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Median resident age:  43.2 years
Tennessee median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 37366

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,308 (it was $26,957 in 2000)
Pelham:

$30,308
TN:

$42,764
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,747

Pelham CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $98,604 (it was $60,700 in 2000)
Pelham:

$98,604
TN:

$137,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $157,132; Detached houses: $166,430; Townhouses or other attached units: $998,194; In 2-unit structures: $151,725; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $998,194; Mobile homes: $41,141; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $7,986

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  • White alone - 1,733 (96.7%)
  • Hispanic - 18 (1.0%)
  • Black alone - 17 (0.9%)
  • Two or more races - 14 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 5 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.06%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Pelham: 139.0 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1023 feet




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According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Pelham, Tennessee as of December 17, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Pelham to the number of sex offenders is 447 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Pelham CCD:  0.7% ($414)
Tennessee:  0.8% ($715)
Pelham satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chattanooga, TN (36.1 miles , pop. 155,554).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (79.9 miles , pop. 545,524).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (464.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Monteagle, TN (1.5 miles ), Tracy City, TN (2.4 miles ), Sewanee, TN (2.6 miles ), Coalmont, TN (2.9 miles ), Hillsboro, TN (3.3 miles) , Cowan, TN (3.5 miles ), Altamont, TN (3.6 miles ), Decherd, TN (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 35.27 N, Longitude: 85.84 W

Area code: 931

Pelham household income distribution Pelham home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.9%
Tennessee:

8.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Transportation equipment (12%)
  • Machinery (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Wood products (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Other financial specialists (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Pelham-area historical tornado activity is above Tennessee state average. It is 162% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 18.0 miles away from the Pelham place center killed 16 people and injured 190 people.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.8 miles away from the place center killed 11 people and injured 121 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

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

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 55.3 miles away from the city center
On 12/8/2001 at 01:08:21, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 43.7 miles away from Pelham center
On 7/5/1995 at 14:16:44, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 92.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/12/2005 at 06:27:30, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 5.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/19/1997 at 17:06:34, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 60.4 miles away from Pelham center
On 6/17/1998 at 08:00:23, a magnitude 3.6 (3.3 MB, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 92.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Grundy County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Fires: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals/medical centers near Pelham:

  • EMERALD-HODGSON HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SEWANEE, TN)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - MOUNTAIN VIEW (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; WINCHESTER, TN)
  • RCG WINCHESTER (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; WINCHESTER, TN)

Political contributions by individuals in Pelham, TN

Airports located in Pelham:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pelham:

  • Motlow State Community College (about 27 miles; Tullahoma, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,759)
  • The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (about 35 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 8,652)
  • Chattanooga State Community College (about 37 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 4,410)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 48 miles; Collegedale, TN; FT enrollment: 2,273)
  • Middle Tennessee State University (about 50 miles; Murfreesboro, TN; FT enrollment: 19,827)
  • Alabama A & M University (about 54 miles; Normal, AL; FT enrollment: 4,473)
  • Cleveland State Community College (about 55 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 2,031)

Public elementary/middle school in Pelham:

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Churches in Pelham include: Pelham United Methodist Church (A), Pelham Church of Christ (B), Bethel Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Warren Cemetery (1), Hamby Cemetery (2), Ooley Cemetery (3), Patton Cemetery (4), Pelham Cemetery (5), Old Baptist Graveyard (6), Bethel Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bailey Branch (A), Patton Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Grundy County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  -1.$%
Whole state:  69.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  -1.0%
Whole state:  4.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

21.7%
Whole state:

13.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

11.6%
Whole state:

5.8%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Pelham, TN


118 people in nursing homes in 2000
9 people in homes for the mentally ill in 2000

Pelham compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (38%)
  • Utility gas (36%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Pelham CCD (based on Grundy County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 31.97%
Here32.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)LDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents29.9%20.7%10.9%7.9%6.7%
Congregations14.3%20.4%20.4%10.2%2.0%
NameSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchChurch of the NazareneEpiscopal ChurchDuck River and Kindred Baptists AssociationsOther
Adherents5.7%4.8%4.5%3.2%5.7%
Congregations6.1%4.1%6.1%2.0%14.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Grundy County:

5.61 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Grundy County:

9.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

3.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.8%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Grundy County:

