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Welcome to Pelham ...

Pelham is located in Hampshire County<1>.

When the people of Pelham refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Pelhamite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Pelham has a population of 1,316 people<3> (see below for details).

Pelham was settled in 1738 and was incorporated in 1743.

Pelham is 1,130 feet [344 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Pelham lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Pelham is within the (413) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Pelham had an population of 1,316 people. This is a decrease of 0.38% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.2% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Pelham had a population of 1,321 people. This makes Pelham the county's 14th most populous community.

The population of Pelham represents 0.02% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 314th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,321 people, the population of Pelham decreased 5.84% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,403 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Pelham.

Communities Also Named Pelham ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Pelham - they are located in Alabama (2), Georgia, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ontario, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Pelham.

Communities near Pelham ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Pelham.

  • Chicopee [Hampden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chicopee
    • Chicopee [Hampden County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Pelham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,825 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chicopee
  • Amherst [Hampshire County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amherst
    • Amherst [Hampshire County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Pelham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,643 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amherst
  • Holyoke [Hampden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holyoke
    • Holyoke [Hampden County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Pelham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,921 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holyoke
  • Northampton [Hampshire County]
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    • Northampton [Hampshire County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Pelham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,362 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northampton
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ludlow [Hampden County]
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      • Ludlow [Hampden County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Pelham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,101 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ludlow have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ludlow
    • South Hadley [Hampshire County]
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      • South Hadley [Hampshire County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Pelham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,539 people
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    • Greenfield [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
      • Greenfield [Franklin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Pelham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,241 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield
    • Easthampton [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easthampton
      • Easthampton [Hampshire County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Pelham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,750 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easthampton
    • Belchertown [Hampshire County]
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      • Belchertown [Hampshire County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Pelham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,103 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belchertown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belchertown
    • Wilbraham [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilbraham
      • Wilbraham [Hampden County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Pelham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,670 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilbraham have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilbraham

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Pelham. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Pelham.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Pelham. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Pelham.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Pelham. See our Newspapers Page for Pelham.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pelham ...

Looking for more information about Pelham? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Pelham, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Pelham.

Adding Pelham to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Pelham in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Pelham was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Pelham on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pelham. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Hampshire, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Pelham refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Pelham may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Pelham.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pelham - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pelham) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pelham. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PelhamOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pelham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3921, Longitude: -72.4034    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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