Pierson is a very small town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 1,893 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Pierson is the 375th largest community in Florida.
Pierson is a blue-collar town, with 47.76% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Pierson is a town of construction workers and builders, service providers, and farmers, fishers, or foresters. There are especially a lot of people living in Pierson who work in farm management occupations (14.18%), management occupations (9.33%), and office and administrative support (8.21%).
Another important characteristic of Pierson is that a lot of people work in agricultural jobs, especially compared to most other communities in America, and there are quite a number of farms in town.
Also of interest is that Pierson has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Pierson has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Pierson a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in Pierson is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Pierson, the average commute to work is 34.88 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
In Pierson, just 8.56% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Pierson in 2018 was $19,409, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $77,636 for a family of four. However, Pierson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Pierson also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.63% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Pierson is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Pierson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pierson residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Pierson also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 42.36% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pierson include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and French.
In addition, Pierson has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.02%).
The most common language spoken in Pierson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.