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Pelham is a village in Westchester County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named after Thomas Pell, who bought land from Indians in 1664
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Pelham. For links to other places called Pelham, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Pelham is 40.909N. The longitude is -73.808W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 72 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,399.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Pelham demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Westchester County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, New York area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 10553 ZIP code.
9% of Pelham residents report German ancestry, and 18% 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 $43,397, compared with $21,587 nationally.
55% 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 $1,001. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,520.
Libraries in Pelham include Pelham Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Pelham include Pelham Weekly
Westchester County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pelham political report.
The average commute time for Pelham workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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