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Overall Niche Grade
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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
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Pelham is a town in Massachusetts with a population of 1,277. 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
$328,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,438
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%
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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
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    225.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    150.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    300.3
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    22%
  • 65+ years
    25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    36%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Pelham

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$92,250
National
$55,322
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