Pulaski, Virginia Population 2021

8,654
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Pulaski is a city located in Pulaski County Virginia. It is also the county seat of Pulaski County. With a 2020 population of 8,654, it is the 41st largest city in Virginia and the 3416th largest city in the United States . Pulaski is currently declining at a rate of -0.35% annually and its population has decreased by -4.75% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,086 in 2010. Pulaski reached it's highest population of 10,469 in 1960. Spanning over 8 miles, Pulaski has a population density of 1,073 people per square mile.

The average household income in Pulaski is $54,830 with a poverty rate of 24.70%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $748 per month, and the median house value is $117,600. The median age in Pulaski is 42.3 years, 41.1 years for males, and 44.1 years for females.

Pulaski Demographics

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

  • White: 86.77%
  • Black or African American: 6.57%
  • Two or more races: 4.73%
  • Other race: 0.97%
  • Asian: 0.49%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.48%
  • Native American: 0.00%
The current population of Pulaski, Virginia is 8,654 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,744.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,086.

Pulaski, Virginia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,63586.77%
Black or African American5786.57%
Two or More Races4164.73%
Some Other Race850.97%
Asian430.49%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander420.48%
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Pulaski Population by Race

Pulaski Population Pyramid $2021

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Pulaski Median Age

42.3


Total

41.1


Male

44.1


Female

Pulaski Adults

There are 7,084 adults, (1,669 of whom are seniors) in Pulaski.

Pulaski Age Dependency

62.5

Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Pulaski Sex Ratio

Female

4,527

51.45%

Male

4,272

48.55%

Pulaski Population by Age

Pulaski Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pulaski Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male77.9%22.1%
Married77.8%22.2%
All58.3%41.7%
Non Family49.2%50.8%
Female26.8%73.2%

58.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pulaski Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,7022.3458.3
Married1,5652.8877.8
Non Family1,3521.349.2
Female6542.8826.8
Male1314.0477.9

2.83

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

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Pulaski Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2944.58%
9th to 12th Grade68010.60%
High School Graduate2,11332.93%
Some College1,65825.84%
Associates Degree74111.55%
Bachelors Degree5348.32%
Graduate Degree3976.19%
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Pulaski Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pulaski Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,6994,898834
Black42128628
Hispanic11072
2+ Races10210227
Asian4343
Islander424242
Other Race2323

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Pulaski Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,876$36,220$33,404
Less Than 9th Grade$27,863$$21,103
High School Graduate$31,424$33,320$26,071
Some College$36,761$39,620$35,938
Bachelors Degree$38,430$34,438$38,704
Graduate Degree$48,194$72,000$47,639

$34,876

Average Earnings

$36,220

Average Male

$33,404

Average Female

Pulaski Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pulaski Language by Age

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Pulaski Language

97.65% of Pulaski residents speak only English, while 2.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.35% of the population.

Pulaski Language

Pulaski Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,3191,47520.15%
Multiple40729572.48%
Hispanic25622889.06%
Black57114425.22%
Other858094.12%

24.70%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.41%

Male Poverty Rate

24.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pulaski

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pulaski is Other, with 94.12% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pulaski is White, with 20.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.83%.

Pulaski Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.23%
Some College17.68%
High School16.35%
Bachelors or Greater4.42%

Pulaski Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed72.15%
Male Unemployed43.24%
Male Employed11.32%
Female Employed6.16%

Pulaski Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pulaski Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,665$54,830
Families$55,437$63,465
Married Families$64,375-
Non Families$28,258$35,811
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Income by Household Type

Pulaski Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.6%

Male Marriage Rate

42.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Pulaski Married by Age and Sex

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Pulaski 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 55-64.

Pulaski Marital Status by Race

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Pulaski Marital Status

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697

Number of Veterans

643

Male Veterans

54

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War243
Vietnam183
First Gulf War88
Korea52
World War II31

Pulaski Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34172
35 to 54169
75+157
65 to 74112
55 to 6487

Pulaski Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6189.96%
2+ Races4022.60%
Black397.71%

Pulaski Veterans by Race

Pulaski Veterans by Education

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11.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pulaski Veterans by Education

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57.2%

Labor Force Participation

52.1%

Employment Rate

8.3%

Unemployment Rate

Pulaski Employment by Age

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Pulaski Employment by Race

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Pulaski 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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71.78%

Born in Pulaski

97.84%

Native Born

2.16%

Foreign Born

0.91%

Non Citizen

1.25%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.84% of Pulaski residents were born in the United States, with 71.78% having been born in Virginia. 0.91% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Pulaski Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20218,654-30-0.35%
20208,684-30-0.34%
20198,714-30-0.34%
20188,744-49-0.56%
20178,793-22-0.25%
20168,815-61-0.69%
20158,876-18-0.20%
20148,894-46-0.51%
20138,940-69-0.77%
20129,009-27-0.30%
20119,036-51-0.56%
20109,087-386-0.42%
20009,473-512-0.53%
19909,985-121-0.12%
198010,106-173-0.17%
197010,279-190-0.18%
196010,4691,2671.30%
19509,2024100.46%
19408,7921,6242.06%
19307,1681,8863.10%
19205,2824750.95%
19104,8071,9945.50%
19002,8130.00%

Pulaski Population by Year