Pelham, Alabama

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Population in 2017: 23,493 (92% urban, 8% rural).
Population change since 2000: +63.5%
Males: 11,393  (48.5%)
Females: 12,100  (51.5%)
Median resident age:

39.2 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 35124.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $73,260 (it was $54,808 in 2000)
Pelham:

$73,260
AL:

$48,123

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $35,270 (it was $25,611 in 2000)

Pelham city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $182,154 (it was $118,800 in 2000)
Pelham:

$182,154
AL:

$141,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $207,462; detached houses: $237,889; townhouses or other attached units: $149,511; mobile homes: $34,851

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,033.

March 2019 cost of living index in Pelham: 87.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 4.6%
(3.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.2% for Black residents, 14.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.4% for other race residents, 3.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Pelham, AL (2017)
    • 16,85673.1%White alone
    • 3,04313.2%Hispanic
    • 2,46210.7%Black alone
    • 3951.7%Asian alone
    • 1730.8%Two or more races
    • 690.3%American Indian alone
    • 250.1%Other race alone

Races in Pelham detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Pelham, Alabama as of October 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Pelham is 2,270 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Pelham by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(5.5)
1
(5.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.6)
1
(4.5)
1
(4.4)
1
(4.7)
2
(9.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(16.5)
2
(10.2)
3
(14.2)
5
(23.2)
2
(9.0)
2
(8.8)
1
(4.7)
7
(32.2)
6
(27.0)
5
(22.2)
2
(8.7)
6
(25.9)
5
(21.5)
3
(12.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
19
(104.3)
31
(158.0)
22
(104.5)
12
(55.7)
7
(31.6)
7
(30.7)
3
(14.0)
8
(36.8)
10
(45.0)
6
(26.7)
9
(39.1)
2
(8.6)
8
(34.3)
8
(33.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
18
(98.8)
13
(66.2)
10
(47.5)
13
(60.4)
6
(27.1)
22
(96.6)
15
(69.9)
19
(87.3)
10
(45.0)
9
(40.0)
22
(95.7)
33
(142.5)
20
(85.8)
25
(105.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
43
(236.0)
52
(265.0)
41
(194.7)
50
(232.2)
71
(320.2)
65
(285.4)
57
(265.7)
50
(229.8)
45
(202.7)
35
(155.5)
54
(234.8)
37
(159.7)
35
(150.2)
39
(164.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
592
(3,249)
472
(2,405)
475
(2,255)
406
(1,886)
390
(1,759)
374
(1,642)
332
(1,547)
402
(1,848)
362
(1,631)
358
(1,591)
398
(1,731)
435
(1,878)
430
(1,845)
330
(1,387)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
29
(159.1)
34
(173.2)
34
(161.4)
29
(134.7)
34
(153.3)
18
(79.0)
16
(74.6)
19
(87.3)
24
(108.1)
20
(88.9)
22
(95.7)
37
(159.7)
39
(167.3)
35
(147.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(5.5)
0
(0.0)
N/AN/AN/AN/A1
(4.7)
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City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)234.4207.6169.0159.1136.2136.3117.7169.6132.2115.4131.1150.9142.3119.9

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City-data.com crime index in Pelham, AL

Crime rate in Pelham detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 85 (70 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.94
Alabama average:

2.17
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Ancestries: American (19.8%), English (11.0%), Irish (6.3%), German (5.3%), Italian (2.2%), Scotch-Irish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 38.0 square miles.

Population density: 618 people per square mile   (low).

Pelham, Alabama map

2,103 residents are foreign born (6.9% Latin America).

This city:

9.0%
Alabama:

3.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,039 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,048 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Hoover, AL (5.8 miles , pop. 62,742).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (15.3 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (562.7 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Helena, AL (2.1 miles ),
Indian Springs Village, AL (2.2 miles ),
Alabaster, AL (2.4 miles ),
Hoover, AL (2.4 miles ),
Chelsea, AL (2.8 miles ),
Brantleyville, AL (2.8 miles ),
Meadowbrook, AL (3.0 miles ),
Vestavia Hills, AL (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 33.30 N, Longitude: 86.78 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,919 (+12.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,056 (24.0%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 205

Distribution of median household income in Pelham, AL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Pelham, AL in 2017
Pelham satellite photo by USGS

