Pearisburg, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pearisburg, Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Town of Pearisburg had a population of 2,727 as of July 1, 2017. Pearisburg ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pearisburg is located at latitude 37.3287 and longitude -80.7273 in Giles County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Pearisburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Giles County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,808 feet.

The Town of Pearisburg (GNIS ID: 2391354) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pearisburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pearisburg: Pearisburgh, Pearsburg.

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Pearisburg, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,727
Daytime Population: Workers 1,963
Daytime Population: Residents 1,503
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,466
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.27
Population in Households 2,717
Population in Familes 2,191
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 864
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $42,728
Average Household Income $58,186
Per Capita Income $25,284


Total Housing Units 1,367 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 834 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 371 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 162 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $112,262
Average Home Value $145,180


Total Households 1,205
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 784
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.29% -0.56%
Households -0.35% -0.59%
Families 0.16% -0.7%
Median Household Income   0.89%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

Pearisburg, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pearisburg to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 240 60th
Population Density # 272 54th
Diversity Index # 541 9th
Median Household Income # 394 34th
Per Capita Income # 319 46th

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