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Population (year 2000): 14,369. Estimated population in July 2005: 19,450 (+35.4% change)
Males: 6,992 (48.7%), Females: 7,377 (51.3%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 34.8 years
Median household income: $54,808 (year 2000)
Median house value: $127,800 (year 2000)

Pelham, AL residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Pelham:

  • White Non-Hispanic (86.8%)
  • Hispanic (6.4%)
  • Black (4.0%)
  • Other race (2.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (14.2%), English (12.9%), Irish (11.3%), German (9.9%), Italian (3.6%), Scotch-Irish (3.6%).Alabama forum

Land area: 38.0 square miles

Pelham,

For population 25 years and over in Pelham

  • High school or higher: 89.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pelham city

  • Never married: 19.8%
  • Now married: 62.7%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

5.6% Foreign born (3.8% Latin America, 1.1% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +4,825 (+50.6%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: AL (5.8 miles Hoover, pop. 62,742).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: AL Birmingham, (15.3 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (593.6 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: AL (5.2 miles Helena, Springs Village, AL (5.3 miles Indian AL (5.7 miles Alabaster, AL (5.8 miles Hoover, Hills, AL Vestavia (8.9 miles AL Chelsea, (9.3 miles AL (9.4 miles Meadowbrook, Purdy, AL (10.6 miles Lake


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 249 buildings, average cost: $136,300
  • 1997: 267 buildings, average cost: $126,500
  • 1998: 306 buildings, average cost: $119,900
  • 1999: 369 buildings, average cost: $134,800
  • 2000: 393 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2001: 435 buildings, average cost: $131,400
  • 2002: 344 buildings, average cost: $119,800
  • 2003: 296 buildings, average cost: $151,900
  • 2004: 411 buildings, average cost: $162,500

Latitude: 33.30 N, Longitude: 86.78 W

Pelham, Alabama business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (16.7%), Retail trade (12.9%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (10.8%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (10.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,696 (+32.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,588 (20.5%)

Crime in Pelham (2000):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 4 robberies (25.4 per 100,000)
  • 11 assaults (70.0 per 100,000)
  • 23 burglaries (146.3 per 100,000)
  • 358 thefts (2277.1 per 100,000)
  • 18 auto thefts (114.5 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 144.5 (higher means more crime, US average = 328.1)

Crime in Pelham (2001):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 3 rapes (20.8 per 100,000)
  • 8 robberies (55.5 per 100,000)
  • 10 assaults (69.3 per 100,000)
  • 32 burglaries (221.8 per 100,000)
  • 339 thefts (2350.1 per 100,000)
  • 21 auto thefts (145.6 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 160.6 (higher means more crime, US average = 330.8)

Average climate in Pelham, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Pelham-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 167% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1977, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 17.9 miles away from the Pelham city center killed 22 people and injured 130 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1998, a category 5 tornado 19.9 miles away from the city center killed 32 people and injured 259 people and caused $200 million in damages.

Birthplace of: Michael Adams - College football player (Louisville Cardinals).


Hospitals/medical centers near Pelham:
  • SHELBY BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER (about 6 miles; ALABASTER, AL)
  • BROOKWOOD MEDICAL CENTER (about 12 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • HEALTHSOUTH LAKESHORE REHAB HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL)

Political contributions by individuals in Pelham, AL

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Pelham:
  • BIRMINGHAM INTL (about 18 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; ID: BHM)
  • TALLADEGA MUNI (about 54 miles; TALLADEGA, AL; ID: ASN)
  • TUSCALOOSA REGIONAL (about 57 miles; TUSCALOOSA, AL; ID: TCL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Pelham:
  • BESSEMER (about 10 miles; BESSEMER, AL; ID: EKY)
  • SHELBY COUNTY (about 10 miles; ALABASTER, AL; ID: EET)
  • BIBB COUNTY (about 33 miles; CENTREVILLE, AL; ID: 0A8)

