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Income/capita 9%
Household income 30%
Unemployment 25%
IndexPelhamAlabamaNational
Income per capita$32,632$24,736$29,829
Median household income$71,864$44,758$55,322
Median income owner occupied$79,189$55,873$70,586
Median income renter occupied$46,391$25,999$35,192
Median earnings male$44,209$34,323$36,919
Median earnings female$33,472$22,614$26,250
Unemployment rate3.5%4.8%4.7%
Poverty level5.7%18.4%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Pelham is 9% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Pelham is 30% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Pelham is 25% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Pelham is 62% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $47,904$71,864$143,728
      City
      $29,835$44,758$89,516
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Pelham median earnings by income bracket

      Pelham employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry12.7%1.3%
      Manufacturing sector11.2%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services7.6%11.8%
      Wholesale & retail services14.9%10.5%
      Public administration6.8%3.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.5%2.0%
      Education, health & social services8.2%29.7%
      Other28.3%36.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Highland Lakes, AL4,860$134,315143%
      Mountain Brook, AL20,532$129,777135%
      Shoal Creek, AL1,448$126,597129%
      Indian Springs Village, AL2,529$100,07881%
      Vestavia Hills, AL34,243$93,17868%
      Pelham, AL22,596$71,86430%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Morrisville, NC22,600$92,76968%
      Wadsworth, OH22,578$62,60713%
      Pottstown, PA22,619$45,05119%
      Anthem, AZ22,571$86,77057%
      Arnold, MD22,625$109,93299%
      Pelham, AL22,596$71,86430%
      Source: The Pelham, AL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).