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|• Total||4 sq mi (10.5 km2)|
|• Land||4 sq mi (10.5 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||361 ft (110 m)|
|• Density||950.73/sq mi (393/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0320347|
Pelham is a city in Mitchell County, Georgia, in the United States. The population was 3,898 at the 2010 census. Pelham is on the crossroads of US 19 and State Route 93 and is about 38 miles (61 km) south of Albany and about 26 miles (42 km) north of Thomasville.
Pelham was incorporated in 1881 and may have been named in honor of American Civil War officer John Pelham. However, it is just as likely that it was named for an early employee of the railroad. Major Pelham is a revered figure in this part of the old Confederacy. Many citizens of the area wish to believe the city was named after him, although there is no proof to that effect.
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Geography and climate
Pelham is at(31.126629, -84.152703).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.1 square miles (11 km2), of which, 4.1 square miles (11 km2) of it is land and 0.25% is water.
Pelham has a humid subtropical climate, characterized by humid summers and mild winters. It gets 52 inches of rain per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 90. Pelham has on average 233 sunny days per year. The July high is around 93 degrees Fahrenheit. The January low is 39 degrees Fahrenheit.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,126 people, 1,467 households and 999 families 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 per square mile (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 younger than 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% younger than 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 or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 90.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and older, 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 younger than 18 and 19.5% of those age 65 or older.
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