Pelham, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pelham, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Pelham had a population of 7,121 as of July 1, 2017. Pelham ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pelham is located at latitude 40.9111 and longitude -73.8077 in Westchester County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Pelham (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Westchester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 72 feet.

The Village of Pelham (GNIS ID: 2391055) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Pelham is located within Town of Pelham, a minor civil division (MCD) of Westchester County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pelham population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pelham: North Pelham.

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Pelham, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,121
Population in Households 7,111
Population in Familes 6,324
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density1 8,588
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 2,438
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 1,878
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,570 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,607 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 831 (32.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 132 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $710,687
Average Home Value $786,419


Median Household Income $128,351
Average Household Income $190,322
Per Capita Income $65,204
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.42% 0.39%
Households 0.27% 0.3%
Families 0.16% 0.23%
Median Household Income   2.9%
Per Capita Income   2.33%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Pelham, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pelham to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 261 78th
Population Density1 # 40 97th
Diversity Index2 # 149 88th
Median Household Income # 103 91st
Per Capita Income # 104 91st

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