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Welcome to Pelham ...

The village of Pelham is located in Westchester 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 6,972 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Pelham.

Pelham is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Websites for Pelham ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.westchester.org/

Junior League:   www.jlpelham.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Pelham had an population of 6,972 people. This is an increase of 0.9% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.94% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Pelham had a population of 6,910 people. This makes Pelham the county's 38th most populous community.

The population of Pelham represents 0.04% of the population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 353rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,910 people, the population of Pelham increased 7.97% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,400 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 Hampshire, 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.

  • New York [New York County]
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    • New York [New York County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Pelham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,253,213 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
  • Oyster Bay [Nassau County]
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    • Oyster Bay [Nassau County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Pelham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 296,592 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oyster Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oyster Bay
  • Jersey City [Hudson County]
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    • Jersey City [Hudson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Pelham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 262,664 people
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  • North Hempstead [Nassau County]
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    • North Hempstead [Nassau County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Pelham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 230,379 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hempstead have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Hempstead
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Paterson [Passaic County]
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      • Paterson [Passaic County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Pelham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 144,801 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paterson
    • Stamford [Fairfield County]
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      • Stamford [Fairfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Pelham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 131,397 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stamford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stamford<7>
    • Stamford [Fairfield County]
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      • Stamford [Fairfield County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Pelham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 131,397 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stamford have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stamford
    • Greenburgh [Westchester County]
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      • Greenburgh [Westchester County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Pelham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 90,543 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenburgh
    • Clarkstown [Rockland County]
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      • Clarkstown [Rockland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Pelham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 86,000 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarkstown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarkstown
    • Clifton [Passaic County]
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      • Clifton [Passaic County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Pelham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,025 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton

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. Our list includes 10 papers. 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 Shell Oil Road Map for New York (1956).

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 Westchester County: www.westchestergov.com/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Westchester, 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 village'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 '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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: 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: 40.9103, Longitude: -73.8102    
<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.
<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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