Pelham 75 Excellent
Pelham Livability #42 ranked city in Alabama#7,869 ranked city in the USARanks better than 73% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Pelham Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B- Pelham Cost of Living Cost of living is 3% higher than Alabama
928% less expensive than the US average
8911% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Pelham cost of living
A- Pelham Crime Total crime is 42% lower than Alabama
Total crime
1,85026% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5526% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
0%Year over year crime is similar
Pelham crime
C+ Pelham Employment Household income is 61% higher than Alabama
Median household income
$71,86430% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$32,6329% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%25% lower than the US average
Pelham employment
D Pelham Housing Home value is 32% higher than Alabama
Median home value
$169,6008% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,0056% higher than the US average
Home ownership
83%31% higher than the US average
Pelham real estate or Pelham rentals
F Pelham Schools HS graduation rate is 12% higher than Alabama
High school grad. rates
89%7% higher than the US average
School test scores
39%22% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:14% lower than the US average
Pelham K-12 schools
C- Pelham User Ratings There are a total of 1 ratings in Pelham
Overall user rating
60% 1 total ratings
User reviews rating
60% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
0% 0 total surveys
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      Living in Pelham, AL

      Pelham is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Alabama. The city has a population of 22,596 people. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (80% White). Given that fact, Pelham could be considered less diverse than other cities. 78% of the people in Pelham (over the age of 15) are married and 58% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

      Living in Pelham can be a great experience for anyone moving to the area. Having said that, in the state of Alabama, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! The best areas in Pelham and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from cost of living, weather, education, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Alabama and national averages.

      The livability score in Pelham is 76 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 85th percentile of all cities across America. Compared to the US average, Pelham ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! For each of the livability categories, we know that Pelham ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (B+), cost of living (B-) and weather (B-). On a less positive note, Pelham does not have favorable grades for the following: education (F) and housing (D). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Pelham, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Pelham gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 142 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Pelham. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Pelham are affordable. The median home price for Pelham homes is $169,600, which is 32% higher than the Alabama average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Pelham, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.4, which is 17.2% lower than the Alabama average. Real estate appreciation rates in Pelham are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Pelham homes comes in at 0.7%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 3.5%.

      Pelham transportation information

      Average one way commute27min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work87.6%85.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.4%8.8%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.1%0.4%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.1%1.1%2.8%
      Working from home4.6%2.9%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Pelham, AL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).