Pelham, TN Profile: Facts & Data


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Pelham, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Pelham Census Designated Place had a population of 465 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Pelham, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 465
Population in Households 465
Population in Familes 398
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 28
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $41,859
Average Household Income $54,938
Per Capita Income $22,797


Total Housing Units 212 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 153 (72.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (16.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $99,490
Average Home Value $142,974


Total Households 188
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 131
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.75% 1.18%
Households 1.82% 1.25%
Families 0.77% 1.19%
Median Household Income   1.4%
Per Capita Income   2.67%

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, 2018 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 # 360 16th
Population Density # 426 0th
Diversity Index # 388 10th
Median Household Income # 200 53rd
Per Capita Income # 206 52nd

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