Pearisburg, Virginia Population 2021

2,612
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Pearisburg is a city located in Giles County Virginia. It is also the county seat of Giles County. With a 2020 population of 2,612, it is the 85th largest city in Virginia and the 6692nd largest city in the United States . Pearisburg is currently declining at a rate of -0.46% annually and its population has decreased by -6.25% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,786 in 2010. Pearisburg reached it's highest population of 2,791 in 2010. Spanning over 3 miles, Pearisburg has a population density of 818 people per square mile.

The average household income in Pearisburg is $65,985 with a poverty rate of 11.42%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $743 per month, and the median house value is $119,700. The median age in Pearisburg is 40 years, 36.4 years for males, and 43.6 years for females.

Pearisburg Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Pearisburg was:

  • White: 91.25%
  • Black or African American: 8.75%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Pearisburg, Virginia is 2,612 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,648.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,786.

Pearisburg, Virginia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,42091.25%
Black or African American2328.75%
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Pearisburg Population by Race

Pearisburg Population Pyramid $2021

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Pearisburg Median Age

40


Total

36.4


Male

43.6


Female

Pearisburg Adults

There are 1,965 adults, (487 of whom are seniors) in Pearisburg.

Pearisburg Age Dependency

79.4

Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Pearisburg Sex Ratio

Female

1,440

54.30%

Male

1,212

45.70%

Pearisburg Population by Age

Pearisburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pearisburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Female77.7%22.3%
Married70.9%29.1%
All70.7%29.3%
Non Family66.3%33.7%

70.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pearisburg Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9782.6970.7
Married5473.2170.9
Non Family3001.5966.3
Female1213.0277.7
Male103100

3.17

Average Family Size

2.69

Average Household Size

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Pearisburg Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade351.99%
9th to 12th Grade714.03%
High School Graduate58533.20%
Some College53130.14%
Associates Degree1236.98%
Bachelors Degree28216.00%
Graduate Degree1357.66%
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Pearisburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pearisburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,5631,457368
Black12012049
Hispanic7979

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 40.83%.

Pearisburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,307$48,776$27,393
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$$43,393$9,306
Some College$37,571$49,714$30,043
Bachelors Degree$42,250$40,583$45,676
Graduate Degree$$$

$36,307

Average Earnings

$48,776

Average Male

$27,393

Average Female

Pearisburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pearisburg Language by Age

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Pearisburg Language

96.83% of Pearisburg residents speak only English, while 3.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.17% of the population.

Pearisburg Language

Pearisburg Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,33426211.23%
Hispanic794050.63%

11.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.32%

Male Poverty Rate

10.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pearisburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pearisburg is Hispanic, with 50.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pearisburg is White, with 11.23% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.21%.

Pearisburg Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College16.85%
High School11.86%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%

Pearisburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed11.22%
Male Employed9.50%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Pearisburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pearisburg Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$60,000$65,985
Families$62,266$73,178
Married Families$69,525-
Non Families$55,208$49,728
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Income by Household Type

Pearisburg Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

66.0%

Male Marriage Rate

44.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Pearisburg Married by Age and Sex

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Pearisburg Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Pearisburg Marital Status by Race

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Pearisburg Marital Status

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200

Number of Veterans

175

Male Veterans

25

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War66
Korea58
Vietnam44
First Gulf War35
World War II

Pearisburg Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5497
75+59
55 to 6433
65 to 7411
18 to 34

Pearisburg Veterans by Age

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Pearisburg Veterans by Race

Pearisburg Veterans by Education

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8.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pearisburg Veterans by Education

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68.6%

Labor Force Participation

65.2%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Pearisburg Employment by Age

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Pearisburg Employment by Race

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Pearisburg Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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69.98%

Born in Pearisburg

97.02%

Native Born

2.98%

Foreign Born

1.51%

Non Citizen

1.47%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.02% of Pearisburg residents were born in the United States, with 69.98% having been born in Virginia. 1.51% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Pearisburg Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20212,612-12-0.46%
20202,624-12-0.46%
20192,636-12-0.45%
20182,6480.00%
20172,648-19-0.71%
20162,66740.15%
20152,663-22-0.82%
20142,685-34-1.25%
20132,719-12-0.44%
20122,731-31-1.12%
20112,762-29-1.04%
20102,791620.22%
20002,7290.00%

Pearisburg Population by Year