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Pelham is a suburb of Birmingham with a population of 23,428. Pelham is in Shelby County and is one of the best places to live in Alabama. Living in Pelham offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Pelham there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Pelham and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Pelham are highly rated.

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About Pelham...
Population
23,428

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$189,000
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,119
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    105.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    12.6
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    33.6
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    164
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,387.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    147.2
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    national  12%

Working in Pelham

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$80,510
National
$62,843

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