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Pelham, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Pelham had a population of 3,776 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Pelham is located at latitude 31.1266 and longitude -84.1515 in Mitchell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pelham (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Mitchell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 361 feet.

The City of Pelham (GNIS ID: 2404498) 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.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Pelham is located within Pelham Division of Mitchell 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, 2016.

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Pelham, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,776
Population in Households 3,667
Population in Familes 3,048
Population in Group Qrtrs 109
Population Density1 929
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 1,370
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 934
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,586 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 799 (50.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 571 (36.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 216 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $83,874
Average Home Value $122,685


Median Household Income $27,576
Average Household Income $38,956
Per Capita Income $14,960
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.51% -0.72%
Households -0.48% -0.7%
Families -0.15% -0.78%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
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, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pelham to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 197 69th
Population Density1 # 170 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 213 66th
Median Household Income # 562 10th
Per Capita Income # 575 8th

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