Pelham, Alabama Population 2020

24,334

Pelham is a city located in Alabama. With a 2020 population of 24,334, it is the 24th largest city in Alabama and the 1583rd largest city in the United States. Pelham is currently growing at a rate of 1.23% annually and its population has increased by 13.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 21,352 in 2010. Spanning over 39 miles, Pelham has a population density of 627 people per square mile.

The average household income in Pelham is $95,029 with a poverty rate of 5.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,064 per month, and the median house value is $181,600. The median age in Pelham is 38.7 years, 37.6 years for males, and 39.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.4 males.

Pelham Demographics

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

  • White: 77.60%
  • Black or African American: 10.59%
  • Other race: 8.21%
  • Asian: 2.11%
  • Two or more races: 1.13%
  • Native American: 0.35%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Pelham, Alabama is 24,334, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 23,744.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 21,352.

Pelham, Alabama Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,03677.60%
Black or African American2,46210.59%
Some Other Race1,9088.21%
Asian4912.11%
Two or More Races2631.13%
American Indian and Alaska Native820.35%

Pelham Population Pyramid 2020

Pelham Median Age

38.7


Total

37.6


Male

39.3


Female

Pelham Adults

There are 17,884 adults, (3,147 of whom are seniors) in Pelham.

Pelham Age Dependency

57.7

Age Dependency Ratio

21.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Pelham Sex Ratio

Female

12,141

52.24%

Male

11,101

47.76%

Pelham Households and Families

Pelham Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Pelham Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male90.1%9.9%
Married86.8%13.2%
All82.1%17.9%
Non Family78.9%21.1%
Female64.5%35.5%

82.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,7652.6582.1
Married5,0733.1586.8
Non Family2,4771.2778.9
Female9923.5264.5
Male2232.8890.1

3.12

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

3.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Pelham Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3592.25%
9th to 12th Grade9345.85%
High School Graduate3,05719.15%
Some College4,40527.59%
Associates Degree1,3358.36%
Bachelors Degree3,90924.48%
Graduate Degree1,96612.31%

Pelham Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,30311,9504,920
Hispanic1,7931,007199
Black1,5331,501582
Other Race1,11139026
Asian23311112
Multiple Races139128122
Native American585840

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 multiple races people with a rate of 87.77%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,114$52,762$37,109
Less Than High School$22,853$22,290$23,657
High School Grad$36,745$45,694$32,765
Some College$37,483$48,045$34,476
Bachelors Degree$54,662$73,709$45,238
Graduate Degree$61,168$63,913$60,000

$43,114

Average Earnings

$52,762

Average Male

$37,109

Average Female

Pelham Language

Pelham Language by Age

Pelham Language

85.31% of Pelham residents speak only English, while 14.69% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.99% of the population.

Pelham Poverty

Pelham Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,0806493.80%
Hispanic2,97142514.30%
Other1,85840021.53%
Black2,4601004.07%
Multiple263114.18%

5.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.58%

Male Poverty Rate

5.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pelham

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pelham is Other, with 21.53% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pelham is White, with 3.80% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.86%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School7.66%
Some College7.34%
Bachelors or Greater3.39%
High School2.94%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed20.00%
Male Unemployed8.70%
Male Employed3.46%
Female Employed2.67%

Pelham Income

Pelham Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$76,107$95,029
Families$89,243$110,350
Married Families$99,428-
Non Families$46,384$52,349

Pelham Marital Status

Pelham Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.5%

Male Marriage Rate

52.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Pelham Married by Age and Sex

Pelham Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Pelham Marital Status by Race

Pelham Veterans

1,169

Number of Veterans

1,092

Male Veterans

77

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam468
First Gulf War311
Second Gulf War214
Korea22
World War II6
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74340
35 to 54311
75+211
55 to 64177
18 to 34130
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0427.33%
Black1156.05%
Hispanic412.15%
Other121.01%

$Pelham Veterans by Education

3.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pelham Employment Status

71%

Labor Force Participation

68%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Pelham Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

59.37%

Born in Alabama

90.69%

Native Born

9.31%

Foreign Born

8.20%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

90.69% of Pelham residents were born in the United States, with 59.37% having been born in Alabama. 8.20% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202024,3342951.23%
201924,0392951.24%
201823,7442361.00%
201723,5082951.27%
201623,2132421.05%
201522,9712591.14%
201422,7123191.42%
201322,3933041.38%
201222,0893331.53%
201121,7562030.94%
201021,5537,1844.14%
200014,3694,6043.94%
19909,7653,0063.75%
19806,7590.00%