Pelham, located in Shelby County, was incorporated in 1964. It is a part of the Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Area and is a close suburb of Birmingham. The city has experienced exponential growth, as its population nearly doubled between the 2010 and 2020 census. The current population of 24,318 represents 9,074 households and 6,286 families.
Pelham has a total area of 38.3 square miles and is home to Alabama's largest state park: Oak Mountain State Park. The city is situated along the U.S. Route 31, which runs through the city and is in close proximity to I-65. Birmingham is about 20 miles north of Pelham, and Montgomery is 72 miles south of Pelham.
According to a recent census report, of the total households, 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, and 29.3% were non-families. The average household size was 2.62, and the average family size was 3.14. The age distribution was: 26.2% under the age of 18, 6.8% between 18 and 24, 32.9% between 25 and 44, 24.9% between 45 and 64, and 9.4% 65 and older. The median age was 35.
Pelham Job Market
The top three jobs by the percentage of the population that holds a particular job type are: healthcare and social assistance (12.1%), professional, scientific, and technical services (11%), and finance and insurance (10%). Many of Pelham citizens commute to nearby Birmingham to work, increasing the risk of work-related traffic accidents. As in any city, workers in Pelham are not immune to workplace injuries. The trusted Pelham workers' compensation attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. are easily accessible in Birmingham and have handled many workers' compensation cases and claims in Pelham and Shelby County.
If you or a loved one has been injured on the job in Pelham or Shelby County, call us as soon as possible so that we can recover money for you to help with lost wages, medical bills, emotional distress, and more. As per Alabama law, our fee is capped at 15% of your total compensation, and we don't get paid unless we recover money for you. You can reach us here
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Pelham's Economic Landscape
Pelham is home to more than 5,500 businesses, with 1,700 of them being small or mid-sized. See below for an overview of Pelham's economic landscape as compared to that of the entire United States.
- Unemployment Rate: 2% (Pelham), 6% (U.S.)
- Recent Job Growth: -37% (Pelham), -6.2% (U.S.)
- Future Job Growth: 34% (Pelham), 33.5% (U.S.)
- Sales Tax: 9% (Pelham), 6.2% (U.S.)
- Income Tax: 5% (Pelham), 4.6% (U.S.)
- Income per Capita: $34,892 (Pelham), $31,177 (U.S.)
- Household Income: $74,295 (Pelham), $57,652 (U.S.)
- Family Median Income: $86,920 (Pelham), $70,850 (U.S.)
Pelham's job market has increased by 2% over the last year, and future job growth over the next 10 years is predicted to be 34%.
Pelham Workers' Compensation Attorneys Here for You
If you've been injured in a work-related accident, or any type of accident, call the Pelham workers' compensation attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. We are fully versed in all of the complicated workers' compensation laws in Alabama. Don't let your employer's insurance company limit the money you deserve from your claim. Let us get you the maximum amount of money for your lost wages, medical bills, emotional distress, and more.
Your consultation with the Pelham workers' compensation attorneys at Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C. is always free and confidential.
We don't get paid until we recover money for you. Call us at 844.LAW.TALK
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