Thinking of living in Pelham, NY

Are you thinking of living in Pelham, NY?  Pelham is a village located in the southern section of  Westchester County, a suburb of New York City.  There are approximately 6,900 residents.   Due to it’s proximity to New York City, most of the residents commute to New York with average commute time to work is 33.5 minutes.  Compared to other Westchester community, Pelham is diverse with only 66.2% caucasian with a good representation of Asian, Hispanic and African Americans.  The median income is $136,389 where 27% of residents working in the Management, Business and Finance fields.  Most of the households are dual incomes with only 25.6% stay at home moms.

Pelham, NY: Household Data

  • Population approximately 6,900
  • Families-77.7% family households with average family size of 3.32
  • Kids-28.5% of population under 18 years old
  • Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers- 5.9% under 5 years old
  • Median Age 40.1 years old
  • White 66.2%, Hispanic 14.9%, Asian 11.4%,  African American 12.1%

Pelham, NY: Employment

  • 25.6% Stay at Home Moms vs. 74.4% Working Moms *
  • Work in Westchester County 36.5%, Work in NY (outside Westchester County) 56.1%, Work outside NY state 7.5%
  • $136,389 Median Household Income
  • 27% Management, Business and Financial Occupations
  • Mean travel time to work is 33.5 minutes

PelHaM, NY: Schools and Buses

Pelham public schools have 4 elementary schools: Colonial Elementary School, Hutchinson Elementary school, Prospect Hill Elementary school and Siwanoy Elementary school.  There is one middle school and one high school: Pelham Middle School and Pelham Memorial High school.  There is no school bus transportation for the entire Pelham Public School district.

Pelham, NY: Housing

Compared to other Westchester communities, Pelham has a higher percentage of renters with only 68.6% of homes owner occupied.  Like most of Westchester, housing stock in Pelham is old with 83.3% of homes built prior to 1960.

  • 44.1% own 2 cars, 19% own 3 or more cars
  • 68.6% owner occupied housing and 31.4% renter occupied housing
  • 83.3% of homes built prior to 1960

Pelham, NY: Metro North Train Commute to NYC

  • Pelham to Grand Central at 31 minutes

Pelham, NY: Train Station Parking

Pelham train station parking is very limited.  There is a long waitlist for the Pelham resident parking permit, the chances of getting a spot is almost impossible.  For example, in Lot 1 which is closest to the train station there are only 29 spaces available with a waitlist of over 100 people and usually zero new open spaces available.   To be placed on the waitlist, you can email  You can call the Village Clerk’s Office at 914-231-3320 for more information.  In addition to the Pelham Village parking lots, there is also parking on the station, which is managed by Laz Parking.  There is a waitlist in this lot.  You can call 1-888-682-7275 for more details.

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Pelham, NY: Taxes

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*Population 20-64 years old, female with children under 18 Years old

Source: 2016 American Community Survey and 2010 Census