Pelham tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 267 buildings, average cost: $126,500
  • 1998: 306 buildings, average cost: $119,900
  • 1999: 369 buildings, average cost: $134,800
  • 2000: 393 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2001: 435 buildings, average cost: $131,400
  • 2002: 344 buildings, average cost: $119,800
  • 2003: 296 buildings, average cost: $151,900
  • 2004: 411 buildings, average cost: $162,500
  • 2005: 292 buildings, average cost: $209,600
  • 2006: 315 buildings, average cost: $196,300
  • 2007: 258 buildings, average cost: $174,400
  • 2008: 91 buildings, average cost: $181,400
  • 2009: 80 buildings, average cost: $180,100
  • 2010: 55 buildings, average cost: $169,600
  • 2011: 64 buildings, average cost: $189,400
  • 2012: 78 buildings, average cost: $215,600
  • 2013: 113 buildings, average cost: $213,700
  • 2014: 91 buildings, average cost: $226,200
  • 2015: 102 buildings, average cost: $220,500
  • 2016: 138 buildings, average cost: $228,200
  • 2017: 117 buildings, average cost: $256,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Pelham, AL residents
Average permit cost in Pelham, AL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.8%
Alabama:

3.8%
Historical population in Pelham, AL
Historical housing units in Pelham, AL

Population change in the 1990s: +4,825 (+50.6%).
Most common industries in Pelham, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (9.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.0%)
  • Health care (8.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.9%)
  • Educational services (6.0%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (4.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.0%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (3.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (13.3%)
  • Educational services (10.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.5%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
  • Social assistance (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Pelham, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Computer specialists (5.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Computer specialists (7.8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Top executives (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Engineers (4.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.3%)
  • Registered nurses (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.6%)

Average climate in Pelham, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 82.8. This is about average.

City:

82.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.257. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.257
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 9.81. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.81
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 2.29. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.29
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 23.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 19.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.1
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.11. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.11
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Tornado activity:

Pelham-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 129% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1977, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 17.1 miles away from the Pelham city center killed 22 people and injured 130 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1998, a category F5 tornado 19.7 miles away from the city center killed 32 people and injured 259 people and caused $200 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pelham-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 28.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 105.7 miles away from Pelham center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 67.3 miles away from Pelham center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 153.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 80.6 miles away from the city center
On 12/12/1997 at 08:42:20, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 32.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Shelby County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 8, Hurricanes: 4, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pelham topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Pelham:

  • FMC CAHABA VALLEY (120 CAHABA VALLEY PARKWAY)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Pelham:

  • WIREGRASS HOSPICE BIRMINGHAM (Hospital, about 4 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • NEW BEACON OF ALABASTER (Hospital, about 5 miles away; ALABASTER, AL)
  • SHELBY RIDGE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; ALABASTER, AL)
  • FAMILY COMFORT HOSPICE OF ALABASTER (Hospital, about 5 miles away; ALABASTER, AL)
  • GALLERIA WOODS SKILLED NURSING FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • HELPING HANDS HOSPICE (Hospital, about 5 miles away; HOOVER, AL)
  • HOSPICE SERVICES OF ALABAMA, LLC (Hospital, about 5 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)

Amtrak station near Pelham:

  • 15 miles: BIRMINGHAM (1819 MORRIS AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pelham:

  • Samford University (about 12 miles; Birmingham, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,829)
  • Virginia College-Birmingham (about 12 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 8,167)
  • Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus (about 12 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 2,695)
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (about 14 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 14,853)
  • University of Montevallo (about 15 miles; Montevallo, AL; FT enrollment: 2,826)
  • Jefferson State Community College (about 25 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 6,041)
  • The University of Alabama (about 45 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 30,931)

Public high schools in Pelham:

  • PELHAM HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1, Location: 2500 PANTHER CIR, Grades: 9-12)
  • LINDA NOLEN LEARNING CENTER (Location: 2280 HIGHWY 35, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Pelham:

See full list of schools located in Pelham

Library in Pelham:

  • PELHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,093,611; Location: 3160 PELHAM PARKWAY; 46,748 books; 2,800 audio materials; 4,536 video materials; 81 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 45 print serial subscriptions; 81 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Pelham: Pelham Industrial Park (A), Foothills Visitors Center (B), Pelham Fire Department Station 1 (C), Pelham Fire Department Station 4 (D), Pelham Fire Department Station 3 (E), Pelham Fire Department Station 5 (F), Pelham Fire Department Station 2 (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Indian Springs Shopping Center (1), Riverbrook Plaza Shopping Center (2), Southgate Village Shopping Center (3), Shelby Mart Shopping Center (4), Harvey Square Shopping Center (5), Pelham Plaza Shopping Center (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Pelham include: Piney Grove Church (A), Pelham United Methodist Church (B), Pelham First Baptist Church (C), Oak Mountain Baptist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oldham Cemetery (1), Pelham Cemetery (2), Deerhurst Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Oak Mountain Lake (A), Lunker Lake (B), Double Oak Lake (C), Holtzclaw Lake (D), Lake Warren (E), Williams Lake (F), Old Lake (G), Wyatt Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Peavine Creek (A), Peavine Branch (B), Lee Branch (C), Johnson Brook (D), Hogpen Creek (E), Coales Branch (F), Cahaba Valley Creek (G), Big Sucker Brook (H), Beech Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Pelham include: Ned Bearden Stadium (1), Oak Mountain State Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Cole-Hall Lumber LBR (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 2500 Oak Street) (1), Grand Slam USA (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2967 Pelham Parkway) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Suburban Lodge of America (1902 Highway 31 South) (1), Travelodge (410 Oak Mountain Circle) (2), Sleep Inn Pelham (200 Southgate Drive) (3), Apartment Hunters Inc (8841 Helena Road) (4), Hampton Inn & Suites Birmingham/Pelham ( (232 Cahaba Valley Road) (5), Comfort Inn (110 Cahaba Valley Parkway) (6), Comfort Inn Pelham (110 Cahaba Valley Parkway) (7), Best Western At Oak Mountain (100 Bishop Circle) (8), Ramada Inn Limited at Pelham (113 Cahaba Valley Parkway) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Brent Hinds - Heavy metal guitarist, Michael Adams - College football player (Louisville Cardinals), Montez Billings - Football player.

Shelby County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

70.7%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.1%
Whole state:

4.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
2 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
44 people in nursing homes in 2000
18 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Banks with most branches in Pelham (2011 data):

  • Regions Bank: Pelham Branch at 2964 Pelham Parkway, branch established on 1972/07/13; Pelham Branch at 2228 Pelham Parkway, branch established on 1995/01/23. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: North Shelby Branch at 3350 Pelham Parkway, branch established on 1984/01/23; Oak Mountain Branch at 2261 Highway 31 South, branch established on 1971/12/13. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Union State Bank: Pelham Branch at 2267 Pelham Parkway, branch established on 1996/01/29. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $274.5 mil, Deposits: $250.5 mil, headquarters in Pell City, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Union Bancshares, Inc.
  • Synovus Bank: Pelham Branch at 2304 Pelham Parkway, branch established on 1997/03/24. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $26,863.3 mil, Deposits: $22,415.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 296 total offices, Holding Company: Synovus Financial Corp.
  • Central State Bank: Pelham Branch at 3145 Highway 31 South, branch established on 2005/10/10. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $155.4 mil, Deposits: $131.3 mil, headquarters in Calera, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Central State Bancorporation
  • Iberiabank: Pelham Branch at 2695 Pelham Parkway, branch established on 2003/03/31. Info updated 2011/06/08: Bank assets: $11,676.7 mil, Deposits: $9,387.9 mil, headquarters in Lafayette, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: Iberiabank Corporation
  • Frontier Bank: Pelham Branch at 2723 Pelham Parkway, branch established on 2006/10/03. Info updated 2012/03/01: Bank assets: $297.8 mil, Deposits: $253.4 mil, headquarters in Lagrange, GA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Frontier National Corporation
  • Merchants and Farmers Bank: Pelham Branch at 3513 Pelham Parkway, branch established on 1986/03/31. Info updated 2007/01/11: Bank assets: $1,561.3 mil, Deposits: $1,372.4 mil, headquarters in Kosciusko, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 39 total offices, Holding Company: First M & F Corporation
  • First Financial Bank: Pelham Branch at 3304 Pelham Parkway, branch established on 1936/11/23. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $208.9 mil, Deposits: $166.7 mil, headquarters in Bessemer, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Firstfed Bancorp, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 4 other banks with 4 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Pelham:

Marital status in Pelham, AL
  • Never married: 27.5%
  • Now married: 55.9%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

For population 25 years and over in Pelham:

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 37.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Alabama average:

11.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Pelham
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Pelham, AL (based on Shelby County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant61,933172
Mainline Protestant16,07638
Catholic2,8831
Black Protestant2,42112
Other2,3376
Orthodox581
None109,377-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 24
Shelby County:

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Shelby County:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Here:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 94
Shelby County:

5.14 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 124
Shelby County:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Shelby County:

7.4%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.1%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Shelby County:

17.2%
Alabama:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Pelham:

47.6%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Pelham:

44.1%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
State:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.3%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.2%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.4%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
This city:

55.6%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Pelham:

