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Pelham is a town in Hampshire County, in the Springfield metro area.

The community was named after Lord Pelham

The latitude of Pelham is 42.393N. The longitude is -72.404W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,060 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,403.


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Median household income
Local
$61,339
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Pelham demographic reports
Pelham is on the Swift and Fort rivers
Known for its fishing rods
Well-known residents have included:
· Daniel Shays, leader of the 18th-century uprising of farmers, known as Shays' Rebellion
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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10% of Pelham residents report German ancestry, and 15% 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 $29,821, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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61% of Pelham residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Pelham include Pelham Town Hall Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Pelham, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $689.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,188.


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Libraries in Pelham include Pelham Free Public Library ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Pelham workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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