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Overview

Introduction to Pelham, New York

Pelham, New York, in Westchester county, is 1 miles W of New Rochelle, New York (center to center) and 14 miles NE of New York, New York. There are 6,400 residents in the village.

Pelham History

Thomas Pell purchased around 9,166 acres of land from the Siwanoys tribe on June 27, 1654, including the area now known as Pelham. Sections of Bronx County were also included. Pell named the area in honor of Pelham Burton, his tutor. After Thomas Pell died in 1669, his nephew John Pell, who was his sole heir, inherited the land. Pelham was earlier known as Pelham Heights and The Heights. It was incorporated as the Village of Pelham Manor in 1891.

Pelham and Nearby Attractions

  • Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site
  • Tallman Mountain State Park
  • Museum of Bronx History
  • Central Park Zoo
  • Grants Tomb
  • New York Botanical Garden

Things To Do In Pelham

Several museums near Pelham include the Van Cortlandt House Museum, the City Island Nautical Museum, and the Hudson River Museum of Westchester. The New York Botanical Garden and the George Washington Bridge are popular attractions near the village. Pelham Bay Park has a marina, playgrounds, hiking trails, and biking paths. Riverbank State Park has a theater, restaurant, pool, athletic complex, and a skating rink. Bartow-Pell Mansion is a place of historic significance near Pelham.

Pelham Transportation

La Guardia is the nearest major airport.

Pelham Higher Education

Colleges nearest to Pelham include SUNY Purchase, College of New Rochelle, Sarah Lawrence College, and Manhattanville College.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,560
Male Share of the Population50.5%
Female Share of the Population49.5%
Senior Citizens13.6%
Employed Population 16+5,998
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married58.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher64.3%
Median Earnings25+$80,685
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$35,556
Median Earnings With High School Degree$42,054

Wealth

Median Family Income$173,036
% Above Poverty Level96.7%
% Below Poverty Level3.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3%
% Using Public Transportation31.6%

Housing

People Living Alone13.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,853
Median House Value$753,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.4%
Italian23.1%
Irish19.6%
German10.2%
English10%
Polish3.4%
Russian3.4%
West Indian3.1%
French Except Basque2.4%
Austrian2.1%
Jamaican2%
Scottish1.7%
Swedish1.1%
African1.1%
Danishn0.9%
Greek0.8%
Norwegian0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
Romanian0.6%
Slovak0.6%
Iranian0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Canadian0.6%
Portuguese0.5%
Arab0.5%
Croatian0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Haitian0.4%
Belizean0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Turkish0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Maltese0.2%
US/American0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Czech0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Pelham Almanac

CategoryValue
County Westchester County
Standard Zip Codes10803
Phone Area Codes914
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.9
Approximate Longitude-73.81

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)

StationSCARSDALE
Distance5.1 miles
Jan Temp20 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.4 inches
StationDOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance6.4 miles
Jan Temp23 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 65 F
Annual Precip52.1 inches
StationNEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance12 miles
Jan Temp26 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 84 F
Oct Temp50 to 64 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bronxville6,395$250
Mount Vernon68,217$65,578
New Rochelle79,299$95,447
Pelham Manor5,564$204,250
Tuckahoe1,188$100,660

Pelham Public Libraries

Town Of Pelham Public Library
530 COLONIAL AVENUE
Pelham, New York
(914) 738-1234

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Pelham Public Schools

Colonial School
315 Highbrook Ave
ZIP: 10803
(914) 738-2680
Primary
Total Enrollment 299
Hutchinson School
301 3rd Ave
ZIP: 10803
(914) 738-3640
Primary
Total Enrollment 364
Pelham Memorial High School
575 Colonial Ave
ZIP: 10803
(914) 738-8110
High
Total Enrollment 841
Pelham Middle School
28 Franklin Pl
ZIP: 10803
(914) 738-8190
Middle
Total Enrollment 715
Prospect Hill School
1000 Washington Ave
ZIP: 10803
(914) 738-6690
Primary
Total Enrollment 306
Siwanoy School
489 Siwanoy Pl
ZIP: 10803
(914) 738-7650
Primary
Total Enrollment 276

Pelham Private Schools

Montessori School Of New Rochelle In Pelham
1415 Pelhamdale Ave
ZIP: 10803
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School
575 Fowler Ave
ZIP: 10803
Elementary
Total Enrollment 174
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