Pelham, Alabama Population 2022

24,912
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Pelham is a city located in Shelby County Alabama. Pelham has a 2020 population of 24,912. Pelham is currently growing at a rate of 1.21% annually and its population has increased by 2.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 24,318 in 2010.

The average household income in Pelham is $99,468 with a poverty rate of 5.42%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,159 per month, and the median house value is $198,500. 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 Pelhamwas:

  • White: 79.67%
  • Black or African American: 10.47%
  • Two or more races: 3.98%
  • Other race: 3.59%
  • Asian: 1.59%
  • Native American: 0.70%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Pelham, Alabama is 24,912 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 24,318.

Pelham, Alabama Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,88779.67%
Black or African American2,48210.47%
American Indian and Alaska Native1670.70%
Asian3781.59%
Some Other Race8503.59%
Two or More Races9433.98%
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Pelham Population by Race

Pelham Population Pyramid 2022

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Pelham Median Age

40.4


Total

40.2


Male

40.7


Female

Pelham Adults

There are 18,306 adults, (3,969 of whom are seniors) in Pelham.

Pelham Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

27.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Pelham Sex Ratio

Female

12,356

52.12%

Male

11,351

47.88%

Pelham Population by Age

Pelham Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pelham Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.6%11.4%
All83.7%16.3%
Non Family79.6%20.4%
Male73.7%26.3%
Female68.3%31.7%

83.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pelham Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,2622.5683.7
Married5,2123.2588.6
Male2972.6273.7
Female6573.2968.3
Non Family3,0961.2379.6

3.18

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

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Pelham Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2981.80%
9th to 12th Grade6243.76%
High School Graduate3,16919.10%
Some College3,91923.63%
Associates Degree1,5109.10%
Bachelors Degree4,52227.26%
Graduate Degree2,54615.35%
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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
2+ Races261245218
Native American10810461
White12,89612,4995,852
Asian24617382
Black1,6801,655557
Hispanic1,6361,209398
Other Race597371116

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 98.51%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 83.52%.

Pelham Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$49,009$58,453$40,238
Less Than 9th Grade$35,858$38,183$33,208
High School Graduate$37,574$44,583$29,500
Some College$39,638$47,431$37,759
Bachelors Degree$66,221$72,453$47,763
Graduate Degree$60,574$75,114$57,405

$49,009

Average Earnings

$58,453

Average Male

$40,238

Average Female

Pelham Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pelham Language by Age

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Pelham Language

86.70% of Pelham residents speak only English, while 13.30% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.25% of the population.

Pelham Language

Pelham Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic3,11849815.97%
Asian3785715.08%
Multiple943444.67%
White17,2896693.87%
Black2,480421.69%
Other417NaN%

5.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.93%

Male Poverty Rate

5.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pelham

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pelham is Hispanic, with 15.97% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.80%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.04%.

Pelham Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade10.86%
High School5.71%
Some College6.58%
Bachelors or Greater5.45%

Pelham Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.85%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed1.97%
Female Unemployed43.22%

Pelham Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pelham Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$79,268$98,038
Families$97,772$119,497
Married Families$105,948-
Non Families$48,009$53,313
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Income by Household Type

Pelham Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.7%

Male Marriage Rate

54.1%

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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1,474

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War208
First Gulf War352
Vietnam490
Korea97
World War II

Pelham Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3494
35 to 54329
55 to 64296
65 to 74287
75+468

Pelham Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2908.58%
Black1186.43%
Other Race436.62%
2+ Races236.08%
Hispanic1196.37%

Pelham Veterans by Race

Pelham Veterans by Education

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1.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.10%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pelham Veterans by Education

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67%

Labor Force Participation

65.3%

Employment Rate

2.4%

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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61.57%

Born in Pelham

92.81%

Native Born

7.19%

Foreign Born

5.94%

Non Citizen

1.25%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.81% of Pelham residents were born in the United States, with 61.57% having been born in Alabama. 5.94% 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

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19806,7590.00%
19909,7653,0063.75%
200014,3694,6043.94%
201021,3526,9834.04%
201121,6492971.39%
201221,9462971.37%
201322,2432971.35%
201422,5402971.34%
201522,8372971.32%
201623,1342971.30%
201723,4312971.28%
201823,7282971.27%
201924,0252971.25%
202024,3182931.22%
202124,6152971.22%
202224,9122971.21%

Pelham Population by Year