Pelham, GA Profile: Facts & Data


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Pelham, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Pelham had a population of 3,728 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Pelham is located at latitude 31.1277 and longitude -84.1518 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.

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Pelham, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,728
Population in Households 3,616
Population in Familes 2,995
Population in Group Qrtrs 112
Population Density2 917
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $30,510
Average Household Income $42,000
Per Capita Income $16,011


Total Housing Units 1,578 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 853 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 494 (31.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 231 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $86,639
Average Home Value $135,610


Total Households 1,347
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 915
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.54% -0.71%
Households -0.57% -0.72%
Families -0.36% -0.82%
Median Household Income   3.04%
Per Capita Income   2.03%

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, 2018 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 # 201 68th
Population Density # 176 72nd
Diversity Index # 218 65th
Median Household Income # 543 13th
Per Capita Income # 577 8th

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