Pelham (town), New York

Pelham is a town in Westchester County, New York, United States. The population was 11,866 at the 2000 census. Pelham contains two villages:

* Pelham
* Pelham Manor
* ("The village of North Pelham became a part of the village of Pelham in 1975.")


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km²), of which, 2.2 square miles (5.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (2.27%) is water. It is also the most southern part of Westchester, New York.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 11,866 people, 4,149 households, and 3,190 families residing in the town. The population density was 5,523.4 people per square mile (2,130.9/km²). There were 4,246 housing units at an average density of 1,976.4/sq mi (762.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 87.33% White, 4.57% Black or African American, 0.08% Native American, 3.96% Asian, 1.82% from other races, and 2.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.02% of the population.

There were 4,149 households out of which 41.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.4% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.1% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $91,810, and the median income for a family was $111,502. Males had a median income of $74,760 versus $46,086 for females. The per capita income for the town was $51,548. About 82 of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.


Pelham is home to four elementary schools, two for each village, and a middle school and high school. The schools are Hutchinson Elementary School, Colonial Elementary School, Siwanoy Elementary School, Prospect Hill Elementary School, Pelham Middle School, and Pelham Memorial High School. The school system is one of the leading factors that brings people to Pelham.


External links

* [ Town of Pelham official website]
* [ Historic Pelham Web Site by Town Historian]
* [ Historic Pelham Daily Blog by Town Historian]
* [ InTown Westchester Magazine]
* [ The Journal News, the local newspaper]
* [ The Pelham School District website]

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