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Pelham, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Pelham Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Grundy County at latitude 35.3341 and longitude -85.8703. Grundy County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,024 feet.

The formal official name is the Pelham Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Pelham, Tennessee.

The U5 Census Class Code for Pelham indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Pelham Census Designated Place, TN Boundary Map


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Pelham, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 471
Population in Households 471
Population in Familes 401
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 28
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 190
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 134
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 217 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 157 (72.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (15.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $85,606
Average Home Value $101,442


Median Household Income $32,099
Average Household Income $41,058
Per Capita Income $16,910
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 3.74% 1.88%
Households 3.82% 1.92%
Families 2.04% 1.59%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   1.5%
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 428 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 358 17th
Population Density1 # 427 0th
Diversity Index2 # 379 12th
Median Household Income # 323 25th
Per Capita Income # 347 19th

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