Pierson is a very small town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 1,772 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Pierson is the 375th largest community in Florida.
Pierson is a blue-collar town, with 46.65% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Pierson is a town of farmers, fishers, or foresters, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pierson who work in farm management occupations (21.19%), office and administrative support (14.68%), and management occupations (13.57%).
You will also find that a lot of people in Pierson work in agricultural jobs - much more than in the average community in America. This will be quite apparent if you drive around town, as much of the landscape is dedicated to farms.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Pierson is worth considering.
Being a small town, Pierson does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Pierson have a very low rate of college education: just 6.79% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Pierson in 2010 was $18,139, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $72,556 for a family of four.
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 43.93% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pierson include German, Irish, Swedish, and French .
Foreign born people are also an important part of Pierson's cultural character, accounting for 19.99% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Pierson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.