Pearisburg, Virginia Population 2020

2,617
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Pearisburg is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 2,617, it is the 85th largest city in Virginia and the 6672nd largest city in the United States. Pearisburg is currently declining at a rate of -0.72% annually and its population has decreased by -6.07% 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 820 people per square mile.

The average household income in Pearisburg is $67,958 with a poverty rate of 12.96%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $741 per month, and the median house value is $105,000. The median age in Pearisburg is 39.2 years, 36.4 years for males, and 43.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 87.4 males.

Pearisburg Demographics

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

  • White: 91.76%
  • Black or African American: 8.24%
  • 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 2,617, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,655.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,786.

Pearisburg, Virginia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,44991.76%
Black or African American2208.24%
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Pearisburg Population Pyramid 2020

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Pearisburg Median Age

39.2


Total

36.4


Male

43.4


Female

Pearisburg Adults

There are 1,900 adults, (522 of whom are seniors) in Pearisburg.

Pearisburg Age Dependency

93.7

Age Dependency Ratio

37.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

55.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Pearisburg Sex Ratio

Female

1,424

53.35%

Male

1,245

46.65%

Pearisburg Households and Families

Pearisburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pearisburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female83.5%16.5%
Male81.9%18.1%
Married81%19%
All74.9%25.1%
Non Family60.2%39.8%

74.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,0142.6174.9
Married4793.3181
Non Family3191.4460.2
Female1332.6583.5
Male83381.9

3.11

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

8.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Pearisburg Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade935.28%
9th to 12th Grade372.10%
High School Graduate53930.61%
Some College52329.70%
Associates Degree1498.46%
Bachelors Degree27415.56%
Graduate Degree1468.29%
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Pearisburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,5521,448388
Black1229632
Hispanic8787

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 26.23%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,099$42,895$30,298
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$$$
Some College$34,924$53,177$29,180
Bachelors Degree$41,146$32,462$44,013
Graduate Degree$$$27,054

$33,099

Average Earnings

$42,895

Average Male

$30,298

Average Female

Pearisburg Language

Pearisburg Language by Age

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Pearisburg Language

96.54% of Pearisburg residents speak only English, while 3.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.46% of the population.

Pearisburg Poverty

Pearisburg Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,35530212.82%
Hispanic874349.43%

12.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.14%

Male Poverty Rate

11.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pearisburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pearisburg is Hispanic, with 49.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pearisburg is White, with 12.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.40%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.10%.

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Name Poverty
High School23.69%
Some College13.56%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Less Than High School0.00%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed59.74%
Female Employed9.79%
Male Employed3.05%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Pearisburg Income

Pearisburg Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$56,421$67,958
Families$57,399$76,874
Married Families$69,901-
Non Families$49,141$47,353
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Pearisburg Marital Status

Pearisburg Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.8%

Male Marriage Rate

42.5%

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 Veterans

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215

Number of Veterans

187

Male Veterans

28

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam56
Korea53
Second Gulf War51
First Gulf War21
World War II
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5475
75+74
65 to 7439
55 to 6427
18 to 34
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Name Veterans % of Total
White20211.60%
Black138.23%

Pearisburg Veterans by Education

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7.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pearisburg Employment Status

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68.4%

Labor Force Participation

63.8%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

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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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65.19%

Born in Virginia

96.70%

Native Born

3.30%

Foreign Born

1.61%

Non Citizen

1.69%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.70% of Pearisburg residents were born in the United States, with 65.19% having been born in Virginia. 1.61% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20202,617-19-0.72%
20192,636-19-0.72%
20182,65550.19%
20172,650-19-0.71%
20162,66930.11%
20152,666-19-0.71%
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%