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Pelham is a city in Shelby County, in the Birmingham-Hoover metro area.
The community was named for John Pelham, Confederate officer killed in 1863
The latitude of Pelham is 33.285N. The longitude is -86.81W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 502 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 17,396.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Pelham demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Shelby County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Birmingham-Hoover area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 35043 ZIP code.
11% of Pelham residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pelham ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pelham was $25,611, compared with $21,587 nationally.
35% of Pelham residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Pelham, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $525. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,081.
Libraries in Pelham include Pelham Public Library ... View libraries
Shelby County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pelham political report.
The average commute time for Pelham workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Pelham between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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