27.1%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.3%
State:

13.5%

4.63% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,067 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.63%
Tennessee average:

7.52%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Franklin County, TN  0.62% ($35,893 average AGI)
from Marion County, TN  0.44% ($25,500)
from Coffee County, TN  0.35% ($24,188)


5.47% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,044 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.47%
Tennessee average:

6.67%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Franklin County, TN  0.83% ($30,079 average AGI)
to Coffee County, TN  0.81% ($27,838)
to Marion County, TN  0.77% ($27,543)

Strongest AM radio stations in Pelham:

  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WZYX (1440 AM; 5 kW; COWAN, TN; Owner: TIMS FORD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WEPG (910 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH PITTSBURG, TN; Owner: STONE/COLLINS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WMSR (1320 AM; 5 kW; MANCHESTER, TN; Owner: COFFEE COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSDQ (1190 AM; daytime; 5 kW; DUNLAP, TN; Owner: RODGSON, INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WBXR (1140 AM; daytime; 15 kW; HAZEL GREEN, AL; Owner: LOW COUNTRY CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pelham:

  • WSGM (104.7 FM; COALMONT, TN; Owner: CUMBERLAND COMMUNICATION CORPORATION)
  • WMXF-FM (97.3 FM; SOUTH PITTSBURG, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUSY (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMBW (88.9 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WDEF-FM (92.3 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: JACKSON TELECASTERS, INC.)
  • WDOD-FM (96.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDOD OF CHATTANOOGA, INC.)
  • WSKZ (106.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W257AZ (99.3 FM; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBDX (102.7 FM; TRENTON, GA; Owner: PARTNERS FOR CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WWTN (99.7 FM; MANCHESTER, TN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WOGT (107.9 FM; EAST RIDGE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W278AC (103.5 FM; WALDEN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSMC-FM (90.5 FM; COLLEGEDALE, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN COLLEGE OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVT)
  • WUTC (88.1 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE)
  • WUSX (93.3 FM; TULLAHOMA, TN; Owner: TENNNESSE VALLEY RADIO, INC)
  • WDYN (89.7 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: TENNESSEE TEMPLE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKXJ (98.1 FM; SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W268AA (101.5 FM; FALLING WATER, TN; Owner: S/WEST FLORIDA COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WAHR (99.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • W203AZ (88.5 FM; FAIRMOUNT, TN; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Pelham:

  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WDSI-TV (Channel 61; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDSI LICENSE CORP.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Pelham)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KA6ELG
    Grant Date: 04/19/1994, Expiration Date: 04/19/2004, Cancellation Date: 04/20/2006
    Registrant: Donald C Vickers, Rt 1 Hwy 41 Box 426, Pelham, TN 37366
  • Call Sign: KD4RNU, Licensee ID: L00435054
    Grant Date: 09/16/2002, Expiration Date: 09/22/2012
    Registrant: Michael R Bunch, 4180 U. S. Hwy. 41, Pelham, TN 37366-3416
  • Call Sign: KK4GSS, Licensee ID: L01688633
    Grant Date: 02/13/2012, Expiration Date: 02/13/2022, Certifier: L Wayne King
    Registrant: L Wayne King, 536 Pelham Pointe, Pelham, TN 37366

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2127E , Serial Number: 7245, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 01/20/1966
    Registrant (Corporation): Elk River Flying Service Inc, Po Box 96, Pelham, TN 37366
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/31/1981, Exported to: Canada
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT AVIATION CORP 19 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90 SERIES (95 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 36294 , Serial Number: 3212, Year manufactured: 1941, Airworthiness Date: 09/20/1965
    Registrant (Corporation): Elk River Flying Service Inc, Po Box 96, Pelham, TN 37366
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 43575 , Serial Number: 7234, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 02/14/1956
    Registrant (Corporation): Elk River Flying Service Inc, Po Box 96, Pelham, TN 37366
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 120 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 76844 , Serial Number: 11278, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 08/26/1955
    Registrant (Corporation): Elk River Flying Service Inc, Po Box 96, Pelham, TN 37366
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BL12-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 94957 , Serial Number: 9357, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 07/05/1978
    Registrant (Corporation): Elk River Flying Service Inc, Po Box 96, Pelham, TN 37366


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