79.2%
State:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Pelham, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 78$427,800$65,8150$0
Police Protection - Officers 70$375,552$64,3800$0
Parks and Recreation 46$206,371$53,83668$54,870
Water Supply 24$110,604$55,3020$0
Streets and Highways 19$89,581$56,5770$0
Correction 16$61,353$46,0151$713
Police - Other 14$61,522$52,7332$822
Other Government Administration 11$50,410$54,9930$0
Local Libraries 11$56,267$61,3827$3,096
Financial Administration 7$40,998$70,2820$0
Other and Unallocable 6$35,433$70,8660$0
Sewerage 6$35,225$70,4500$0
Judicial and Legal 5$22,165$53,1964$11,116
Fire - Other 2$14,563$87,3780$0
Totals for Government 315$1,587,844$60,48982$70,617

Pelham government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $2,560,000 ($108.97)
  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $8,115,000 ($345.42)
    Central Staff Services: $7,970,000 ($339.25)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,633,000 ($324.91)
    Police Protection: $7,630,000 ($324.78)
    Regular Highways: $3,359,000 ($142.98)
    Sewerage: $3,082,000 ($131.19)
    Water Utilities: $2,421,000 ($103.05)
    Libraries: $1,148,000 ($48.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $320,000 ($13.62)
    General - Other: $60,000 ($2.55)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,837,000 ($78.19)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $947,000 ($40.31)
    Water Utilities: $744,000 ($31.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $378,000 ($16.09)
    General - Other: $125,000 ($5.32)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,348,000 ($185.08)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $763,000 ($32.48)

Pelham government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,593,000 ($238.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,549,000 ($236.20)
    Solid Waste Management: $309,000 ($13.15)
    Other: $280,000 ($11.92)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $2,274,000 ($96.79)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,081,000 ($46.01)
    Interest Earnings: $275,000 ($11.71)
    Special Assessments: $200,000 ($8.51)
    Sale of Property: $102,000 ($4.34)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,395,000 ($187.08)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $22,928,000 ($975.95)
    Property: $5,615,000 ($239.01)
    Other License: $4,431,000 ($188.61)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $836,000 ($35.59)
    Other Selective Sales: $295,000 ($12.56)

Pelham government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $74,223,000 ($3159.37)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $69,523,000 ($2959.31)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $14,732,000 ($627.08)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $12,968,000 ($551.99)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,700,000 ($200.06)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,764,000 ($75.09)

Pelham government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $35,886,000 ($1527.52)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,968,000 ($551.99)

8.19% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($64,934 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.19%
Alabama average:

5.95%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($199 average AGI)
Shelby County:

0.03%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Jefferson County, AL  3.66% ($65,544 average AGI)
from Chilton County, AL  0.29% ($33,959)
from St. Clair County, AL  0.18% ($54,736)


8.23% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($67,171 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.23%
Alabama average:

5.97%

0.35% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,919 average AGI)
Shelby County:

0.35%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Jefferson County, AL  3.30% ($59,781 average AGI)
to Chilton County, AL  0.34% ($41,481)
to St. Clair County, AL  0.21% ($53,629)
Businesses in Pelham, AL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Marriott1
Advance Auto Parts2MasterBrand Cabinets3
Applebee's1Mazda1
Arby's1McDonald's1
AutoZone2Papa John's Pizza1
Best Western1Penske1
Budget Car Rental1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Popeyes1
CVS2Publix Super Markets1
Chick-Fil-A1Quality1
Comfort Suites1Ramada1
Cracker Barrel1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen1Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In2
Dunkin Donuts1Sleep Inn1
FedEx4Subway4
Firestone Complete Auto Care1T-Mobile1
GNC1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1Travelodge1
Hilton1U-Haul1
Holiday Inn1UPS7
Home Depot1Waffle House2
IHOP1Walgreens2
KFC2Walmart1
Lane Furniture1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Pelham:

  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WQCR (1500 AM; 2 kW; ALABASTER, AL; Owner: WGTT, INC.)
  • WERC (960 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYDE (1260 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WRJS (1320 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WLPH (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; IRONDALE, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WAYE (1220 AM; 1 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WSMQ (1450 AM; 1 kW; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: BESSEMER RADIO INC.)
  • WJLD (1400 AM; 1 kW; FAIRFIELD, AL; Owner: RICHARDSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pelham:

