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Welcome to Pelham ...

Pelham is located in Hillsborough County<1>.

The location of Pelham has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Pelham refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Pelhamite<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Pelham has a population of 14,237 people<4> (see below for details).

Pelham is 150 feet [46 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Pelham is within the boundaries of the (603) area code.

Websites for Pelham ...

Official Website: www.pelhamweb.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Pelham had an population of 14,237 people. This is an increase of 10.39% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 30.45% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Pelham had a population of 12,897 people. This makes Pelham the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Pelham represents 0.98% of the total population of New Hampshire (which has 1,316,470 people), making it the state's 24th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 12,897 people, the population of Pelham increased 18.17% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 10,914 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, Massachusetts, 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.

  • Manchester [Hillsborough County]
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    • Manchester [Hillsborough County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Pelham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 112,546 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manchester<7>
  • Lowell [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowell
    • Lowell [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Pelham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 110,904 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowell
  • Nashua [Hillsborough County]
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    • Nashua [Hillsborough County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Pelham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,167 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashua
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nashua<7>
  • Lawrence [Essex County]
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    • Lawrence [Essex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Pelham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,007 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Haverhill [Essex County]
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      • Haverhill [Essex County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Pelham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,098 people
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    • Methuen [Essex County]
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      • Methuen [Essex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Pelham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 50,910 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Methuen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Methuen
    • Billerica [Middlesex County]
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      • Billerica [Middlesex County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Pelham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,021 people
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    • Woburn [Middlesex County]
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      • Woburn [Middlesex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Pelham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,135 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woburn
    • Andover [Essex County]
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      • Andover [Essex County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Pelham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,554 people
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    • Chelmsford [Middlesex County]
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      • Chelmsford [Middlesex County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Pelham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,528 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chelmsford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chelmsford

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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Pelham, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on 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).

We also found Pelham on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New Hampshire (1912).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Pelham: www.pelhamweb.com/

The official website for Hillsborough County: www.hillsboroughcountynh.org/

The official website for State of New Hampshire: https://www.nh.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Hampshire's counties, including Hillsborough, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Pelham.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pelham - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pelham) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pelham. Since we usually use Google Maps, 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: 42.7345, Longitude: -71.3245       In this case, the coordinates for Pelham have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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