Pelham, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Pelham Census Designated Place had a population of 431 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Pelham, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 431
Daytime Population: Workers 197
Daytime Population: Residents 273
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 470
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 431
Population in Familes 368
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 26
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $38,934
Average Household Income $49,694
Per Capita Income $20,472


Total Housing Units 194 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 144 (74.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 (14.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $101,389
Average Home Value $152,241


Total Households 174
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 122
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.93% 0.82%
Households 0.99% 0.79%
Families -0.11% 0.65%
Median Household Income   1.1%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

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, 2017 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 # 365 15th
Population Density # 427 0th
Diversity Index # 384 10th
Median Household Income # 230 46th
Per Capita Income # 273 36th

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