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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Pelham is a suburb of Springfield with a population of 1,306. Pelham is in Hampshire County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Pelham offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Pelham and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Pelham are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$326,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,489
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    75.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    75.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    75.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    19%
  • 65+ years
    25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    35%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Pelham

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$93,958
National
$55,322
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