47,414

Average Earnings

$58,343

Average Male

$38,651

Average Female

Pelham Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pelham Language by Age

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Pelham Language

85.27% of Pelham residents speak only English, while 14.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.62% of the population.

Pelham Language

Pelham Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,3825673.26%
Hispanic2,80553319.00%
Other1,20248940.68%
Asian3007926.33%
Black2,807291.03%
Multiple215136.05%

5.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.29%

Male Poverty Rate

5.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pelham

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pelham is Other, with 40.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pelham is Black, with 1.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.95%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.73%.

Pelham Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade9.60%
Some College6.23%
High School5.49%
Bachelors or Greater3.78%

Pelham Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed13.01%
Male Employed4.30%
Female Employed1.97%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Pelham Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pelham Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$80,510$99,468
Families$96,109$118,969
Married Families$105,410-
Non Families$45,781$52,713
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Income by Household Type

Pelham Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

57.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.7%

Male Marriage Rate

54.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Pelham Married by Age and Sex

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Pelham Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Pelham Marital Status by Race

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Pelham Marital Status

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1,202

Number of Veterans

1,112

Male Veterans

90

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam391
First Gulf War327
Second Gulf War264
Korea81
World War II7

Pelham Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54335
65 to 74272
75+258
55 to 64190
18 to 34147

Pelham Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0817.31%
Black1105.41%
Hispanic341.83%
Other Race111.37%

Pelham Veterans by Race

Pelham Veterans by Education

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4.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pelham Veterans by Education

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69.7%

Labor Force Participation

67.1%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Pelham Employment by Age

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Pelham Employment by Race

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Pelham Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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57.15%

Born in Pelham

89.98%

Native Born

10.02%

Foreign Born

7.99%

Non Citizen

2.03%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.98% of Pelham residents were born in the United States, with 57.15% having been born in Alabama. 7.99% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Pelham Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202124,3432160.90%
202024,1272160.90%
201923,9112160.91%
201823,6952300.98%
201723,4652881.24%
201623,1772321.01%
201522,9452471.09%
201422,6983121.39%
201322,3862981.35%
201222,0883241.49%
201121,7642040.95%
201021,5607,1914.14%
200014,3694,6043.94%
19909,7653,0063.75%
19806,7590.00%

Pelham Population by Year