Pulaski, Virginia Population 2020

8,676
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Pulaski is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 8,676, it is the 41st largest city in Virginia and the 3395th largest city in the United States. Pulaski is currently declining at a rate of -0.29% annually and its population has decreased by -4.51% 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 1,075 people per square mile.

The average household income in Pulaski is $51,427 with a poverty rate of 21.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $628 per month, and the median house value is $107,900. The median age in Pulaski is 44.5 years, 43.5 years for males, and 44.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 90.7 males.

Pulaski Demographics

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

  • White: 88.65%
  • Black or African American: 5.70%
  • Two or more races: 3.97%
  • Other race: 1.24%
  • Asian: 0.44%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Pulaski, Virginia is 8,676, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,726.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,086.

Pulaski, Virginia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,79688.65%
Black or African American5015.70%
Two or More Races3493.97%
Some Other Race1091.24%
Asian390.44%
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Pulaski Population Pyramid 2020

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Pulaski Median Age

44.5


Total

43.5


Male

44.9


Female

Pulaski Adults

There are 7,156 adults, (1,743 of whom are seniors) in Pulaski.

Pulaski Age Dependency

62.5

Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Pulaski Sex Ratio

Female

4,612

52.44%

Male

4,182

47.56%

Pulaski Households and Families

Pulaski Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pulaski Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male87.1%12.9%
Married76%24%
All60.6%39.4%
Non Family52.9%47.1%
Female34.1%65.9%

60.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,8282.2760.6
Married1,6692.976
Non Family1,5111.2552.9
Female5862.9734.1
Male623.6887.1

2.85

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

10.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Pulaski Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4166.44%
9th to 12th Grade69210.72%
High School Graduate2,07232.09%
Some College1,60324.83%
Associates Degree6309.76%
Bachelors Degree5768.92%
Graduate Degree4677.23%
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Pulaski Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,8844,919982
Black32022929
Hispanic12573
Multiple Races888832
Asian3939
Other Race3025

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 multiple races people with a rate of 36.36%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,565$39,359$34,273
Less Than High School$19,353$$19,181
High School Grad$33,900$34,425$29,712
Some College$36,646$42,756$33,000
Bachelors Degree$37,250$37,917$37,125
Graduate Degree$45,544$50,682$45,423

$36,565

Average Earnings

$39,359

Average Male

$34,273

Average Female

Pulaski Language

Pulaski Language by Age

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Pulaski Language

97.17% of Pulaski residents speak only English, while 2.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.85% of the population.

Pulaski Poverty

Pulaski Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,4771,24016.58%
Multiple34025875.88%
Hispanic26923687.73%
Black49614829.84%
Other10910192.66%

21.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.20%

Male Poverty Rate

21.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pulaski

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pulaski is Other, with 92.66% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pulaski is White, with 16.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.16%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.66%
High School16.50%
Some College16.34%
Bachelors or Greater4.98%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed87.50%
Male Unemployed40.84%
Male Employed8.55%
Female Employed6.46%

Pulaski Income

Pulaski Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,312$51,427
Families$55,894$61,406
Married Families$64,941-
Non Families$27,112$33,530
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Pulaski Marital Status

Pulaski Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.7%

Male Marriage Rate

44.7%

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 Veterans

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689

Number of Veterans

609

Male Veterans

80

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam213
Second Gulf War138
Korea86
First Gulf War73
World War II36
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Age Group Veterans
75+201
35 to 54153
65 to 74131
55 to 64106
18 to 3498
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Name Veterans % of Total
White6149.49%
Black399.82%
2 or More3626.87%

Pulaski Veterans by Education

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7.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pulaski Employment Status

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53.8%

Labor Force Participation

48.8%

Employment Rate

8.5%

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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72.90%

Born in Virginia

97.54%

Native Born

2.46%

Foreign Born

1.23%

Non Citizen

1.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.54% of Pulaski residents were born in the United States, with 72.90% having been born in Virginia. 1.23% 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
20208,676-25-0.29%
20198,701-25-0.29%
20188,726-41-0.47%
20178,767-25-0.28%
20168,792-65-0.73%
20158,857-25-0.28%
20148,882-44-0.49%
20138,926-72-0.80%
20128,998-28-0.31%
20119,026-53-0.58%
20109,079-394-0.42%
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%