Pearl River, New York Population 2024

16,504

Pearl River is a city located in Rockland County New York. Pearl River has a 2024 population of 16,504. Pearl River is currently growing at a rate of 0.24% annually and its population has increased by 1% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,340 in 2020.

The average household income in Pearl River is $170,441 with a poverty rate of 6.22%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Pearl River is 39.6 years, 39 years for males, and 41 years for females.

Pearl River Demographics

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

  • White: 82.09%
  • Other race: 10.19%
  • Asian: 3.96%
  • Two or more races: 1.71%
  • Native American: 1.07%
  • Black or African American: 0.98%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
6.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,429.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1% (164)
The current population of Pearl River, New York is 16,504 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 16,340.

Pearl River, New York Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White13,48482.09%
Other race1,67310.19%
Asian6513.96%
Two or more races2811.71%
Native American1761.07%
Black or African American1610.98%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Asian

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Pearl River Population by Race

Pearl River Population Pyramid 2024

Pearl River Median Age

39.6

Total

39

Male

41

Female

Pearl River Adults

There are 12,752 adults, (3,134 of whom are seniors) in Pearl River.

Pearl River Age Dependency

70.8

Age Dependency Ratio

32.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Pearl River Sex Ratio

Female8,09849.3%
Male8,32850.7%

Pearl River Population by Age

Pearl River Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,7142.857624
Married3,6923.5185.814.2
Non Family1,3091.1452.647.4
Female3612.768.431.6
Male3522.567.632.4

3.28

Average Family Size

2.85

Average Household Size

76.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Pearl River Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5074.55%
9th to 12th Grade5715.13%
High School Graduate1,94817.49%
Some College1,80616.22%
Associates Degree7817.01%
Bachelors Degree3,00126.95%
Graduate Degree2,52322.65%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Pearl River Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pearl River Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White8,8558,4114,621
Hispanic1,556974450
Other Race1,017518234
Asian490470388
Native American1769868
2+ Races16315846
Black14511320

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 96.93%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 79.18%.

Pearl River Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$74,424$95,707$59,802
Less Than 9th Grade$6,733$0$5,550
High School Graduate$66,678$69,041$57,188
Some College$59,188$69,920$37,051
Bachelors Degree$95,226$96,970$73,801
Graduate Degree$103,919$126,797$86,610

$74,424

Average Earnings

$95,707

Average Male

$59,802

Average Female

Pearl River Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pearl River Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Pearl River Language

80.57% of Pearl River residents speak only English, while 19.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.06% of the population.

Pearl River Language

Pearl River Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic2,28460026.27%
Other1,67359535.56%
White13,0853923%
Black161138.07%

6.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.72%

Male Poverty Rate

4.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pearl River

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pearl River is Other, with 35.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pearl River is White, with 3% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 4.12%.

Pearl River Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.53%
Some College4.19%
High School2.85%
Bachelors or Greater1.23%

Pearl River Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed7.81%
Female Unemployed3.6%
Female Employed1.6%
Male Employed0.95%

Pearl River Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pearl River Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$137,331$170,441
Families$151,709$190,909
Married Families$168,081$-999,999,999
Non Families$57,679$88,265

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Pearl River Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

59.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.5%

Male Marriage Rate

60.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Pearl River Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Pearl River Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Pearl River Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Pearl River Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

434

Number of Veterans

434

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam140
Korea119
Second Gulf War47
World War II43
First Gulf War35

Pearl River Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+247
65 to 7484
35 to 5463
55 to 6425
18 to 3415

Pearl River Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3593.36%
Hispanic553.5%
Native American4324.43%
Black2013.79%
2+ Races127.19%

Pearl River Veterans by Race

Pearl River Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pearl River Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63%

Labor Force Participation

61%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Pearl River Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Pearl River Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Pearl River Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

60.07%

Born in Pearl River

81.6%

Native Born

18.4%

Foreign Born

6.7%

Non Citizen

11.71%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

81.6% of Pearl River residents were born in the United States, with 60.07% having been born in New York. 6.7% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Pearl River Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202416,504390.24%
202316,465390.24%
202216,426390.24%
202116,387470.29%
202016,340-136-0.83%
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%
201015,87600%

Pearl River Population by Year