Pelham is located in the central portion of Alabama, 15 miles south of Birmingham. It is located in the state’s fastest growing county, Shelby, and has over 5,500 businesses, a two to one advantage over its nearest competitor in the county. In terms of median family income, Shelby County made the top 500 wealthiest counties list according to 2000 Census data.
July 1, 2002 Census figures indicate a population of 16,521 for this thriving community making it the fourth fastest growing city in Alabama. Pelham's population has increased 13.3% since the 2000 Census.
With a median family income of $63,994, the 2000 Census ranked Pelham 497 among the top 500 wealthiest cities nationally. Other Alabama cities making the top 500 included Mountain Brook, Vestavia Hills, Hoover, Madison and Trussville. For updated information connect to http://factfinder.census.gov/
The city enjoys a wonderfully mild southern climate. Temperature ranges are:
Summer: Highs 90’s – Lows 70’s
Winter: Highs 50’s – Lows 30’s
Spring & Fall: Highs 70’s – Lows 50’s
Housing choices in the Pelham area include townhouses beginning in the upper $90’s, to elegant estate dwellings in the half-million and up range. New sub-divisions are being developed at a rapid clip to keep up with high local demand. According to the Birmingham Area Board of Realtors, 3,956 homes were sold in Shelby County in 2002, with an average sales price of $191,940. The average sales price for the metro Birmingham area in 2002 was $160,454.