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People

Total Population 1,316
Male Share of the Population 45.2%
Female Share of the Population 54.8%
Senior Citizens 21.8%
Employed Population 16+ 658
Age of the Population 51

Families

% of people married 56%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 60.4%
Median Earnings25+ $47,222
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,972

Wealth

Median Family Income $99,286
% Above Poverty Level 94%
% Below Poverty Level 6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 12.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 25.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,213
Median House Value $325,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.3%
US/American 0%
English 19.9%
Irish 17.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Pelham Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles NE of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 68 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hampshire
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 01002
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.393
Longitude -72.404

Pelham Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station AMHERST
Distance 6.6 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 45.5 inches
Station BARRE FALLS DAM
Distance 19.1 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 55 to 80 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 45.5 inches
Station BIRCH HILL DAM
Distance 22.2 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 32 F
Apr Temp 30 to 56 F
Jul Temp 55 to 81 F
Oct Temp 32 to 60 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Pelham, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cushman (01002)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Amherst 39,482 $96,005
Belchertown 3,289 $52,708
Hadley 5,324 $91,429
Leverett 1,993 $96,250
New Salem 1,025 $76,563
Shutesbury 1,712 $91,250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Pelham Public Libraries

Library
Pelham Free Public Library
2 SOUTH VALLEY ROAD
Pelham, Massachusetts
(413) 253-0657

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