  • WQEM (101.5 FM; COLUMBIANA, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WODL (97.3 FM; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WMJJ (96.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYSF (94.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBHK (98.7 FM; WARRIOR, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZZK-FM (104.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WQEN (103.7 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBPT (106.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZRR (99.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC-FM (93.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WBHM (90.3 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BD OF TRUSTEES/U OF AL AT BIRMINGHAM)
  • WLJR (88.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BRIARWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH)
  • WGIB (91.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • W281AB (104.1 FM; MOUNTAIN BROOK, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WBFR (89.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WVSU-FM (91.1 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: SAMFORD UNIVERSITY)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WENN (105.9 FM; TRUSSVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WANZ (100.7 FM; NORTHPORT, AL; Owner: APEX BRAODCASTING INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Pelham:

  • WABM (Channel 68; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM (WABM-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WIAT (Channel 42; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBIQ (Channel 10; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WTTO (Channel 21; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBXA-CA (Channel 2; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WBRC (Channel 6; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)
  • WVTM-TV (Channel 13; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM BROADCASTING (WVTM-TV), LLC)
  • W27CM (Channel 27; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBMA-LP (Channel 58; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • W34BI (Channel 34; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W46DK (Channel 46; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W15AZ (Channel 15; ALABASTER, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST CHURCH SCHOOL)
  • WOTM-LP (Channel 19; MONTEVALLO, AL; Owner: JAMES DONALD EARLEY)
  • W49AY (Channel 49; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • W62BG (Channel 62; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WJSU-TV (Channel 40; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Pelham fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 39Number of bridges
  • 315ft / 96.2mTotal length
  • $70,957,000Total costs
  • 613,739Total average daily traffic
  • 89,569Total average daily truck traffic
  • 545,460Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Pelham, AL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 111970-1979
  • 71980-1989
  • 71990-1999
  • 52000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Pelham, AL
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 84 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Pelham)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Pelham, AL)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 133 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Pelham)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 24 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Pelham)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED175$146,28895$151,366554$168,35628$62,28521$98,3802$25,685
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$123,6287$122,32949$181,6903$85,3073$187,1902$34,600
APPLICATIONS DENIED18$146,84815$113,740190$172,72023$16,3545$201,6206$34,113
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN27$149,32424$178,415181$170,9333$145,4135$123,3260$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$164,3432$154,73537$162,5254$102,1981$173,2100$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0303.07 , 0303.13, 0303.15, 0303.16, 0303.18, 0306.08, 0306.09

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED24$184,62235$187,929
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$237,1718$196,393
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$206,5225$181,894
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$165,9781$283,540
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$34,6103$153,423

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0303.07 , 0303.13, 0303.15, 0303.16, 0303.18, 0306.08, 0306.09

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Pelham, AL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Pelham, AL - Value

2006 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2006 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 70. The highest number of fires - 137 took place in 2007, and the least - 3 in 2013. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Pelham, AL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (52.5%), and Structure Fires (23.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Pelham, AL
    • 47652.5%Outside Fires
    • 21323.5%Structure Fires
    • 18820.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 303.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Pelham, AL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Pelham, Alabama:

  • Comfort Inn, 110 Cahaba Valley Pkwy, Pelham, Alabama 35124 , Phone: (205) 444-9200, Fax: (205) 444-9846
  • Travelodge, 410 Oak Mtn Cir, Pelham, Alabama 35124 , Phone: (205) 987-2233
  • Best Western Inn, 100 Bishop Cir, Pelham, Alabama 35124 , Phone: (205) 982-1113, Fax: (205) 982-0452
  • Sleep Inn, 200 Southgate Dr, Pelham, Alabama 35124 , Phone: (205) 982-9800, Fax: (205) 982-0525
  • Hampton Inn And Suites, 232 Cahaba Valley Rd, Pelham, Alabama 35124 , Phone: (205) 313-9500, Fax: (205) 313-9600
  • Ramada Limited, 113 Cahaba Vly Park E, Pelham, Alabama 35124 , Phone: (205) 987-0444, Fax: (205) 987-4816
  • Comfort Suites Pelham, 2235 Pelham Pkwy, Pelham, Alabama 35124 , Phone: (205) 982-1999, Fax: (205) 989-6930
  • Fairfield Inn And Suites By Marriott, 230 Cahaba Valley Rd, Pelham, Alabama 35124 , Phone: (205) 987-9879, Fax: (205) 987-9709
  • 2 other hotels and motels
All 10 fire-safe hotels and motels in Pelham, Alabama
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Pelham, AL
  • 60.3%Utility gas
  • 38.1%Electricity
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Pelham, AL
  • 66.6%Electricity
  • 32.5%Utility gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used


Pelham compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Pelham on our top lists:

  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time firefighters per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time park and recreation workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • Gary Tennyson (5)
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  • Keith Branham (4)
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Total of 88 patent applications in 2008-2020.