General Information

Pelham is located in the central portion of Alabama, 15 miles south of Birmingham. It is located in the state's fastest growing county, Shelby, and has over 5,500 businesses, a two-to one advantage over its nearest competitor in the county. In terms of median family income, Shelby County made the top 500 wealthiest counties list according to 2000 Census data.


July 2014 Census figures estimate a population of 22,699 for this thriving community making it one of the fastest growing cities of 10,000 or more in Alabama. The U.S. Census Bureau 2015 estimates show Pelham’s population at 22,885.


With a median family income of $68,197 and a median home value of $168,200, Pelham is a great place to call home. For additional information connect to


Housing choices in the Pelham area include townhouses beginning in the upper $90s, to elegant estate dwellings in the half-million and up range. New sub-divisions are being developed at a rapid clip to keep up with high local demand. In 2015, houses sold for a median price of $168,200.


The city enjoys a wonderfully mild southern climate. Temperature ranges are:
  • Summer

    Highs 90s - Lows 70s
  • Winter

    Highs 50s - Lows 30s
  • Spring & Fall

    Highs 70s - Lows 50s