Population: 6,351

Male 49% Female 51%
Married 62%
Single 38%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Pelham has a low population density. Pelham is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.

7,726 Pelham
27,441 New York

City Info

Pelham, NY is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 10/10 and an overall value of 9/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Pelham has a population density of 7,726, with 6,351 current residents.

Out of the 6,351 current residents, 49% are male and 51% are female. 62% of the residents are married and 38% are single.



Air quality

Average air quality


  • 55% Sun
  • 46% Rain
  • 34% Snow


53°F average temperature

  • 406 years Median home age
  • $767,840 Median home price
  • 5.01% Home appreciation rate
  • 20.95% Annual property tax
  • 63.6%
    Homes owned
  • 33.9%
    Homes rented
  • 2.5%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Pelham, the air quality is 35% and the weather, on average, is 55% sunny, 46% rainy, and 34% snowy. The average temperature is 53°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Pelham, you should know that 63.6% of homes are owned while 33.9% of homes are rented, and 2.5% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $767,840, the median age of homes is 406 years, the annual home appreciation is 5.01% and the annual property tax is 20.95%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Democrat Democrat


When looking at the community of Pelham, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Pelham’s crime rate is 2 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Pelham is 39 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 63.39% Democratic, 35.79% Republican, and 0.83% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:14


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 90%
    High school diploma
  • 5%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 27%
    Bachelors degree
  • 28%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Pelham, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 7.20% of residents are unemployed in Pelham (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Pelham residents: 17.7% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 38.65% are in the arts and sciences field, 8.6% are in the customer service field, 26.9% are in the sales field, 0.00% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 4.8% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 3.3% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:14. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 90.16%, 5.45% of residents have an associate’s degree, 27.03% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 28.29% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Pelham, you should be aware that the average commute time is 39 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Pelham have a few different options. 51% of commuters use their own cars, 8% of commuters carpool, 31% of commuters use the transit system, and 6% of residents work from home.

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