Pearisburg, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Pearisburg, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Pearisburg had a population of 2,733 as of July 1, 2018. 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 37.3265 and longitude -80.7351 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pearisburg: Pearisburgh, Pearsburg.

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Pearisburg, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,733
Population in Households 2,724
Population in Familes 2,213
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 866
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $42,855
Average Household Income $60,300
Per Capita Income $26,146


Total Housing Units 1,360 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 834 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 373 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 153 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $117,444
Average Home Value $156,843


Total Households 1,207
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 785
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.23% -0.32%
Households -0.29% -0.33%
Families 0.16% -0.46%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   3.99%

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, 2018 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 # 239 60th
Population Density # 272 54th
Diversity Index # 547 8th
Median Household Income # 403 32nd
Per Capita Income # 327 45th

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