Pelham, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pelham, Tennessee - Basic Facts

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The Pelham Census Designated Place had a population of 413 as of July 1, 2016. Pelham ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pelham is located at latitude 35.3341 and longitude -85.8703 in Grundy County. The formal boundaries for the Pelham Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Grundy County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,024 feet.

The Pelham Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586076) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Pelham Census Designated Place is located within Commissioner District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Grundy 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, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 413
Population in Households 413
Population in Familes 353
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 25
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 167
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 117
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 194 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 137 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 (15.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $97,500
Average Home Value $147,978


Median Household Income $35,326
Average Household Income $46,127
Per Capita Income $19,028
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.39% 0.29%
Households 0.49% 0.36%
Families -0.8% 0.34%
Median Household Income   0.28%
Per Capita Income   1.47%
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, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pelham to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee 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 # 371 13th
Population Density1 # 427 0th
Diversity Index2 # 378 12th
Median Household Income # 271 37th
Per Capita Income # 286 33rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.