Amtrak station near Pelham:
  • 15 miles: BIRMINGHAM (1819 MORRIS AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 54 $219,968 $48,881 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 0 $0   2 $3,952
Other Government Administration 10 $31,959 $38,350 5 $3,861
Financial Administration 5 $19,178 $46,027 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $2,690 $32,280 0 $0
Local Libraries 10 $29,141 $34,969 5 $1,038
Other and Unallocable 27 $75,451 $33,533 20 $8,342
Streets and Highways 20 $50,670 $30,402 0 $0
Sewerage 5 $19,195 $46,068 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 7 $21,195 $36,334 0 $0
Water Supply 23 $67,717 $35,330 0 $0
Firefighters 62 $223,249 $43,209 0 $0
Police - Other 12 $30,245 $30,245 4 $2,615
Totals for Government 236 $790,657 $40,202 36 $19,809
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pelham:
  • SAMFORD UNIVERSITY (about 11 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,106)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MONTEVALLO (about 15 miles; MONTEVALLO, AL; FT enrollment: 2,651)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM (about 20 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; FT enrollment: 12,178)
  • JEFFERSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 24 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; FT enrollment: 3,279)
  • BEVILL STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 36 miles; SUMITON, AL; FT enrollment: 2,670)
  • GEORGE C WALLACE STATE COMMUNITY COLL-HANCEVILLE (about 51 miles; HANCEVILLE, AL; FT enrollment: 3,272)
  • SHELTON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 53 miles; TUSCALOOSA, AL; FT enrollment: 3,635)
Public high school in Pelham:
  • PELHAM HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,112; Location: 2500 PANTHER CIR; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Pelham:
  • PELHAM CHRISTIAN SCOOL (Students: 149; Location: PO 1329; Grades: PK - 12)
  • BRADFORD HEALTH SERVICES-OAK (Students: 42; Location: 2280 HIGHWAY 35 SOUTH; Grades: 7 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Pelham:
  • VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 617; Location: 310 OPPORTUNITY DR; Grades: KG - 02)
  • VALLEY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 578; Location: 2200 HIGHWAY 33; Grades: 03 - 05)
Private primary/middle school in Pelham:
  • SHELBY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL/WEE CA (Students: 32; Location: 419 PHILIPPIANS BLVD.; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Pelham:
  • PELHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $614,363; Location: 3160 PELHAM PARKWAY; 35,281 books; 1,878 audio materials; 2,250 video materials; 47 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Pelham: Pelham Industrial Park (A), Foothills Visitors Center (B).

Shopping Centers: Pelham Plaza Shopping Center (1), Riverbrook Plaza Shopping Center (2), Shelby Mart Shopping Center (3), Southgate Village Shopping Center (4), Harvey Square Shopping Center (5), Indian Springs Shopping Center (6).

Churches in Pelham include: Piney Grove Church (A), Pelham United Methodist Church (B), Pelham First Baptist Church (C), Oak Mountain Church (D).

Cemeteries: Pelham Cemetery (1), Oldham Cemetery (2), Deerhurst Cemetery (3).

Reservoirs: Lake Melaken (A), Caddell Lake (B), Oak Mountain Lake (C), Lunker Lake (D), Old Lake (E), Lake Warren (F), Williams Lake (G), Holtzclaw Lake (H).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Peavine Branch (A), Peavine Creek (B), Johnson Brook (C), Brown Branch (D), Beech Branch (E), Cahaba Valley Creek (F), Lee Branch (G), Hogpen Creek (H), Big Sucker Brook (I).

Park in Pelham: Oak Mountain State Park (1).


Pelham compared to Alabama state average:
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Pelham:
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WQCR (1500 AM; 2 kW; ALABASTER, AL; Owner: WGTT, INC.)
  • WERC (960 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYDE (1260 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WRJS (1320 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WLPH (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; IRONDALE, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WAYE (1220 AM; 1 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WJLD (1400 AM; 1 kW; FAIRFIELD, AL; Owner: RICHARDSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WATV (900 AM; 1 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
Strongest FM radio stations in Pelham:
  • WODL (97.3 FM; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WQEM (101.5 FM; COLUMBIANA, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WBHK (98.7 FM; WARRIOR, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZZK-FM (104.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WYSF (94.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBPT (106.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WMJJ (96.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQEN (103.7 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBHM (90.3 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BD OF TRUSTEES/U OF AL AT BIRMINGHAM)
  • WZRR (99.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC-FM (93.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • W281AB (104.1 FM; MOUNTAIN BROOK, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WLJR (88.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BRIARWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH)
  • WGIB (91.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WBFR (89.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WVSU-FM (91.1 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: SAMFORD UNIVERSITY)
  • WENN (105.9 FM; TRUSSVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WANZ (100.7 FM; NORTHPORT, AL; Owner: APEX BRAODCASTING INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Pelham:
  • WABM (Channel 68; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM (WABM-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WIAT (Channel 42; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBIQ (Channel 10; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WTTO (Channel 21; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBRC (Channel 6; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)
  • WVTM-TV (Channel 13; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM BROADCASTING (WVTM-TV), LLC)
  • WBXA-CA (Channel 2; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • W27CM (Channel 27; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBMA-LP (Channel 58; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)
  • W46DK (Channel 46; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W34BI (Channel 34; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • WOTM-LP (Channel 19; MONTEVALLO, AL; Owner: JAMES DONALD EARLEY)
  • W49AY (Channel 49; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • W62BG (Channel 62; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W15AZ (Channel 15; ALABASTER, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST CHURCH SCHOOL)
  • WJSU-TV (Channel 40; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)

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