Pearl River, New York Population 2021

16,476
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Pearl River is a city located in Rockland County New York. Pearl River has a 2020 population of 16,476. Pearl River is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 3.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,876 in 2010. Pearl River reached it's highest population of 16,495 in 2018.

The average household income in Pearl River is $144,204 with a poverty rate of 3.50%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,443 per month, and the median house value is $456,200. The median age in Pearl River is 41.1 years, 41.1 years for males, and 41.2 years for females.

Pearl River Demographics

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

  • White: 85.11%
  • Asian: 6.13%
  • Other race: 3.51%
  • Black or African American: 3.45%
  • Two or more races: 1.09%
  • Native American: 0.71%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Pearl River, New York is 16,476 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 16,495.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,876.

Pearl River, New York Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,02285.11%
Asian1,0106.13%
Some Other Race5783.51%
Black or African American5693.45%
Two or More Races1801.09%
American Indian and Alaska Native1170.71%
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Pearl River Population by Race

Pearl River Population Pyramid $2021

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Pearl River Median Age

41.1


Total

41.1


Male

41.2


Female

Pearl River Adults

There are 12,889 adults, (2,981 of whom are seniors) in Pearl River.

Pearl River Age Dependency

66.3

Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Pearl River Sex Ratio

Female

8,505

51.62%

Male

7,971

48.38%

Pearl River Population by Age

Pearl River Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pearl River Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.6%8.4%
All78.8%21.2%
Male69.6%30.4%
Female63.5%36.5%
Non Family53.3%46.7%

78.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pearl River Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,6342.9178.8
Married3,4593.4591.6
Non Family1,3611.253.3
Male4143.6569.6
Female4003.2863.5

3.35

Average Family Size

2.91

Average Household Size

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Pearl River Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2492.21%
9th to 12th Grade5224.63%
High School Graduate2,15719.14%
Some College2,22819.77%
Associates Degree8687.70%
Bachelors Degree2,91725.88%
Graduate Degree2,33120.68%
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Pearl River Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pearl River Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White9,1258,5964,423
Asian801776532
Hispanic781694204
Black40732717
Other Race307227126
Native American11767
2+ Races848460

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 71.43%.

Pearl River Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$66,567$86,814$51,754
Less Than 9th Grade$27,165$$
High School Graduate$60,286$83,542$40,982
Some College$56,127$80,048$31,435
Bachelors Degree$77,064$89,167$62,313
Graduate Degree$96,076$112,310$73,269

$66,567

Average Earnings

$86,814

Average Male

$51,754

Average Female

Pearl River Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pearl River Language by Age

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Pearl River Language

84.28% of Pearl River residents speak only English, while 15.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.00% of the population.

Pearl River Language

Pearl River Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,42324817.43%
White13,2132281.73%
Other57818231.49%
Black5698815.47%

3.50%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.41%

Male Poverty Rate

4.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pearl River

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pearl River is Other, with 31.49% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pearl River is White, with 1.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.61%.

Pearl River Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade7.39%
High School6.72%
Some College4.75%
Bachelors or Greater1.11%

Pearl River Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed34.24%
Female Unemployed27.03%
Female Employed1.92%
Male Employed0.89%

Pearl River Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pearl River Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$114,619$144,204
Families$133,429$161,748
Married Families$153,424-
Non Families$52,358$78,870
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Income by Household Type

Pearl River Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.7%

Male Marriage Rate

53.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Pearl River Married by Age and Sex

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Pearl River Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Pearl River Marital Status by Race

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Pearl River Marital Status

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608

Number of Veterans

600

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam230
Korea132
Second Gulf War68
First Gulf War24
World War II22

Pearl River Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+239
65 to 74234
35 to 5483
18 to 3442
55 to 6410

Pearl River Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5915.34%
Black174.15%
Hispanic70.89%

Pearl River Veterans by Race

Pearl River Veterans by Education

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0.16%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pearl River Veterans by Education

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65%

Labor Force Participation

62.2%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Pearl River Employment by Age

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Pearl River Employment by Race

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Pearl River 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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69.44%

Born in Pearl River

85.45%

Native Born

14.55%

Foreign Born

5.24%

Non Citizen

9.30%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.45% of Pearl River residents were born in the United States, with 69.44% having been born in New York. 5.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Pearl River Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202116,4760.00%
202016,4760.00%
201916,476-19-0.12%
201816,4953792.35%
201716,116400.25%
201616,076-307-1.87%
201516,3834823.03%
201415,901610.39%
201315,840-211-1.31%
201216,051250.16%
201116,0261500.94%
201015,8760.00%

Pearl River Population by Year