Pelham, Georgia

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Pelham is a city in Mitchell County, Georgia, United States. The population was 4,126 at the 2000 census. It was named for famed American Civil War officer John Pelham.



Pelham is located at 31°7′36″N 84°9′10″W / 31.12667°N 84.15278°W / 31.12667; -84.15278 (31.126629, -84.152703)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.1 square miles (10.5 km²), of which, 4.1 square miles (10.5 km²) of it is land and 0.25% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,126 people, 1,467 households, and 999 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,019.2 people per square mile (393.3/km²). There were 1,591 housing units at an average density of 393.0/sq mi (151.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 56.13% African American, 41.66% White, 0.24% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.78% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.43% of the population.

There were 1,467 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.2% were married couples living together, 28.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.9% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.1% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 90.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $20,040, and the median income for a family was $24,968. Males had a median income of $21,476 versus $17,161 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,703. About 29.6% of families and 33.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 47.0% of those under age 18 and 19.5% of those age 65 or over.

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